Poker Pro Vanessa Rousso is a Cockroach! Gets Exterminated

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Jagajeet Chiba
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Poker Pro Vanessa Rousso is a Cockroach!  Gets Exterminated

Yes, betcha didn’t know poker pro Vanessa Rousso was a cockroach!


It’s true.  No, really!

Rousso, for reasons unknown at this time, arrived at one of the World Series of Poker events dressed up in a cockroach costume.

Randy Lew tweeted he thought it was a horse at first.

Rousso later tweeted herself:

So it's official...I'm a cockroach for the day! Losing bets to @liv_boeree is always good for a laugh!

She later tweeted: 

Well the cockroach was just exterminated. :( Holding 22 I get all in vs 89 and JJ on 299J board, and the J on the turn really BUGS me! ;)

Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattaria or Blattodea.  There are some 4,500 different species.  The female uses pheromones to attract mates, and the males practice courtship rituals such as posturing and Stridulation.  The female may produce up to eight egg cases in a lifetime; in favorable conditions, she can produce 300 to 400 offspring over that period of time.  Roaches typically live for about one year.

Rousso has previously appeared in the fabled Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

- Jagajeet Chiba,