However, Arbelaez is still mortified by what happened, telling the Daily News: ‘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.’
‘I probably would’ve died if that happened within the first year of me working on the show. In a weird way, I’m kind of glad it happened now.’
During the show, when presenters realized what had happened, contestant Andrea shouted out ‘I win!’
Big-hearted host Carey was left with little opinion but to tell the contestant, ‘Congratulations! Manuela just gave you a car! The game is over, folks.’
Arbelaez joined the regular rotation of five models on The Price Is Right in April 2009. In her six-year career, she says this is her first mistake.
Despite the blunder, the Colombian said the producers and host were ‘supportive and understanding’.
While Andrea jumps for joy, poor Manuela, 26 didn’t know where to hid and she was eventually consoled by both Carey and the delighted contestant.
Arbelaez later tweeted about her embarrassment at the heart-warming TV moment.
‘I don’t usually give expensive gifts, but when I do is a $21,960 CAR,’ she tweeted, along with a clip from the show of her looking sheepish.
She also tweeted that the producers on the show and Carey couldn’t have been more supportive and understanding.’ she wrote.
Arbelaez joined the regular rotation of five models on The Price Is Right in April 2009.
Manuela was eventually consoled by both host Drew Carey and delighted contestant Andrea.
Arbelaez later tweeted about her embarrassment. ‘I don’t usually give expensive gifts, but when I do is a $21,960 CAR,’ she tweeted.
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