Karina Smirnoff Speaks on Perfect, Disastrous Proposal

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy is very smooth on the dance floor.

Not so much when it comes to proposing, though, apparently, as new fiancee Karina Smirnoff told The Insider.

"It was the most perfect proposal ever - yet the most disastrous," the dancer said about the New Year's Eve proposal.

Karina and Maksim

Chmerkovskiy proposed at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel Resort and Casino on by handing his love a limited edition Louis Vuitton bag.

"The box with the ring [a 3-carat Harry Winston] was inside, and I thought it was the receipt or something," Smirnoff said. "When I opened the box, I freaked out and closed it again. I re-opened the box, and he still wasn't saying anything! He tried to form sentences, but nothing would come out. We both stood there staring at the ring."

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