“The Price is Right” model Manuela Arbelaez thought she would have to come on down to the unemployment line after she mistakenly revealed the price of a new car on the game show.

The 26-year-old model said in an interview Friday that she lost her train of thought while exposing the answers to “Five Price Tags,” a game that involves correctly choosing a vehicle’s value among five over sized tags. She accidentally unmasked the correct $21,960 price after the contestant’s first pick, even though the participant still had two more chances to guess.

It was a brain fart. I just zoned out. I literally did not see that coming. My body took over and reacted before my brain had a chance to stop it“.

The mistake brought Arbelaez to tears and sent “Price is Right” host Drew Carey into a giggle, telling the contestant, “Congratulations, Manuela just gave you a car”.

Watch The Price is Right model Manuela Arbelaez Blunder Video below.

The Price is Right

The Price Is Right Manuela Arbelaez accidentally gives away $21,960 car to contestant.

The clip of Arbelaez’s unexpected exposure made the social media rounds online after the episode aired Thursday. She joked about her mistake on Twitter, but she said Friday that it wasn’t a laughing matter for her during production of that episode.

We took a commercial break, and I was still very overwhelmed. I was in tears. I thought, ‘Well, this is it.’ I asked the producers, ‘Am I going to be fired?’ They started laughing and told me of course I wouldn’t be fired“.

Manuela Arbelaez, who has been showcasing prizes on “The Price is Right” for six years, has been surprised by the attention her blunder has garnered. The clip on the show’s official YouTube channel has received more than 3 million views.

It’s been overwhelming, in a good way. I knew I was going to get a couple of tweets and videos with my name tagged on it, but this has gone viral. It’s amazing how people reacted. It’s been very positive. Everyone has been so nice and supportive“.

Learning from her mistakes. Manuela Arbelaez hasn’t played “Five Price Tags” since her blunder. She said the next time she’s manning those giant price tags, she’ll reveal the answers extremely slowly and double-check each guess with Carey.

I guess at some point in our ‘Price is Right’ careers, we’re all going to make mistakes, and it was my time that day. I probably would’ve died if that happened within the first year of me working on the show. In a weird way, I’m kind of glad it happened now“.

The Price is Right show has gained far, far more in positive publicity than the cost of that car, so I guess there is no reason to fire her.


Category: Entertainment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *