Joanna Krupa. biography
Born on April 23, 1979, Joanna Krupa is a socialite, reality TV star and host, who emigrated from her birthplace Warsaw, Poland to the U.S. with her family as a child.
When Joanna Krupa turned 19, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a model and actress. After arriving, she started making her presence known, landing various modeling gigs on magazine covers, including Playboy, FHM, GQ and Maxim, with the latter crowning her the "Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World" and ranking her #55 in its 2011 "Hot 100" list of the world's hottest women.
Krupa went on to earn German Maxim's "Model of the Year" in 2004 and 2005, and was titled "The Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World" by Playboy magazine in 2005. In 2007, she landed a lingerie-modeling gig for Fredrick's of Hollywood and became a Miss Howard TV model for the month of December.
Cashing in on her ballet training as a child, Krupa joined the 2009 cast of Dancing with the Stars with Derek Hough as her dancing partner, but the two were later eliminated in the ninth episode. She also appeared on ABC's competition series The Superstars (2009) and musician Manon's dance single "I'll Be Around" in late 2009.
On December 2, 2009, Krupa gained national attention with a controversial anti-fur PETA ad in which she's holding a large cross that covers her completely nude body. In an interview with Aventura Business Monthly, Krupa stood by the questionable ad and said she joined PETA's cause when she saw a video of helpless animals being skinned alive in China, due to the high demand for fur in the fashion world.
In 2010, Krupa appeared as the host and judge on Poland's Next Top Model. Although she had gained worldwide recognition for her various ventures, Krupa rose to celebrity status when she joined the cast of Bravo's reality show The Real Housewives of Miami (2012-2013).
Aside from reality TV, Krupa made her first TV series appearance in ER (1994), followed by Las Vegas (2004), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006) and Wedding Band (2012).
Joanna Krupa Boyfriend, Fiance & Dating History Timeline
2003 - 2005
Krupa and Supernatural (2005) star Jensen Ackles dated for a short while before breaking up in 2005.
2009 - Present
In 2009, Krupa got engaged to Miami club owner Romain Zago. According to Krupa, was more nervous for her than she was while on Dancing with the Stars.
2010 - 2010
It was rumored that Krupa and actor Christian Slater were hooking up while she was on Dancing with the Stars, but like any other rumor, it was never confirmed.