New Poker Reality TV Show to Feature Trishelle CannatellaWednesday, August 22nd, 2012 by Ryan
As many people throughout the world know, reality television has quickly becoming a hit. On top of that though, they also probably realize how ridiculously popular the game of poker has gotten as well, so what better way to give people what they want than to create a reality television show that features poker? Everyone loves to see people compete against others in reality television also, and according to multiple reports it seems that there is a new show that may be headed our way that features one of the more well-known female poker players in the game in Trishelle Cannatella.
The director of the new show is going to be Josh Kimmel, and the reality show is called “Living The Life”. Kimmel is currently directing a two part pilot that is going around to different stations to see where it will land. The idea behind it is pretty straight forward, as two poker players are going to go around the world and compete against each other in a few different ways. Not only will they be going back and forth at the poker tables, but they will also be competing in quite a few different tests as well. The two competitors were already found by Kimmel, with one being Cannatella, and the other being Miss USA Competitor Amanda Kimmel, who is not related to Josh.
Canatella has obviously been a big part of both poker and reality television throughout her career. She was a sponsored poker player on quite a few different sites, and has also pulled in some solid results, including a third place finish at the World Poker Tour’s WPT Invitational back in 2010. Many people will know her from her time on The Real World: Las Vegas, as well as when she was on Road Rules and the competition shows that were put on between the two also for years and years after. She posed for Playboy, and dated a professional wrestler in Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, as well as showing up on Fear Factor to top it off. If you haven’t seen her in ANY of this, then maybe you saw her when she was on the big screen or on TV, as she was in the movie Ninja Cheerleaders, and also on Criminal Minds and Dr. Steve-O.
Amanda Kimmel was Miss Montana USA back in 2005, and also competed in the Miss Earth pageant that year as well. She then went on to be on Survivor for three separate seasons, finishing third in Survivor: China, and second place in Survivor: Micronesia.
To this point, no one has made a purchase on the reality show just yet, and many people are curious to see what type of interest this will draw from other poker fans and reality TV fans as well. They are currently filming regardless though, and the action is going on at the European Poker Tour in Barcelona right now, and they will then head to Los Angeles and Las Vegas from there.