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Soap Star, Style Expert Team Up With Russian Women on "Dancing with the Stars"

31. August 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

Karina Smirnoff and Anna Trebunskaya return to Dancing with the Stars this season, and once again the lovely ladies of the Former Soviet Union will be tearing up the dance floor with a celebrity partner. Here are the stars teaming up with lovely ladies.


Karina Smirnoff - J.R. Martinez

J.R. Martinez, a former actor and retired U.S. Army soldier, has been paired with Karina Smirnoff. Martinez played Brot Monroe in ABC’s All My Children, and like his character, Martinez suffered severe burns during his time in service.

Karina Smirnoff, 33, was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, but moved to the United States when she was a young girl. A five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Asian Open Champion, Karina has danced with Mario Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and Ralph Macchio in past seasons of DWTS. Sexy Smirnoff has also posed nude for PETA and Playboy.


 Anna Trebunskaya - Carson Kressley

Fashion expert Carson Kressley is perhaps best known for his participation in Queer Eye and How to Look Good Naked. Kressley is also the host of Carson Nation, a show on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Anna Trebunskaya, 30, was born in Russia and moved to the United States with her parents when she was 17 years old. Trebunskaya has danced with Albert Reed, Steve Guttenberg, Chuck Liddell, Kurt Warner, and Sugar Ray Leonard in past seasons of Dancing With the Stars.


Nancy Grace, Kristin Cavallari, Ricki Lake, Chynna Phillips, Hope Solo, Elisabetta Canalis, David Arquette, Rob Kardashian, Chaz Bono, and Ron Artest also star in this season of Dancing with the Stars. Tune in September 19th to see Karina and Anna in action!