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.