Diaz studied Communication Management in Brussels, graduated from her BA course, then looked for some opportunities in the media. She got in touch with PokerStars at the Belgian Open Poker Championship, where she modeled for advertising materials for the tournament in 2009, where PokerStars representatives invited her to play at a smaller event. After she finished 12th out of 60, she was asked to be a sponsored player, to which she instantly said yes. She went on a learning spree from then on, according to her, she trains her poker skills every day online, or at live cash games.
She is generally happy with her opponents, especially men at the table, as she stated in an interview for the fashion blog Cashmere and Ivory
:"You have three kinds of men at the poker table. Men for who it doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, who just stay focused and play their game. Then you have men who don’t like to have a woman at the table and they’ll do anything to bust you and call you with shitty hands. And then there are the men who find it very pleasant to have a woman at the table and who will never call with a bad hand and who play very straightforward with you.
Besides, we have the advantage that women have the image that they never bluff and always play with good hands. So they estimate you wrong and you can sometimes take a chance to bluff more. Plus the advantage of being known, they know you from TV, they see the pokerstars badge, … That scares them off a bit. These elements will make sure that you can stay at the table longer."
Not only does she work for PokerStars, Gaelle also works as a model; she has been on the covers of P-magazine, Ché and in 2011, she was approached by Playboy, which was a breakthrough in her career.
Miss Diaz has some great plans for her future as well:"Two years ago I’ve chosen to focus on television. And to be honest, in 10 years I will no longer live in Belgium. I really want to play films in France. From an early age, I’ve always wanted to be an actress. I just knew I want to stand in front of a camera. Ultimately, it has become mostly a TV career now, but it can still reverse. I’m following acting classes to improve myself."
If you want to catch her online, follow EPT live events, and she will also cover EPT shows weekly on JIM-TV and 2BE together with Charlotte Van Brabander, friend of PokerStars. For more pictures, visit her Facebook page
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