New Poker Totty Lina aka Angelina Wang, is the epitome of a ‘hot shot’ in the world of poker. Not only hot in the sense of playing poker and looking good, but, also reshaping the nature of poker. Once again yours truly has come up with the goods – I do love my job. Welcome Poker Totty Lina!
Do you play Texas Hold ‘Em or Omaha?
Chiefly play Texas Hold ‘em – mostly online, and in physical venues like Macau and poker clubs in HK and Europe whenever I travel.
What have been your biggest wins and your biggest losses?
Hmm: the biggest win or rather most memorable win was in Macau when I pushed my entire chips post flop with an A,9 suited heads up against a Danish guy who called smugly with a KK. The flop had been K, 9, 9. The turn was an indifferent and useless 2 and the river produced an ace – total winning amount was HKD 400k
Most memorable loss was in India, in Goa when I lost out Rs. 600k with a full house against quads.
What other variations of poker have you played?
Chinese poker, 3 Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Stud of course.
What is your daytime job?
The Vice President in a gaming company – Cybertech International Holdings Ltd. Hong Kong. I look after Business Development and Sales and Marketing.
Sometime ago I wrote a piece about future trends in poker and what it could be <link1>, <link2>, do you have a view about this topic?
Well, playing poker online becomes a dreary experience when you keep visiting various online sites and get most of the same stuff everywhere. There IS most definitely a need for a change. And yes, a 3D poker offering can vastly improve your poker experience. Both the pieces written are to-the-point, honest appraisals of what things are currently and how they should hopefully be.
How would you describe yourself physically?
Slim, attractive, 5 feet 8 inches in height.
Which designer do you admire?
Chanel, Fendi, Emporio Armani.
When did you decide that modelling maybe a career for you?
At the age of 16, i was offered a few assignments which I took up and then continued for over 2 and a half years. Later, I took on a few select challenging assignments inside mainland China.
Who are your favourite models?
Male: Jason Shaw, Jamie Dornan
Female: Kate Moss, Adriana Lima.
Why do you think Kate Moss is seen as so controversial?
Well, glamour has its price. Kate is one highly misunderstood individual, I feel, and with everything she has achieved so far since a very young age, the world should appreciate her good things and let go of the bad.
What sort of music and artist do you like?
Rock, pop, alternative, R & B
Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Cranberries.
Do you have any hobbies?
Adventure sports, fitness, movies, dancing and poker.
What has been the most dangerous thing you have ever done in sports?
I broke an ankle bone while racing fast cars once and nearly snapped my rope while bungee jumping from one of the highest bungee jumping points in the world.
What is your favourite entertainment?
Karaoke and dancing.
Which songs do you do on the karaoke?
I love “Dreams” by Cranberries and “What a feeling!” by Irene Cara.
Which cuisine do you prefer?
Italian, Chinese, Lebanese, Thai.
If you had a choice would it be a Prada handbag or a Jimmy Choo shoes?
Louis Vuitton purse.
Which city would you like to be in and why?
London. A city bustling with life and everything you can ask for on the planet. The buzz is awesome!
So you subscribe to the Samuel Johnson motto ‘…tired of London, tired of life…’?
Yes, I totally do. I love cities more and I love the unity in the diversity that London truly exhibits. It is a cauldron of hundreds of ethnicities and groups, yet leads the world’s other cities in productivity and entertainment.