Trishelle Cannatella (born November 4, 1979) is an American actress, reality TV contestant, and Playboy model.
Cannatella was born on November 4, 1979, and raised in Cut Off, Louisiana. She is of French and Italian ancestry. She was raised as a Southern Baptist, and has described herself as a "momma's girl". Her mother, a devout Christian, took her family to church three or four times a week. When she was 14, her mother died from a brain tumor. Cannatella was on several athletic teams throughout her high school career at South Lafourche High School, but after her mother had died, Cannatella began rebelling by associating with an unsavory crowd, acting the part of the "bad girl".
During her senior year of high school, however, she began to associate with a more respectable group of friends who "took her under their wing". After visiting her sister Buffy at The University of Southern Mississippi, Cannatella decided on that college, which she began attending at age 17, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in English. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Sullen about the impending need to pay back her student loans as her graduation neared in 2002, Cannatella heard a radio