Joanna Krupa is a Dancing With the Stars phenom and world-class model. Krupa was born in Warsaw, Poland. She moved to Illinois with her family at the age of five. She has appeared on many magazine covers, including Envy, FHM, Personal, Inside Sport, Stuff, Steppin' Out, Teeze, Shape and Maxim, in which she was named the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World. She has appeared twice on the cover of Playboy and has worked as a spokesmodel for PETA.
Krupa competed on the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars and made it to the ninth week, where she came in fourth place with partner Derek Hough. She has also been a judge on “Poland’s Next Top Model,” has appeared on television shows Las Vegas and CSI. You might also recognize Krupa from when she on the reality television show The Real Housewives of Miami in 2012. She has appeared in several films, including Planet of the Apes, Scary Movie 4, Ripple Effect and Skinner Box.
Krupa is one of Peta’s most popular spokesmodels, and has appeared in several of their “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaigns. An avid animal rights activist, and is active with the American Humane Association, Best Friends Animal Society, and PETA.
She is married to nightclub owner and business man Romain Zago.