Celebrity Scoop: Jill Wagner
"I feel just like their little cheering section down here," says Wagner, taking a break in her trailer on the "Wipeout" set in a rural area north of
As any "Wipeout" fan knows, it's hard not to just laugh at the contestants, since one requirement for being on the show seems to be having a bold and often wacky personality.
"The No. 1 question I always get asked," says Wagner, "is, 'Are those people as crazy as they seem?' They make everybody laugh, so more power to them. It's really fun to get to talk to them, except for some of the people that think they've talked to aliens and stuff. That's kind of awkward.
"One lady said she had been abducted. Who knows? Maybe she really was. Who am I to judge?"
Wagner says she feels at home with the folks trying to win the ultimate $50,000 "Wipeout" prize.
"It feels like they grew up in my hometown in
"I love those guys," Wagner says. "I wish they'd come down and visit me more. It's a lot of fun down here." As to where the "booth" is, Wagner quips, "We shoot it all from my bathroom. They're in there right now. I don't let them out much."