Thirty-one year old Maria Ho has packed more success into her short career than most people do in a lifetime. She is currently ranked the 3rd female poker player in the world and has amassed over $1.6 million dollars in live tournament poker winnings. She’s also competed in season 3 of American Idol and season 15 of The Amazing Race. And among a myriad of other achievements, she’s managed to be the most cashing female at the 2012 and 2014 World Series of Poker and holds the record for most Last Woman Standing finishes in a World Series of Poker Main Event, winning an unprecedented three times in 2007, 2011 and 2014. We had the pleasure of speaking with her about her remarkable career.
JerseyMan: Where were you born and raised?
Maria Ho: I was born in Taiwan actually but I was raised in L.A. My family and I moved here when I was four years old, so I’ve basically lived here all of my life. I went to college in San Diego so I’ve never really left California.
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