[[nid:1131051]]“Jeopardy!” champions for $2,000, please.
Clue: Julia Collins was awarded this honor Friday night.
Answer: What is the No. 2 spot for the longest-running winning streak since Ken Jenning’s 74-game stretch?
— Slate (@Slate) May 30, 2014
The 31-year-old Chicago-area resident made “Jeopardy!” history when she won her 20th consecutive game, bringing her cash prize total to more than $420,000. She has now won more money and more games than any other woman contestant on the show.
The internet went crazy for Collins after her win.
— Truman (@theTruman) May 30, 2014
Julia from Jeopardy is by far this decade's most dominant athlete
— Peter Dennis (@pdenner22) May 30, 2014
Not only is she wicked smart, but she can also, apparently, predict the future. In her 8th grade yearbook, Collins said she wrote that she would become a "Jeopardy!" champion. “I was a pretty nerdy kid,” Collins told ABC news. “I liked to shout out the answers to the TV like everybody else does.”
Jeopardy Julia is a MACHINE
— Shane (@footstepsfaIco) May 30, 2014
Collins began tapping the show in January and has since quit her job where she worked as a business consultant. She claims it was because she couldn’t stop talking about her time on the show, something she was prohibited from doing.
Well, winning more than $420,000 in 20 days is certainly something to brag about at the office.
To girls who feel like they need to dumb themselves down, she offers this piece of advice: “If someone doesn’t like you because you’re smart, that’s their problem.”