Shana Hiatt is not a big time poker player but she was the host of the first three seasons of World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel.
At age 18 Shana Hiatt began modeling after being discovered by a well-known and respected agent Ray Manzella. Shana probably can’t play poker a lick but she’s still managed to plunge head first onto the poker circuit.
While Hiatt was a non-player prior to her job with the World Poker Tour, she is now an avid online poker player who occasionally plays in casinos. She is formerly the host of Poker After Dark and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, both on NBC. Shana left the shows in 2008 due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Marianela Pereyra in Poker After Dark and by Leeann Tweeden in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
Hiatt was Miss Hawaiian Tropic USA in 1995 having represented Beach Haven, New Jersey after winning the local Hawaiian Tropic pageant at Touché nightclub in 1994. After becoming Miss Hawaiian Tropic USA, Hiatt was the cover model and posed nude inside the pages of Playboy in their April 1995 The Girls of Hawaiian Tropic issue. She also was on the cover for the video of that photo shoot Playboy: The Girls of Hawaiian Tropic, Naked in Paradise .
Hiatt was a guest host of Wild On! featured on the E! network. She has also appeared in television shows and movies including Must Love Dogs and Grandma’s Boy .
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