‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant loses $7,100 for mispronouncing ‘flamenco’
To appear on a game show is to set yourself up for a potentially embarrassing situation. But Wheel of Fortune contestant Jonny has really gone above and beyond.
Here’s the scenario: Jonny has all the letters he needs on the board. In fact, he has the full phrase. The board says “flamenco dance lessons.”
But Jonny goofs. Jonny says “flamingo dance lessons,” which is not the same thing as “flamenco dance lessons.” And so Jonny hears the buzzer letting him know his answer is incorrect. Jonny is confused. What went wrong?
That’s when Jonny’s competitor, Ashley, pronounces “flamenco” correctly. She steals the points. Jonny realizes what he has done. Oh, god.
Congrats to Ashley on her big win.