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AAHS grad on ‘Price is Right’

T.J. Jefferson has been working on the Rich Eisen Show since 2018, including being on camera since August. / Courtesy photo

Altoona native T.J. Jefferson appeared as a contestant on “The Price is Right,” that aired Tuesday.

Jefferson, who currently resides in Los Angeles where he works as a commentator on the Rich Eisen show, advanced to the program’s Showcase Showdown before he overestimated his guess on a picnic basket.

“Here’s where I messed up,” Jefferson said on the Eisen set after the “The Price is Right” aired. “I listened to the people (in the audience).”

Still, it was a thrill for the 1990 Altoona Area High School graduate.

“It was pretty surreal because I watched this show my entire life,” Jefferson posted on Twitter. “I kept thinking about my grandma (Easter Pearson) because I spent so many hours watching it with her.”

Jefferson was in the audience for the program in 2006 but wasn’t selected.

This time, after the show was taped March 29, he kept the results a secret from his friends and family, something “The Price is Right” requests.

“I did not even tell my mother (Linda Pearson-Jefferson),” he said, smiling. “She was a little upset.”

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