Activist, Actress, Reality TVStar, TV Host & Supermodel Joanna Krupa
Polish-born Joanna Krupa is the personification of a true, self-made sensation who knew early on in her life that she was destined to work in the world of fashion and show business. Truth be told, she wanted to become a star, but not just a star – she wanted to be a role model.
Born in Warsaw and raised in Chicago (with a strong will and little tolerance for the word "No"), she convinced her mother to move her and sister, Marta, to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in modeling and acting. Free of pretense, her hard work and a positive spirit allowed her to become one of the most requested models in the world Joanna is recognized for her diversity, exotic looks, assorted talents and unique interests.
The confident bonde beauty (who is one of the most searched women on the internet) went beyond just the traditional realms of modeling. She is the most successful celeb activist for PETA , has her own swimwear line with A ché swimwear (now avail at SAKS!) , has graced over 120 covers worldwide, is a much feared poker player (hosted this years North American Poker Tour), stunned the world as a talented dancer on "dancing with the stars" , has guest and co-star star roles in Tv top shows (LasVegas to CSI) , acts in movies hitting the small and big screen (new movie with Michael Madsen "Six days in Paradise out 2011) , put out a successful dance record, is a sought after spokesmodel (latest assignment is the top selling teeth whitener Illumi-brite) and so much more….
Joanna's popularity has soared in recent years: she has been habitually voted amongst the "Sexiest Women in the World", coined "Sexiest Top Model in the World" by magazines across Australia, U.S., South Africa, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Playboy U.S. dubbed her the "Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World" and Joanna is frequently discussed as one of the sexiest celebrities in the world .
In 2008, Joanna shines on the big screen in "Ripple Effect" with Oscar winners and nominees Minnie Driver, Virginia Madsen and Forest Whitaker. Joanna also shoots an NBC comedy pilot and appears on hit TV shows "Las Vegas" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".
2008 also features Joanna as one of the sexiest women in the world on the E! Channel's "Sexiest People" (syndicated worldwide) and graces the cover of Ocean Drive for the 2nd time, this time for the much sought after star issue.
New Year's Eve 2008 marks another important milestone for Joanna. The raise of the Krupa Sisters….With her sister, Marta, together she shoots a bunch of campaigns and lands many magazine covers, including the best selling Australian magazine Ralph, the German FHM special edition and several US lifestyle mags, such as ENVY.
2009 the breakthrough to superstardom, Joanna gets cast for the ABC show "SUPERSTARS" and becomes the show magnet . The front pages of newspapers and internet sites (such as YAHOO and AOL but also Youtube) don't seem to get enough of Joanna's verbal battles with team mate Terrell Owens.
Parallel she lands the cover of US Maxim (according to a recent survey among Maxim readers Joanna's cover was voted the favorite of all US Maxim covers ever).
Joanna is flies London to shoot with one of the top 5 photographers in the world, Rankin, for her 2nd US Playboy cover.
In fall 2009 Joanna bedazzles America on the hit Tv show "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant and manages to last longer than any other model had before her. Joanna's sexy lambada and four more dances were presented on AOL and TV Guide.com as the best TV moments of the week and were viewed by millions.
Her futuristic paso doble with dancing partner Derek Hough wins an Emmy Nomination 2010 (!!!)
Also this year she lands the covers of both VEGAS and Michigan Avenue…She signs on as a host for the North American Poker Tour (ESPN 2) and joins forces with one of the hottest swimwear brands A Ché to release her first swimwear line Kashmir. Thanks to Joanna's PR power and creativity, the brand catapults into top hotels like The Wynn , top magazines like Sports Illustrated and top stores like SAKS. Joanna also gets cast as host for new show project that covers the search for the next female ultimate fighter. Playboy chose her to grace the cover of their sexiest stars special 2010.
Like Heidi Klum (who has been the successful host of "Germany's Next Top Model"), Joanna too gets to be the hero of her motherland as the host of "Poland's Next Top Model" .The first season delivered sensational ratings – many say only thanks to Joanna who shows wit, heart and plenty of personality as a host and jury member.
PETA celebrated it's 30 years anniversary with a glamorous gala hosted by Alec Baldwin and Kelly Osborne hands Joanna a special award for all her successful PETA campaigns.
CNN HDL makes Joanna a recurring guest on the show "Issues" mainly to talk about Joanna's relentless fight against animal cruelty .
2011 Tv Guide Channel hires the eloquent blond as their host for the show 411 where Joanna is covering the entire season 12 of ABC's ratings giant" Dancing with The stars".
Joanna is also a recurring guest on the Fox Business Channel where she has been featured as a business¬ spokesperson as well as for her work as a supermodel and activist.
The multi-talented beauty divides her time between Los Angeles, Miami New York ... while traveling the rest of the beautiful world.