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J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff: Dancing WithThe Stars Front Runners?

October 27, 2011 06:28 AM by Megan Thompson

There has been a lot of controversy on Dancing With The Stars this week with Maksim Chmerkovskiy arguing with Len Goodman, but are we forgetting this is a dance competition? Someone who is used to drama is ABC soap opera star and Dancing With The Stars contestant, J.R. Martinez. Have J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff become the front runners for the mirror ball trophy?

Amidst all the drama with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Len Goodman, we are forgetting that there were outstanding dance routines performed Monday night. J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff performed an amazing quick step, which left them at the top of the leader board. Not only can J.R. dance, he has captured America with his war story and his positive attitude.

Now J.R. Martinez can add cover boy to his resume, since he is on the cover of this month’s People magazine. This 28-year old has turned his tragic Humvee accident, which burned over 40 percent of his body, into a story about positive attitude and success. J.R. told People magazine that he doesn’t regret the accident because, “my life would not be what it is today; full of joy, happiness and positivity.” Obviously excited by his success, J.R. tweeted this, “I admit that I bought $100 worth of @peoplemag today. I’m still trying to take in the fact that I’m on the cover.”

Can J.R. and Karina keep up their dancing momentum? They are sure going to try. Karina Smirnoff even postponed her wedding to concentrate all her efforts on winning Dancing With The Stars. This dancing duo has their heart set on snagging the mirror ball trophy.  The couple hopes to remain at the top next week when they perform the tango.

Do you think J.R. and Karina are the front runners on the show? Let us know your thoughts, comment below.

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3 Responses to “J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff: Dancing WithThe Stars Front Runners?”

  1. Lisa Princ Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I absolutely love watching J.R. and Karina, I definitely think they are going to (and deserve) win!

  2. Joni Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 7:13 am

    JR definitely deserves to win- he is best one on the show! His attitude and humble smile just warms my heart! He is an inspiration! I vote every week for him!

  3. Linda Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Dancing has always been about having an enjoyable, positive, fun time and it is not possible to have a better couple put that altogether on DWTS than JR & Karina! JR is super talented and so funny as well as inspirational and don’t forget, he has never had dance experience! Karina is pure magic in movement and beauty and beyond adorable!! So glad she is JR’s coach. I don’t want this season of DWTS to ever end. JR & Karina are just too much fun!


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