Vanessa Rousso Named Newest GoDaddy Girl

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No sooner than news spread that poker babe Vanessa Rousso would be appearing in this year's coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, it was announced Thursday that she will become the latest Go Daddy girl, joining the likes of race car driver Danica Patrick and WWE wrestler Candice Michelle. 

 "Vanessa is smart, she's aggressive and she's hot," Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons told Bluff Magazine. "She has an economics degree from Duke. She's working on a law degree at the University of Miami. And, like Go Daddy Girl Danica Patrick, she's competing successfully in what has been a man's sport. She is definitely Go Daddy material."

"Poker is my passion, but that actually started with my interest in economics," said Rousso. "I know a strong company when I see one and Go Daddy is absolutely dominant. Go Daddy is world leader in so many Internet categories, plus it has a reputation for being fun, edgy and aggressive. It's just my style."

Go Daddy is working to repair its reputation in the world of online poker following its decision to allow the state of Kentucky control of various domain names in a much publicized "seizure dispute" that was ultimately overturned on appeal made by The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association.

Ms. Rousso sat down with Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, for an interview to be published heading into this weekend's NBC Head's Up Poker Championship. 

Anna Lexington,