Thursday, May 24, 2007

New World Poker Tour Hostess is Layla Kayleigh

Layla Kayleigh is the new World Poker Tour hostess for season six, which just started filming. She was born in London to parents of mixed ethnicity, raised herself from age 12 when her mother moved to America, and is 23 year old. Her TV work includes G4's Attack of the Show, Fox Sports's Best Damn Sports Show Period and The Vegas Insider, and Al Gore's Current TV. She's done pictorials for magazines Maxim (which got her fired from Current TV) and King. She plays the lead role in the film A Simple Promise, due out later this year. According to "Layla's introduction to the poker world came in the summer of 2006, when she was invited to play in (and report on) a charity tournament sponsored by Stuff Magazine. She was a true poker rookie at that point, but after interviewing Jennifer Tilly, the actress/WSOP bracelet winner would spend three hours teaching Layla the basics of the game. Once the tournament began, Layla found herself seated next to the legendary Johnny Chan, and he took her under his wing that night and taught her some of the finer points of the game. The Tilly-Chan system served her well, and Layla played her way to the final table." Here's Poker Wire's interview with her at the Mirage Poker Showdown, her first WPT event. See also her personal site.

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