Nicole attended a field trip in November, 2004, sponsored by the Park School of Communications to the set of Millionaire in New York City. The students sat in the audience of a live taping, and then were given the opportunity to audition for the show. Nicole and two other Ithaca College students were later chosen to be contestants. Jessica Morello '05 and Amanda Pendolino '07 will be featured in episodes airing in July.
When asked by the Millionaire crew what she would do if she won, Nicole said she would pay off her college loans, buy a car, and donate money to the agency that she was adopted from.
Additional information is in the IC press release: Ithaca College Millionaire Hopeful Will Soon Sit in Hot Seat.