“Hope she doesn’t pull those faces in front of a judge!” Eccentric Brooklyn Attorney Who Has $16,000 in His Pocket Jeopardy! going viral for her VERY exaggerated expressions
- Julia Markham Cameron became a surprisingly polarizing figure after her Jeopardy debut Thursday night
- The Brooklyn lawyer’s face became more vivid as the episode progressed
- Viewers debated their opinion of the contestant on Twitter
- Her attitude nearly overshadowed her $16K take home winnings, making her the Jeopardy Champion of the Night
- The episode was hosted by ‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Mayim Bialik
A contestant on Thursday’s episode of Jeopardy was the topic of conversation for many viewers, but it wasn’t her answers or $16,000 winnings that got people talking.
Just 20 seconds into the show, Brooklyn lawyer Julia Markham Cameron had already made a splash with her quirky, lively facial expressions.
Showing off a dark green dress and a pearl necklace, Cameron continued to pile on the pose for the next half hour.
Danger! contestant Julia Markham Cameron (pictured) went viral on social media after making a series of wacky expressions during her Thursday night performance
After surprising herself by correctly guessing the layman’s term for Thunnus Alalunga (albacore albacore), she said excitedly, “Nice!”
While introducing the contestants, Cameron revealed that her cat had been rescued from an Upper East Side cat gang.
“Her medical record said she was too kind to go back out on the street,” she said.
Some viewers were thrilled by the honesty on Cameron’s face.
“I won’t lie, I was a bit mesmerized by Julia’s WTF expressions,” commented one Twitter user.
“Julia grew up on me,” said another.
Cameron was constantly amazed at her ability to get questions right on the trivia show
Cameron almost squinted after a particularly tricky question
Unfortunately, not everyone was on board because of her grin and growl.
“Who else is annoyed by Jeopardy contestant Julia tonight?” asked Twitter user Celeste Hardway.
Others questioned her professionalism.
“Didn’t they say she was a lawyer? I’d love to see her pull those faces at the judge!’ wrote Twitter user Henry Magallon.
Along with a good chunk of the money, Cameron picked up some fans during her 20 minutes on the show.
“Julia on Jeopardy is the cutest and most human contestant ever,” one user wrote.
Cameron grabbed a few fans to go along with her $16K winnings on Thursday’s episode of Jeopardy
‘Shut up, that’s crazy!’ exclaimed Cameron after host Mayim Bialik announced her win
The hashtag #Jeopardy on Twitter was full of comments about Cameron’s performance
‘Very well!’ Cameron yelled with a questioning expression after answering a clue correctly
The episode was hosted by neuroscientist and ‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Mayim Bialik, one of a number of celebrities to have helmed the 57-year-old show late last year following the death of former host Alex Trebek.
“During the Montreal Olympics, Princess Anne competed for Britain in this sport,” Bialik said.
‘What is equestrian sport?’ Cameron hesitated after buzzing to answer.
‘Yes!’ said Bialik.
‘Very well!’ Cameron called back with a questioning expression.
For all her standout antics, it hadn’t escaped some viewers’ attention that Cameron walked away as Jeopardy Champion with overnight winnings of $16,450.
‘Shut up, that’s crazy!’ she said as Bialik announced her victory.
Some viewers lamented Cameron’s win as she’s poised to appear in another episode
Viewers took to Twitter to debate Cameron’s behavior during Thursday night’s broadcast