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Marie Braden

Hi Phoenix, this is Marie Braden from Tempe. Watch me rise from the flames, on Jeopardy!

[2010-10-29 Winner's Circle interview]
How does it feel to be the new Jeopardy! champion?
It--it's strange. I feel more nervous now than I did before doing it. I guess I was running on adrenaline, and now I'm just shaking. So, I'm very excited. This was, like I said, the dream of a lifetime just to be on, much less win.

Did you guess during Final Jeopardy!?
When I saw the category for Final Jeopardy!, I knew I was either going to make everyone who knows me very proud, or I was never gonna live it down. Um, if I had gotten it wrong, I would've had a lot of explaining to do. [Laughs]

Your boyfriend was on Rock and Roll Jeopardy!?
Um, well, my boyfriend was on Rock and Roll Jeopardy! and he told me from the start that there would be no competing between us whether I did well or whether I did poorly, because it's totally different categories, um, and we'll never know, 'cause he can't be on regular Jeopardy!, and, of course, since there's no longer Rock and Roll Jeopardy!, we're never going to be able to have the evenly matched to see who's better, and that's fine. Who needs that kind of competition?

Season 27 1-time champion: $24,800 + $1,000.

Marie's boyfriend Kirk's Rock and Roll Jeopardy! game on YouTube: [1] [2] [3]

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: calexxia

Marie appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6011, aired 2010-11-01 Marie Braden vs. Molly Adams vs. Silvio Menzano
#6010, aired 2010-10-29 Jesse Cuevas vs. Ricky Kreitner vs. Marie Braden

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