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"Wheel of Fortune" Winner Tests His Guessing Skills on "Ellen"



Ellen DeGeneres had a big question for Emil de Leon -- this week's "Wheel of Fortune" winner, who shocked viewers when he won the bonus round by guessing "New Baby Buggy" with only two letters on the board.

So, how did he do it? 

"It's all in the first letters: R-S-T-L-N-E," he explained. "They showed up, the N and the E. It's pretty obvious the first word was new. Then worked on baby. It just sounds right, right? 'New baby?' The hard part [was 'buggy']. I worked with that B again." 

The correct answer didn't show up immediately, and de Leon said that the delay was the "longest three seconds I've ever felt."

It turns out that the nursing student, who took home $63,099 during Wednesday's show, has been a fan of "Wheel" since he was 3 or 4 years old.

"I have been watching 'Wheel of Fortune' since I can remember. My parents would just sit me in front of the TV to watch it so I've been prepping my whole life. The first letters I ever learned were R, S, T, L, N, E, which are the main letters in 'Wheel of Fortune," he said, but this was the first time he had actually been on a game show.

"I am not very good at talking, I am such an introvert. I stutter a lot, but when it came to the puzzle I was in the zone and it got rid of my stutter," de Leon revealed.

Emil tested his skills once again on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," alongside the talk show host and guest, Jason Bateman. See how he did in the video above.

Check out his amazing "Wheel of Fortune" win in the clip below. Do you think it was rigged? Sound off!
 

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