Life After the Deal
After making the $214,000 deal on NBC’s game show “Deal or No Deal,” senior Will Edmond Jr. discovered the excitement didn’t end there.
Since then Edmond has recorded a commercial for local NBC affiliate KETK 56 and has been requested to speak at a Black History program and a student leadership conference.
“I have gotten a job offer from an ad company out of Dallas and have an offer to fly back to Los Angeles, California.” said Edmond.
Even with all the fame and fortune, Edmond has made his best efforts to remain humble. He still counts everything that has happened as a blessing.
“Having the opportunity to be on the show was a great experience, and being able to share that with other students made it even better.”
After watching the show, professional bass fisherman Bob Sealy, from Sealy Outdoors, offered to sponsor Edmond at the McDonald’s Bass Tournament at Sam Rayburn in April.
“I’ll have the opportunity to win a 2007 Hummer H2, Triton Boat and a Bad Boy Buggy,” he said.
Close friends say he is the same old Edmond.
“It has not changed Will at all. He is still the same humble, goofy person he was before the show.
He’s still a great friend,” said junior Chase Floyd.
Floyd appeared with Edmond on the show.
Edmond does not plan to spend frivolously; instead his intentions are to prepare for the future by investing and saving the money. However, there is one planned purchase.
“I’ve always wanted a boat, but I’m going to drive my truck until the wheels fall off. This is only the beginning, I have big plans for the future,” said Edmond.