Karina Smirnoff is an insanely hot dancer on Dancing with the Stars who was once engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy (who dated Kate Upton for a few hot seconds). Pablo Schreiber is an actor who plays “Pornstache” (the creepy prison guard) on Orange Is the New Black and had a recent stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit terrorizing Mariska Hargitay. What do they have in common? Well, according to People, Mr. Schreiber hit on Ms. Smirnoff with a truly terrible pick-up line inspired by The Bachelor...and it sounds like it totally worked. From People:
“You could tell he was trying to figure out some kind of smooth way to go up to Karina,” an observer tells PEOPLE of Schreiber, whose wife of six years, Jessica Monty, filed for divorce just before Christmas.
His pick-up line? “Hi, I’m Pablo … Juan Pablo, that is. The new Bachelor,” he said, according to the source, in a cheeky reference to The Bachelor, which, like, Dancing with the Stars, airs on ABC.
Smirnoff laughed it off “but seemed charmed,” says the source, and the two stayed together during the rest of their time in the suite. They ultimately made their way to Pandora’s lounge, where rings were being gifted to celebs.
So just how serious was the exchange? “Pablo joked about getting Karina a ring right then and there,” adds the observer.
AHAHAHAHA. What? This dude must be charming as hell to pull that off. After seeing him on L&O:SVU, I wouldn’t fall for it (because of how effing terrifying he was.) Too bad he’s such a good actor!
I love pop culture references but I think his pick-up line is CHEESY AS HELL. But what do you think? Would it work on you?