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Jeopardy! winner labeled 'hottest contestant' says she's harassed by 'creeps' making x-rated requests
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Jeopardy! winner labeled 'hottest contestant' says she's harassed by 'creeps' making x-rated requests

She said that Jeopardy! is about your brain

A contestant on Jeopardy! has hit out at the 'creeps' online who have made inappropriate remarks to her since winning the popular game show.

While Anji Nyquist won the 14 July episode, she was left irritated after getting messages from strangers online.

Anji pointed out that although she found some of it 'flattering', Jeopardy! is just about your brains and some of the comments she was getting were totally unnecessary.

She appeared on the quiz show and captured audiences when she leapt from third place to win after being the only person to answer the final question correctly.

The clue read: "Nicknamed 'the kingdom in the sky,' this landlocked nation is the only country in the world to lie entirely above 4,000 feet."

Anji was the only person to correctly answer 'Lesotho', earning her $8,800.

However, the Minnesota-based social media coordinator was left blindsided after hosting a Q&A on her Instagram page.

She later told The Sun: “I did an 'ask me anything,' and there were a lot of people who asked, ‘Would you do an OnlyFans? It would be really popular.’

Anji on Jeopardy!

"I mean, that's not my style, but it was flattering? You’re gonna get some nice people, and you’re gonna get some creeps. I have been getting DMs from random men.

“Most of it's just nice, ‘You’re so beautiful, you're the hottest contestant ever' - which is so dumb."

The audacity of some people!

The game show contestant continued: “Jeopardy! is about your brain and your performance in this scenario. It was flattering, though, because who likes seeing themselves on TV ever?

"It was not what I was expecting, that's for sure.”

Anji has been watching the gameshow since she was just 13-years-old, and first auditioned for it back in 2022.

Can you guess the answer?

Asked how she felt about competing and winning on the show, she said: “Amazing, I was as shocked as I looked. I was not expecting to win.

"I had a good game [Anji got 20 correct responses], but I had just turned to [rival contestant] Aubrey [Gillerman] and said: ‘I’m not gonna win this one,’ and he said something so kind, like, ‘You never know!’

“And all of a sudden, Final Jeopardy happens, and I did win; it was crazy.”

She also has some tips to anyone who wants to compete on the show, including some that you might not expect.

Apparently, the studio is actually rather cold, so make sure if you do go on that you wear something a bit warmer. She said: "Your shirt might be pretty but layer up."

Solid advice!

Topics: Film and TV, US News