Christina Lindley, a model who has featured in Maxim and been a Playboy Bunny, is taking up professional poker.

The curvy star will appear on FoxSports' The Best Damn Poker Show alongside poker legends Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth.
She began her poker career when she was hired to play the girlfriend of Antonio Esfandiari in a commercial for an online poker site.

Since then she has received tuition from Esfandiari and professional blackjack player Ken Einegar.

Lindley recently appeared in a charity poker game to raise funds for Mentors for Youth and Last Chance for Africa.

It was organised by her coach and friend Dave Stann and held at the Velvet Mararita Cantina.

Other poker pros who have ventured into the game from other high profile professions include actress Tiffany Michelle and Jennifer Tilly.

Tilly won a World Series of Poker bracelet in June 2005 in the ladies no-limit hold'em event.