Posted on 26 April 2012.
Sandra Wygle, right, and her best friend, Michelle, at the taping of “The Price is Right!” Photo courtesy of The Price is Right.
Will appear on TV on Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m. on channel 3
By Judy Reed
When Sandra Wygle, of Cedar Springs, decided to go to California, she never dreamed she would compete on a game show. In fact, she had only watched “The Price is Right” a few times. “I’ve just never been one to sit in front of the TV,” she explained.
But when Wygle’s best friend, Michelle Gregitais, (who was going to California with her), suggested they get tickets, she agreed. “I didn’t really want to, I’ve always had stagefright,” said Sandra.
The two women decided to attend the taping in celebration of Michelle’s six-year anniversary of being in recovery from breast cancer. Michelle wore a shirt that said, “I survived breast cancer, can Drew survive me?” and Sandra’s shirt said, “My best friend survived breast cancer, can Drew survive us?” Actor Drew Carey is the host of The Price is Right.
They waited in line for six hours. “They brought food out to us, interviewed us, and took pictures of us,” said Sandra. She explained that there were 300 people there, and they interviewed them in groups of 15. And they only chose 8 out of the 300 to compete at the taping. She only found out when they called her name after everyone was seated.
“Out of 300 people, my name was called. I was stunned,” remarked Sandra. “I never expected it.”
Sandra soon got over her stage-fright. “It was a blast! I had so much fun with Drew Carey. It was a lot of fun and a lot of craziness!” she said. “If I ever had to do it again, I wouldn’t second guess it. It was just so much fun.”
Sandra said she would love to do it again, but under the rules, has to wait 10 years to get the opportunity. Either way, she’ll celebrate her newly found TV stardom with a watch party when the show airs on Monday.
Tune in or record the show on Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m. on channel 3, to see if Sandra wins the showcase! Even if she doesn’t, no one goes home without a great prize!
If you would like to watch a taping of the show and try your luck at being chosen as a contestant, tickets are absolutely FREE. Contestant hopefuls can get complete information and obtain their show tickets online at http://priceisright.com/tickets. In addition, viewers can call the CBS Ticket Office at 1-855-44-PRICE (1-855-447-7423) Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM PST.