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Seven Questions with Megan Abrigo, Hostess of NBC's 'Face the Ace'

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Megan Abrigo is the hostess of the first-ever prime time poker themed game show on a broadcast network with the premiere of NBC's “Face the Ace” tomorrow night (9-10 p.m. EST).| Photo by Stephanie Moore (NBC Sports)
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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..." If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.Today's subject is Megan Abrigo.

A native of Hawaii, Megan moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated with a studio arts degree. She was interested in a career in advertising design but following her graduation in 2005, decided to "have some fun and try something new." So Megan became a model. Four years later, she's got noteworthy gigs like the hit game show "Deal or No Deal" (she's the model responsible for opening up briefcase #6) and the lead role in the video for Chris Brown's single "Forever" (the original video, not this video) on her resume.

You can see more of Megan tonight alongside former Sopranos star, Steve Schirripa in the premiere of NBC's "Face the Ace," the first-ever prime time poker themed game show on a broadcast network. Contestants of "Face the Ace" sit at the table with some of the best poker players in the world and go heads-up for a chance to take home $1 million.

We were lucky enough to sit at a table with the show's beautiful hostess in the patio area of Urth Cafe in Santa Monica. Megan chatted with LAist about the show, her career, her co-host, the challenges of being a briefcase girl and working with the now infamous Mr. Brown.