LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – While Karina Smirnoff is winning fans with her Playboy pics hitting newsstands today, Smirnoff could win the Dancing with the Stars season with Ralph Macchio if her performances continue to shine. Before any mention of Playboy photos hitting news this week, Smirnoff had hit the ABC reality show with a blockbuster week one delivery. But now the question remains whether Smirnoff could have her best year since her finale with Mario Lopez in season three.
While Hugh Hefner this week told news that he gives Karina top scores for his May 2011 issue, Karina has been making news since week one of this season of DWTS. She’s proven with Macchio that they can go from Fox Trot to Waltz effortlessly. Their praises from the judges, and nearly unbeatable scores, have also proven they are fluid, consistent, inspired, and driven to win. It’s rare, even in this competitive season, to see a couple this tight from week one.
She might be worth of turning pages on the newsstands this week, but in week one of DWTS Karina got top marks for her twenty-four scored Foxtrot. Carrie Ann Inaba was blown away “That was just an amazing surprise!” Len Goodman said “It’s the best foxtrot tonight. Well done!” And Bruno praised the pair.
In week two, they hit the mark again, delivering a twenty-one for their jive. Their waltz this week, for some, was their best performance since week two nabbing a twenty-five. Len remarked “You’ve been in the wilderness for two weeks” added “you’re back”.
Many of their reviews have praised the pair for vibrant expression through dance.
Bruno this week told them they displayed “Brilliant storytelling through dancing.” Carrie Ann agreed, noting that the two are unbeatable in storytelling. “When you dance, you’re so honest .. I was swept in, I was carried through the story.”