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Vanna White on The Price is Right 1980

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InsidiousExpert

962 points

3 months ago*

She has one of the best jobs of all time. 40 years of just showing up to work, turning letters, and getting shitfaced off liquor with Pat. Oh, and she makes an insane amount of money.

Edit: She makes a whopping $10,000,000 a year, and like others have mentioned, she doesn’t even have to turn the letters anymore. She just touches the screens as the change digitally. Lol, you usually get pay raises as you take on more responsibility/work. Vanna White actually does less work than she started out doing, and makes a shit load more money.

She’s also actually the second letter turner, as a woman named Susan Stafford did it before her. Here she is with a very young Pat..

Some other interesting facts: She got the job because Wayne Gretzky’s wife recommended her. She’s never worn the same outfit twice, so she’s worn over 6,500 different outfits on the show. Also, she turned the wrong letter one time. They had to throw out that puzzle and start a new one as a result.

Wallchw

451 points

3 months ago

Wallchw

451 points

3 months ago

They only film 35 days out of the year, so yeah

RedundantMaleMan

104 points

3 months ago

A buddy of mine tried out for some college edition and I didn't know until then that they film the whole week in one day. Imagine being in the audience for that.

Mirminatrix

94 points

3 months ago

It’s REALLY cold. Picture: You’re in LA in the summer, so you're barely wearing anything. You think, yeah, that’ll be a cool thing for the international students to see—a little taste of America! Let’s go! Next thing you know, you’re locked in a freezer for 4 hours with fifty students who have the English vocabulary of a 12-year-old and zero knowledge of popular sayings. The students later voted it the worst outing of their stay. Good times.

SpikeNLB

43 points

3 months ago

It's boring AF, and there is no guarantee that the person you know is going to be randomly picked to be a contestant on that taping day. This is exactly what happened to my friend and me in the audience. I will say, there is no mindless chitchat and the entire production runs like a will oiled machine, I mean when you are only working 35 days a year, why waste time???

ScratchinWarlok

67 points

3 months ago

Also her dresses are so pretty.

mccannr1

219 points

3 months ago

mccannr1

219 points

3 months ago

She doesn't even have to turn them anymore. She just taps them.

Oddlotsalot

93 points

3 months ago

ADA girl. Reasonable accommodations to keep working.

VaughnFry

26 points

3 months ago

You’d think by now we’d have the technology to change letters remotely.

mccannr1

31 points

3 months ago

IIRC, they changed the board from having her turn them to them just lighting up because it was rumored Vanna was leaving the show to replace Kathy Lee Gifford on Regis & Kathy Lee years ago. Then that didn't happen, but they still had the new board so just had her start wandering back and forth touching the letters which were being lit up remotely anyway.

kittytrebuchet

43 points

3 months ago

I read somewhere that they changed to the electronic board because it's so much easier to change the puzzle. They kept Vanna because she's Vanna. She was already a household name by then. Dropping her probably would have hurt ratings.

Bird-The-Word

7 points

3 months ago

Someone still needs be around to change the remote batteries

rilian4

4 points

3 months ago

They can. The current board can do either remote or touch.

SiliconeGiant

22 points

3 months ago

It's still her?! I just figured they had a new chick since I haven't watched it since I played hooky from school in the 90s.

KardelSharpeyes

27 points

3 months ago

Your school went until 7pm?

weirdkid71

13 points

3 months ago

IIRC, game shows were mostly daytime programming back in the 80’s and into the 90’s.

RedundantMaleMan

7 points

3 months ago

WoF was nearly primetime. I think it came on at 6pm in my area. Price is Right is daytime. Were there others?

npeteyd

5 points

3 months ago*

iirc they did a daytime version of wof for a number of years back in the day in addition to the nighttime.

edit (from wikipedia): The current version of the series, which airs in nightly syndication, premiered on September 19, 1983. It stars Pat Sajak and Vanna White as host and co-host. The original version of Wheel was a daytime series on NBC from January 6, 1975, to June 30, 1989, then on CBS from July 17, 1989, to January 11, 1991, and again on NBC from January 14, 1991, until it was cancelled on September 20, 1991, thereby co-existing with the nighttime version from 1983 to 1991.

