Jean Le Bris of Vox on “Millionaire!”


This came over from the people who rep “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Jean Le Bris, owner of Vox in North Salem, was on the show today, and walked away with $25 large. Congratulations Jean!

Here’s the press release:

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire� airs in your market on Monday, October 22, 2007.

“Millionaire,” with Emmy Award-winning host, Meredith Vieira, currently is in its sixth season and will celebrate its 1,000th episode this fall, with an entire week of programming, November 5 – 9.  Locally, “Millionaire” can be seen on New York, NY’s WABC (ABC), weekdays at 12:30PM.

Jean Le Bris (“JAHN LE BREEZE”), a Restaurant Owner from North Salem, NY, walked away with $25,000 in winnings on Monday’s episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaireâ€? (10/22).


Jean used his “Ask The Audienceâ€? lifeline on the $300 question, which was:  “Pimp My Cubicle, a kit that includes gold pushpins and a mini disco ball, promises a “boring to bling” makeover of your what?  A) Bathroom, B) Workspace, C) House of worship, D) Gym.â€?  The studio audience voted as follows:  A) 4%, B) 90%, C) 2%, D) 4%.  Jean went with the advice of the audience and correctly guessed the answer to be “B.â€?

Jean used his “Phone A Friendâ€? lifeline on the $16,000 question, which was:  “The popular Discovery Channel series “Man vs. Wild” is hosted by a survival expert who is known by what rugged name?  A) Bison, B) Hawk, C) Wolf, D) Bear.â€?  After using the “PAF,â€? Jean was able to correctly guess the answer to be “D.â€?

Jean used his “50-50� lifeline on the $25,000 question, which was:  “In kilometers, what is the approximate distance of a standard marathon?  A) 42 km, B) 52 km, C) 62 km, D) 72 km.�  After using the “50-50,� Jean was left with “A� and “D� as options.  Jean guessed the answer to be “A� and was correct.

After correctly guessing the answer to the $25,000 question, Jean was given an additional lifeline called “Switch The Question.�

Jean used his “STQ� lifeline on the $50,000 question, which was:  “As of 2006, no woman has ever won a Nobel Prize in what category?  A) Chemistry, B) Physics, C) Medicine, D) Economics.�  Unsure of the answer, Jean decided to not take a guess and ask for a new question, valued at $50,000.  The correct answer was “D.�

Jean’s NEW $50,000 question was:  “Roughly how far apart are Tora Bora and Bora Bora?  A) 9.6 miles, B) 96 miles, C) 969 miles, D) 9690 miles.â€?  Jean guessed the answer to be “C,â€? but unfortunately, the correct answer was “D.â€?  Jean left the hot seat with $25,000 in winnings.  FYI — Tora Bora is in Afghanistan, Bora Bora is in the South Pacific.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

1 Comment

  1. Jerry Eimbinder on

    I saw Jean Le Bris of Vox on “Who Wants to be a Millonaire” and he was fun to watch. The television program however, in its press release, missed mentioning one of the best parts of his participation. There was nary a mention in the announcement of a question he couldn’t get wrong. When asked what a “littleneck” was, he had no problem choosing the correct answer “clam.”

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