Maxim Magazine Names Top 20 Poker Babes
The poker world is dominated by men, but there are also women who have made their mark on the green felt. There has been a debate as to who the hottest poker babes in the game are. Maxim magazine recently took on the challenge of naming the 20 hottest women in the poker world, albeit with some liberties taken along the way.
Sitting at the top of the list are two poker babes who are sponsored by major online poker sites. UB.com’s Tiffany Michelle heads the list. Tiffany made her mark on the poker world in 2008 when she was the last woman standing in the WSOP Main Event. Since that time, she has continued to excel at the poker tables and has appeared on “The Amazing Race” with fellow poker pro Maria Ho. Michelle also has been in the movie “Semi Pro” with Will Ferrell and the FX series “Nip/Tuck.”
Fellow poker pro and poker babe Vanessa Rousso was also included in the Maxim 20-woman lineup. Rousso, who has a multi-year sponsorship package with internet giant GoDaddy.com along with PokerStars, also appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Rousso is one of the preeminent women in the game today, with several six-figure cashes in her career that include a victory at last year’s EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final High-Roller event and a runner-up finish to Huck Seed at the 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship. She recently cashed at the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, with a 59th place finish.
Top model Joanna Krupa is also on the Maxim list. Krupa is a renowned model, as well as a hostess for the PokerStars North American Poker Tour. Former Absolute Poker spokesperson and model Serinda Swan makes the list along with actress Shannon Elizabeth, who has also been sponsored by both Full Tilt Poker and Doyle’s Room.
2005 WSOP Women’s Champion Jennifer Tilly and Playboy model and actress Jenny McCarthy are also on the Maxim list is on the Maxim list. Former “That 70s Show” star and poker afficionado Laura Prepon along with former “Baywatch” world sex symbol and actress Pamela Anderson also made the list. Anderson was the second oldest poker babe to make the list, after Jennifer Tilly. Years ago, Anderson was the face of her own online poker room, PamelaPoker.com, and allegedly settled a poker debt by marrying her opponent, former Paris Hilton paramour Rick Salomon, in a marriage that was later annulled.
Many of the former contestants on Bravo TV’s “Celebrity Poker Showdown,” appear on the Maxim list, including Academy Award winner Mena Suvari, comedian Sarah Silverman, former “Beverly Hills 90210” actress Jennie Garth, “Austin Powers” star Heather Graham, “Party Of Five” actress Lacey Chabert, “The Office” star Jenna Fischer, and actress Rosario Dawson all make their mark on the Maxim hot list and continue to play in charity events across the country. Also included in the Maxim list as the hottest poker babes on the planet are Jennifer Love Hewitt, Traci Bingham, and Odette Yustman.