Joanna Krupa is known for her appearances on the reality television shows Dancing with the Stars, Top Model, and The Real Housewives of Miami.
Born: April 23, 1979, Warsaw, Poland
Occupation Dancer, actress, singer
Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements: 34-24-34 in or 86-61-86 cm
Bra size 32C
Age: 23 April 1979, 39 years and 8 months, Warsaw, Poland
Eye Color: Blue/Green
Hair Color Blonde
Nationality: American, Polish
Nick Name Jo, Miss Howard TV December 2007, JoJo
Sun Sign Taurus
Father – Steven Krupa
Mother – Wendy Krupa
Siblings – Marta Krupa (Younger Sister) (Model)
She can be contacted through these modeling agencies –
Mega Models – Miami
Major Model Management – New York (Mother Agency)
Model Team – Hamburg
Select Model Management
Model Management – Hamburg
UNO Models – Barcelona & Madrid
MGM Models – Hamburg
Krupa was born in Warsaw, Poland on 23 April 1979. She was raised Roman Catholic. She has a younger sister, Marta, who is also a model.
Krupa moved to Illinois with her family at the age of five.
In Chicago, she attended Mary Lyon Public School, followed by Steinmetz High School.
Krupa has appeared on magazine covers including Envy, FHM, Personal, Inside Sport, Stuff, Steppin’ Out, Teeze, Shape and Maxim, in which she was named the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World.
Maxim named her #55 in its 2011 Hot 100 ranking of the world’s hottest women.
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.
Krupa 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. Having taken ballet lessons as a child, Krupa, along with one-time champion Derek Hough, competed in Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars.
They were eliminated on 17 November 2009.
In 2004, she starred as Jane Goody in the action film Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon. Its director Albert Pyun said that he did not want Krupa in the film and she was cast only because she was the client of a friend of producer John Laing.
Some critics commented positively on her appearance in the film, although still finding her “stiff.”
Since autumn 2010, Krupa has hosted and served as the head judge on the Polish version of Top Model.
In 2012, Krupa was announced as one of the new cast members on The Real Housewives of Miami, which premiered on 13 September.
Her sister, Marta, also appears on the show.
Joanna Krupa is proud of her bikini body and doesn’t seem to understand why others can’t join the fitness bandwagon.
Joanna Krupa slams lazy people for not exercising daily, There is absolutely no excuse.
The 38-year-old Polish model and former Playboy pinup is on the cover of Be Active, which she proudly unveiled on Instagram Monday, along with a special message.
“There is absolutely no excuse in not staying fit and healthy at any age!” wrote the “Real Housewives of Miami” star. “Motivation and drive is the key.”
Krupa went on to reveal she maintains a strict diet daily and works out between 2-5 times a week, no matter what her schedule looks like.
“I don’t get lazy even when tired after work or on a vacation,” she explained. “I find time to be active. It’s called being ambitious and dedicated.
It’s a choice. For those that don’t follow that please don’t judge those that choose to be fit.”
Krupa also fired back at critics who’ve reportedly claimed she starves herself over the years to stay in camera-ready shape at all times.
“I have always eaten anything I wanted,” boasted Krupa.
Krupa previously stirred headlines back in July when she opened up to In Touch magazine about her painful divorce from Romain Zago.
Krupa told the publication she was “caught off guard” when her husband of nearly four years asked for a divorce mid-December of 2016.
The couple jointly filed for divorce July 10, 2017 according to TMZ.
“I spent many nights crying,” Krupa admitted at the time. “It was the worst Christmas imaginable.
I felt like my life had been turned upside down, and I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I cried. I couldn’t eat. I probably lost about seven pounds.”
Krupa has walked the ramp and advertised for Beachcomber Rum, Bejewelled by Susan Fixel, Budweiser, Dollhouse, Ed Hardy, Felina, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Giantto Swiss Watches, Izod, Le Coup, Mario Magro, Nu Cool, Peta, Physician’s Formula, Skechers, Van Heusen, Venus Swimwear, We the People Denim by Susan Fixel.
Best Known For
Appearances on the reality television shows Dancing with the Stars, Poland’s Next Top Model and The Real Housewives of Miami.
Krupa sang on Manon’s dance music single “I’ll Be Around”, which released on November 19, 2009.
1999 film The Underground Comedy Movie. This movie was re-issued in 2010, when the director of the movie, Vince Offer had completed filming scenes with fashion models Lindsay Lohan and Joanna Krupa.
First TV Show
American comedy television show, The Man Show. The show was created in 1999, but she appeared from 2002 to 2003 in this show as Juggy Dancer.
Joanna Krupa told to OK magazine –
“I never hire a personal trainer because it doesn’t motivate me as much.”
She eats healthy and also works out two to four times a week. She starts with cardio and goes with weight training afterward to build muscles. Regarding diet, Joanna says that she eats whatever she wants. She never overindulges in any of the cravings. Krupa controls herself and stops eating when she is getting full. Hence, her dietary habits together with workout lead her to such a great body.
Joanna Krupa Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Candy, Chocolate chip cookies / banana splits
Favorite Places – Miami, LA, New York
Favorite Colors – Pink, Purple, Red
Joanna Krupa Facts
At the age of 5, Joanna moved to Illinois, United States with her family.
Amy Jewell, Derek Hough, Sarah Kozer, Mark Feehily, Kelly Osbourne, DJ Stretch Armstrong, Justin Timberlake, Cindy Taylor, Riley Smith, Lauren Rose Krupa, Angela Taylor, Katie Cleary are her friends.
She has been voted as the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World, by Maxim magazine.
In 2011, she was voted no. 55 by maxim in Hot 100 list.
She has appeared in Playboy magazine several times for different country editions.
She is an animal activist.
Krupa was flashed in PETA’s controversial ad, which was released on December 2, 2009. She was shown without clothes, just holding a cross to cover her breasts and genitalia.
Krupa had taken ballet lessons as a child.
She has been featured on the show Superstars in June 2009.
She also appeared in reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars” in season 9. She partnered with Derek Hough and finished in 4th place.
Marta, her sister also appears on the show, “The Real Housewives of Miami” along with Joanna.