Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa Rousso’

Vanessa Rousso finishes 3rd on Big Brother amid Conspiracy Rumors

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

vanessa-rousso-big-brotherThere was a conspiracy theory being floated that CBS rigged Big Brother for Vanessa Rousso to win, in order to promote her upcoming show Poker Face. However, Rousso busted these conspiracy rumors by finishing third place on the popular reality show.

The 32-year-old poker pro looked to be in command of the competition heading into the final three, having won the first stage of the “head of household competition.” But Steve Moses was able to win the second stage, giving him a chance to evict either Rousso or Liz Nolan. Despite having an unofficial alliance with Rousso, Moses decided to eliminate the stronger competitor.

“Across 17 seasons of this game, I’m thoroughly convinced you are the strongest female ever to play,” Moses told Ruosso. “I so admire your game. I can’t justify taking a stronger player to the final vote.”

Moses was voted the winner while receiving $500,000; Nolan took second and earned $50,000. As for Rousso, she walks away empty handed but did manage to impress Big Brother fans thanks to her skills.

There’s no official word on Rousso actually having an upcoming show called Poker Face. This rumor supposedly came from a Big Brother cameraman, so we’ll have to wait and see if it actually comes to fruition.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see what Rousso ends up doing next. She was doing a lot of DJ’ing work while building her music career. But given that she had some success on Big Brother, perhaps she’ll keep going after TV opportunities. One thing that’s for sure, though, is that Rousso won’t be playing as much poker as she once did. Despite earning over $3.5 million in her poker career, she announced last year that she’ll continue to look for opportunities beyond poker.

Hot Poker Player Hana Soljan reveling in EPT Barcelona Win

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Much like poker babes Vanessa Rousso, Tatjana Pasalic and Christina Lindley, Hana Soljan is quickly finding herself as eye candy to the poker world. And her poker fame has only increased following a recent victory at the 2013 EPT Barcelona.

While playing in the €330 buy-in Ladies NL Hold’em event, the Croatian babe topped an 86-player field. She received a €6,880 ($9,203) payout for the victory, which isn’t going to blow anybody away. However, it marks Soljan’s eighth career cash and brings her tournament winnings up to $37,479.

Following the victory, Soljan discussed how the win means a lot because it comes shortly after Full Tilt Poker signed her to a sponsorship deal.

“To be a part of the Full Tilt team is a dream come true for me,” she said. “They chose to sponsor a player who they believe in and (have given) me the opportunity to win some big titles. It is hope for lots of players in the world – and every win is not just mine, it is for the team, and that is the best part.”

She continued by talking about how other women can experience success in poker tournaments. “My best advice is to start with ladies tournaments in live poker and small buy-ins with lots of players online – and be confident and brave. We can do it as well as they do, if not better.”

Away from the tables, Hana Soljan has done quite a bit of TV presenting work in Eastern Europe. And this is another big reason why she landed a Full Tilt sponsorship deal because she can give interviews on the Eureka Poker Tour. As her career advances, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing Soljan on TV more and more.