My Day As A “Let’s Make a Deal” Contestant – Part 3 (The interview)

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Aurora De Lucia giving crazy eyes, looking down, with a microphone pointed at her on Let's Make a Deal

Credit: CBS/Freemantle

(Missed any part? Here’s the whole series.)

Picking up from last time

We went into our interview. This time, Tamara was the interviewer.

Nothing against Jason, but I was sort of relieved, as I was kind of intimidated by him.

I’m so sure he would not have remembered me. Nonetheless, I just did such a horrendously horrible job in my last interview, that I was a wee bit traumatized. (Traumatized is perhaps a slightly strong word… hmmmm, but not really. It was mortifying how poorly I did at that interview!)

When Tamara asked us who we were and what we did, I already knew what I was going to say. No way was I going to get into how I was working on a reality show about The Jacksons. I thought that was way “too LA” for me to be picked.

Side note: They ask on the little cards you fill out what you do for a living, and you can’t veer off on a blank the same way you can in the interview. So, I did have to put something.

I think I put something vague (like freelancer), hoping no one really looked at those too hard, or that if they did, they wouldn’t care too much about a boring answer. (I have no idea how much information on those cards is taken into account – though I’m interested, if you do!)

Aurora De Lucia smiling while looking down/off on Let's Make a Deal

Credit: CBS/Freemantle

So, Tamara asks us to tell her about ourselves. I say I’m Aurora, and I’m a mere two tests away from being a living kidney donor.

She mentioned something about wondering what my parents thought – which is when my dad jumped in with, “Well, I’m her dad!”

She talked to him about his knee brace. He explained he got hurt in a hip-hop dance class.

I know my dad is a wonderful and interesting person. But sometimes, somehow, I forget that he is so outgoing, and is truly fabulous game show material.
(He was on one over 20 years ago. (And he spectacularly lost! :-))

I always forget that I’m a little version of my Daddy. If ever I think I’m outgoing, or interesting, or pleasant – he’s 10x what I am. And seeing him in his interview reminded me of that.

He’s a perfect person to bring to a game show (except for the fact that he might outshine you ;)). I would’ve been ecstatic to see him play, though, so I didn’t care who got up there (as long as one of us did, consarn it!).

Tamara seemed to like us fine enough. And very quickly, the interview was over.

This is where I’ll pick up next time.

2 thoughts on “My Day As A “Let’s Make a Deal” Contestant – Part 3 (The interview)

  1. Mark cannon

    My name is Mark Cannon and I was a cowboy on let’s make a deal the blond asked me if I had a thermometer for 500 I said yes she gave me the money ,the date it aired was 10/21/16 but didn’t show me winning but are show still aired do I still get my 500 ,the management told me if it aired we won is that true

    1. Aurora De Lucia Post author

      Hey Mark! So, I can’t give any official answer or anything of course, because I don’t work there or actually know anything… But my understanding is if something doesn’t air, they don’t have to give it. Good luck! Let me know how it goes (if you get a chance)!


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