Julia Collins makes “Jeopardy!” history with 17 wins and still going

In the eighth grade, Julia Collins predicted she would become a “Jeopardy!” champion.

Now, she’s done even more than that as she becomes the winning-est woman ever to appear on the popular TV game show.

From ABC News:

Julia Collins has racked up more wins than any other woman in “Jeopardy!” history, earning $391,600 in the process.

“I was a pretty nerdy kid,” Collins says. “I liked to shout out the answers to the TV like everybody else does.”

Collins, 31, a resident of the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, made history when she won her 17th straight game Tuesday, and then added another victory Wednesday.

Only past contestants Ken Jennings (74) and David Madden (19) have won more consecutive non-tournament games than this. The show premiered 50 years ago.

Check the video report below from ABC News:

Why being smart makes money – NBC’s Million Second Quiz

Do you like game shows for the “winning excitement?”  Let’s cut right to the chase.

Just graduated from Columbia Law School, this grad is already able to pay off his student loans.

Andrew Kravis is a public interest lawyer about to start a fellowship at Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for LGBT civil rights. He was honored upon graduating from CLS as one of two students “who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the furtherance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.”

Last night, he dramatically won $2.6 million on NBC’s new show “Million Second Quiz.” The winnings were originally about $2.3 million, but Ryan Seacrest just rounded it up to make it a record win!

I don’t know if Andrew is gay or just gay friendly, but this was pretty cool to watch.

The Price Is Right is looking for it’s first male model

According to TVline.com, if you are male and can gesture to a new car with a smooth, attractive flourish, you might have a shot at a job on The Price Is Right.

The longest-running game show in history, CBS’ The Price Is Right, is launching its first-ever casting call to find a male model, with portions of the process airing as a web series. At the end of the search, one lucky looker will join Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne, Manuela Arbelaez and Rachel Reynolds in helping players navigate the likes of Plinko and best appreciate eye-widening prize showcases.

The search begins Aug. 30 with an open call in Los Angeles, where hunky hopefuls will be interviewed by TPIR producers and the four female models. There, candidates will demonstrate verbal skills as well as the ability to pose and “properly showcase a product.”

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