Meet librarian Margaret (Margaret!) Miles, a contestant on Thursday night’s episode of Jeopardy! who works at the New Hanover County Public Library in Wilmington, North Carolina. Margaret cleaned house on Thursday’s episode, taking home over $40,000, but that’s only one reason why the internet has suddenly fallen in love with her.
See, around mid-game, when Margaret was already commanding a strong lead with $7,600, Alex Trebek asked this special lady to tell us a little bit about herself, as he is wont to do, and Margaret came back with the above stunning answer. As to what she does for fun, Margaret revealed, “Knit… and pet cats.” But at least she’s self-aware, as she added that she’s “hopelessly stereotypical.”
While Margaret may be stereotypical, people definitely took notice of her — including our own Brian Grubb, who live-tweeted the episode:
Others took notice, as well:
Margaret will be back on Friday’s Jeopardy! to see if she can hold her title. Go on with your bad self, lady — we’ll all be rooting for you!