"He can run, jump, pass, throw touchdown," the reigning champ says of her dream partner

By Mark Gray
January 17, 2012 07:45 PM
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Karina Smirnoff may have a mirror-ball trophy and a dream job on Dancing with the Stars, but she still has a birthday wish.

“All I want for my birthday is for Tim Tebow to dance on Dancing with the Stars,” she said Saturday, not long after Tebow and his Broncos team were ousted from the NFL playoffs by [CELEBRITY_LINK and his Patriots” “” “” “0” ]. “Tim is a very talented athlete, that was clear when we saw his performance this past season with Denver.”

Celebrating her 34th birthday in Las Vegas, the newly single Dancing champ began at Sugar Factory and was joined briefly by fellow pro Mark Ballas, who had just finished up his duties as a judge at the Miss America pageant.

Later, she danced the night away at Gallery Nightclub with several friends. Of course, in the next season of the Dancing with the Stars, she’s hoping to have a football-playing partner.

“He can run, jump, pass, throw touchdowns,” she told PEOPLE. “All [that] is missing is to see if he has the dance skills. That would make him an all around athlete and someone that I would love to dance with on the show.”