Forget Kim Jong-il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Dr. Evil. If anyone’s got their sights set on world domination, it’s a perfectly proportioned blonde from Chicago (by way of Warsaw) named Joanna Krupa. Having exploded onto the international stage via sexed-up magazine covers and traffic-stopping billboards, the multitalented beauty has quickly become one of the most Googled women on the Net. Now she’s translating her insane beauty and immense popularity into several hyper-high-profile projects. Besides starring on ABC’s The Superstars, in which she and other celebrities and athletes compete in grueling physical contests, Joanna has a burgeoning music career, a starring role in a Michael Madsen flick, and an NBC reality show about female MMA fighters in the pipeline. Welcome to the Wide World of Joanna!
So you’d never date a guy who wears fur?
Never. I think it’s the cheesiest shit on the planet for a man to wear fur. Look at Diddy—he looks like a ’tard! If you think you look hot in a fur jacket, you have issues.
OK, so no mink stoles. What else?
What is up with men and lines? Don’t do pickup lines! You can still be smooth and cool. Say something like, “You look amazing tonight.” Complimenting her is never gonna hurt; just go up and talk to her.
You know, it’s not always so easy.
Yeah, talking to a hot girl can be intimidating. You know what I recommend? Have a shot! Oh, and unless you’re trying to pick up a bimbo, don’t ever say, “Girl, I like your tits!” Try to make it a normal conversation.
Any other advice?
Pay attention to who you’re hitting on. My sister Marta—who’s a hot brunette—and I went out recently, and this guy came up and dropped some dumb line on me. I told him I wasn’t interested, and a minute later the guy hit on my sister—with the exact same line!
Awkward! Besides appearing on The Superstars, you also have a record deal. What’s your sound?
I call it “EQ dance,” meaning it’s dance music with emotional intelligence. Dance can easily go in a cheesy direction, but I think our stuff has no cheese.
For more of our interview with Joanna, check out the August issue of Maxim.