Karina Smirnoff Shows Off Her Engagement Ring!

11/08/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

Steven Lawton/FilmMagic, inset: Denise Truscello

Despite her recent elimination from Dancing with the Stars, it looks Karina Smirnoff will have a lot to smile about this holiday season. The ballroom beauty broke the happy news to PEOPLE on Saturday that she and baseball player Brad Penny are engaged. And Smirnoff had the sparkle to prove it at Tao Las Vegas’s five-year anniversary party on Saturday night, where she debuted her 4.5 carat Asscher Cut diamond engagement ring. “He got down on one knee and he opened the box and I said, ‘Thank you’, said Smirnoff of Penny’s Oct. 4 proposal. A spokesperson from the Diamond Information Center places an estimated value of $100,000 on the 4.5 carat sparkler. And that wasn’t all that the lucky bride-to-be received from her fiancé: The strapping pitcher, who was unable to join Smirnoff at Tao this weekend, surprised her with a hand-written note in a fortune cookie telling Smirnoff she was his soul mate—complete with a stunning Everlon diamond necklace from adiamondisforever.com! “I’m marrying a Southern Gentleman,” said Smirnoff, who accepted her fiancé’s proposal following a year-long courtship. – Gillian Koenig; reporting by Mark Gray


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Lucy on

she engaged at the end of last year also to Max – hope this one works out

Erma on

I wish her all the luck. I admire all the dancing with the stars pros. They must have a ton of patience seeing some of what they have to put up with.

Tina on

Congrats to her. I wonder how this sticks in Max’s craw.

Sam on

He got down on one knee, opened the box and I said “thank you”. Little greedy, maybe.

karina on

awesome! i am so happy for her!!! and Brad is very handsome))

Jae on

@ Sam
agreed. Make her sound like she wouldn’t have said yes if the ring hadn’t been big enough.

Tiff on

she sounds like a gold digger…a relationship based on buying expensive bobbles….yeah that’s going to last.

Lola on

Hasnt she been engaged 3 times already?

I hope this one works for her. Brad seems like a great guy.

montana on

I can’t stand this foreign Golddigger. Poor dude she will be looking for more in no time

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