Genevieve Mayer, a musician and mother-to-be from Las Vegas, NV was a contestant who appeared on the 15th season of the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? during "Fibs or Facts" week on September 19, 2016. She walked away with $10,000.

Genevieve's Run to the MillionEdit

$500 (1 of 14) - Not timed
Las Vegas' Stratosphere Tower, Seattle's Space Needle and Toronto's CN Tower all feature restaurants on top that famously what?
• A: Have nude waiters • B: Charge diners by the minute
• C: Print their menus in Sanskrit • D: Rotate

$1,000 (2 of 14) - Not timed
Which of the following did former Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura once describe as "ballet with violence"?
• A: Badminton • B: Professional wrestling
• C: The Westminster Dog Show • D: A Celine Dion concert

$2,000 (3 of 14) - Not timed
Though they probably have good intentions, a UC-Berkeley study found that people overestimate how much they'll use what by over 125%?
• A: A new car • B: A gym membership
• C: A high-definition TV • D: A smartphone

$3,000 (4 of 14) - Not timed
Because James Garner had brown eyes, Ryan Gosling wore contact lenses to cover his blue ones when playing Noah in what film's flashback scenes?
• A: The Notebook • B: Love Actually
• C: 50 First Dates • D: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

$5,000 (5 of 14) - Not timed
Not wanting its products associated with drug use, which of these groups reportedly took issue with a famous ad by The Partnership for a Drug-Free America?
"Ask the Audience" and "50:50" lifelines used.
• A: National Corn Growers Association • B: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
• C: Central CA Almond Growers Association • D: US Poultry & Egg Association
Ask the Audience Results: A: 24% • B: 26% • C: 12% • D: 38%
Genevieve did not know the answer, so she decided to ask the audience. Most of the audience went with D, but the results were spread out, so Genevieve decided to use the 50:50, which left her with C and D. She eventually went with the audience and got it right.

$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not timed
More than just an instrument, in the world of written music, "piano" is an instruction to play how?
• A: Slowly • B: Quietly
• C: Quickly • D: Loudly
Being a musician, Genevieve knew the answer right away.

$10,000 (7 of 14) - Not timed
In a throwback to the Cold War, what former member of the Soviet Union still calls its security agency by its old Russian name, the KGB?
"PLus One" lifeline used.
• A: Albania • B: Belarus
• C: Romania • D: Bulgaria
Genevieve knew a lot about the Soviet Union, but she did not know the answer to this question, so she decided to call down her Plus One, her husband Larry. He was not quite sure, but after talking about the question for a while, she went with B: Belarus, which was correct.

$20,000 (8 of 14) - Not timed
With people in the background chanting "We love it!" after each one, Randy Newman sings about all but which of these roadways in his 1983 hit "I Love L.A."?
• A: Ocean Drive • B: Sixth Street
• C: Century Boulevard • D: Victory Boulevard
Genevieve was feeling like D, but she did not know the answer, so she decided to walk away with $10,000. The correct answer was A: Ocean Drive.

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Preceded by
Susan Taylor
U.S. contestants
Genevieve Mayer
Succeeded by
Dave Forbes