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DWTS Karina Smirnoff To Celebrate Birthday In Las Vegas, New Make-up Line, & More!

According to Vegas News, Karina will be celebrating her birthday on January 14th at the Gallery Nightclub inside the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino if you’d like to attend. You can read all about it at the link which highlights her career and all of her current plans including a new make-up line with Girlactik Beauty.

This girl is on the move with so many projects it’s hard to keep up …and what do you think about the photo above? Gorgeous!

December 21, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Pure DWTS 12 – Karina Smirnoff Talks About Her Playboy Shoot, Her New Dance Studio, And More

Many of our dancing pros are currently in Las Vegas relaxing and having fun, giving to causes, helping with shows, performing in some of them, or doing some promotion for their personal adventures. Such is true for Karina Smirnoff who attended a beauty and spa convention promoting her Collection for Girlactik. Doug Elfman of The Las Vegas Review caught up with her for a little interview where they talk about Karina’s photo spread for the May issue of Playboy which she was glad to have the opportunity to do. Hugh Hefner says Karina’s Playboy spread will be one of the publication’s best of the year. Karina also discusses her new dance studio in California where she hopes to develop her “own Dancing With The Stars professionals” in the next few years. Here are a couple of takes from The Las Vegas Review.

As for her May layout in Playboy, she’s received a lot of positive response and praise for the “classy” and “artistic” shoot.

“I’m super-excited about it,” she said. It’s a “dream come true” to join the Playboy-cover-girl likes of Marilyn Monroe and Charlize Theron.

“After you do something like this, and years go by, you have an opportunity to look back and say, ‘That was me. I did that.’

“That’s really awesome.”

Smirnoff, in a playful mood, asked whether I would follow her lead and pose nude for photo shoots soon.

“No,” I said, “but I would do one every day if I were you.”

“Ha,” she said. “Well, maybe that’s something we could potentially work out.”

While in Vegas, a spa and beauty convention will feature her Karina Smirnoff Collection for Girlactik. She also has a Karina Smirnoff boot line through Bearpaw and a “Shape Up With Karina Smirnoff” fitness-dance DVD.

Soon, she’s auditioning kids of all ages at her dance studio in California.

“I want to develop my own ‘Dancing With the Stars’ professionals in a few years.”

Karina works hard. No doubt about it. If you are in Vegas, you can see Karina today (Saturday) at the Tao Beach and Tao Nightclub.

June 5, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS – Karina Smirnoff Launches New DVD & Make-up Line, Wedding Date Set, & DWTS Talk

Last night, Karina launched her new workout DVD and “Girlactik” make-up line at Sweet E’s Bakery in Los Angeles. She discusses her new products as well as her wedding plans (the date has been pushed up to January 2012). But, what I found interesting (and tell me if I am speculating too much here?) is that she mentions how the show will help her keep fit for the wedding. Does she know something we don’t? Does this mean she’s a “go” for this season and/or the next? Read more below from the Daily Mail and let us know what you think.

‘With the show [Dancing with the Stars] being as intense I’ll probably lose the weight, then gain it back, then before the wedding lose it again,’ she joked about getting in perfect wedding dress shape.

After announcing her engagement Karina initially said she wanted to get married quickly.

However, the plan to get married in a few months has clearly changed.

Karina, 32, who was previously linked to Extra host Mario Lopez, also discussed her new fitness DVD at the event.

‘It’s about 35 minutes of actual workout, but it’s really intense and you are going to get sore but it does work.’

Edit to add a Video Interview at this event. See it >>>>HERE.

I also found this tweet to Johnny Weir last night very interesting. For those that don’t know, these two were rumored to be paired up last year.


@JohnnyGWeir any chance DWTS is in the cards this season? Xoxo
@Karina_Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff

So far, he hasn’t answered her. I know…I am pipe dreaming again. :)

February 10, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.