Dancing with the Stars: Spotlight on Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
In this series, we will study the 16 couples on Dancing with the Stars season 9 and predict who has the best chances for success, and who is doomed to humiliation.

Who is Joanna Krupa?
Polish-born model Joanna Krupa grew up in Chicago. Right after high school, she went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and modeling professionally. Several years later, she had become one of the more sought after models and cover girls in the world. Particularly famous was her I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign for PETA. Her screen credits include Ripple Effect, Las Vegas, CSI, and most recently ABC's The Superstars.

Derek Hough's History
Blonde and blue-eyed, Derek Hough has perhaps one of the best records among Dancing with the Stars pro's. Since his season 5 debut, he had made the top half every time. Also worth noting is that the last time Derek teamed up with a model (Brooke Burke, season 7), he won.

My Prediction: In the Finale
I guess it's fair to say that this couple will sizzle when they hit the dance floor. Given Joanna's enthusiasm and Derek's energy, the blonde duo will surely heat things up. Barring any unexpected boo-boo's (such as the possibility that Joanna can't dance to save her life), the two will sail to the finale.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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