By Lt. Veronica Grimes, Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Officer, Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific
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Lt. Veronica Grimes and her husband, 1st Lt. Christopher Grimes, pose for a photo by the wheel prior to filming. –photo by “The Price is Right”
Having the opportunity to go to the filming of “The Price is Right” was amazing, but being selected as a contestant was an absolute dream come true.
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Lt. Veronica Grimes celebrates after winning her pricing game, “Danger Price,” by grabbing her new Burberry purse. –photo by Joseph Damour
I have always loved watching “The Price is Right” and getting to be a part of one of my favorite shows was exhilarating. I have been watching since I was little, but my love for the show actually began in Navy Supply Corps School. It would come on every day during our lunch break, and I would watch it before returning to class.
I believe being a part of the Supply Corps allowed me to be more analytical and decisive during my time on the show. I think watching the show almost every day when I got home from work played a part in my success as well.
The most amazing thing about the whole experience was the sum of everything that happened that day. My husband recently got back from deployment with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and we were flying to Fiji to celebrate his return during his post-deployment leave. Since we were flying out of Los Angeles International Airport, I wanted to try to get on the show. We waited in line for hours and barely made it on. (There were only four people behind us that got selected.) Then, to top it all off, when I was on stage having just won the showcase, I was able to tell my husband the best news of all...we are expecting our first child!