INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been a life-long dream for Miriam Davis to be a contestant on a game show.
Last July, she finally got her chance.
Davis grew up in Fort Wayne and lived in Greenfield for ten years until moving to North Carolina last month. She says she was in Los Angeles for a work meeting last summer when she got a free ticket to be on Let’s Make A Deal.
She knew from watching the show that she stood an excellent chance of being one of the show’s contestants.
“They’re looking for people that are energetic [and] are excited to be there. I was excited no matter what,” says Davis, who says she was chosen after she had been through a pre-interview process with the show’s assistants.
“Wayne Brady comes out and says, ‘Who wants to make a deal?’ They want you up on your feet, jumping up and down and waving your hands in the air. When you get your name called, it’s incredible,” says Davis, who says she signed a contractual agreement with CBS and the show’s producers that prohibits her from talking about how she did on the show until after it airs.
“The taping for this was actually done in July, so I’ve had to sit on it for six months and not say anything to anyone. The only thing that you’re allowed to say is, ‘You’ll have to watch the episode,’” says Davis.
Davis says she’s the third member of her family to be a TV game show contestant. Her mom was a contestant on Art Linkletter’s House Party in the 1960’s. Her sister was on Wheel of Fortune about ten years ago.
The episode of Let’s Make A Deal where Davis appears as a contestant is scheduled to air Friday, Jan. 25 on CBS4 (WTTV, Channel 4) in Indianapolis.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO 93 WIBC’S C.J. MILLER TALK WITH MIRIAM DAVIS ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE ON LET’S MAKE A DEAL:
Photo: Used with permission by Miriam Davis.