BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Beachwood yoga instructor Carmela Mandel competes on the season 2 premiere of 'Let's Ask America.'
"Let's Ask America" is the TV game show that airs on NewsChannel5 where contestants can win up to $50,000 from home. Four contestants are chosen to play the game via Skype from their home, answering questions about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking.
Mandel, who is currently on maternity leave after welcoming a baby girl four weeks ago, is a yoga instructor and lives in Beachwood with her husband William Mandel, stepdaughter Julia, and the family's latest addition, 4-week-old Alexandra.
Mandel said it was a surprise when the show contacted her to be a contestant.
"One of my yoga students applied for me. I actually don't know who did it to this day," explained the 31-year-old mother.
To prepare for the show, Mandel said she watched multiple episodes with her husband.
"And I tried to at least wash my face ( laughs), which is hard to do with a newborn," she said.
The day of the competition, Mandel said she was able to Skype and chat with the other contestants before the game started.
"It was really cool. I got to meet the other contestants from Denver, Arizona and West Hollywood," she said.
Mandel said although it was tough competing on the show while taking care of her newborn baby, she is glad she did it.
"Having my little daughter be on the Skype, " Mandel said. "That will be a memory for us forever."
Tune in at 7:30 p.m. Monday to watch Carmela Mandela compete on the season 2 premiere of "Let's Ask America"