Wheelchair-Bound Woman with No Legs Wins Treadmill on the Price is Right

Life is short and cruel and then you get on the Price is Right.

Case in point: Danielle Perez, a woman in a wheelchair who made it on the show Tuesday only to scoop up a brand-new treadmill.

According to CNN, Perez—who lost her legs in a 2004 accident—says the show edited out the audience’s “awkward” reaction.

She said the strangest thing about her win was the reaction of the staff members on the show.

“I kept thinking that it was a really big joke,” she said with a laugh, “But there was no irony in their cheers or applause.”

Despite a collective and awkward pause from the audience that she said was edited out of the show, “Everyone at CBS seemed genuinely excited for me that I won.”

According to a spokesperson for the show, “Every member of The Price Is Right studio audience has a chance to be selected to play… Prizes are determined in advance of the show and are not decided based on the contestants.”

Perez tells CNN she’ll probably just use the $2,400 treadmill as a “piece of furniture.”


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