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Karina Smirnoff

Dancer
Female
Born Jan 2, 1978

Karina Smirnoff is a Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer. She is best known for her appearances on Dancing with the Stars, where she held a runner-up title, a semi-final title, and several quarter final titles. Smirnoff finally became the champion professional partner in the thirteenth season, when she was partnered with army veteran and soap opera star J.R. Martinez. She is also a five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Asian Open Champion.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1978 Birth Born on January 2, 1978.

TWENTIES

1998 20 Years Old Smirnoff soon after started dancing with Paul Killick in October 1998 as a professional couple for England; this partnership ended in July 1999. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old Her last professional partner recorded in competitions was Dmitri Timokhin representing Russia in October 2005. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old Smirnoff dated her Dancing With the Stars season 3 partner Mario Lopez from 2006 to June 2008.
2007 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Smirnoff returned to the show on March 19, 2007 for Season 4, this time partnered with Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer and Hannah Montana star. … Read More

THIRTIES

2008 30 Years Old She subsequently began dating fellow Ukrainian Dancing With the Stars instructor Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the summer of 2008. They became engaged in December 2008, before breaking up in September 2009. In October 2009, Smirnoff began dating Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Penny. They became engaged in October 2010, but ended the engagement in December 2011. Smirnoff became engaged to entrepreneur Jason Adelman in January 2015. On March 11, 2015, both individuals announced that they had split and their engagement was off. … Read More
2009 31 Years Old For the eighth season, Smirnoff's partner was Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak. They were eliminated in the fourth round on March 31, 2009, along with Holly Madison and her partner Dmitry Chaplin. … Read More
2011 33 Years Old She is featured in a nude pictorial in the May 2011 American issue of Playboy magazine.
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