She looks like a million dollars – and her jackpot just keeps growing. Peril! competitor Amy schneider passed the million dollar mark on Friday, January 7, episode of the game show.
The Oakland, Calif., Resident finished her 28th straight game with $ 1,019,600. Schneider, 42, is the fourth person to reach that milestone in the regular season, with only Ken jennings, James holzhauer and Matt Amodio in front of her.
Schneider made history as the woman with the longest run and highest earning on Jeopardy !. She passed the 2014 candidate Julia collins’20 parades in late December and wore a sweater in honor of Collins’ comfy uniform.
“Just seeing myself on TV is still almost a shock, even though I was there when it all happened,” said the Peril! Hall of Famer told AP in an interview on Saturday, January 8.
“I thought I could win a few games, but I didn’t think I would do it right. The other day my girlfriend mentioned famous people who went to her high school, and I was like, “I know there was someone who went to mine. I looked it up on Wikipedia and there I was, listed among the notable alumni. It was a very strange moment to see that.
The Ohio native also makes history as the first transgender woman to qualify for the Tournament of Champions. Schneider noted that she is “a lot of other stuff too!” However, she is happy to provide trans portrayal on a show popular with all age groups, especially older viewers.
“I’ve certainly heard from other trans people who were kind of thrilled to see me there. But one of the things I enjoyed the most was hearing from parents, and sometimes grandparents, trans people, an older generation, “she added.” There is a lot of fear for loved ones who are trans and fear that they may be limited in life. ‘going out there and showing that I can be successful in a very common way has, I think, made a lot of them feel better about their life.
After the Friday episode, the head of engineering ranks fourth among the contestants with the most consecutive wins and the contestants with the highest earnings during the regular season. Host Jennings (who is temporarily replacing as the search for the late Alex Trebek’s replacement continues), Amodio and Holzhauer are still top of the table. She is in fifth place for all-time wins, which includes the championships.
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