It’s a cruel irony: To win a treadmill on one of America’s most popular television game shows when you’re—wheelchair bound.
This poor woman in a wheelchair just won a treadmill on Price is Right. pic.twitter.com/X5XnXFGw8A
— Chad Neidt (@chadneidt) May 5, 2015
Although the Price is Right contestant Danielle Perez took it all in stride, she said the awkward pause (while she sat there in her wheelchair having won the treadmill today) was edited out.
“I kept thinking that it was a really big joke. But there was no irony in their cheers or applause. Everyone at CBS seemed genuinely excited for me that I won,” she laughed.
— Danielle Perez (@DivaDelux) May 5, 2015
Perez lost her legs in a 2004 accident and despite the slight—she’s still the winner (and owner) of the $2400 treadmill.
According to our sources, Perez says she will use as a piece of furniture.
Believe it or not, of all the contestants that could have won the treadmill, it is ironic that she happened to have been the recipient of it. A spokesperson for the show confirmed: “Every member of The Price Is Right studio audience has a chance to be selected to play… Prizes are determined in advance of the show and are not decided based on the contestants.”
— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) May 5, 2015
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