Former “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider has a message for her fans!
Amy has made history as the contestant with the second-longest win streak in “Jeopardy!” history. She has become the fifth millionaire in the game show’s long history, and the fourth to do so during regular gameplay. With over 1,000 correct answers, Amy has become a household name for bringing her authentic self to the podium each night.
This week, Amy took to Twitter to pen a message to her fans regarding her historic run.
Amy Schneider Wants To Give Her Thanks To The ‘Jeopardy!’ Staff
In a long Twitter thread, Amy said that she had to take a moment to express gratitude for her historic run.
“Finally, some thanks,” Amy began. “First off, I want to thank everyone at Jeopardy. Not just for the opportunity (and money!), but from day one, all of them were so great, the effort they give to make sure that every contestant is in the best possible position to succeed is really admirable
“So much of the credit for the show’s success lies with the behind the scenes crew, in ways that aren’t obvious to the viewer,” she continued. “But seeing ‘behind the curtain,’ you realize that it wouldn’t be what it is without amazing people who work long hours to bring it to you every weeknight.”
Amy Schneider Gives Thanks To Her Family, Friends, & Cat!
“I also want to thank some people in my life,” she went on. “First off, my mom; as I’ve often stated, she’s the one that first fostered my curiosity and love of learning, and there’s no way I’d be here without her.”
“I also want to thank some friends; they’ve all provided me with crucial emotional support during all this, but there are two I should call out specifically: first, Alison, who flew down to LA on my first taping day just to do my hair and makeup so I wouldn’t have to hear about it,” she wrote.
“And Hilary (@hilaryhayson Instagram), who’s been helping me with my Instagram and doing an amazing job; I don’t understand Instagram at all, but she clearly does, and her help has been invaluable,” she added.
“I want to thank Meep, for being so cute and fuzzy; she was definitely glad I lost because she hated that I kept disappearing for a few days,” she joked, referring to her pet cat.
Amy Schneider Thanks Girlfriend Genevieve For Her Support
“And of course, most of all, I want to thank Genevieve,” she wrote, referring to her girlfriend. “When we started dating, she knew I would be on Jeopardy, but she really didn’t know what that meant. She’d never watched the show, so even once I started winning, she didn’t really understand how big this was all going to get.”
“She’s had to put up with a lot during this: first, being apart from me for five separate trips to LA. Then, once the episodes started airing, she’s had to deal with my spending a ton of time on social media and doing media interviews,” she continued.
“Moreover, she’s had to put up with the internet’s speculations about her, there’s a bunch of clickbait articles out there claiming to have information on her (they all appear to be completely fabricated, but it’s still unpleasant for her, she’s never had a desire to be famous),” Amy added.
“But through all that, she’s never hesitated in supporting me as I chase my dream,” she shared. “I would never have made it through taping without knowing that I’d fly back home to see her afterward, and that, while she hoped I won, she would feel the same about me whether I won 0 games or 100.”
“This Jeopardy experience has changed my life, but when I think of 2021, it will always be the year Genevieve and I started dating first, and the year I was on Jeopardy second,” she continued. “Thanks, baby, I love you so so much!”
Amy Schneider Has A Message For Her Fans Too!
“And finally: thank you all for coming along with me on this journey!” she added. “I wish I’d had the time to interact more with all of you, but I’ve read as many of your comments and messages as I could, and the overwhelming support and love you all have given me has meant the world to me.”
“I hope you keep following me through whatever is still to come, and I hope those of you that have come (or come back) to Jeopardy because of me stick with it now that I’m gone,” she added.
“It’s one of the best shows on TV, and I have no doubt that before too long you’ll find another great champion to root for,” she concluded. “If nothing else, watch Rhone get introduced tomorrow, they made a really great moment out of it! Once again, thanks, and I’ll see you soon!”
Unfortunately for Rhone, he only lasted one episode before he was replaced by another champion. But will anyone be able to top host Ken Jennings and his ultimate win streak of 74 games set in 2004? Fans can’t wait to find out!