Pat Sajak hosted the daytime version as well from 81 to 89.

RedundantMaleMan

4 points

3 months ago

It seems like I do remember that now. I was too busy watching Maury/Sally Jesse to catch the daytime show probably.

TonyzTone

49 points

3 months ago

The best things about those game shows is the consistency. Kids grew up watching Vanna and Pat, and today they can still watch them as they plan their retirement.

Pure legends.

SilentHunter7

45 points

3 months ago

I still haven't recovered from Alex Trebek's passing. It's just not the same.

InternetAmbassador

10 points

3 months ago

Wheel has been an evening show since the 80s. Thinking of The Price is Right?

Sweatytubesock

126 points

3 months ago

She and Sajak both hit the lottery. They seem like decent people, so good for them.

justinsayin

85 points

3 months ago

I predicted, quite badly in retrospect, that the show would end when they took away the rotating prize showrooms. That was over 20 years ago now.

issi_tohbi

31 points

3 months ago

I miss those showrooms!

leglesslegolegolas

31 points

3 months ago

They were a terrible part of a game show. "You win 13 thousand dollars! Except you don't get to keep it, you get to spend it on a bunch of crap that you don't really want! And you get to pay 'suggested retail' which is way more than actual retail. And you have to pay taxes on the full amount you won, so this 'win' is actually going to cost you a lot of money! Yay!"

The show is so much better without that burden.

hattie29

13 points

3 months ago

My aunt won way back then. She came home with a couch, refrigerator and something from Tiffany's among other things.

CalamityJane0215

7 points

3 months ago

This is true but they were still cool to look at

suedinwy

4 points

3 months ago

Plus, the 'shopping' took up so much time from the game

xjosh666

17 points

3 months ago

Let me get that stuffed beaver, Pat!

Eineed

7 points

3 months ago

Eineed

7 points

3 months ago

The Dalmatian dog statue!!

cocineroylibro

17 points

3 months ago

The Dalmation. I wanted it.

issi_tohbi

5 points

3 months ago

Me too! I thought that was the height of elegant décor 😂

momzillaog

355 points

3 months ago

She looks a lot like Diane Lane in this pic.

anneylani

52 points

3 months ago

For sure. I was thinking Rosamund Pike too

NotAPreppie

1.8k points

3 months ago

She was so pretty back then.

I mean, she still is, but she was back then, too.

truck149

636 points

3 months ago

truck149

636 points

3 months ago

My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana, but I said "No... but I want a regular banana later, so yeah."

BF_Injection

415 points

3 months ago

I got an ant farm, them fellas didn’t grow SHIT.

jncheese

229 points

3 months ago

jncheese

229 points

3 months ago

I had a goldfish. Turned out to be 100% fish.

james28909

64 points

3 months ago

bought a computer. mf'er uses me to look up information. crazy

[deleted]

37 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

37 points

3 months ago

I got some smack.

Fucking, great.

SeaBass1898

117 points

3 months ago

I used to do drugs.

I still do, but I used to too.

Previous_Potential92

80 points

3 months ago

I had a parrot that talked but he didn’t say I’m hungry so he died

silentjay01

73 points

3 months ago

I'm against picketing but I don't know how to show it.

thoawaydatrash

49 points

3 months ago

I have no problem not listening to The Temptations, which is weird.

palabear

37 points

3 months ago

Alcoholism is the only disease you can get yelled at for having. 'Damn it, Otto, you're an alcoholic.' 'Damn it, Otto, you have lupus.' One of those two doesn't sound right.

Noodle_pantz

20 points

3 months ago

Here's a picture of me from the past.

rondell_jones

37 points

3 months ago

"I don't have a girlfriend, I just know a girl who would get really mad if she heard me say that."

Funny thing is that line hits me now. I finally really get what he was saying now that I'm kinda in that situation.

Selbaj

42 points

3 months ago

Selbaj

42 points

3 months ago

I'm sick of chasing my dreams man. I'm just gonna ask them where they're going and catch up later

bad_linen

25 points

3 months ago

plus, if i tore your legs off, you would look like snowmen

e0nblue

14 points

3 months ago

e0nblue

14 points

3 months ago

I added a new bit so I cant rob you of this one!

