Two former reality TV stars have signed on for a new reality show -- revolving around poker playing. Trishelle Cannatella, of "The Real World" and "The Surreal Life," will star with former Miss USA contestant and "Survivor" competitor Amanda Kimmel in "Living the Life."
The premise of the new show documents Cannatella's and Kimmel's journey around the world to play in poker tournaments, starting with this month's European Poker Tour in Barcelona, Spain. Other destinations planned so far include Los Angeles, Berlin, Monte Carlo and Australia.
In an interview with Poker News, Kimmel says the filming has "...been an adventure to say the least. There's been a lot of drama, a lot of chaos, which I kind of expect it I guess, but it's been a lot of fun so far."
Originally the show was intended to be a documentary, but as creator Josh Kimmel explained to The Hollywood Reporter, it was changed to a reality series to "boost its worldwide sales potential."
Although no network has picked up the show yet, Cannatella and Kimmel report they have been in talks with some major networks for a possible 2013 air date.
Cannatella discovered poker in 2005 after an invite to the Celebrity Poker Showdown. In 2008, she made the final table of the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational, and has made frequent appearances on the tournament circuit.
Kimmel competed on the "Survivor" series twice. First with "Survivor: China" in 2007 and "Survivor: Micronesia" in 2008. She admits to being green when it come to the poker tables, but she told the West Island Chronicle last month that she finds "a lot of similarities between playing poker and doing Survivor." She's also had some tutoring in the game from the likes of Andy Bloch, which should come in handy.
Diana Price has been a degenerate poker player for years, although at somewhat smaller stakes than the big guys you see on TV. Sometimes she wins, sometimes she loses, and sometimes she shows you that big bluff, just to put you on tilt by being beaten by a girl.
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