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Rebecca Kesler, from Van Buren Township, Michigan, appeared as a contestant on the 10th Anniversary Primetime Celebration Special of the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on August 16, 2009. She walked away with $50,000.

WWTBAM Run

Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these musical "food" groups in the order in which they released their debut albums, starting with the earliest.
• A: Red Hot Chilli Peppers • B: Cream
• C: The Black Eyed Peas • D: The Cranberries
The right answer is B-A-D-C. Rebecca was the fastest of 10.

Rebecca's Run to the Million

$100 (1 of 15) - 0:15 time limit
Category: Back to Reality
What reality TV show's 2009 finale featured a marriage proposal with a $60,000 engagement ring?
• A: The Amazing Race • B: The Bachelorette
• C: Dancing with the Stars • D: America's Next Top Divorce


$200 (2 of 15) - 0:15 time limit
Category: Secret Ingredient
A popular candy store item, "Twix PB" are Twix bars with what added flavor?
• A: Pancake butter • B: Peach brandy
• C: Peanut butter • D: Pickle brine


$300 (3 of 15) - 0:15 time limit
Category: Spice It Up
Which of the following is a classic men's toiletry brand and not one of the Spice Girls?
• A: Ginger Spice • B: Baby Spice
• C: Scary Spice • D: Old Spice


$500 (4 of 15) - 0:15 time limit
Category: The Love Boat
Presumably named after the love of his life, "The Olive" is a boat that belongs to what cartoon character?
• A: Yogi Bear • B: Fred Flintstone
• C: Popeye • D: George Jetson


$1,000 (5 of 15) - 0:15 time limit
Category: On "Le Menu"
At a French restaurant, what type of beverage will you get if you order "un citron pressé"?
• A: Lemonade • B: Iced tea
• C: Hot chocolate • D: Root beer


$2,000 (6 of 15) - 0:30 time limit
Category: Text Me
If "ASAP" is too long, text messengers can type what three-letter abbreviation to mean "immediately"?
• A: BTW • B: PDQ
• C: TMI • D: LOL


$4,000 (7 of 15) - 0:30 time limit
Category: In the ER
A medical device used to monitor blood oxygen levels, a pulse oximeter is almost always attached to what part of the body?
• A: Chest • B: Upper arm
• C: Ankle • D: Finger tip


$8,000 (8 of 15) - 0:30 time limit
Category: The Roots
Sousaphone player Damon Bryson, a member of the "Late Night" hip-hop band The Roots, is fittingly known by what nickname?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Tuba Gooding Jr. • B: Donald Trumpet
• C: Mean Banjo Green • D: Harmonica Seles
Ask the Audience Results: A: 66% • B: 14% • C: 15% • D: 5%


$16,000 (9 of 15) - 0:30 time limit
Category: If You Build It
What world-famous building has a roof that was reportedly inspired by the sections of an orange?
• A: Pompidou Center • B: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
• C: Sydney Opera House • D: Sears Tower


$25,000 (10 of 15) - 0:30 time limit
Category: Heads or Tails
A psychopathic killer asks, "What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?" in a chilling scene from what acclaimed movie?
'Phone-a-Friend' lifeline used
• A: There Will Be Blood • B: No Country for Old Men
• C: Michael Clayton • D: 3:10 to Yuma
Rebecca phoned her friend Sarah, who knew the answer.


$50,000 (11 of 15) - 0:45 time limit
Category: Little Cuties
The Secret Service reportedly refer to Malia and Sasha Obama by what code names?
• A: Radiance and Rosebud • B: Twist and Shout
• C: Junebug and Kittycat • D: Pigtail and Ponytail


$100,000 (12 of 15) - 0:45 time limit
Category: Government Rituals
In 2009, the Presidency of the European Union was passed from the Czech Republic to Sweden with a symbolic handover of a what?
• A: Wheel of cheese • B: Wooden marionette
• C: Crystal lantern • D: Keg of beer
Rebecca walked away. The correct answer is D.
Total Winnings: $50,000

Trivia

  • After Rebecca's appearance on the show, she was engaged in a court battle over her winnings: she was ordered to pay $11,400 to Kevin Hirsch, who answered the questions which got her onto the show on her behalf.

Sources

Preceded by
Eddie Lawhorn
U.S. Contestant (10th Anniversary)
Rebecca Kesler
Succeeded by
Ellen Gaines
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