Carolina Connection

UNC Student Wins Big On “The Price Is Right”

Written by Logan Martinez CHAPEL HILL-UNC student pharmacists Katie Traylor and three of her friends traveled to Los Angeles in March to compete on The Price is Right. The show aired on April 16. Traylor was selected from the audience to go on stage and she made the most of her opportunity, winning $10,000 and other smaller prizes. Katie Traylor and her three friends, Allison Presnell, Ashley Campbell, and Danielle Schlafer, were scheduled to attend an annual American Pharmacists Association conference in Los Angeles, so they bought The Price is Right tickets well in advance to ensure their spot in the audience. Presnell said in order to have a chance at being called to the stage, the group had to be obnoxious and loud to catch the attention of the producers. “They would come by – there was staff everywhere,” she says. “So we just kind of made up our minds that we were going to be ridiculous and crazy and loud. We sang and we danced and we ran and we high fived. We got to know everyone around us.” Their antics certainly caught the attention of the staff because it didn’t take long for one of them to be called to the stage. Traylor describes the process once she was called. “So we get down to ‘bidder’s row,’ there’s four people at a time and they show...

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