Ever thought of becoming a game show contestant? You've probably done this yourself: you watch a game show, notice where the contestants make mistakes, and then say to yourself, "I could do a much better job than that on this show!" While most people have had similar thoughts, only a small percentage of us ever pursue the opportunity to become a game show contestant.
If you're one of those fence-sitters who would likely do well on a game show, yet haven't made a move to play, here are some great reasons why you should seriously consider getting your applications out there.
To win cash and prizes. That's pretty simple, isn't it? Everyone loves winning money, and many game shows offer fun prizes too.
To improve your life, or that of a family member. We've seen many game show contestants say that they've recently lost their jobs, or describe some other kind of financial hole they'd like to get out of. While playing a game show isn't a guarantee that you'll win millions, your odds are good that you'll at least walk away with something for your trouble.
To have fun. The one thing that all game shows have in common is that they're meant to be fun. Fun to play, and fun for viewers to watch. Ask anyone you know who's been on a game show if they had a good time, and they will likely say they did.
To have your 15 minutes of fame. Even if you're a shy person overall, live audiences for game shows are generally small. It can be a real kick to see yourself on television when your episode airs, and it's fun when your friends and family start calling to say they saw you on TV. Who knows, maybe you'll end up being the next Ken Jennings!
To be able to do things you couldn't otherwise. This ties in with the first reason, but think about it. If you win lots of money on a game show, you'll be able to do things you never thought you could. Whether you want to do something frivolous like take a vacation or buy a sports car, or something meaningful like donate to charity or pay for ongoing medical bills, a windfall of cash can really make a difference.
For the experience. Maybe you're not interested in winning money or being on television, but being a game show contestant is an experience that is different from anything else you'll ever do. Plus, it's really interesting to see how the shows work from behind the scenes.
To test your skills. There are so many different types of game shows out there, from word puzzles, to shopping and pricing, to general trivia games, and even tests of physical skill. Heck, there are even game shows on television right now that don't require any real skill whatsoever! You're sure to be able to find a show that's right for you.
To meet celebrities. Sure, you might not really care about celebs, but there's always a bit of excitement when you meet someone famous. Whether it's simply someone who's a star because of his or her game show host gig, or a big Hollywood celebrity who's part of the panel or playing for charity, you'll end up with a great story to tell your friends when you're done.
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