Being a super hot model, actress and television hostess would be enough for most girls, some maybe would also be content with for being bilingual, and having a BA in Political Science and French. But Lacey decided that she wanted all of that AND to kick some serious ass on the poker scene. If you think that with all those brains she’d have to be a dull bookish girl check out her photos. Not for nothing has she earned the nickname “The Poker Barbie”.
Lovely Lacey was born on April 9th, 1979 in San Antonio, Texas and is as Texan as the Ewing family, being from a long line of Texans. When she was just seven, her father left the family and set down roots in (fabulous) Las Vegas, so maybe she was destined to be a poker star from the off. And start young she did. Her first experiences with poker were during family vacations in South Carolina, where the Joneses would spend all night playing cards.
In her youth, this poker princess was unusually tall and terribly pretty. It wasn’t long before she was offered her first modelling job, and she became a child model at just 10 years of age. The job offers flooded in and in her teens she was being offered modelling gigs in Hong Kong and Japan. But, ever the sensible one, Lacey turned them down, taking the advice of her father who claimed an education was more important. If she was impressive as a model, Lacey was even more so as a student. When Lacey wasn’t looking like a million dollars she amused herself taking frat boys’ money at the University of Arizona, finding the time in between to graduate, before taking a trip across to Europe and spending some time in Paris. With looks like hers she was never far from the camera and her modelling portfolio grew and grew.
It was through her looks and her modelling that she made her first big splash in the poker world. She was hired as some seriously sweet eye candy to play in an ESPN poker tournament. She may have only been there as table decoration, but Lacey wowed the room when she finished 32nd out of a field of 360. After that, she was nabbed by Absolute Poker who set her up with Mark Self for some extra lesson, and sponsored her into tournaments. Straight out of the gate Lacey was in the money and cashed in three tournaments in 2006. Beyond the poker world, Lacey says her life plan is to attend law school, do a stint as a political lobbyist and then become a US ambassador (ideally to a French-speaking country). For now, it’s poker poker poker for Lacey (and looking hot) – recently she’s has acted as hostess for the U.S. Poker Bowl on Fox Sports and the WSOP. Plus, as she’s a generous type, Lacey has been teaching those less gifted then herself (that’s most of us) some poker tricks for Rush2Win.
If you fancy your chances against her, or just appreciate the finer things in life, you can usually find Lacey playing poker at Caesars Palace or The Venetian. She’s also become something of a regular fixture in the World Series of Poker, having been participating every year since 2005 (in 2007, she was hired to be the hostess and bracelet presenter). Be warned though, if you try to match skills against this babe she prefers to play Razz Poker and Seven-Card Stud.