Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Brandi Williams: Sexy Poker Player


Brandi Williams is widely recognized in the poker community as the sexy host of the hit series Ultimate Poker Challenge. Even though she shares co-hosting duties, it is apparent that the camera loves her, as she seems to get more air-time than anyone else.


Brandi Williams grew up in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania and after a stint as a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals she moved to Las Vegas in her early twenties. She has worked in television alongside noted personalities Ryan Seacrest, Alan Thicke, and Donny Osmond. Her credits include appearances on Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment network, acting as hostess for NYE Live on MSNBC, and for two years acted as a reporter for the morning news show on the station KTLA. She also signed a deal to be the host on LiveVideo.com.


Brandi Williams has been dubbed The Queen of Hearts and the Princess of Poker by numerous popular gambling magazines. At only 24 years old, she was named ‘One of the 50 Sexiest Women of 2005’ by the long-running Femme Fatales magazine. In 2004, she helped host America’s Party: New Years Live From Las Vegas, a show to ring in the New Year that featured musical acts and performances. She has had a starring role in her first movie, Pretty Cool Too, where in the tradition of the classic Weird Science, she played a 3D woman acting as a Guidance Navigational Expert in a cell phone that helps a loser guy straighten up his life. She also has several more big-screen roles in the works, including films ‘Glass’, ‘Let’s Ride’, and Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘Rags’.


Brandi Williams got her boost of fame from the series Ultimate Poker Challenge. When the show premiered, it quickly became a hit and eventually went on to become one of the largest poker shows in syndication. The premise of the show is that each week represents a tournament with the players competing for a seat in the semi-finals. The players can qualify based on their points leaderboard for their finishing positions. In the show, Brandi acts as co-host with actor Chad Brown. Brandi Williams provides player interviews and into and out-of commercial breaks. The show has featured big poker names such as Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, and Phil Laak. After four seasons, the show has been a viewer favorite in the ratings.


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