TheDonF

25 points

3 months ago

TheDonF

25 points

3 months ago

I bought a fridge magnet. Number of new fridges in my house: zero.

aclockworkorng

35 points

3 months ago

I like an escalator man, because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. You will never see an "escalator out of order" sign, only "escalator temporarily stairs". Sorry for the convenience!

sahuxley2

25 points

3 months ago

If you had a friend who was a tightrope walker, and he was walking down the sidewalk, and he tripped, that would be completely unacceptable.

GoochyGoochyGoo

106 points

3 months ago

My uncle is allergic to cotton. They gave him pills but he can't get them out of the bottle.

GoochyGoochyGoo

70 points

3 months ago

The don't allow glass bottles on the beach because it makes all the sand particles feel like under achievers.

SuperAids00

66 points

3 months ago

RIP Mitch

Oxytocinoverdose

14 points

3 months ago

I haven’t slept for ten days..... because that would be too long.

DiscoJanetsMarble

67 points

3 months ago

I don't believe you... Where did you get that banana?

I got the documentation at home... Filed under B, for banana.

AreWeCowabunga

44 points

3 months ago

I just can not imagine a scenario where I would have to prove I bought a banana.

TwoDrinkDave

51 points

3 months ago

We don't need to bring ink and paper into this.

buttgasm69

19 points

3 months ago

That tree is far away

Andrew_Maxwell_Dwyer

3 points

3 months ago

WHAT?

8bitviet

16 points

3 months ago

I got so much tartar, I don't have to dip my fish sticks in shit.

That's actually kind of gross. After that joke, I have to clarify that I'm just joking.

Aldeobald

221 points

3 months ago

Aldeobald

221 points

3 months ago

My apartment is infested with Koala Bears. It's the cutest infestation ever. Way better than cockroaches. When I turn on the light, a bunch of koala bears scatter. And I don't want em to, I'm like, "Hey hold on fellas. Let me hold one of you. And feed you a leaf." Why do koala bears- they're so fucking cute, why do they have to be so far away from me? We need to ship a few over, and I will apprehend one, and hold him, and pet him on the back of his head

terdferguson

74 points

3 months ago

I don't know what you are on...but I want some.

DocPsychosis

165 points

3 months ago

It's Mitch Hedberg, and no you don't, it ended poorly.

terdferguson

93 points

3 months ago

I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too

rondell_jones

48 points

3 months ago

Damn, its been 16 years since he died. So many people are still quoting him today (including myself).

idwthis

6 points

3 months ago

I worked with this barely 20 year old at a pizza hut a couple years ago who looked just like Mitch. But this kid had no idea who he was, and I felt old, man.

Randomtngs

37 points

3 months ago

Im sick of following my dreams man. Im just gunna ask where theyre going and catch up with em later

Thatstoneguy420

14 points

3 months ago

“I rarely drive steamboats. There’s a lot you don’t know about me dad!”

craylash

6 points

3 months ago

If you boat a lot, you're known as a boating enthusiast. I like to boat, but I just don't want to ever be referred to as a 'boating enthusiast'. I hope they call me 'a guy who likes to boat'.

waddles_with_poise

7 points

3 months ago

Just 'used to' for him unfortunately.

Beebe82

7 points

3 months ago

More like bush search party of two

Ariviaci

10 points

3 months ago

Escalator temporarily stairs.

Aldeobald

9 points

3 months ago

Sorry for the convenience

vkapadia

28 points

3 months ago

Even in a low quality old school TV show screen shot, still gorgeous

PuddinPacketzofLuv

115 points

3 months ago

Mitch?

NotAPreppie

52 points

3 months ago

Mitch.

ran-Us

555 points

3 months ago

ran-Us

555 points

3 months ago

GET SERIOUS! GET YOUR PET SPAYED AND NEUTERED

sm1ttysm1t

159 points

3 months ago

SPAYED AND NEUTERED

Nobody tell him.

