That’s right, Maria, who has watched the show a lot, and who has always said the same thing the rest of us do, “I could have answered that,” decided to do something about it to see if she could be a winner on the show.
“I listened very closely when they explained how to enter the contest. Then, I went online and read about it and looked at the categories, including the one called Endless Summer. I called them in September, and they returned my call on October 23, which is amazing to me since I have heard people say that it took them fifteen years to get a callback to be on the show!”
Thankfully, Maria had the good sense to start watching the shows very carefully by setting her DVR so when they called her that morning at ten minutes until seven to say that they would be calling back in fifty minutes to ask her question, she immediately began watching (again) the show from the day before and taking notes.
Again, thankfully she did because the preceding day’s show carried an interview with two different people with whom Maria was not familiar at all…THEN…her cell phone rang with the big question.
“They had me upload a photo of myself, and I chose one we had taken while on a cruise, and that photo flashed on television while I was on the phone…and I knew the answer to their question!”
So what was the prize?
Maria and hubby will be treated to an $8,600 vacation to the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch in Tucson, Arizona beginning on May 11. And as an aside, that is the day Maria is set to graduate from Tarleton State University!
“My own graduation celebration will begin the moment we board the plane on our way to this little piece of Heaven!”
And here at Texansunited.com we send out a HUGE Congrats to Maria, not only for winning but for having the courage to stand up and make the first phone call.
Have a blast, you two!