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Beth Shak Owns 1,200 Pairs Of Shoes (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 07/28/2011 10:38 am Updated: 09/27/2011 5:12 am

The average woman spends $25,000 on shoes in her lifetime, according to "The Today Show." We're thinking Beth Shak, who owns 1,200 pairs, has already spent that much on shoes this year.

The professional poker player (and one-time "Millionaire Matchmaker" hopeful) has been making headlines for her unbelievably massive shoe collection.

The 41-year-old let "The Today Show" peek inside her closet, which boasts Manolo Blahnik heels, Lanvin flats, red crystal-studded Chanel stunners and a whopping 700 pairs of Christian Louboutins, her favorite label of all time.

To her credit, Shak earns her expensive habit through her own poker winnings. Her signature soles have earned her a reputation at the poker table and the male players have taken notice. "I wore Uggs [once] and a man said, 'Where are your heels?'" Shak told Women's Wear Daily. "[My name is] synonymous with shoes."

Although she seems to treat her shoes as her babies, Shak actually has three children of her own, including a 16-year-old daughter. So does her kid get to partake in the collection?

"She can't because I am a size seven and she's a size eight," Shak told the "Today Show." What a cruel, cruel twist of fate.

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