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Joanna Krupa

Hosting the Benchwarmer Holiday Party, Hollywood, CA, December 9, 2008.
Date of birth April 23, 1979 (1979-04-23) (age 30)
Place of birth Warsaw, Poland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue/Green
Agency Elite Model Management

Joanna Krupa (born April 23, 1979) is a Polish-American model and actress.


Early life

Joanna Krupa was born in Warsaw, Poland. Joanna has a younger sister, Marta Krupa.[1] She moved to Chicago, Illinois, with her family at the age of five.


Krupa has appeared on magazine covers including ENVY, FHM, Personal, Inside Sport, Stuff, Steppin' Out, Teeze, and Maxim, in which she was named the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World. Maxim named her #61 in its 2006 Hot 100 list.[2] She was voted German Maxim's Model of the Year 2004-2005. Krupa has also appeared twice on the cover of Playboy. Krupa has also been a lingerie model for Frederick's of Hollywood.

She was a Miss Howard TV model for the month of December 2007.

She was featured on the television show Superstars in June 2009. She and her partner Terrell Owens were eliminated on the first episode. However, because of another team's injury and disqualification, she and her partner were asked to step in and continue competing and did well in their comeback episode.

Krupa, who took ballet lessons as a child,[3] competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars[4][5] with one-time champion Derek Hough. They were eliminated on November 17, 2009.[6]

Krupa is featured on Manon's new dance music single "I'll Be Around" released November 19, 2009 on Dauman Music.[7]

PETA connection

On December 2, 2009, the "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA for short, released a controversial ad of the model.[8][9][10] The ad shows Krupa posing nude holding a cross that covers her breasts and genitalia. Krupa is depicted as an angel floating in a Catholic church filled with young puppies. The message of the ad is to, "be an angel for animals, always adopt dogs, never buy".[11] This is not the only ad that Krupa has done for PETA. The model has also appeared nude on three previous ads for PETA, all speaking out against wearing fur.[12]

Dancing with the Stars

Krupa was partnered with professional dancer and choreographer Derek Hough. She was voted off in the 9th week, finishing in 4th place.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Salsa/"Meddle" 8 8 8 Safe
1 Foxtrot /"The Best Is Yet to Come" Awarded 10 Points Added to Week 1 Score
2 Jive/"What I Like About You" 6 7* 7 Safe
3 Samba/"La Bomba" 7 8 8 Safe
4 Lambada/"Dançando Lambada" 9 8 9 Safe
5 Argentine Tango/"Whatever Lola Wants"** 8 8 8 Safe
6 Waltz/"Be Here To Love Me" 8 9 9 Safe
6 Mambo /"Ran Kan Kan" Awarded 10 Points Added to Week 6 Score
7 Rumba/"The Look of Love" 9 9 9 Safe
7 Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name" 9 9 10 Added to Week 7 Score
8 Quickstep/"Valerie"
Paso Doble/"Living on Video"
9 Viennese Waltz/"Hallelujah"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
Salsa/"La Luz del Ritmo"

^* Due to Len Goodman's absence in week 2 the 7 was awarded by stand-in guest judge Baz Luhrmann.
^** Due to illness Derek Hough was unable to perform, Joanna Krupa performed this dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.


  • Legally Blonde (2001), College friend (uncredited)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001), Friend at Leo's Party
  • No Shoes, No Mercy (2003), Nurse
  • Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004), as Jane
  • Mercenary (2005), Emma
  • Scary Movie 4 (2006), Extra (uncredited)
  • The Dog Problem (2006), Taffy
  • Ripple Effect (2007), Victoria
  • Skinner Box (2007), Samantha



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