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‘The Price Is Right’ contestant lands new wheels after a fantastic flub

That's one way to win on the show.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Apr 3, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 4:05 am CDT

Everyone makes mistakes on the job, but that usually doesn’t involve accidentally giving away a $22,000 car.

But that’s what happened on Thursday’s episode of The Price Is Right. Drew Carey had a contestant named Andrea on stage to play for a chance to win a brand-new auto by trying to guess the cost from a selection of five price tags. After getting one answer wrong, Manuela Arbelaez, one of the show’s models, revealed another price tag before Andrea had chance to guess again.

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Arbelaez was mortified by her mistake on the show, but fortunately for the contestant, The Price Is Right ended up giving Andrea the new car anyway. The show’s shooting schedule takes place months in advance, so she had plenty of time to recover before the episode aired. 

By the time the clip started going viral, she was in good spirits about the whole thing and even made jokes.

After that, however, she’s probably a lot more cautious about making the price reveal onstage.

H/T CNBC | Screengrab via The Price Is Right/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 3, 2015, 10:11 am CDT