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Interview with Celeste Anderson from King of the Nerds

celestekotn38asmallLast night, Celeste Anderson won the title on King of the Nerds. I got the chance to speak to her about her experience on the show, how it changed her, and what being a nerd means to her. She was just as sweet on the phone as she was on the show, and you can tell how much being there meant to her, so read on to see what she had to say.

Jenny: Several contestants changed not for the better as the show went on, and by the end, the viewers maybe felt like they didn’t deserve to be there, but you only continued to grow, which was nice to see.

Celeste: Yeah, that whole experience was definitely very challenging for me. I didn’t think I was gonna get that far, let alone win the show, to be honest, because I went into the show feeling so out of place and so different from everyone. Because you know, I wasn’t the NASA engineer or the neuroscientist, and I had a lot really different issues where I was still needing to come out of my shell and all that kind of stuff. So yeah, I’m really happy with people getting to see the kind of growth I experienced because a lot of people have been reaching out to me, saying how inspirational it is. That’s what I wanna do. I want to make sure the people that struggle with the same thing I did while growing up know that you can really accomplish anything.
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