Canyon Lake resident Melissa Vogel has been cast in the ABC game show, “$100,000 Pyramid.” She is scheduled to appear in the first half hour of the Sunday, August 14 episode, which already has been filmed.
She isn’t allowed to say whether she won big or came home empty-handed
, but she’s excited to share the experience with her Canyon Lake friends and neighbors.
Readers may recall that Melissa was featured in a February 2015 issue of The Friday Flyer when she became the “female face” of Gravity Ball, a new exercise device designed by Mark Chavez, MD.
A trainer at Canyon Fitness, Melissa helped with the kickstarter campaign by bringing Gravity Ball classes to Canyon Fitness for product testing, filming and feedback. Although she no longer teaches Gravity Ball, Melissa is still an instructor and personal trainer there.
She is happily married and the mother of three daughters, ages 10, 7 and 4 years old. With her family, she relocated to Canyon Lake In March 2013 from Michigan. She is a fitness professional, including being a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, as well as a fitness model and actress.
Of her experience with the The $100,000 Pyramid, Melissa says, “The game show actually approached me and asked if I would audition to be a contestant! I had auditioned for another TV show a few months earlier and did not get the role. However, I must have had a killer audition, because the casting director remembered me and asked if I would try out for $100,000 Pyramid. So I proceeded with the auditioning process and continued to get moved to the next phase.”
“Before I knew it I was on a flight to NYC,” she adds. “I was extremely excited about this opportunity because I grew up watching the show back when Dick Clark was the host, and remembered exactly how to play. I knew being selected to participate, regardless if I won any money or not, would be an opportunity of a lifetime. Everyone was amazing and took such good care of us when we arrived!”
The show is scheduled to air on ABC August 14, at 9 p.m.