If you thought the Housewives could get nasty, wait until you get a glimpse at the women on TLC’s Sin City Rules. Tough, smart and ruthless, these women have made their mark on Las Vegas and want everyone to know it. The series airs on TLC Sundays at 10pm ET but will move to Tuesdays at 10pm ET beginning Jan. 1.
Sin City Rules follows the lives of Amy Hanley, Lana Fuchs, Jennifer Harman, Alicia Jacobs and Lori Montoya —five high-powered women whose egos and personalities are even bigger than their pocketbooks.
Meet the women of TLC’s “Sin City Rules”
Amy Hanley, is the daughter of the late mob boss Tom Hanley, who maintains a unique relationship with her colorful mother (Wendy Mazaros, author of Vegas Rag Doll). In addition to being the mother to three young boys, Amy’s businesses include a firm that handles top-secret financial issues of elite movers and shakers who have fallen on hard times. Hanley posted on her Facebook page earlier: “You all ready for one hell of a goat rodeo show with a roller coaster ride that is beyond bitchy behavior?”
“If I want a monkey, I buy a monkey,” that’s Lana Fuchs, seen in a clip riding on a Segway with her pet monkey on her shoulder. And, oh my, is she something special. Fuchs is the owner of Billionaire Mafia Enterprises, a luxury clothing line, a record label and a concierge service. According to TLC press materials, she enjoys a life filled with every luxury, including her pet monkey, a gun collection and passion for diamonds. She describes herself as, well, read for yourself: “Demonic and Divine are simply two sides of the same coin, and I am both. Duality is inherent in all of us, and based on the choice we make at any moment in time, is how we are perceived. The more powerful an individual is, the more pronounced that duality. … I love The Game of Life and when I’m good, I’m really good. When I’m bad, I’m even better. Whether you love me or hate me, you will remember me!” Now that’s an understatement!
Furthest in personality from Fuchs is probably Jennifer Harman. Born and raised in Vegas, Harman learned to play poker when she was just a kid where she started sneaking into casinos at age 16. She is now considered the best female poker player in Vegas, and possibly the world, holding two WSOP bracelets. She’s married to Marco Traniello, also a professional poker player. In regards to the series, she told her Facebook fans: “I’m very excited and also very nervous. You’ll have to let me know what you think.’
Alicia Jacobs is a local entertainment reporter who claims to have a lot of celebrity friends from being in the biz, and appears to be less about catty fights and overemphasized drama. She comes across as potentially the nice girl in the group.
Lori Montoya is a Vegas native and owner and co-founder of Rain Cosmetics, the first makeup company born in Las Vegas. TLC shares that Montoya is treated as a VIP wherever she goes, having ties to the city’s legendary hotels and nightclubs. She shares that she “always strive to have more and be better,” and while her life can be challenging, she considers it a continuous learning experience.
We’ll see what all these successful women learn as TLC turns the spotlight on their lives, and open up the world to criticize.
The eight-episode series is produced by Evolution Media, the same people who produce Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Orange County franchises.
Photo courtesy of TLC. Pictured from left: Jennifer Harman, Lori Montoya, Lana Fuchs, Amy Hanley and Alicia Jacobs