Shawniece Boss of Parma snags contestant spot on Let's Ask America

Watch Boss tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NewsChannel 5

PARMA, Ohio - Shawniece Boss of Parma will compete on "Let's Ask America " tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a chance to win up to $50,000.

"Let's Ask America" is the TV game show where contestants can win money from the comfort of their own homes. Four contestants are chosen to play the game via Skype, answering questions about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking.

Boss, 22, never expected to be chosen as a contestant for Let's Ask America. She just thought it would make for a good story for lunch breaks. But, her spontaneous impulse to apply helped her achieve her dream of being on a game show.

"I was home alone studying for a quiz and I got the call. I thought it was a joke until she reassured me a thousand times it was real! At that moment it was very surreal," Boss said. "I immediately called everyone and sent out a massive group text to all my friends sharing my excitement. Everyone I knew was shocked and excited!"

From that point on, Boss made it her mission to watch every episode of Let's Ask America that aired to prepare for her show. 

Being a medical student at Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine, she wore her white lab coat and stethoscope during the taping of the show.

"My favorite moment would have to be filming the show with all my friends in the room," Boss said. "It will be a moment I never forget. They made the day very special for me. My friends are amazing. They support everything I do."

Tune in to NewsChannel 5 tonight at 7:30 p.m. to see Boss compete to win up to $50,000 on "Let's Ask America!"


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