It’s no secret that many Harvard grads go on to enjoy great professional success. But Scott Flanary’s the first one we know of whose resume reads: Reality TV show winner. The 2010 alum of the Harvard Graduate School of Education just won the latest season of “The Amazing Race,” an achievement that comes with a $1 million prize.
Flanary, who attended Auburn University as an undergrad and has described himself as a superfan of the CBS reality series, shared the win with his partner on the show, Brooke Camhi.
Flanary told the Harvard Crimson that when he embarked on the television adventure — the show took him to nine countries, including Brazil, Greece, and South Korea — he told no one other than immediate family and a few friends where he was going or what he was doing. And he certainly didn’t tell them he’d won.
“I wanted to live this experience of living it out week to week with the people that I loved,” he told the Crimson. “And I think they enjoyed better, because there was that sense of ambiguity, an uneasiness about how far I’d make it.”
Flanary said he’ll use the money to pay off student loans and put a down payment on a house.