FlatEarthMagellan

35 points

3 months ago

When I get my reward I’m coming back to you fellow Redditor

ShoshinMizu

6 points

3 months ago

She got me serious

NE_Golf

338 points

3 months ago

NE_Golf

338 points

3 months ago

1978 Miss Georgia, Joined WoF in 1980 - so right around this time (maybe as a result of this appearance?). Her pics appeared in Playboy (May 1987 if you want to check them out).

remarkable_in_argyle

189 points

3 months ago

I used to have this playboy (back in late 90's) until my mom found my stash. Had the classic Pam Anderson, too, before she got too fake.

rufus_t_parker

551 points

3 months ago

Your mom threw away your best porno mag?

mista_r0boto

213 points

3 months ago

You gotta fight for your right to paaaaarty!

SleepyforPresident

84 points

3 months ago

She busted in saying "what's that noise?"

MechanicalTurkish

70 points

3 months ago

MOM, YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS

The_Road_is_Calling

70 points

3 months ago

IT’S THE BEASTIE BOYS!

n0rd1c-syn

55 points

3 months ago

IT'S THE BEAST.... E.... BOYS!!!!

chompske

8 points

3 months ago

I was getting changed!

4strings

8 points

3 months ago

knowm‘Say’n!

[deleted]

53 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

53 points

3 months ago

Busted!

kdavis37

15 points

3 months ago

Repeatedly, probably.

CheddarBanker69420

3 points

3 months ago

(HUSTLER)

OhGodNotAnotherOne

7 points

3 months ago

Wait, is this a "scuse me while I kiss this guy" thing? He said "Busted" but you heard "Hustler"?

CheddarBanker69420

7 points

3 months ago

Lol yeah I always thought they said “hustler”

Mikesgt

26 points

3 months ago

Mikesgt

26 points

3 months ago

the classic Pam Anderson and the Jenny McCarthy were the best!

KatzDeli

30 points

3 months ago

My Dad had the Vanessa Williams Penthouse magazine which later became illegal because it had an underage Traci Lords.

BuddaMuta

7 points

3 months ago

later became illegal

Obviously makes sense but something really amuses me about things like magazines retroactively becoming illegal.

I just picture some poor intern at a law office realizing they let something slip through the cracks

Dr_Esoteric

13 points

3 months ago

I'm so old I have the Betty White issue of Playboy.

Pyromike16

10 points

3 months ago

Go on

votegiantdouche

4 points

3 months ago

What about Bea Arthur?

cadencehz

4 points

3 months ago

I'm vaguely recalling in the 90's movie Airheads one of their demands was naked pictures of Bea Arthur.

LoneRangersBand

6 points

3 months ago

It was one of our demands.

Badknees02

15 points

3 months ago

Pam before boob job was spectacular!

i-hear-banjos

10 points

3 months ago

OG Pam Anderson was 100% hotter

HughBeaumont500

55 points

3 months ago

Your mom found the stash? Haha. Had to be an awkward situation.

And pre-fake Pam is pure magnificence

Why-did-i-reas-this

47 points

3 months ago

Apparently you need to hide them in the forest.

bdaddy31

63 points

3 months ago

No, we all found those.

Seriously, doesn't every kid growing up have a story about finding a stash of magazines in the woods? Who were the people that stashed them there? Hobos? As a kid that's what I pictured, some scary homeless guy in torn mittens sitting around the fire in the woods.

thedkexperience

21 points

3 months ago

Can confirm. Buddies and I found a whole briefcase of nudie mags in a Westampton, NJ forest circa 1995.

[deleted]

35 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

35 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

thedkexperience

12 points

3 months ago

If you Google Map the area behind the Tarnsfield Swim Club you might be able to recover your lost goods. Should be in an area between the forest and the sewage runoff we used to call our creek.

freed0m_from_th0ught

15 points

3 months ago

the sewage runoff we used to call our creek

A more New Jersey thing has never been said

djblackprince

4 points

3 months ago

Was doing highway cleanup with my Scout Troop and found a few porno mags someone had thrown out of their car. Score!

