FLINT (WJRT) - (11/03/16) - Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" on ABC12 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday because her work with the water emergency has made her a 'Hometown Hero'.
This summer, producers from "Millionaire" contacted Hanna-Attisha and asked her to appear as a contestant on the program.
"I thought it was a prank call. I didn't think the show actually existed. I thought Regis Philbin was still doing it," she said.
She agreed, if any winnings could be donated to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. They taped the segment in August.
"The hardest part about that three months was keeping my mouth closed. I couldn't tell anybody," Hanna-Attisha said.
A watch party was held at Blackstone's so Hanna-Attisha's friends and colleagues could watch.
"To see my reactions and my funny facial expressions and people's reactions, it was a little awkward, but it was a lot of fun," Hanna-Attisha said.
She handled questions about pop culture and history and did well until asked about the glabella. She got it wrong, but walked away with $5,000.
"The great thing about this $5,000 is thanks to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, it's really $10,000," said Kathi Horton, of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
By the way, the answer to the question about the glabella was a unibrow. Hanna-Attisha certainly won't forget that if she's ever asked again.