Karina Smirnoff cover teasing at her nude photoshoot which is set to hit newsstands this Friday.
The Ukrainian born performer is the first “Dancing With The Stars” professional to pose for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine in which she sheds her skimpy sequin dresses to reveal her birthday suit.
The photo shows Karina wearing a skimpy black mesh peekaboo negligee and inside, she’ll be wearing nothing more than ballet shoes and red ribbons wrapped around her arms. The issue itself will feature an eight-page nude pictorial of Smirnoff who is engaged to MLB pitcher Brad Penny.
‘As a dancer I’ve always embraced my body,’ Smirnoff, 33, told the publication.
“I’m fearless and love the adrenaline rush,” the dancing pro says of her decision to bare all in the May issue.
“To me, sexy is the confident energy a person produces. Sexy is the comfortable feeling of being who you are.”
“Sexy is not just having beautiful lips, legs and arms; it’s beyond that. Sexy is soul.”
“I’m thrilled to show off my strong, toned physique in the pages of Playboy and celebrate my sexiness.”