Name: Joanna Krupa
Born: April 23, 1979
Occupation: Actress, model and television personality
Joanna Krupa was born on April 23, 1979 in Warsaw, Poland. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Joanna is the daughter of hotelier Steven Krupa, and has a sister named Marta, who has also entered the modeling industry. Her family relocated to the United States, residing in Chicago, Illinois. She was just five years old when she moved to the U.S.
Joanna was engaged to entrepreneur and nightclub owner, Romain Zago, for three years. In the summer of 2013, the couple got married in Aviara, Carlsbad, California. They presently live in The Golden State.
Joanna has had a varied and successful modeling career in the U.S. Her ascension to the top of the modeling industry came in 2004 when she was voted German Maxim’s model of the year. She was also ranked No. 55 in Maxim’s 2011 Hot 100 ranking of the world’s most beautiful women. Joanna has graced the covers of an array of magazines, such as Stuff, Shape, FHM, Envy and Personal. She has also appeared twice on the cover of Playboy magazine.
Joanna has also branched out into other media endeavors. In 2001, when she was still climbing the modeling ladder, Joanna had a part in the film “Planet of the Apes.” A few years later, she starred in the action motion picture “Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon.” In June 2009, Joanna was featured on the television show “Superstars.” In that same year, Joanna, who had received ballet lessons at a young age, participated in the ninth season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Joanna has even recorded a version of the hit tune “I’ll Be Around,” alongside Manon.
What may perhaps be her biggest claim to fame, Joanna was cast as a new member of the hit reality television series “The Real Housewives of Miami.” She appeared in the second and third season – the show has not been on the air since 2014. Joanna was featured on the show, alongside her sister, Marta.
For several years, Joanna hosted and judged the Polish edition of “Top Model.
Joanna has also invigorated her interest in philanthropy by working with many charities. One of them is PETA. In early 2009, Joanna appeared in an anti-fur campaign. Later that year, the animal rights organization unveiled a print ad campaign for dog adoption that depicted a naked Krupa as an angels hovering in a Catholic church engulfed in dogs. What made the campaign controversial was that she held a cross covering her breasts and genitalia. In 2015, Joanna posed nude again for PETA to urge consumers to boycott SeaWorld. Joanna has said that she has collaborated with PETA because she has seen videos of animals being skinned alive for their fur.
In 2008, Joanna launched her own swimsuit line.
We estimate that Joanna Krupa’s net worth is $1 million (2016).
So how much is $1 million really?
Since Joanna is an avid dog lover and a spokesperson for PETA, $1 million could buy you a farm in the middle of nowhere to help you adopt a large number of dogs. $1 million can also buy you multiple trips to Las Vegas to play poker at casinos (she’s a big fan of the card game).