Congratulations to Karina Smirnoff!! Last night she was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Achievers With Learning Differences Award. It’s given by the Labs school in Washington DC to people with learning disabilities who have overcame them and are a success in their field. Karina was honored along side a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Thanks to Mel for the heads up on this news! Below are some instagrams. To view more, see Karina’s Instagram.
ETA: Tomorrow Karina is attending a KIIS FM Purse party. You can read more here. Let’s hope we get pictures.
“Tomorrow is going to be like a girl heaven,” she describes. “Shoes, purses, drinks, massages … I mean, if you go to heaven as a woman, that’s where you go.”
When Karina is not hosting purse parties and raffling designer handbags, the 36-year-old is strictly business on the dance floor. The DWTS Season 13 winner insists she refuses to develop any intimate relationships with her dance partners.
“Absolutely not,” she says. “If you have a chemistry with your partner during the season, there is nothing wrong with it. But don’t go into it until the season is over. You see each other seven days a week. It’s not difficult to develop feelings. But once it’s over, it’s like they cut the umbilical cord. You have no connection to your partner unless you like call and talk. So I say absolutely not. So Ryan, if you and I are on the show together, I can’t date you during the season.”