Karina Smirnoff’s Partner Wish List For Dancing With The Stars Season 18

Karina Smirnoff talked with OK! Magazine last week during the JCPenney’s event. She talks of taking acting lessons and her movie with Ralph Macchio “Across Grace Alley”. They also discuss Dancing With The Stars and who Karina would like to dance with if it were to be Oscar-themed. If it is, this is who Karina would like to dance with…

For Karina, one of the perks of being a dancer on DWTS is the celebs she gets to meet.

“It allows us to meet people that we would never meet in our lives,” she says. “I met Muhammad Ali. I was starstruck, and I froze. He waved me over, and we took a picture. It made my year. It was incredible.”

As for other actors who top her DWTS wish list?

“Ryan Gosling, Ryan Guzman from Step Up—he would be great. Either of the Ryans are amazing. They are talented. They have dance experience. I have a crush on them. It would be awesome. “

More at OK! Magazine including a mention on Matthew McConaughey (Karina, you have great taste! :D ).