‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Charlene Gifted an Audi Post-Controversy


Look no additional for the prize! Amid the controversy surrounding Wheel of Fortune contestant Charlene Rubush, who narrowly lost out on a brand-new car, automotive company Audi is making issues proper.

“You’re a winner in our eyes, Charlene. Now, let’s get you a prize. Time to #GiveHerTheQ3,” the model’s official Twitter account wrote on Wednesday, December 22.

In the tweet, Audi reshared a viewer’s message, urging the ABC recreation present to rethink its powerful guidelines.

Pat Sajak and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant, Charlene Rubush.

“Come on @WheelofFortune, the woman literally chose the right word,” the social media person wrote. “Give her the car.”

Hours afterward Wednesday, Audi supplied its community of followers with an replace relating to Rubush’s new automotive present.

“There’s no community like the Audi community. With your help, we tracked down Charlene,” the tweet learn. “More to come as we help #GiveHerTheQ3.”

In one other message, the posh automotive model added, “Surprise. We’ve changed the narrative. … We’re full of surprises this holiday season.”

After Rubush competed on the long-running competitors — which aired on Tuesday, December 21 — trustworthy followers took to social media on her behalf to name out the present’s guidelines when she barely missed out on profitable an Audi Q3 regardless of answering the puzzle appropriately.

Rubush — who beforehand earned $16,500 earlier on the present — tackled the difficult bonus spherical the place she was tasked with answering a “What Are You Doing” phrase puzzle. While she initially guessed “Choosing the right card,” she later modified her answer to “Choosing the right … word.” Though the latter was right, it got here proper on the buzzer.

“You know, this one’s tough because you said all the right words, including the word ‘word’ but, as you know, it’s gotta be more or less continuous,” host Pat Sajak defined within the episode. “We’ll allow for a little pause but not four or five seconds. I’m sorry. You did a good job in getting it, but we can’t give you the prize, and it was the Audi.”

While Rubush left the competitors with solely her $16,500 winnings and a free trip, viewers had been outraged that she left with out a new automotive on a minuscule technicality.

“@Audi can you please give this contestant the car she deserves. She won on @WheelofFortune and Pat denied her. I am no longer a ‘wheel watcher’ because of this,” one fan tweeted after Tuesday’s episode.

Another wrote on the time: “@WheelofFortune well we had a good run. I won’t watch the show anymore. That lady won the AUDI, she answered the phrase within the timeframe allowed. You have hidden rules, fake show. I’ll never watch again (unless she gets the AUDI ANNND the rule changes).”

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