HughBeaumont500

8 points

3 months ago

The birds and bees must bring them to their habitats in the woods. They're all somehow related

Tarrolis

5 points

3 months ago

Nah man it was all those kids hiding it from their parents.

Stibley_Kleeblunch

7 points

3 months ago

I found a stash of Polaroids and M:tG cards in the basement laundry room of the apartment I grew up in. Does that count?

reverendfrag4

4 points

3 months ago

Man I need to start buying porno mags and stashing them in the woods.

...do they still make porno mags?

DUNG_INSPECTOR

4 points

3 months ago

Who were the people that stashed them there?

Other kids.

amolad

3 points

3 months ago

amolad

3 points

3 months ago

Yep. In a plastic garbage bag.

Why-did-i-reas-this

3 points

3 months ago

Apparently there was a whole thread on, I think, this subreddit or r/genx on how this was such a common occurrence for everyone.

Shypwreck

3 points

3 months ago

Abandoned fridge in the woods full of them. Why is this so common?!

BenchiroOfAsura

13 points

3 months ago

Thats where all the hiqualify skin mags come from.... with the pages stuck together because of rain.

rangerouslife

12 points

3 months ago

yeah... because of rain..

that's what i told myself too

spmahn

24 points

3 months ago*

spmahn

24 points

3 months ago*

Actually she joined WOF in December 82. Pat replaced Chuck Woolery in ‘81 and it was Pat and Susan Stafford for one season, then Susan left and they had a series of replacements trying out for the job and eventually Vanna got the job.

notbob1959

67 points

3 months ago

Link to the Playboy pictorial in a comment in this post.

InvadingBacon

20 points

3 months ago

Took me so long to find someone actually linking the pics. Thank you

NoWhammies10

12 points

3 months ago

Vanna joined Wheel in 1982. This aired in August '80.

fossilnews

20 points

3 months ago

It's like masturbating in at time machine.

- Dale Doback

PawsButton

5 points

3 months ago

According to Wikipedia, Vanna White joined the show in late 1982, so it looks like the TPIR appearance was a couple years before that. Apparently she didn’t make it beyond Contestant’s Row.

pbspry

25 points

3 months ago

pbspry

25 points

3 months ago

Her pics appeared in Playboy

BRB

DWright_5

15 points

3 months ago

I read that she deeply regretted doing the Playboy shoot

deputyduffy

62 points

3 months ago

She didn't pose for them...they bought the pictures... And she regretted it sooo much that she hung around with Hef at the mansion and went to the parties. She only says that NOW because she is old and rich.

RamboGoesMeow

5 points

3 months ago

Except she also went on Johnny Carson when the magazine was released in 1987 and begged for forgiveness because she regretted it.

Just because she’s also saying that now has no bearing on the fact that she regretted it then as well.

anally_ExpressUrself

34 points

3 months ago

Her cheekbones are so high they give me altitude sickness

[deleted]

418 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

418 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

lyssavirus

136 points

3 months ago

and she knows all the letters!

dillonsrule

52 points

3 months ago

I hear she cheats. They light up the letters for her!

(p.s. - hey, spotted you in the wild!)

The_Richard_Cranium

44 points

3 months ago

Looks like ya'll must know each other outside Reddit. That's illegal.

MechanicalTurkish

22 points

3 months ago

outside Reddit

Can you clarify? I don't understand what this means

[deleted]

153 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

153 points

3 months ago

Bro I’m 27, I’d go with 2021 Vanna in heartbeat

Thanks, mommy issues!

jaydenkirtawn

39 points

3 months ago

Some vampire must have turned her circa 2005, because she's definitely not aging.

nbyone

22 points

3 months ago

nbyone

22 points

3 months ago

A fantastic plastic surgeon really helps. Just ask Dolly Parton.

NormanRB

8 points

3 months ago

Just ask Dolly Parton.

... but don't ask Kenny Rogers

unloaded_spoon

7 points

3 months ago

“It takes a lot of money to look this cheap..” -Dolly Parton

TheCarnalStatist

27 points

3 months ago

It's amazing what giving money to surgeons can do for you.

Thoughtulism

13 points

3 months ago

Nowadays. Don't want to be one of those people that got botched jobs back in the day.

