Trishelle Cannatella And Miss Montana Compete In Reality TV ShowAugust 20, 2012 3:26 pm
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Playboy model, actress and poker player Trishelle Cannatella will soon feature in a new poker reality show called Living the Life, with filming scheduled to start this month in Barcelona.
Apparently, the Canadian TV show will follow former Miss USA contestant Amanda Kimmel (photo right) and Trishelle Cannatella as they travel the globe competing against one another in a series of tests. Playing poker will be counted amongst the challenges for the women, with Trishelle Cannatella, 32, having the obvious advantage over the 2005 Miss Montana.
Trishelle Cannatella was associated with Absolute Poker back in 2009, and is currently a sponsored member of Team Sure Bet, which describes her on their website as a “tournament player who has numerous cashes including a 3rd place finish at the WPT Celebrity invitational.”
The Louisiana, born beauty of French and Italian ancestry will therefore have the drop on her 28 year old opponent. However, Amanda Kimmel, too, is no stranger to stiff competition and in 2007 the beauty queen finished runner-up on ‘Survivor: China’ before repeating her achievement the following year in ‘Survivor: Micronesia.’ Not daunted by the poker segment of the show, Kimmel said she found “a lot of similarities between playing poker and doing Survivor.”
Living the Life is the creation of Director Josh Kimmel, no relation to Amanda, who originally conceived the show as a documentary before evolving the idea into a reality show. As he explains: “Documentaries don’t have the big fan base that reality TV series do,” before turning his attention to the stars of his new show and adding, “They’re both extremely competitive. And they don’t like to lose.”
The show is slated to air next year, and will kick-off at the EPT Barcelona, and will also include action from from Los Angeles, Berlin, Monte Carlo and Australia.