While Aaron Rodgers is guest hosting “Jeopardy!” in his second week, contestants are sharing some of their pretty amazing stories.
The show released a video highlighting them in an Instagram post.
Rodgers first talks with Allison Means, a software executive who lives in Coral Gables, Fla. She takes ugly selfies with her husband when traveling.
Florida Resident Likes Taking Ugly Selfies With Husband On The Road
Means said, “So yeah, this first started when we first started dating. But essentially whenever we would get on a plane or a train or automobile, we would take the ugliest pictures we could take of ourselves.
“We did it as a joke to start,” Means said. “But it kind of became really polarizing among our family and friends. So the more angry it made our family, the more we took these and made them worse each time it went along.”
Means said she and her husband are looking forward to getting their eight-month-old daughter involved in the hijinx. Rodgers replies, “Stick it to the family. I love it.”
‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Hitchhiked From Toronto To San Francisco
Then Rodgers introduces Drew Fox, a bartender originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
What’s interesting about this “Jeopardy!” contestant? Fox hitchhiked from Canada to California when he was 15 years old.
“All the way from Toronto to Minneapolis,” Fox said, “then down to Oklahoma City and across to LA then up to San Francisco where I spent about six months sleeping in Golden Gate Park.”
Rodgers asked if he’s been able to stay in touch with those people who gave him a ride.
“It’s tough to get those people on the phone,” Fox said. “It’s been a long, long time.”
Current Champion Offered AIDS Education In South Africa
Dennis Chase, who is “Jeopardy!” champion on this episode, is a biotech project manager originally from Hyannis, Mass., Rodgers said.
Chase has spent time involved with AIDS education, which includes the AIDS quilt in South Africa.
“Yeah, that was really a life-changing experience,” Chase told Rodgers. “It was 1999. I was chosen as part of an international team to go to the Cape Town area of South Africa and do AIDS education.
“It’s a beautiful country,” he said. “It was a really important mission and message, and beautiful people. I would go there again in a heartbeat. Because I did most of my time doing education and didn’t get to see much of the country.”
“Well, that’s fantastic work,” Rodgers said. “Good for you, buddy.”
Fans are loving Rodgers’ work this week as “Jeopardy!” guest host. The Green Bay Packers quarterback and “Celebrity Jeopardy!” champion wraps up his two-week stint on Friday, April 16.