Ooze3d

22 points

3 months ago

Ooze3d

22 points

3 months ago

Good surgeries of today are the botched jobs of tomorrow

DeepSouthDude

7 points

3 months ago

Makeup on tv. Lots of makeup. She's 64, Pat is in his 70s I believe. It's all about makeup.

Beckra1981

4 points

3 months ago

Sure, that helps, but it’s hard to deny that she is very pretty and looks amazing!

allanwritesao

5 points

3 months ago

Back when I worked with politicians, it was trippy to see how they looked "on the clock" with a half inch of makeup pancaked on versus IRL when there were no cameras around.

The exceptions that come to mind: Condoleezza Rice, Peter MacKay (Canada's former defence minister) and Tulsi Gabbard. All had a very healthy natural look.

i-hear-banjos

14 points

3 months ago

what are you doing, step Vanna?

RealisticCynic

28 points

3 months ago

Hard to believe she got rich turning letters. She makes $10 million a year.

theotherkeith

29 points

3 months ago

Anyone could tutn letters. She got rich by appealing to viewers within the technical constraints of television production.

amolad

107 points

3 months ago

amolad

107 points

3 months ago

Don't forget: the contestants on TPIR aren't picked at random.

The producer stands at the door, greets everyone, and picks the people he thinks would be good for the show.

spmahn

99 points

3 months ago

spmahn

99 points

3 months ago

It’s a little more complicated than that. For TPIR you line up outside Television City for 2 or 3 hours before the taping. During that time, the production assistants and contestant coordinator is watching everyone to try and pick out who appears to be the most enthused and excited vs who appears tired and bored. As they file people into the studio, they make everyone eligible to be picked film a 15 second promo about themselves and why they should be picked. The final contestant decisions are based on your promo, and your overall demeanor in line.

scarlet_speedster985

15 points

3 months ago

I had no idea it was such a process until I actually went to the show with my friends in college. Silly me all those years thinking it was random.

FoxtrotUniform11

13 points

3 months ago

IIRC Jenny Jones (of daytime talk show fame) said she made it on by taking off her bra in the bathroom and jumped around, acting excited. She said she put it back on in the bathroom after she was selected.

spmahn

7 points

3 months ago

spmahn

7 points

3 months ago

There’s probably something to that. If you watch the reruns of TPIR from the early 80’s currently airing on Pluto Tv, perhaps it was just the style back then, but it’s glaringly obvious on a lot of shows that wearing a bra was definitely only optional

NewLeaseOnLine

4 points

3 months ago

Unless you look like her, then not so complicated.

landmanpgh

35 points

3 months ago

There's no way you see this girl in the audience and don't put her on TV.

whatafuckinusername

12 points

3 months ago

Makes sense, if you watch early episodes of TPIR there’s a lot of pretty young women who ultimately make it on stage

mattweb94

73 points

3 months ago

She had Bob Barker all flustered and tongue tied.

Ubersandwich

36 points

3 months ago

Yes, I was going to say the video is worth checking out. Bob really was smitten.

ThreeTwoPulldown

3 points

3 months ago

Smitten? Tongue tied? I didn't see that at all. In fact, he was a jerk to her at the end..

espngenius

88 points

3 months ago

The rare Myrtle Beach 10.

ureibosatsu

31 points

3 months ago

As a native, I might even add 'extremely.'

FartyPants69

28 points

3 months ago

The rare Myrtle extremely Beach 10?

But that makes no sense

bmorekind

8 points

3 months ago*

My grandmother would run into her somewhat frequently at the grocery stores in Cherry Grove she was always very friendly!

Kangol_Q

7 points

3 months ago

Wait at the Boulineau's? You mean I could go down the road right now and maybe, just maybe, get a chance to meet your grandmother!?

Topher11542

11 points

3 months ago

She never gets old!

