When UWindsor grad Milos Savic (BA 2015, MFA 2018) joined his girlfriend Elise LeBlanc (BA 2018) in heading to Los Angeles to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show Game of Games, he went to win.
While the pair are bound not to reveal the results of their appearance — filmed last June but airing Friday in Canada — Savic says he treated it like an athletic competition.
He has some experience there. As an alumnus of Lancer track and field and volleyball teams, he set a school record in heptathlon to earn a bronze medal at the national university championships in 2016.
“I try to stay in the best shape I can,” says Savic. “I knew that if I stayed calm on the show, I could do well.”
LeBlanc, a self-described fan of DeGeneres, was spotted in the audience during a taping of her daytime talk show and invited to appear on Game of Games, which challenges contestants to answer questions while manoeuvring through obstacles to earn a chance at a cash prize.
“It was a lot of fun,” Savic says. “I’m excited at how we did.”
Even before they hit the soundstage, it was a great opportunity for the couple, both graduates in communications. LeBlanc owns a wedding videography service, White Lavender Films, and Savic runs his own photography business with plans to direct.
“We had both been to California before, but never with the Ellen treatment,” he says. “Basically, you’re rock stars.”
CTV will air their episode, “Another Brick in the Taj Mah Wall,” at 9 p.m. EDT March 27. In Windsor, CTV broadcasts on channel 42, Cogeco cable 13.