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Colombian ‘Price is Right’ model, Manuela Arbelaez’s mistake grants contestant new car

Manuela Arbelaez's mistake on "The Price is Right" cost about 26,000
Manuela Arbelaez's mistake on "The Price is Right" cost about 26,000

Colombian model Manuela Arbelaez mistakenly gave a “The Price Is Right” contestant a brand new Hyundai Sonata SE. (ZACH CLARK VIS YOUTUBE/ NYDN)

A video featuring Manuela Arbelaez, a Colombian model who appears alongside game show host Drew Carey in “The Price is Right”, went viral today. Arbelaez mistakenly revealed the “WIN” sign on the $21,960 Hyundai Sonata SE that contestant “Andrea” was trying to take home.

“Manuela just gave you a car!” said Drew Carey as Manuela Arbelaez thoughtlessly lifted the price tag revealing the correct answer. Despite, her inital shock and her effort to place the cover back on, the damage was done and the contestant “won” the vehicle.

Arbelaez covered her mouth with her hands and was visibly mortified by her blunder which she now calls “the biggest blunder in game show history”.

The “Price is Right” host Drew Carey laughed it up and Arbelaez has assured fans and followers on Twitter that she hasn’t lost her job because of the mistake.  She tweeted:

Arbelaez, who at first even tried hiding her face while still on-air, has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets, has been teased by her friends and even made fun of herself on social media.

“My hand just went for it,” the Los Angeles resident said in an interview with the NY Daily News. “Deep down, I was like, ‘No, don’t do it!’ My body reacted quicker than my brain.”

Arbelaez added: “I’m a perfectionist. I’m very hard on myself. I do things right,” she said. “I’ve never made a mistake in those six years. And of course the one mistake I make, it’s the biggest mistake in ‘Price is Right’ history.”

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Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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