Cascade resident Danyelle Fagan seems to have a knack for winning prizes on talk shows. On July 8th at 7:15 a.m., she received a call inviting her to join the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, which soon saw her win a six-day trip to Savannah, Georgia, complete with meal credits, a $ 6,000 spa credit and hotel.
This isn’t Fagan’s first major talk show award, however. In 2012, she appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as an audience contestant and won a $ 5,000 gift card to Target.
“I went to Los Angeles with some friends to see the Ellen DeGeneres show,” said Fagan. “While we were there, they picked the audience and I was chosen to play the Wheel of Beauty. It was a game where I had to spin that wheel with make-up on my face and avocados and shaving cream in my hair. “
About a month later, Fagan was called back on the show on an all-paid trip and won a 32-inch television.
Fagan said, “About a month later they called me back and said I was one of Ellen’s favorites and they flew me back to Los Angeles, paid for my hotel room, and I played the game Sorry Spin which is very difficult Play game. There are two clock faces moving in opposite directions, like in a large version of the Sorry game, and you have to walk over those rotating clock faces without falling, but someone else is shooting dodgeballs at you. I lost, but in the end we both won TV. “
Fagan’s recent talk show win on Live with Kelly and Ryan saw her try to astound the hosts with one true and false statement before she was subjected to a trivia question.
“I had to make a true statement and a false statement,” said Fagan. “My false statement was that I saw Dolly Parton at a grocery store in Nashville, and my true statement was that I was left on a ferris wheel when the guy who ran it forgot me and walked away. Kelly found out that my false statement was Dolly’s because she asked me what Dolly smelled like and I didn’t know. Kelly said if you’ve ever been around Dolly Parton you know she smells like roses. If you surprise them with that, you can win a Kelly and Ryan coffee mug, so I didn’t win that. “
While she didn’t win the coffee cup, Fagan’s knowledge of the show earned her a much bigger prize in the form of the Savannah vacation.
She said, “I work from home and watch the show every day so I know what questions they are asking. Vivica Fox was the day before and the question was ‘Where does Vivica Fox plan to spend her birthday?’ The answer was Montego Bay, Jamaica. “
Fagan is currently unsure when to use her prize, but hopes to use it on her anniversary, December 31st.