Danger! Champion Amy Schneider has become the first woman to pocket $ 1 million on the popular competition show.
Already the highest-earning female contestant in game show history and the woman with the longest winning streak, she became one of four Jeopardy! players to reach seven figures in regular season earnings.
During an interview with the Associated Press about her various accomplishments, she revealed her approach to being a trans celebrity.
Winner: Jeopardy! Champion Amy Schneider has become the first woman to win $ 1 million on the popular competition show.
Although he has publicly urged voters in his home state of Ohio in the past not to vote Republican, he insisted, “I don’t want my social media to be a place where people discuss politics all the time.”
She added: ‘But at the same time, I can’t ignore the fact that there are people threatening my brothers and sisters in the trans community. Here I have the opportunity to say something about it and I cannot remain completely silent. I don’t necessarily want to be a super activist about it and constantly beat that drum. ‘
Schneider noted: “But I can’t keep quiet, either, when I know that so many people are in danger of real damage from political politics.”
However, she is also polite to her political opponents, as “I grew up in a Republican home and a Catholic environment, and many people I love are conservative in various ways.” I know them and I know that they are not intentionally hurting and that they have reasons for the positions they occupy.
Accomplished: She is already the highest-earning contestant in pageant history and the woman with the longest winning streak.
‘So I want to involve people from (across) the spectrum where possible. But it has to be in a condition where my right to exist is granted, otherwise we can’t talk. ‘
He has grossed $ 1.02 million in 28 wins, solidifying his fourth place on the list that includes Ken Jennings with $ 2.5 million; James Holzhauer, $ 2.46 million and Matt Amodio, $ 1.52 million.
Schneider, who is also fourth in consecutive wins and the first acting trans person for the tournament of champions, will compete again on Monday.
She is delighted to have fulfilled a prediction made by her eighth grade classmates in Dayton, Ohio: She was voted most likely to be a Jeopardy! contestant, based on geography and spelling bee skills.
Her stance: During an interview with the Associated Press about her various accomplishments, she revealed her approach to being a trans celebrity.
She is an engineering manager living in Oakland, California and told the AP that she has kept her day job, but dreams of a career in entertainment.
As for fame in general, he said: ‘Just seeing me on TV is still almost a shock, even though I was there when it all happened. I thought I could win some games, but I didn’t think I would do well. ‘
Schneider spoke: ‘The other day, my girlfriend mentioned some famous people who had gone to her high school, and I was thinking,’ I know there was someone who went to mine. ‘ I looked it up on Wikipedia and there it was, on the list of notable alumni. It was a very strange moment to see that. ‘
Prescient: She loves to have fulfilled a prediction made by her eighth grade classmates in Dayton, Ohio: She was voted most likely to be a Jeopardy! contestant
When it comes to being a role model for trans people in particular, she said: ‘I’ve definitely heard from other trans people who have been a little excited to see me there. But one of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is listening to parents, and sometimes grandparents, of trans people, an older generation. ‘
Schneider explained: ‘There is a lot of fear for their loved ones who are trans and they worry that they may have limitations in life. I think being able to go out and show that I can be successful in a very pervasive way has made a lot of them feel better about the people in their lives. ‘
She has dipped her toe in the comedy pool and ‘done open mics around town, just for fun and I wasn’t seriously pursuing it, but I’ve been an actress my whole life.’
Fans: She shared that ‘one of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is listening to parents, and sometimes grandparents, of trans people, an older generation.’
Schneider blurted out: “As I struggled with the urge to come out, definitely one of the fears was,” Will I still be comfortable in public and will I be able to perform after my transition? “And seeing them definitely helped with that. ‘
She is ‘dreaming’ of life in show business, but she doesn’t know ‘exactly which direction she would want to take that, and I don’t know what opportunities will be available’ when she ends her career at Jeopardy!
“But I’ve been working on my writing as a field where I might find some opportunities. Beyond that, I’m just driving around and seeing what may or may not come up as it goes.”