Cirie Fields, Survivor
What excited you most about being on the show?
"What excited me most about being on the show was just that—being on the show! I grew up watching Bob Barker and hearing those famous three words—'Come on down'—so much that it was surreal to be the one they were asking to come on down! That's bucket-list type stuff. Contestant on The Price Is Right? Check!"
What was the most surprising thing you learned?
"The size of the studio was surprisingly more intimate than it appears on television. In Contestants Row, you're so close to Drew you could actually reach out and touch him, even if you don't make it up on stage. Luckily, I made it up on stage, or I would have taken full advantage of such close proximity."
Any advice for future contestants?
"My advice to future contestants would be to watch the show regularly, play along at home, brush up on pricing, and if you get the opportunity to hear 'Come on down,' after the initial excitement, take a deep breath and calm down before bidding. Think it through, and you may go home with some lovely prizes."