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Nik Bonaddio

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Nik Bonaddio is from New York City, New York. He appeared on the U.S. version of the show during its 10th Anniversary Primetime Celebration and won $100,000.

WWTBAM Run

Fastest Finger Question

Fastest Finger Question
Put these vampire-themed books by Stephenie Meyer in the order they were published, starting with the earliest.
• A: New Moon • B: Twilight
• C: Breaking Dawn • D: Ecplipse
3 of the 10 contestants put the 4 answers in the correct order: B-A-D-C, but Nik Bonaddio did it in the fastest time with 7.24 seconds.

Nik's Run to the Million

$100 (1 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Rating System
According to the Motion Pictures Association of America, a G-rated movie should not show what?
• A: Rainbows • B: Nudity
• C: Laughter • D: Michael Moore in spandex
$200 (2 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Ask Your Doctor
Miracle-Ear is a leading brand of which of these medical devices?
• A: Dentures • B: Asthma inhaler
• C: Hearing aid • D: Pacemaker
$300 (3 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Count On It
Counting sheep is often said to be a cure for which of these conditions?
• A: Angina • B: Insomnia
• C: Hypertension • D: Halitosis
$500 (4 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category: Smells Delicious
Which of these dessert recipes commonly included the direction “Bake until golden brown”?
• A: Apple pie • B: Jello
• C: Rice pudding • D: Chocolate mousse
$1,000 (5 of 15) - 15 seconds
Category:It’s a Drawl
What U.S. state is home to a major city that is often pronounced “N’awlins”?
• A: Vermont • B: Alaska
• C: Louisiana • D: Colorado
$2,000 (6 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Mr. Yankovic
Because he is a vegetarian, who one refused Weird Al’s request to record a parody of “Live and Let Die” titled “Chicken Pot Pie”?
• A: Eric Clapton • B: Paul McCartney
• C: Mick Jagger • D: Rod Stewart
$4,000 (7 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Google Eyes
In a recent ad campaign, a stack of money with google eyes pops up in odd places, representing “the money you could be saving with” whom?
• A: Geico • B: Aflac
• C: Esurance • D: Allstate
$8,000 (8 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: I Love Ü
What pronunciation mark is depicted above the “u” in the title of the 2009 comedy “Brüno”?
• A: Tilde • B: Circumflex
• C: Umlaut • D: Cedilla
$16,000 (9 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: On the Record
Published continuously since 1942, the newspaper for U.S. soldiers and service overseas has what patriotic name?
“Ask the Audience” lifeline used.
• A: The Eagle • B: Daily Constitution
• C: The Liberty Bell • D: Stars and Stripes
Ask the Audience Results: A: 8% • B: 7% • C: 5% • D: 80%
$25,000 (10 of 15) - 30 seconds
Category: Ready to Rumble
In the acclaimed 2008 movie “The Wrestler,” Mickey Rourke plays an aging pro wrestler who goes by what nickname in the ring?
“Phone-a-Friend” lifeline used.
• A: Havoc • B: The Ram
• C: The Truth • D: Inferno
Nik hasn’t seen the movie, so he decides his friend Matt.


Matt is 100% is B: The Ram. Nik goes with him and wins $25,000.

$50,000 (11 of 15) - 45 seconds
Category: Sports Starts
Tied for 2nd place with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant on 2009 Forbes list of highest paid athletes, Kimi Raikkonen is a what?
• A: Racecar driver • B: Boxer
• C: Soccer player • D: Golfer
$100,000 (12 of 15) - 45 seconds
Category: Great Idea!
What famous work originated the popular quote “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”?
“Ask the Expert” and “Douple Dip” lifelines used.
• A: Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” • B: Joyce’s “Ulysses”
• C: Melville’s “Billy Budd” • D: Shakespeare’s “Henry VI, Part II”
Nik immediately decides to ask the expert Gwen Ifill.


Gwen is leaning towards D, and she is about 75% sure.


Nik decides to use the double dip, his first answer is D: Shakespeare’s “Henry VI, Part II”, and it is correct for $100,000.

$250,000 (13 of 15) - 45 seconds
Category:The Two Davids
The name of Barack Obama’s senior advisor, David Axelrod, is also the name of the love interest in what ‘80s romance film?
• A: Some Kind of Wonderful • B: Say Anything…
• C: Endless Love • D: An Officer and a Gentleman
Nik knows it’s not B. He doesn’t think it’s A. He doesn’t have double dip anymore, so he decides to walk with $100,000.


The correct answer was C: Endless Love

Preceded by
Jennifer Kiesel
U.S. contestants
Nik Bonanddio
Succeeded by
Leslie Salyer
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