When she was 14, her mother died from a brain tumor.
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". 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 had supporting roles on 33 Griffin Lane and The Hillz.
She later returned to Las Vegas to appear in Real World: Reunited and other MTV shows such as Jackass, PUNK'D, RR/RW Challenge: The Gauntlet and Spring Break 2004.
After intensive training to become a professional wrestler known as "the Red Hot Redneck," she was eliminated.