Transgendered Contestant Becomes Iconic Game Show's Winningest Woman

Carol Kaelson

Last week, Jeopardy! contestant Amy Schneider scored big.

The wiz’s 18th consecutive win established total earnings of $706,800.

That financial feat took Amy to heights above those of former player Larissa Kelly.

Once upon a time, Larissa finagled a collective fortune of $655,930.

Such a booty made her the most winning woman to ever appear on the show.

But as reported by NBC News, Amy’s now taken the title:

Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider made history again on Friday, becoming the highest-earning female contestant in the game show’s nearly 57-year run.

Larissa offered congrats online:

“Well, it was fun to hold a [Jeopardy!] record for a few years…but it’s been even more fun to watch @Jeopardamy set new standards for excellence, on the show and off. Congratulations to Amy on becoming the woman with the highest overall earnings in the show’s history!”

In response, Amy wrote of a future female champ even better than them both:

In addition to Amy’s ability to answer advanced questions aptly, the brainiac possesses something else of note: XY chromosomes.

More from NBC:

The Oakland, California, native’s record-breaking win marked the second time she made game show history this year. Last month, Schneider became the show’s first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, an annual competition among 15 players who have earned the most money from the prior season.

Biological males have happened upon a string of successes in traditionally non-testicular areas as of late.

As covered by RedState’s Brandon Morse earlier this month, University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas — known until recently as “Will” — is massively mopping the floor with competitors.

See for yourself:

As relayed by the New York Post, Lia “completed three out of her four years at UPenn as a man.”

Of course, contemporary man-woman relations are about more than mere athleticism. In the aesthetic arena, people with prostates are cleaning up nice:

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features Its First Transgender Model, Who ‘Embodies the Well-Rounded Woman’

New Victoria’s Secret Underwear Angel is Transgendered

Biological Male Wins Miss Nevada

Mixing both brawn and breasts, in a grand historic turn, a certain erstwhile male Olympian took the gold in 2015 as greatest Glamourous gal:

Back to NBC and Jeopardy!, Amy’s more than the winningest woman:

The Oakland, California, native’s record-breaking win marked the second time she made game show history this year. Last month, Schneider became the show’s first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, an annual competition among 15 players who have earned the most money from the prior season.

Friday’s victory, the outlet notes, “made her the fourth-highest earner in a single season.”

Her earnings put her behind only Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Matt Amodio — who earned $2,520,700, $2,462,216 and $1,518,601 in a single season, respectively.

In case you were wondering, the current male record for total career earnings belongs to Brad Rutter, who gradually grabbed $4.9 million.

Will the man who tops him be absent a uterus? I’ll take “Not Necessarily” for $1,000.

It’s a new world, and while sex used to make the planet spin, it seems these days, gender identity’s the name of the game.

Amy Schneider’s snatched a hefty haul amid the match.

As for the notion of those born with gentlemen’s genitals achieving Jeopardy! supremacy as women, it seems a classic sketch was perhaps prophetic:

-ALEX

 

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