Park Ji Seon wins 1 vs 100: 차-암쉽죠잉~!
Wasn’t that ea-a-a-asy~!?
Gagwoman Park Ji Seon won 50 million won (~$50,000) after being crowned “The Final One” in the “1 vs 100’s 100th episode special” , held at KBS’s open hall, in Yeouido, Seoul on the 12th. The recording of this special received keen public interest because of it’s prize money and stringent selection of celebrity participants (usually participants are from the general public).
Borrowing the show format from the Netherlands, KBS’s “1 vs 100” features 1 challenger who wins the prize money if he/she answers correctly a total of 11 levels of questions, against 100 people. Besides Park Ji Seon, Boys Over Flowers’ actor Kim Joon was also chosen to compete against this special’s “100-person team”, made up of past winners. The tension was particularly high in this episode, and someone from the audience was heard shouting:
Kim Joon, since you’re so good-looking you must not get the questions wrong! Please avoid being edited by showing expressions of your will to survive! You have to look serious when you solve questions, you know that, don’t you?
Park Ji Seon felt the jitters too. Having won the prize money earlier in August last year, she said:
The extent of the questions was unlimited, including many nonsensical ones, so frankly there wasn’t much preparations I could make… The previous time, I won about 7 million won and lost 10 million won*, but I was happy because the gag seniors gave me recognition of approval and treated me differently…It seems really difficult to overcome 100 people to win the prize money. I even had nightmares of being eliminated right from the 1st level .
While her increasing nervousness was evident as she climbed the levels of the game, her quick-thinking took precedance, and she can take pride in becoming the first entertainer to leave a name in the “1vs100 – Hall of Honor”.
* somewhat similar to “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, you advance through the game with more and more money, but once you lose a stage of money, you are eliminated