David Chang made historical past on Sunday evening’s episode of Who Desires to Be a Millionaire, turning into the primary movie star contestant to win the highest prize within the gameshow’s 20 years on the air. Relatively than retaining the cash for himself, although, he donated each final penny to a really worthy charity.
The chef and restaurateur sailed by means of the primary 13 multiple-choice questions and made it to the ultimate question, which requested what president was the primary to have electrical energy within the White Home. The solutions included names of previous presidents who I, fairly frankly, forgot have been ever our commander in chief, and Chang wound up using the “Telephone a Good friend” lifeline to ask sports activities author and analyst Mina Kimes for assist. After Kimes offered her help, host Jimmy Kimmel reminded Chang simply how excessive the stakes have been – he might refuse to reply the query and win $500,000, reply it accurately and nab the a million, or reply it incorrectly and solely safe $32,000.
“I by no means imagined I’d be on this place, and I at all times informed myself I am going for the million bucks. I am gonna let my silly confidence [and] bravado win out,” he stated earlier than risking all of it and telling Kimmel his last reply: Benjamin Harrison. Kimes’s instinct was spot on, as a result of the reply was right, and a really shocked Chang gained the $1 million. He donated the prize to the Southern Smoke Basis, a nonprofit that is elevating funds to assist staff of the meals and beverage business who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Witness his candy response to the victory within the video above.
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