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.
After visiting her sister Buffy at the University of Southern Mississippi , Cannatella decided on that college, which she began attending at age 17, though she never finished. In , Trishelle announced her engagement to John Hensz, who is a fighter pilot Career[ edit ] The Real World and The Challenge[ edit ] Sullen about the impending need to pay back her student loans as her graduation neared in , Cannatella heard a radio ad for a show called Lost in the U.
After auditioning for that project, she was invited to audition for The Real World: Las Vegas , the twelfth season of the long-running reality show, which would later air in She accepted, but perceived the questions she was asked during the audition process to be part of an attempt by the producers to cast her as the stereotypical racist and homophobic southern cast member, and later, in light of the questions they asked about her religion, as the "holy roller".
Cannatella was selected as a cast member. During her stay, she and her roommates worked in the hotel and clubs. Cannatella and her fellow castmates felt pressure from the producers to act out for the cameras in order to make appealing airtime, saying that she was asked leading questions by the producers about her plans on certain nights.
She also notes that alcohol was made readily available to the cast, which she pointed out in light of the fact that alcoholism runs in her family.
Campus Crawl , which was filmed at the same time as The Real World: Las Vegas, the cast members from the two shows faced off against each other in a series of challenges. The Gauntlet , but was sent home when she lost a gauntlet to Sarah Greyson. She also competed in the succeeding season, The Inferno , but was eliminated second. In May , she appeared on the reunion show, Reunited: The Real World Las Vegas.
Battle of the Seasons ; she and Zito finished the season in second place after Williams and Gonzalez were eliminated earlier in the season. Brooklyn whom she had conflict with in Battle of the Seasons, later in Episode 3 Cannatella quit the game after she got into an argument with Aneesa Ferreira, and became intolerant of the conditions in the house.
Sarah was sent home by default because she was left without a partner. Other television work[ edit ] In , Cannatella was a part of the reality show Kill Reality which chronicled the making of the movie The Scorned.
She has also appeared in an episode of the reality show that pranks celebrities, Punk'd , hosted by Ashton Kutcher. The two competed against other teams of former reality contestants including Jonny Fairplay and Victoria Fuller. In the end, Cannatella and Mizanin won the show, taking home the prize money and several other prizes.
After intensive training to become a professional wrestler known as "the Red Hot Redneck," she was eliminated. Modeling and appearances[ edit ] Cannatella has posed nude for Playboy magazine and the online Playboy Cyber Club.
She also appeared in a Playboy DVD. Cannatella appears in William Hung 's music video for his single " She Bangs ". During the Super Bowl , she appeared in a commercial for GoDaddy.
Later that year, she also appeared in the May issue of Stuff and on their website to promote her new television series VIP Passport, where she and several other girls fly to hot-spots around the world.