Got a Big Personality? Use it for a Chance to Win $100K on “Pyramid”

Michael Strahan hosts a new version of the classic game show, THE $100,000 PYRAMID, which will air in primetime on the ABC Television Network. Billy Gardell and Kate Flannery compete with contestants Leslie Swan and Chris Scapellati.
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I’m a kindergarten teacher who moonlights as an opera singer.

My favorite celebrity is a wacky character actor.

If I won a lot of money, I’d buy my grandma a yacht.

If your knee-jerk response to the above statements is “Things I’d say to get on a game show,” this could be your chance at fame and riches. Check out this online application to become a contestant on the ABC game show “The $100,000 Pyramid,” hosted by Michael Strahan.

The game pairs celebs with contestants to guess category themes based on clues provided by their partners.

Here’s hoping you won’t get stuck with Joey.

Contestant must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 21 years or older and a legal U.S. resident.
  • You cannot be a convicted felon.
  • You must be available for taping in New York City, April 29 through May 18, 2018 (filming requires one full day).
  • You can’t run for public office until one year after the initial broadcast of your episode.
  • You can’t be a contestant or a participant on another game show or a reality/competition show within a year of May 1, 2018.

The guidelines make it pretty clear the show is looking for contestants with big personalities, encouraging you to have fun with the video audition you’ll submit at the end of the application.

And if that wasn’t enough of a clue, beneath the response space to the question: “How would you spend the money if you win on the show?” is the suggestion: “Please do not say ‘student loans’ or ‘pay bills.’”

Because nobody watches game shows for a reality check.

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She prefers a healthy game of Plinko.