Amy Schneider just broke another historical “Jeopardy!” record after winning January 21’s game, as CBS News reported. With her 38th back-to-back victory, Schneider has tied Matt Amodio for second-most consecutive wins. Having taken home a total of $1,307,200 earnings from the game show so far, Schneider will break Amodio’s record if she wins January 24’s game, per the Jeopardy! Twitter account.
In a January 24 “Good Morning America” interview, Schneider enthused about using her sudden fame as a way of representing the transgender community. “I think that the best part for me has been being on TV as my true self, expressing myself and representing the entire community of trans people,” Schneider said (via NBC News). “And just kind of showing a different thing than maybe some people have seen, of just being a smart, confident woman and just doing something super normal like being on ‘Jeopardy!'”
At “GMA”‘s George Stephanopoulos’ behest, Schneider also spilled some interesting tips to her success (for those of us taking notes at home). “The main secret is just being curious and spending my life learning a lot of stuff,” she said, noting that she practiced the ultra-important buzzer quickness with a ballpoint pen. However, she’s become fluid enough now that she relies solely on an “instinct and feel” technique.