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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek says Maryland contestant's favorite music genre is for 'losers'

By Brittany Britto The Baltimore Sun Published: October 15, 2016 4:00 AM

A Maryland librarian and "Jeopardy" contestant has gone viral after host Alex Trebek said her favorite type of music is for "losers."

Maryland Department of Legislative Services librarian Susan Cole of Bowie was featured on Wednesday night's episode of "Jeopardy" and revealed that one of her favorite genres was "Nerdcore hip-hop."

When Trebek said he had never heard of it and that it "doesn't sound like fun," Cole explained: "It's people who identify as nerdy, rapping about the things they love, video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners, you know. It's really catchy and fun."

"Losers, in other words," Trebek said.

The crowd erupted in laughter. Trebek noted that he was just teasing, but video clips of the moment have since been shared on Twitter and Instagram in humorous posts, with people surprised with Trebek's timeliness.

Through a co-worker, Cole declined to comment.

But her nerdiness paid off. The librarian won the competition, racking up $20,600.

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