Mariel Mendoza (@marielmendoza) currently resides in Las Vegas. But over the course of the last five years, the San Diego-born model has done everything in her power to make sure that she's not gambling with her career as a model. So aside from making frequent nightclub appearances throughout Vegas and a handful of other cities, she's also appeared at events for Hot Import Nights, Formula Drift, and even NASCAR. She's done work for SPEED TV and Performance Auto and Sound. And just in case the modeling thing doesn't work out, she recently obtained a Bachelor's degree in business marketing from UNLV. See? She may live amongst games of chance, but that doesn't mean she's rolling the dice on her future.