Dancing With the Stars

Macchio won't peek at 'Dancing' partner's Playboy pics

April 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM ET

“Dancing With the Stars” pro Karina Smirnoff bared all for the May issue of Playboy magazine, and while Playboy founder Hugh Hefner considers the spread to be must-see material, not everyone agrees.

In an interview with Radar Online, Smirnoff’s celebrity partner, 1980s-actor-turned-promising-hoofer Ralph Macchio, stated that he has no plans to look at what lies beneath her sparkling ballroom garb.

“I have not (seen the magazine),” Macchio revealed after being asked about the photos. “We’re just focusing on what we need to do for the show. You know what I mean? But I respect her and we have a great partnership.”

When Radar’s reporter then offered Macchio a chance to glance at what he’s been missing in the buzzed-about issue, the former "Karate Kid" flatly refused.

“I’m not going to play that game — I’m not allowed to,” Macchio said. “ABC’s real cool about that, but Karina and I have that sort of older brother-younger sister relationship.”

After thinking of his baby-faced reputation, the 49-year-old reconsidered.

"As I'm getting younger, maybe she'll be the older sister."

The new issue of Playboy, featuring cover girl Smirnoff, hits newsstands Friday.

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