The game show superstar gave an interview to a student newspaper for Shaler Area Middle School in Glenshaw, Penn., where he revealed the biggest thing he learned about the show so far.
“I learned that Alex Trebek has a potty mouth once the cameras aren’t recording,” Holzhauer said.
The 35-year-old contestant is on a 21-game winning streak and has captured the attention of “Jeopardy!” fans far and wide.
He already surpassed the $1 million mark faster than any other contestant that’s come before him. He previously won a game with a total of $131,127, topping the one-day record he set earlier in his run of $110,914. The previous single-day record-holder was Roger Craig, who won $77,000 in a 2010 game.
Speaking to the school paper, Holzhauer offered some tips for young fans who may feel discouraged about following in his footsteps.
“I was an undisciplined student, but I set a goal for ‘Jeopardy!’ and really focused on achieving it,” he said. “No one has ever played ‘Jeopardy!’ like I do, but I didn’t let that stop me from approaching the game the way I thought I should.”
Experts credit the Las Vegas sports gambler’s play style and strategy with his continued massive paydays.
Holzhauer’s 21st victory adds $80,615 to his wallet and skyrockets his total earnings up to $1,608,627. He’s surpassed Julia Collins’ 20-game winning streak from 2014. Now, the only “Jeopardy!” champ left in his crosshairs is the notorious Ken Jennings.