First off, David Korotkin, the very first contestant of the August edition of the primetime Millionaire, got in the Hot Seat, answering the Fastest Finger First question in 5.39 seconds. David went through 6 questions using his Ask the Audience, but on the $4,000 question, he used his 50:50, got the question wrong, and left with $1,000. This is his runthrough with 7 questions he attempted to answer; one of which he got wrong. This includes his Fastest Finger First question.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following valleys in geographical order from east to west.
• A: Death Valley • B: Ohio Valley
• C: Silicon Valley • D: Shenandoah Valley

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but David (with a time of 5.39 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the main task of a professional taxidermist?
• A: Stuffing animals • B: Driving a cab
• C: Accounting • D: Treating wounds

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What takes place under a big top?
• A: Ballet • B: Circus
• C: Opera • D: Don King

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In July 1997, what was finally returned to China after 99 years?
• A: Taiwan • B: Hong Kong
• C: Manchuria • D: South Dakota

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What was William Cody's popular nickname?
• A: Billy the Kid • B: Buffalo Bill
• C: Wild Bill • D: Stinky

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the economic abbreviation GNP mean?
• A: Gross National Product • B: Gross National Percentage
• C: Gross National Profit • D: Gross Naked People

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
From what retailer was Monica Lewinsky's notorious navy dress purchased?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: The Limited - 36% • B: Old Navy - 6%
• C: The Gap - 56% • D: Wal-Mart - 2%

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1993, Benazir Bhutto was re-elected as prime minister of what country?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Pakistan • B: India
• C: Egypt • D: Thailand

Photo Gallery Edit


David Korotkin: The First WWTBAM Contestant in America


David Korotkin wins the $1,000 safe haven.

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