Grad gains shot at $1 million

A UCF alumnus has a 1-in-25 shot at a million dollars.

Chris Yarn, who graduated in 2005 with a degree in communications, entered the Gain “Smell Like a Million Bucks” contest on Facebook just a few days before the July 7 deadline.

Contestants were required to film a 60-second or less video and say “I use Gain and I smell like a million bucks.” Yarn’s video was among nearly 500 other contestants’ videos. According to competition rules, the winner of the competition will receive $100,000 a year for ten years.

“This is the largest single prize for an online video contest in history,” Yarn said.

Finalists were chosen based on total number of views they received, multiplied by a creative score.

Yarn said he got the call from Gain about being in the top 25 while watching the Women’s World Cup soccer semifinals at a local sports pub.

“I was just smiling; I couldn’t believe it,” Yarn said.

Read the entire article from the Central Florida Future here.

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