‘DWTS’ Star Karina Smirnoff’s Playboy Cover Is Out

by | April 13, 2011 at 3:39 PM | Dancing With The Stars, TV News

'DWTS' star Karina Smirnoff on the cover of Playboy (Photo: Playboy)

'DWTS' star Karina Smirnoff on the cover of Playboy (Photo: Playboy)


After strutting her stuff week after week in barely-there costumes on “Dancing with the Stars,” Karina Smirnoff is now baring all in the May issue of Playboy.

The Ukraine-born dance pro appears in 10 sizzling shots in the upcoming issue–and landed the cover to boot, which is now making the rounds.

“As a dancer I’ve always embraced my body,” Smirnoff says. “I’m thrilled to show off my strong, toned physique in the pages of Playboy and celebrate my sexiness.”

Playboy king Hugh Hefner first made made the announcement last week via Twitter:

“The May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with ‘Dancing With The Stars” Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside,” wrote Hef.

Smirnoff, 33, is engaged to her boyfriend of a year, professional baseball player Brad Penny, who’s a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. The couple plan to wed later this fall.

She’s paired with “The Karate Kid” Ralph Macchio this season on “DWTS,” where they’ve tangoed to the top of the leaderboard.

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