Appearing in every episode, the members of the Royal Flush Crew go beyond the felt at each stop on the World Poker Tour. These lifestyle ambassadors specialize in fitness, nutrition, fashion, and more, so be sure to introduce yourselves to them at your next WPT event.
Latina from Venezuela, food & fitness lover, and nerd. Family time is my favorite time. I enjoy dancing and playing with makeup. Love to travel and blessed I get to do it.
One of my favorite quotes is: “There’s only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, be nothing, and say nothing.” – Aristotle
Angela Rockwood was born in Clovis, New Mexico, and now resides in Los Angeles, California.
Angela’s life was practically perfect until turmoil struck one week before 9/11 on September 3, 2001. As a result of a car accident, Angela suffered a broken neck and severed spinal cord; as a result she was diagnosed as a c4 quadriplegic. Positive and determined, Angela began the road to recovery. In 2003, she was the third American to undergo a pioneering stem cell surgery in Portugal, which allowed her to later operate a manual wheelchair. Although Angela is unable to move her fingers fully, she can feed herself, paint, train in martial arts and apply her own makeup.
As an Ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Angela represents the Paralysis Resource Center in outreach to Asian-American communities. She serves as a spokes model for Ti-Lite Wheelchairs and has also worked as a model for Target, Nordstrom, and Toyota. Angela has also appeared on Larry King Live and in People Magazine, discussing how to live life to the fullest since her paralysis. She has energized her acting career by landing in three national commercials for AARP, Mabelline, and Sony.
With her ultimate mission of pushing boundaries, Angela created, produced and starred in the Sundance Channel’s ‘Critic’s Choice Awards’ Best Reality series Push Girls. The show follows the lives of five women living with paralysis while cultivating their friendship as they undertake everyday life.
Angela is a vessel that is inspired by her grand purpose, deep within her soul she carries this mantra daily: “Life is a gift and what we do with our life is our gift back to the world, to others, and to ourselves.”
I am a certified personal trainer! I am a huge fan of sports, dogs, and fitness. My dream is to have about 20 dogs and my own gym. Ice cream and donuts are life!!! I was a baseball player with a scholarship to pitch for Ohio State. I truly believe life is too short to do something you hate, so do what makes you happy. Happiness is the key to success!
Caitlyn was born and raised in Texas, before relocating to Las Vegas where she began her path in video production and yoga instruction. She loves the outdoors, traveling, and dancing, and believes in facing her fears for personal growth. Caitlyn hopes to inspire and help others through her greatest passions of creative writing and spiritual healing.
Danielle Ruiz is a native of Hollywood, California. She’s been modeling for 10 years and has appeared in multiple TV shows and films. One of Danielle’s favorite things to do is to travel the world and meet new people. When she’s not on the road, whether it be with the World Poker Tour or for another adventure, Danielle loves to take Pilates, hot yoga, and go hiking. A few of Danielle’s favorite words to live by are, “live life to the fullest, be kind, and good things will come.”
Ivy Teves was born in the Philippines and moved to the US when she was 15. She excelled in high school academics and athletics and later received her nursing degree. After a successful career in modeling she joined the World Poker Tour in Season 10. Ivy enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and going to the beach. She is a certified pop pilates instructor, as well as a personal stylist and fashion advisor whose client list continues to grow.
Jeannie was born and raised in Delaware before moving to Las Vegas, where she built a successful career as a model, appearing in commercials, magazines, tv shows, billboards, and runways. She is also a veteran, having served 6 years in the United States Air Force. Jeannie is now a proud mother and enjoys spending most of her time with her daughter. She also enjoys traveling, dancing, the beach, yoga, working out, football, food, and wine. Jeannie has a passion for learning and living a healthy and holistic lifestyle… “It’s all about balance.”
Raysa Peres is of Ukranian and Cuban descent and has been an active model, actress, and TV host for more than 10 years. Throughout her extensive modeling career, Raysa has performed work for more than 40 different editorials and countless international brands.
Among some of Raysa’s most notable work is an international TV and internet campaign for skincare and makeup company Shiseido, a global campaign for “No mas Vello” hair removal salons, and editorials for Cristian Dior, Instyle Magazine for Chanel, Mango, Escada, La Perla, MaxMara, and Prada. Raysa was also the international face for ALOHANATURA cosmetic brand.
Raysa’s modeling career has also propelled her into the film and TV industry with several co-star credits, including films made by Dovgenko film company and the Spanish film Chicas Paranoicas. One of Raysa’s latest on-camera achievements was a stint as a reporter on Mega TV’s Ceriani Show, based in Miami, Florida.
Raysa thoroughly enjoys the adventure and freedom of a career that has given her the great pleasure to travel the world and considers herself a wanderlust at heart. When Raysa is not working, she has fun biking and playing tennis. Raysa also enjoys playing the piano, of which she played professionally prior to modeling. Although there are the usual exercise and diet regimes that come with being a professional model, Raysa is not afraid to admit she has a sweet tooth and loves chocolate cake.
Raysa holds degrees in Business and Administration and International Economics, as well as a Masters in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Tugba Ercan is a Turkish-born American model, TV personality, and actress. Tugba recently relocated to LA from Miami to pursue more work on TV and acting fronts, and has a passion for health and fitness. In fact, Tugba has a degree in Exercise Science, and continues to have one foot in her field as an Exercise Physiologist.
Tugba strongly believes in doing what makes you happy, and that everything happens for a reason.