Published Dec 20, 2018Former Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs has been destroying the competition on Jeopardy! all week, and now she's revealed some of the secrets behind her winning streak.
In an interview with Pitchfork, Fuchs said that her strongest trivia categories are classical music, opera, literature and art — and she's not afraid to use her age an asset when making picks on the game board.
"You want things that are difficult and that not everybody knows, because I'm older than most of the other contestants," she explained. "I don't think I faced anybody who was older than I am, so if I had started with the $200 clue and built up, other contestants would have gotten into a better rhythm. I knew I had to be a little bit of a disruptor and bounce around the board, which some viewers don't like. But I was there to win."
Fuchs also told Pitchfork that going public with her rape allegations against Kim Fowley in 2015 prepared her for being under pressure in the limelight.
"Once you can talk about that on camera, an audience isn't going to faze you," she explained. "It's kind of like that's the worst thing that can happen to you, so you know, losing a game show is not fun, but it just pales in comparison."
Read the full interview here.
Tune in tonight to see if she can keep the winning momentum going.