An actress and former fashion model, Shannon Elizabeth is not good at all at cooking. Yet, the beauty best known for her portrayal as Nadia in the hit movie "American Pie" (1999), is willing to improve her cooking skills, thus has signed on for the reality TV show "Hell's Kitchen".
"I'm a horrible cook because I always try to do it with oil, no butter - no flavor," the actress revealed. "Nobody else will ever eat it. My housekeeper now cooks."
With her signing to star in "Hell's Kitchen", Shannon will learn to cook in one of London's top restaurants under the guidance of notable chef Marco Pierre White. Joining her on the show among others are Adele Silva, Gary Lucy and Hannah Waterman.
Besides acting and modeling, Shannon was once quoted as proclaiming poker as her "second career" and is considered by the media to be "one of the leading celebrity poker players." She was involved in the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker and won a special tournament celebrating the opening of a new poker room at Caesars Palace hotel in January 2006, beating out 83 celebrities and poker professionals to win $55,000.