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Karina Smirnoff Biography


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Birth Name: Karina Smirnoff
Born: 01/02/1978
Birth Place: Kharkivs'ka Oblast', UA


Smirnoff first came on the radar during season three when she swung into a second place finish with partner and later real-life boyfriend, Mario Lopez. Not a bad start for a "DWTS" rookie. The next season, she finished fifth with Billy Ray Cyrus. The two would team up again after their last dance when Smirnoff guest-starred on his hit show, "Hannah Montana." Her subsequent partners for consecutive seasons were boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., famed chef Rocco DiSpirito, R&B singer Mario, and billionaire Steve Wozniak. For season nine, she was partnered with boy-bander, Aaron Carter, but not before her well publicized engagement to and subsequent breakup with fellow pro-dancer and her male equivalent in the sex appeal department, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.