Lampanelli already has a cozy relationship with Trump, having affectionately toasted him at his Comedy Central roast. "You've ruined more models' lives than bulimia," she chided. "You've disappointed more women than 'Sex and the City 2.' " Will Trump dash Lampanelli's hopes too? Regardless, the comedian can probably handle it, and it'll make good fodder for her routine. Lampanelli will be playing for the Gay Men's Health Crisis.
Debbie Gibson is really big in Japan. She is also still the youngest person to write and record a No. 1 song. She's also good at defusing rivalries, like the one she had with Tiffany ("I Think We're Alone Now") by co-starring with her in the sci-fi cult flick "Mega Python vs. Gataroid," and has mastered many sectors of the entertainment world, from TV to Broadway. She'll be playing for Children International.
This is reality TV, where you often succeed because you make really good TV. And Hall has a lot of experience doing that. On his late night talk show in the early 1990s, he invented the move of pumping a fist in the air and shouting "Whoo, Whoo, Whoo!" for goshsakes. Hall will be playing for the Magic Johnson Foundation.
Jillette is a hard man to battle, because he happens to espouse all the philosophical positions most infuriating to argue against -- atheism, libertarianism, illusionism, etc. The magician also has made something of a career out of calling b*******. Jilette's a fellow at the Cato Institute, people! He's also a little bit of an entrepreneur, having secured a patent on a "for her" specially angled hot tub, named the "Jill-Jet." He'll be playing for Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas charity for people with intellectual disabilities.
As one of the several contestants that launched her career thanks to reality TV, O'Day is well schooled in standing out from the bunch. She was able to convince Diddy to pick her from 10,000 hopefuls, so there's a good chance that she can sway The Trump too. And TV audiences love O'Day. How else could she have scored her own reality show after an inglorious ouster from Danity Kane? She's playing for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
While the retired race car driver can be pretty awesome, he has a habit of being not quite awesome enough. Andretti holds the record for the most laps in the lead at the Indy 500, without ever achieving victory. He's playing for Racing for Cancer.
A two-time Mr. Universe, Ferrigno was Michael Jackson's personal trainer. In the 1970s and '80s Ferrigno bared his impressive torso as TV's "The Incredible Hulk" and more recently concealed it while guest starring as himself on the sitcom, "The King of Queens." He's playing for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. While our money would be on Ferrigno if this were a pose-off, in the game of business he's more risky bet.
Tiegs can play the mainstream (three covers of Sports Illustrated's "Swimsuit Issue" mainstream) and the indie (Vincent Gallo's "Brown Bunny" art-house indie). Despite a modeling career that peaked in the 1970s, Tiegs has managed to keep her career alive at age 64. She was a judge on the first season of the ABC series "True Beauty" and has a line of wigs for Revlon. She's playing for The Farrah Fawcett Foundation.
The first "Latina supermodel" managed to turn a pioneering modeling career into regular TV and movie stints, from "The Mummy" to "Arrested Development" to "The L Word." Velasquez founded the Wayuu Taya Foundation to assist a Venezuelan indigenous group (which she's playing for), managed the not-so-easy transition from model to actress, and is a bonafide quadrilingual. Velasquez might just be the real sleeper hit of this competition.