Stargazing

‘The Price is Right’ awards treadmill to contestant in a wheelchair, turns her into Internet star

“The Price is Right” contestant Danielle Perez with host Drew Carey.
“The Price is Right” contestant Danielle Perez with host Drew Carey. CBS

In one of the most awkward moments we’ve ever seen on a game show, a woman in a wheelchair won a treadmill on “The Price is Right” on Tuesday’s episode. But Danielle Perez, who is a comedian, is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame.

Perez was excited to make it on stage with host Drew Carey to play the “1 Right Price” game. But then Carey asked the show’s announcer to reveal the prizes she’d be playing for – a treadmill and a sauna.

It’s hard to read the look on Perez’s face when she saw the prizes. By correctly guessing the price of the sauna, she also won the treadmill.

According to CNN, Perez has been in a wheelchair since 2004 when she lost her legs in an accident. She described the audience’s reaction to seeing the prizes as an awkward pause that she says CBS edited out of the show.

She said the show’s staff members, though, were genuinely excited for her. "I kept thinking that it was a really big joke," she told CNN. “But there was no irony in their cheers or applause."

Perez was the ultimate good sport and seemed to enjoy the media attention that came her way as a result.

Even Drew Carey sent her a shout-out on Twitter:

  Comments