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Norwegian models Triana Iglesias and Ingrid Marie are in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker and according to Iglesias the only thing they do in Norway in the winter is play poker and have sex. They don't like skiiing. Iglesias and Marie only learned poker recently but say they love the excitement and the psychology of the game. They also think more girls should be playing poker and told PokerListings that playing in big events like the world series isn't as scary or intimidating as it seems. Iglesias has appeared in movies and music videos in Norway as well as the cover of Playboy magazine all over the world. Iglesias says she'd love to go deep in the Main Event to show women that they can compete in big poker events just like men.
Triana: I am from Norway as well, half Spanish and I'm playing for Bet Safe Norway, and this is my first time playing in Vegas. I was very nervous...
I was very nervous at the table but I played a little bit before. This is the only thing in the world that makes me nervous, I think that's why I like it.
I still get a high pulse and I don't do that with a lot of things.
Ingrid: I also play for Bet Safe, but I just started in April for them. I've played poker for a couple of years and I've also done some poker dealing. I don't know how I got into it. I just had a friend who knew it and...
Triana: It's fun..
Triana: That's why we do it.
Ingrid: And then you get all nervous and it's all about psychology and you have to read the other players.
Triana: Norway is a cold country. We had seven months of winter and then we stay inside. We don't have a lot of things to do if you don't go skiing. So them we play poker and have sex..
Triana: That's what people do there.
Ingrid: That's what we do in Norway. That's why we're really lucky.
Triana: You can't go out. It's snow everywhere and if you don't go skiing of course. I don't like skiing, so...
Ingrid: I don't like skiing either.
We went in a hot air balloon today and I've been driving on a race track. I've done other things than poker up until now. It's my first time in Vegas, I wanna play poker when I'm here.
Triana: Tight and aggressive...
I'm still trying to learn poker. I don't think this is a game you ever ever learn...
Ingrid: You can never be finished.
Triana: You'll never finish, you can always learn more, that's why I like it. I'm still a little bit nervous. In the first two hours, I couldn't drink anything because I was shaking. So I was like, "Keep your arms like..."
No funny business. Keeping my arms under, so nobody could see that I was shaking. But now, it's better now.
Ingrid: And of course we have the advantage that we're pretty cute, so we always...
Triana: I don't think there's a lot of girls here.
Triana: We need more girls.
Ingrid: We need to show people that girls can play poker as well, and also as she said, make our bosses proud.
I think it's intimidating for girls because there are so many guys. The same with everything else. Just now they are coming and hopefully they're coming more and more. I think it's just that we're a little bit slow, but now we're taking back everything.
Triana: Play like a girl.
Triana: I think that's gonna be good.