Phil Hellmuth, the famous poker kid, has done it again. He enters the World Series of Poker Main Event the way he likes best: attracting attention. This time he appeared on the first day as P. T. Barnum, the iconic character from The Greatest Showman, is joined by none other than his favorite lion, played by Grinder Dan Jungleman Cates .
Most surprising of all is the warm reception Helmus received this year, as opposed to the boos he received last year when he arrived in a Darth Vader costume of dubious quality and rather impromptu. … .
The moment of fame is not over yet. The pair entered the Horseshoe Events Center accompanied by 17 stunning models, each holding a number from 1 to 17, representing the bracelet Hellmuth had won. Katy Perry‘s anthem “Roar” blared from the speakers as WSOP Vice President Jack Effel introduced the two poker icons.
The, the Not to forget, Hellmuth’s incredible performances as Gandalf and Julius Caesar in other editions of the WSOP are etched in the memories of all poker lovers. Perhaps strangest of all was his arrival in Rio as a true NASCAR driver. While the original plan was to arrive in a racing car, Helmus was involved in an accident, crashing into a pillar in front of the casino, rendering the vehicle unusable.
Although it’s great to seeMacho Man “Dan” competing with Phil “Hulk Hogan” Hellmuth to continue his WSOP story. This newcomer left everyone indifferent and here you can see it….
🎪 Circus 🎪 has arrived! Introducing @phil_hellmuth and @junglemandan 🦁! , followed by 17 models – one for each of his bracelets!
Welcome to the World Series of Poker! pic.twitter.com/g42Iz8g7Rh
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