Joanna Krupa (born April 23, 1979) is a Polish-American model and actress. Krupa was born in Warsaw, Poland. She has a younger sister, Marta Krupa, who is also a model. Joanna Krupa moved to Chicago, Illinois, with her family at the age of five. She was raised Roman Catholic
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, ahead of Christina Aguilera (58). 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 and did well in their comeback episode.
Joanna Krupa, who took ballet lessons as a child, competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars with one-time champion Derek Hough. They were eliminated on November 17, 2009. She is featured on Manon’s new dance music single “I’ll Be Around” released November 19, 2009 on Dauman Music.
In Autumn 2010 she will host and judge in a Tyra Banks inspired role on Poland’s Next Top Model.