She is perhaps best known for her ongoing eight-consecutive-year run of appearances (2005–12) in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was voted into the top 10 worldwide, for a poll of “sexiest supermodels alive”.
In 2009, Vyalitsyna completed the ING New York City Marathon. She volunteered to guide a disabled athlete through the race for Achilles International and also Tweeted about the race in real-time.
In early 2010, she met Adam Levine at the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party in Las Vegas where Maroon 5performed, and the two started dating. She announced their split in April 2012. Earlier, Levine had mentioned them seriously dating for 8 months