Joanna Krupa was born in Warsaw as the daughter of a prominent hotelier Steven Krupa.
At the age of 5, she and her family moved to Chicago's Westside. "I grew up with the Polish food and even went to a Polish school for six years. We followed our Polish traditions" (askmen.com). After she graduated high school, she enrolled at a local community college. "I was miserable. I wasn't that into school, because I always knew I wanted to go to work."
Joanna Krupa convinced her mother to move her and her sister, Marta, to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in modeling and acting.
Joanna Krupa has appeared on over one hundred magazine covers worldwide, including Teeze, Steppin' Out, Inside Sport, FHM, Envy, as well as the cover of Playboy.
Joanna is one of PETA's most popular models in her ads with her quote, "I'd rather go naked than wear fur." She elaborated, "There is nothing sexy about wearing something that is so obviously tied to senseless pain and killing."
Joanna Krupa competed on season 9 of "Dancing with the Stars," partnering with Derek Hough. She was eliminated in the 9th week, coming in 4th place. Joanna also served as a judge on "Poland's Next Top Model." She has made appearances on the television shows, "Las Vegas" and "CSI."
Aside from modeling, Joanna Krupa has her own swimwear line, and she is a spokesperson for the teeth whitener Illumibrite.
In 2012, Joanna Krupa appeared on "The Real Housewives of Miami." She said to the Huffington Post, "I knew some of the cast mates before and some I heard of before but during the show I definitely made some new friends and some definitely far-from-friends."
She told The Daily Buzz, "I feel deprived. I'm deprived of sex. I don't get it as much as I would like to.every day would be nice." Later she said, "I'm a business woman. And I can't give up my career for a man. I've always been very independent. I take care of myself and I think he wishes I would spend more time with him." "Right now, I love [Romain]. In five minutes, ask me again."
In 2012, the website "TheDirty.com" alleged that Joanna Krupa was a hooker, earning $10,000 per night. Joanna Krupa vehemently denied the accusation and called it an "extremely serious matter." Joanna's attorney sent a letter demanding the website pull the article.
Joanna divides her time between Los Angles, Miami, and New York.