Trans ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider Was ‘Starstruck’ By One Of Her Opponents (Although Amy Still Beat The Heck Out Of Her)

Transgender Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider has proven to be a total pro while crushing twelve games (thus far) and closing in on the half-million mark with $483,000 in winnings. She’s also pure class, as she’s shown while praising Ken Jennings as a fill-in host while producers attempt to figure out who’s going to be the full-time host, beginning in 2022. Schneider reached initial champ status during Trans Awareness Week, and she’ll be eligible for the Tournament of Champions, at some point down the line.

For the moment, though, it’s worth drawing attention to how Amy has been tweeting up a storm about the Thursday episode, which included an opponent who left her starstruck. That would be Jessica, one of the Fug Girls from the Go Fug Yourself fashion site. Here’s Jessica in action, looking as chic as expected:

Well, Amy fired off a tweet thread about her excitement to go up against Jessica, although she didn’t realize it at the time. Amy later wrote, “When I found out who she was, I was so bummed that I hadn’t gotten the chance to tell her how much I’ve loved her writing. I’m (retroactively) star-struck!” Amy has loved the Fug Girls for “years and years,” and yes, Amy did beat Jessica, like she’s beating everyone else. The reigning champ admitted, “I suppose it’s for the best that I didn’t know, since some part of me wouldn’t have wanted to make a Fug Girl feel bad by beating her.” She also added, “[T]o quote myself: ‘I like money!'”

Same, Amy. And we’ll see her back for more on Friday’s Jeopardy! episode.