When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off.
There's five cameras, I don't know how many people in the audience... depending on where we're taping, there can be anywhere from 300 to 5,000 people, so the contestants are nervous.
I'm not a huge dresser-upper. Most of my closet is jeans, T-shirts, tennis shoes, and flats. I don't even know if I have a sequin gown in my closet.
What people don't know about me is that I'm a pretty good businesswoman. Yes, I do this little ol' game show, but I know the show isn't going to last forever, so I've gone into different ventures. But I don't want to sound like I'm bragging.
I love making handmade gifts.
I'm shy. I'm not outgoing. I'm a homebody. I am on TV, but you know, it's interesting. How much do I talk on TV?
I love to crochet. I have my own line of yarn and donate half my proceeds to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek.
My biggest phobia is spiders. When I was in second grade, one of my classmates got bitten. That did it for me.
I've worn over 6,700 gowns. They're all borrowed gowns, designer samples.
I'm a mom, a full-time mom when I'm not taping. I do the carpool thing, and bake the cookies, and do the homework.
So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set.