Karina Smirnoff: Brad Penny's DWTS Girlfriend to Pose for Playboy

Scott HowardContributor IApril 7, 2011

Karina Smirnoff: Brad Penny's DWTS Girlfriend to Pose for Playboy

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    It was only a matter of time.

    With the tiny outfits the dancers parade around wearing on Dancing With the Stars, we knew soon enough one of them would make the leap and pose for Playboy.

    Lucky for us it's Karina Smirnoff, who many of us have probably pictured naked at some point or another, who has decided to treat us to some classy nude pictures.

    The real question is how does her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Brad Penny feel about all this?

    We're not sure, and we don't really care. We're just excited to see the spread, and may even tune in to DWTS beforehand as a preview of the May magazine.

Smirnoff Shows Skin

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    We're going to get to see a lot more of Karina very shortly, so I figured we should get to know her a little bit.

    She was born in the Ukraine, won all sorts of dancing medals, and started on DWTS in 2006 when she partnered with Mario Lopez.

    Alright that's enough of that. Bring on the pictures!

Penny for Your Thoughts?

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    So how will this make Brad Penny feel?

    We don't know how it will affect him off the field, but it certainly couldn't make him pitch any worse. Penny was rocked by the Yankees in his first start of the season and a good copy of Playboy may be all he needs to get back on top.

    Penny's notorious for dating girls way out of his league (a list that includes Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku), so I'm guessing he's just happy to be with her.

WAGs Gone Wild

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    You can now add Karina to the illustrious list of WAGs who have posed for Playboy. There must be a special WAG contract that Hugh Hefner extends to athletes' girlfriends.

    I'd tell you where to find pictures of them but I'm sure you looked before you even got to this sentence. Just in case, here are two Playboy WAGs that Karina is very familiar with...

Kendra's Competition

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    Smirnoff is paired with ex-Karate Kid Ralph Macchio in the show, and he's been one of the top competitors this season.

    The odds-on favorite heading into the season was Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, who knows a thing or two about posing for Playboy.

    Maybe this is just a way for Karina to level the playing field?

And What About Kim?

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    Kim was another contestant on DWTS who posed for Playboy. Although her spread was somewhat disappointing, you have to think that it was in the back of Karina's mind during this decision.

    With Kendra and Kim, Karina has a lot to live up to with her upcoming layout. Not sure if you're name needs to start with a "K" in order to do Playboy, but it sure appears that way.

Whose Skin Will Win?

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    Obviously we'll have to wait until May, but it already appears that Karina will fall between Kim and Kendra.

    Kim's "spread" was kind of tame as far as Playboy goes. I think you know what I'm talking about.

    And the sheer volume of Kendra's Playboy pictorials are going to be hard to compete with. Well, I guess there's only one answer:

    Karina has to do Playboy over and over until we have a fair comparison.

    You think June is too early to double up?