(WJW) – “Danger!” The contestant originally from Ohio became the first openly transgender player to qualify for the show’s “Championship of Champions.”
Amy Schneider, now from Oakland, California, grew up in Dayton, According to the Dayton Daily News.
During Wednesday’s show, she won her 11th straight game with a total of $421,000 in earnings.
“It’s pretty surprising,” Schneider previously said of her record-breaking streak, According to “Danger!” “You know, I’m not going to pretend I don’t think I can do good. But this was a lot better than I thought I would.”
She said she grew up watching the show with her parents.
“Maybe 35 years have passed since I’ve been watching the show,” She said “Danger!” “My mom was a college professor, so I’ve always been very interested in learning and it instilled that in me.”
The Thanksgiving episode of the show took advantage of the opportunity to wear a non-moving flag pin to defend the transgender community, According to the Dayton Daily News.
She said “Danger!” She herself was inspired by the comedian who is a transgender woman she met in San Francisco.
“Growing up in the Midwest in a conservative family, I have a somewhat distorted idea of what it means to be trans,” she said. “Seeing her smart, funny, adorable and just being a normal person with a normal life and kids… She showed me that it was something I could be. It really made a difference for me.”