Oops: Price Is Right Model Gives Away Car

Contestant was supposed to guess the right price, didn't have to
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2015 10:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Your last work mistake probably wasn't quite as costly as Manuela Arbelaez's: The Price Is Right model made a $21,960 error on yesterday's show. A contestant named Andrea was trying to guess the price of a Hyundai Sonata SE ... but before she could, Arbelaez, a six-year veteran of the show, accidentally pulled away the winning price tag herself, revealing the price was, in fact, right, Us reports. Andrea immediately started freaking out ("I win!") and, as Arbelaez looked mortified and hid, laughing host Drew Carey said, "Congratulations! Manuela just gave you a car! The game is over folks."

"For those of you asking: the producers and @DrewFromTV couldn't have been more supportive and understanding. I'm not in trouble :) phew!" Arbelaez tweeted yesterday. She followed that up with, "I don't usually give expensive gifts, but when I do is a $21,960 CAR. #YoureWelcomeAndrea #WokeUpFeelingGenerous." The show itself tweeted, "@ManuelaArbelaez ensures the price IS right...by revealing the answer! #ModelBehavior #PriceIsRight #Bloopers."

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