Ever really, really fuck up something big at work? Manuela Arbelaez has. She is the model on The Price is Right that you may have seen accidentally give away a Hyundai Sonata SE while show host Drew Carey stood by and watched on an episode of the show this week. If you did not see this phenomenal blunder, here it is.
Yes, Arbelaez accidentally just gave away a twenty one thousand dollar car at her job. Not the greatest day at work and you can see by the tears on her face as she emerges from behind the show prop that it was a complete accident. She has gone to say publicly that Carey and the producers of the show have been nothing but forgiving of the flub and that she is "not in trouble" for turning the game show into an Oprah-like "have a car on me" event. The mistake has gone quite a bit viral and has been all over the internet and on TV, exposing scads of new people to Arbelaez's beauty and sweet, self-depreciating smile in a rough moment.
Arbelaez hails from Medellin, Colombia and moved to the United States in 2006 settling in the fine state of New Jersey where she decided to launch her American career as a model. Two years after moving to the United States., Arbeláez became one of the finalists during the 2008 season of Nuestra Belleza Latina, a very popular beauty contest/reality show hybrid airing on the U.S. Spanish-language television channel Univision where she ended up placing sixth in the competition.
After that she went on to compete in The Price Is Right Model Search contest. As a finalist, she got to appear on her first episode of the show in October of 2008. The winner was chosen by an internet fan vote and won the opportunity to tape five additional episodes.
Although Arbeláez did not win the contest--which totally sucks-- she impressed the producers of The Price Is Right enough to be hired as a full-time model for she show.
Arbelaez is a total fan favorite of the fans of the show and it is easy to understand why. She is quite the athlete and shows off any fitness equipment they give away on the show by showing it in motion. When a boat or a trip somewhere tropical is the prize, Arbelaez shows off her flat, toned stomach in a bikini or a crop top and shorts. Man, she is hot. Me personally, I Tivo the show and I watch it when I am cooking dinner just to check out her hot body shown there with some family friendly entertainment. Her account is full of images of her looking luscious. The quote at the top of her Instagram account is "You only see what I want you to see" and I am way cool with that. Arbelaez gives us plenty to look at five days a week on daytime TV.
She has also appeared in a couple of music videos showcasing her lean, stunning Latin-American beauty--one for Robin Thicke's "It's In The Mornin'" and in "Loving You No More" by Diddy -Dirty Money featuring Drake. I can not recommend taking the time to watch her in the Diddy video enough. She is the main girl in it and oh, wow, that stomach of hers and that beautiful face get showcase to near perfection.
She has appeared on a couple of episodes of the CBS soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" and was a trophy girl at the 2012 Grammys, which is pretty fucking cool. Arbelaez is a huge fitness buff, as evidenced by those killer abs. Complex Magazine named Arbelaez as the hottest game show model in the game in their list of the twenty-five "hottest game show eye candy" and I could not agree with that choice more. She appeared breiefly in the awful Adam Sandler movie "Jack and Jill" but hey, she is human and we all make mistakes. Some people just make mistakes that involve giving away twenty one thousand dollar brand-new Hyundais on national television.
Arbelaez lives in Los Angeles and she loves to show off her curves on the beach and she goes on long bike rides, keeping that body of hers fit and toned for our viewing pleasure. She likes to go shooting at various Los Angeles gun ranges, because she is tough like that and she has a boyfriend that she keeps a low-key and somewhat private relationship with and who can blame her? This lust object is entitled so some privacy after showing her bikini bod to the people who are home from work, watching the show while getting over their colds. I am really hopeful that this epic blunder will lead to more opportunities for this six year game show veteran and her commanding curves.