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'DWTS' Karina Smirnoff

From Ukraine to the Valley

What a Country!!

2/24/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0222-karina-smirnoff-dancingSuper hot Ukrainian dancer Karina Smirnoff just turned her "Dancing With the Stars" winnings into a brand new mansion ... in the San Fernando Valley -- which beats living under Soviet rule. Barely. 

The season 13 champ -- who was born during Ukraine's U.S.S.R. days -- just dropped $1.35 million on a 6,350-square-foot crib in Woodland Hills, CA.

According to docs, Karina took out a loan for $600,000 -- meaning she laid down some serious up-front cash.

The 5-bedroom, 5-bath pad is rockin' two-story vaulted ceilings, travertine floors, giant hanging chandeliers, huge spa-style tub and steam shower.

Take that, communism!

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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

572 days ago
2.

tver    

Good for you Karina!!!

572 days ago
3.

Jordan    

she couldn't afford a mansion in Beverly Hills?

572 days ago
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sem    

WHY WOULD ANYONE SPEND OVER A MILLION BUCKS TO LIVE IN THE STINKIN' VALLEY?!!

572 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

Looks like a man.

572 days ago
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The Big Bowowski    

Depends on what part of woodland hills . Up in the hills is pretty nice but anything on the valley floor pretty much sucks AZZ. Seeing how she only paid one point three five Millie, it's probably not in the hills so sucks to be her. It could be worse. She could have bought a pad in N. Hollywood or Chatsworth or Van Nuys or Sun Valley or Reseda (shiver) or Panorama City etc. etc. etc. porn valley sucks a big one

572 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Karina Smirnoff was Born in The Same Place as Mila Kunis, Me Like Both, They are Sexy !....

572 days ago
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dale12    

When is Karina getting married??? What's that you say...she is not engaged anymore? Ohhhh....

572 days ago
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Bethy    

Parts of Woodland Hills are just as nice as some of the more "elite" areas of the west side. In fact, what a lot of non-LA people might not realize is that there are a lot of rather smart celebrities who live in the Valley, "South" of the boulevard in the hills... or in Hidden Hills and up in to Calabasas. The more exclusive parts of Woodland Hills flow right in to Calabasas. Living in that area means fewer paparazzi, more privacy and , in reality, more freedom. I work in the Warner Center of Woodland Hills. I see celebrities all the time walking an shopping openly and freely without the nightmare of photographers or crazy fans following them. In fact, the office where I work is one where many of the clients are people in the entertainment industry, many of them recognizable. It's not that big of a deal. Most of them nice, average people with level heads. There are a LOT... a LOT of financially smart celebrities who choose to live in the Valley. Not all of the Valley is a stinking armpit. Most of it is...yes... but not all of it.

Also, I'm sure the reason Katrina bought her home in Woodland Hills, and what the article fails to mention, is that Katrina owns and runs a dance studio in Woodland Hills, right in the Warner Center(ish) area. So it makes perfect sense to buy her home there, too.

572 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Bada bing, girl makes me ting!
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572 days ago
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Biebsburbs    

Smart lady, level headed, her investment will pay off, kudos to her

572 days ago
12.

Carla628    

Beautiful Home! Glad she can buy a nice home, Im sure she worked hard for it. Congrats!

572 days ago
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bvd    

This is one Fug Lee house. Even as a foreclosure bargain, there is nothing appealing about it except probably price-per-square-foot. Yuck!

572 days ago
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Raven Gorsuch    

I hope she can keep making that money she'll need it for the taxes on that house every year.

572 days ago
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Zarley    

Send these russian wetbacks back to there home.She should be given vodka bread and a 1 way ticket to Siberia.

572 days ago
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