Joanna Krupa is a Polish-born American model and actress best known for being a contestant on the ninth season of the reality competition television series Dancing with the Stars, in 2009.
She currently stars as one of the housewives of the docu-reality series The Real Housewives of Miami, since 2012.
Born in Warsaw, Poland and raised in Chicago, Krupa is a supermodel and TV host who splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles.
At 19, she decided to pick up and leave everything behind and move to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of modeling and acting. Joanna has appeared on magazine covers including GQ, FHM, Shape, and Playboy.
In addition, Maxim magazine named her the "Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World" and listed her as part of their "Hot 100" ranking of the world's hottest women in 2011.
She has guest starred on episodes of Las Vegas, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and has been hosting and judging Poland's Next Top Model since 2010. She also competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2009 with one-time champion Derek Hough.
A huge supporter of the animal rights group PETA, Joanna has starred in several ads for the group including her controversial ad "anger for animals".
Her younger sister Marta and mom Jolanta are very active in her life and live with her while in Miami.