Layla Kayleigh is an expert marketer.
Former World Poker Tour hostess Layla Kayleigh knows how to get someone to pay attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The British hottie bared all for iGoPink–a collective of breast cancer charities.
Say no more, we’re in. Support/donate to breast cancer research at iGoPink here.
In completely unrelated news, Andrew Hinrichsen won 2011 WSOPE Event #2 (€1,090 NLH) banking €148,030.
There's something about hot girls standing in front of their native flags that's really hot.
Catching up on some poker (and other) news from around the world this week…
:: Is isuldur1 playing on Betfair now? [link]
:: One of isildur1′s nemesiseses, Brian Townsend, just gave a big chunk of his isildur1 winnings back. [link]
:: In other semi-related isildur1 nemesiseses news, it’s almost been a year since the “durrrr challenge” has begun, and the aforementioned durrrr now has over a $1M lead over Patrik Antonius. [link]
:: The iPad sucks. [link]
:: 9/11 conspiracist/rapper Jeff Madsen leads after Day 2 of the Borgata Poker Open. [link]
:: It’s about time for the Academy Awards for Guys. [link]
:: Barack Obama needs to lay the fuck off of Vegas already. [link]
:: A list of who’s up and who’s down the most in online poker in 2010 (scroll to bottom). [link]
:: And finally, has anyone associated with poker moved into the mainstream better than Layla Kayleigh? [link]
Putting Emmanuelle Chriqui at #1 almost, ALMOST, makes up for the omission of Vikki Blows.
came out with their annual Top 99 Most Desirable Women
list, and while a few girls with poker ties made it, there was one glaring…GLARING…omission.
First, on the list were Joanna Krupa at an almost-completely-discrediting-the-list-low #77, former WPT hostess Layla Kayleigh at #25, and Keeley Hazell at #22.
And in a surprise at #1? WCP (and Pauly) fave Emmanuelle Chriqui. Well done, there, Ask Men.
However, not making the list? Vikki Blows. How the fuck does that (not) happen?
Other notables include Arianny Celeste (#98), Sasha Grey (#97), Gina Carano (#68), Kim Kardashian (#42), Mila Kunis (#32), Megan Fox (#11), and Marisa Miller (#2).
View the full list here.
Not long after we broke the news that Layla Kayleigh (with Kimberly Lansing in photo above) wasn’t coming back for Season VII of the World Poker Tour, the Brit hottie hostess posted a blog on her popular MySpace page explaining that it was her who gave the WPT the proverbial shaft, saying she was asked back for a second season but decided against it for personal reasons.
“Also you should know that as much fun as I had on season 6 of the World Poker Tour,
I will not be returning for a 2nd season.
WPT were kind enough to ask me back for a 2nd season, however after much thought and deliberation I decided that I really want to minimize traveling in my schedule this year, focus more on my health and personal relationships, and they were very understanding to where I was coming from.
Might I add, that I had the most adventurous time on the road, learned so much about life and poker! and most importantly gained the most amazing friendship with my dear friend Kim Lansing (who I really hope lands the hosting position for Season 7)”
As we mentioned yesterday, we’re also pulling for Kimberly Lansing. Don’t f-it up Steve.
On the good news front for Layla and everyone still wanting to see her looking hot in front of the camera, she is back in Los Angeles doing The Feed for G4 and she’ll be returning for a second season of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV.
Layla’s also in the current issue of Playboy as Babe of the Month, although like she told us back in December she isn’t nude and won’t ever pose nude (closest you’re gonna get here, here and here).
Click on more photos of Layla and Kimberly looking perfectly hot together below and see the Layla Kayleigh Playboy photo after the jump . . .
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The WPT has released their official statement on Layla Kayleigh’s departure:
“Layla Kayleigh brought great edge, whit, and personality to the World Poker Tour as hostess in Season VI, and we sincerely wish her well as she continues to explore her TV career. We are currently casting for the Season VII TV hostess role, and look forward to introducing her to everyone soon.”
We can confirm that the hosting role is now in its final call back stage. No word if Kimberly Lansing (at right) is part of that final call back or if the WPT is looking to go in an entirely different direction. If we had some sort of WPT super-delegate vote though, we’d cast it for Kimberly Lansing.
Rumors are also swirling that Layla Kayleigh might not be the only WPT’er not coming back. We’ve heard rumblings in poker circles that Mike Sexton may also be on the outs. As commenter The Truth on our site succinctly noted:
Mike Sexton’s contract is up, he is not expected to return (his wife is pregnant with his first child). Linda Johnson’s last episode will be the WPT Ladies Night at Bellagio. I don’t know what will happen to Van Patton. It is unknown if GSN will renew the WPT contract, the new CEO is alleged to be anti-poker. I think we are looking at the end of the WPT.
Remember the last time an anonymous commenter broke news on WCP?
While we don’t think this is the end of the WPT, it will be interesting to see what direction the company will take in the near future.