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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

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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Awesome, you go girl!

545 days ago


Right boob - nip slip

545 days ago


She's so far from super hot. Her voice and face blaahhhhhh. As far as living in Ukraine, it's beautiful there which I'm sure none of the tmz staff members have seen because they haven't been anywhere else in the world

545 days ago


She's not a very good representation of beautiful Ukrainian and Russian women. Body yes hot, but face omg that chin dimple is a valley of its own. Her face is not just not only unattractive, she's a man baby!!! Hahahahahaha

545 days ago


1.35 million for a house with that much square footage in Woodland Hills? That's pretty cheap. Houses in Woodland Hills are expensive and that sounds like a mistake. Maybe not in such a good location?

545 days ago


Sexy armpit, cool she's here living it up, Russian mafia still tends to dictated oppressed life in Ukraine

545 days ago

BB not bb    

I don't see what one person needs with such a big house. It is just expensive to heat and cool and pay taxes on. It is like for a king and his court to live in a big castle. Why do the rich do it but to show off? They don't need knights in their house to protect them.

She is going to have to hire people to help keep it clean, unless she likes to wander around cleaning every day. I guess it is nice to have some things in your house, but sometimes it is more fun to just use them where there are other people. Like if you go to a pool hall, there are people there to play with.

She could probably lift a whole Ukranian village out of poverty with that kind of money.

545 days ago


I am always happy to see someone from a formerly Communist country make good in America.

545 days ago


Capitalism works. Come here, work hard, succeed and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

545 days ago


Everytime there's an article about someone being successful, there are so many hateful comments. Are there that many angry failures that troll this site?

545 days ago


I grew up in Woodland Hills, about a half-mile up the hill from the intersection of Topanga and Ventura.
For a two-bedroom, two bathroom house in 1960..., my parents paid -- wait for it! -- $12,000.
That was -not- the monthly mortgage amount -- that was the total price!
Oh, how the Valley hath changed.....

545 days ago


Does the 1.3 million include the 2x4 propping open the gate? I would hope so.

545 days ago


I like the 2x4 that holds the gate open.

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