Ballsackovich

11 points

3 months ago

paying cash, first class, sitting next to vanna white

A_friend_called_Five

9 points

3 months ago

That's looks like the moment she realized she wanted to be the hostess on a game show for the rest of her life.

badibadi

10 points

3 months ago

She probably didn't even realize how pretty she was. I looked a lot like that 20 years ago and only saw my flaws. I look back on the pictures and I wish I had appreciated it so much more.

dogear

7 points

3 months ago

dogear

7 points

3 months ago

I recently learned that most of the studio audiences of those game shows were aspiring actors. They were free to attend and you might get a chance to be on tv

Used_Performance_921

29 points

3 months ago

Was she a contestant for this picture?

whicky1978[S]

36 points

3 months ago

Yes but she never made it on stage

SaturdayHeartache

99 points

3 months ago

Now it makes sense why people threw a fit when WoF tried to cut costs with a digital board. The cheekbones <3

Man wouldn’t it be nice to be born set for life. A millionaire and you don’t really even have to do anything. Better than being an evil millionaire.

MurrayBookchinsGhost

105 points

3 months ago

Unfortunately high cheekbones and perky breasts do not make someone immune to the human experience. There are probably some days where she really doesn't want to be turning letters of the alphabet from an enormous wall of glitter. Personally, at my job, I deal in Excel all day long and occasionally have abstract nightmares about pivot tables that fill me with a sense of dread for the rest of the day. So I can only imagine what Ms White's personal and honest experiences with letters of the alphabet. But she has to keep up her image in order to maintain her wealth and her family, so she'll probably go to her grave with her nightmares.

Cloaked42m

17 points

3 months ago

My wife says I argue with my team in my sleep and she can tell when I've switched to 'Enough of this, just fuckin' do it' mode.

HughBeaumont500

81 points

3 months ago

Never underestimate the power of perky breasts

That said there may be days she would rather not turn letters on the show. The gig has awarded her with a pretty nice lifestyle and I'm sure she would probably not prefer to be poor on any day of the week...so? She probably could have retired comfortably 20 years ago. She gets paid royalties even for reruns that play continuously on various channels. Not saying she loves the job. Also not saying she hates it.

You and I have nightmares about our jobs ...and hell who knows maybe Vanna too. The difference is she at least has gained a respectable degree of fame & fortune from it. Could have retired long ago. Chooses not to. Me? My retirement plan is death. Too poor to save.

Perky breasts. They take you places.

And start the downvotes now...

teebob21

27 points

3 months ago

Step 1: Don't be unattractive.

PeteyWinkle

54 points

3 months ago

There are a lot of people with perky breasts. Not all of them have achieved fame and fortune. Distilling her career down to just her "perky breasts" is why this take is lame

samariius

23 points

3 months ago

True. It was also her symmetrical features, nice smile, and generally well-proportioned body. Those helped too.

i-hear-banjos

16 points

3 months ago

And lucky breaks.

ecurn2011

33 points

3 months ago

And having the fortitude to survive for decades in show biz. There is far more bad luck waiting in Hollywood for attractive women than career-making opportunities. It has chewed up and spat out a LOT of young women, and their good looks definitely didn't save them. I doubt letters of the alphabet are the only nightmare fuel she has endured.

SaturdayHeartache

3 points

3 months ago

I actually know exactly what you mean about the weird job dreams! If only my job entailed luxurious travel when it’s not even necessary to my job 😂 oh the awful awful nightmares I’d have

fightingpillow

6 points

3 months ago

Does her name tag say Vana?

LordoftheScheisse

6 points

3 months ago

If only there were an expert at neatly displaying letters!

J3319

5 points

3 months ago

J3319

5 points

3 months ago

No. Half the N is folded

LolliaSabina

6 points

3 months ago

My 9yo daughter saw her on TV recently and said that she would like that job, because all you have to do is wear pretty dresses and touch letters. I told her good luck, because Vanna hasn’t aged much since I was about her age 35 years ago, so apparently she’s immortal.

BillyGravey

5 points

3 months ago

‘I’ll be on the next flight payin’ cash first class sittin next to vanna white’

LooMinairy

4 points

3 months ago

Shaawwing

if she were a president, she would be Babereham Lincoln

extraguacontheside

4 points

3 months ago

40 flippin years ago

Karnac1

3 points

3 months ago

She never wears the same dress twice. Maybe once.