Six global super star celebrities are fighting it out on the poker felt in a series of challenging, one-on-one duels, filmed and released on YouTube by PokerStars.
The six stars are:
Football superstars: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Neymar Jr (Brazil)
Global stars from the world of fashion: Sara Sampaio (Victoria’s Secret) and Mireia Lalaguna Royo (Miss World)
International actors: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and John Boyega (Star Wars)
These poker-loving celebrities trialled out their best bluffing faces and took each other on one-on-one in the name of charity. Professional poker players and members of Team PokerStars Pro Fatima Moreria de Melo, Vanessa Selbst, Andre Akkari, and Felipe Mojave acted as poker coaches ahead of the duels and were there to provide support when called upon during the shows.
Cristiano Ronaldo said, “I love the surge of excitement you get when challenging others, which is one of the main reasons I love poker so much; it provides me with a thrill that I normally only feel on the football pitch. The duels were challenging but also really fun.”
Each celebrity who took part was playing for $5,000 in each match to be donated to a charity of their choice. This included “Right To Play” and “Save the Children.”
The films are now available online at YouTube here.