Bakersfield native wins big on $100,000 Pyramid

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 01:17:47-04

Victor Bravo still can't believe it's real.

"It was unbelievable, ridiculous, hilarious, nerve wracking, all the good and bad adjectives I can think of. It was just the best experience," he said on Tuesday, two days after the show aired.

Bravo, a Bakersfield native and employee at Meadows Field Airport, was featured on the show $100,000 Pyramid on Sunday evening. Hosted by Michael Strahan, the show is a reboot of the popular show of the same name hosted by Dick Clark from 1973 to 1988.

The show was filmed back in April. Bravo said he's had to keep his victory a secret from everyone, including friends and family.

"They made us sign confidentiality agreements and everything...they said I could tell my immediate family, but I only told my friend Gabe who went with me."

Bravo won a total of $104,500, but says he wasn't in it for just the money; he says he's been a fan of the show for a long time.

"I had watched reruns of Dick Clark, like all the time," Bravo said. "I watched the Donny Osmond version when it came out...we'd play at home. I'd mute the TV."

Bravo says he's still the same guy he was, and he'd love to go back and play another round just for the fun of it.

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