Former DWTS Champ Karina Smirnoff Hosts Pre-Awards Party at Tabu 5/19

Professional dancer and former champion of ABC’s hit reality series “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS) Karina Smirnoff hosted a pre-awards party at Tabu inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, last night Saturday, May 19.

Karina Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff On The Red Carpet At TABU

Smirnoff arrived at the stylish, boutique nightclub just after her friend Carson Kressley, an Emmy Award-winning television star, stylist and “Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas” celebrity dancer.

Smirnoff arrived at the hot spot with a small group of friends including Jonathon and Drew Scott from the hit TV show “Property Brothers.” After dining at Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, also at MGM Grand, Smirnoff arrived at the red carpet wearing a tight black dress accentuated by Christian Louboutin pumps and playfully smiled for photographers.

Karina Smirnoff On The Red Carpet
DWTS Star Karina Smirnoff

After posing for pictures and signing autographs for fans on the carpet, Smirnoff and her friends made their way inside the stylish nightclub. Once settled into their VIP table in front of the DJ booth, the group sipped hand-crafted Grey Goose cocktails.

Karina Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff

Without missing a beat, the dancer jumped into the DJ booth with DJ Kid Jay to spin some of her own beats. Smirnoff and friends began dancing to “Shots” by LMFAO featuring Lil Jon, “The Time” by the Black Eyed Peas and “Yeah 3X” by Chris Brown, among others.

Karina Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff In The DJ Booth
Karina Smirnoff and Carson Kressley
Karina Smirnoff and Carson Kressley At Tabu Nightclub

The group of stars partied late into the night as DJ Kid Jay and Tabú’s sultry go-go dancers kept the crowded club on the dance floor. Photo credit: Bryan Steffy with WireImage

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