Tonight’s ‘Deal or No Deal’ Contestant: Who Is Sony Avalos?

This Superfan Tells Howie Madel Her Favorite Episode Of All Time | Deal Or No DealSony Avalos is a big fan of the show, but will she be prepared enough to win the million? Find out on an all-new "Deal Or No Deal" Wednesday 9P ET/PT on CNBC! » Subscribe to Deal Or No Deal: https://www.youtube.com/dealornodeal?sub_confirmation=1 About Deal Or No Deal: On the hit game show ""Deal or No Deal,"" contestants play and deal for a top prize of $1 million. With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash – ranging from a penny to $1 million─ and the mysterious entity known only as ""the Banker,"" contestants are faced with a game of odds and chance and whether to accept an offer of cash from ""the Banker"" in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase. Premieres Wednesday, December 5th. Connect with Deal Or No Deal Online! Visit Deal Or No Deal’s Website: http://cnb.cx/prime Find Deal Or No Deal on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/fb Follow Deal Or No Deal on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/tw Follow Deal Or No Deal on Google+: http://cnb.cx/goo Follow Deal Or No Deal on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/insta #DealOrNoDeal #CNBC #HowieMadel This Superfan Tells Howie Madel Her Favorite Episode Of All Time | Deal Or No Deal2019-02-13T19:18:59.000Z

Tonight, on the newest episode of CNBC’s Deal or No Deal, hosted by Howie Mandel, contestant Sony Avalos will test her luck and attempt to win a fortune of up to $1 million. The description for the episode, entitled “Sony With a Chance of Millions,” reads “Super fan Sony Avalos makes it clear she knows how to play the game better than anyone else; this U.S. Marine specialist, wife and mother is a cool-headed risk taker, playing more than five rounds with no safety net on her way to a million.”

After Howie Mandel invited Sony Avalos to the stage as the show’s next player and asked her to tell him about herself, she said “I am the mother of three gorgeous teenagers. I am also the wife of 18 years to a United States Marine. For a living, I actually work as a Family Readiness Officer for the United States Marine Corps… and I have to tell you, above all, I am the biggest fan of Deal or No Deal.” She said that she’s watched all the episodes and played the arcade games and app, winning over $6.3 million (in pretend money). From the old show, which just returned this year with this 2.0 reboot, she said her favorite episode was the one where “the guy would do anything for 5 bucks, and he ended up wearing like the dress and the shows of the case girls.”

If she were to win a million dollars, she said “I was a mom at 17 and I kind of want to give back to that community. I would love to go back to college and use my education to start a non-profit for disadvantaged women.” Then, she added “Me and my husband short sold our home during the housing bubble. I would love to be able to move into a forever home again.”

Sony Avalos Has A Big Support System | Deal Or No DealSony Avalos is in it to win it on "Deal or No Deal!" Meet the people that she brought along for the ride, and don't forget to tune in to an all new episode of "Deal or No Deal" Wednesday 9P ET/PT on CNBC. » Subscribe to Deal Or No Deal: https://www.youtube.com/dealornodeal?sub_confirmation=1 About Deal Or No Deal: On the hit game show ""Deal or No Deal,"" contestants play and deal for a top prize of $1 million. With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash – ranging from a penny to $1 million─ and the mysterious entity known only as ""the Banker,"" contestants are faced with a game of odds and chance and whether to accept an offer of cash from ""the Banker"" in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase. Premieres Wednesday, December 5th. Connect with Deal Or No Deal Online! Visit Deal Or No Deal’s Website: http://cnb.cx/prime Find Deal Or No Deal on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/fb Follow Deal Or No Deal on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/tw Follow Deal Or No Deal on Google+: http://cnb.cx/goo Follow Deal Or No Deal on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/insta #HowieMandel #DealOrNoDeal #CNBC Sony Avalos Has A Big Support System | Deal Or No Deal2019-02-13T19:14:05.000Z

To support her during her attempt to win the million dollar top prize, Sony brought along Bonnie, her oldest daughter, husband Pablo (who she’s been married to for 18 years and is a retired Marine), and Nicole, her co-worker and friend of 7 years.

According to Sony’s LinkedIn page, she is a Deployment Readiness Coordinator at Marine Cops Base Camp Pendleton; she lives in the greater San Diego area, and attended Copper Mountain College.

SNEAK PEEK: Sony Avalos Gets Risky On 'Deal Or No Deal' | Deal Or No Deal | CNBC PrimeSony Avalos isn't looking to play it safe. This U.S. Marine's specialist is ready to take on the banker – and go home with a big amount of cash! Don't miss an all new episode of "Deal or No Deal" Wednesday 9P ET/PT. » Subscribe to Deal Or No Deal: https://www.youtube.com/dealornodeal?sub_confirmation=1 About Deal Or No Deal: On the hit game show ""Deal or No Deal,"" contestants play and deal for a top prize of $1 million. With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash – ranging from a penny to $1 million─ and the mysterious entity known only as ""the Banker,"" contestants are faced with a game of odds and chance and whether to accept an offer of cash from ""the Banker"" in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase. Premieres Wednesday, December 5th. Connect with Deal Or No Deal Online! Visit Deal Or No Deal’s Website: http://cnb.cx/prime Find Deal Or No Deal on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/fb Follow Deal Or No Deal on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/tw Follow Deal Or No Deal on Google+: http://cnb.cx/goo Follow Deal Or No Deal on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/insta #DealOrNoDeal #CNBC #HowieMandel SNEAK PEEK: Sony Avalos Gets Risky On 'Deal Or No Deal' | Deal Or No Deal | CNBC Prime2019-02-08T23:31:59.000Z

In a sneak peak of Sony’s episode released before it aired, we can see that Avalos chose case number 26 as the one she believes is carrying the million dollar prize. After telling the banker that this is “my house,” she turns down the banker’s offer and proceeds with the game, opening one case at a time. Based on the episode description that she’s playing “with no safety net,” it seems as though she eliminates a lot of the high money numbers early in the game and is left with only one big prize to play for – perhaps the $1 million.


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