ABC’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” made history Sunday night when chef David Chang became the first celebrity contestant to win $1 million for charity. His prize will go to the Southern Smoke Foundation.
Southern Smoke Foundation is a crisis relief organization for people in the food and beverage industry. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Southern Smoke emergency relief fund has distributed $4,046,325 to 2,050 people nationwide.
Chang was assisted by “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” host Jimmy Kimmel, his in-studio expert guest Alan Yang, and “Phone a Friend”/ESPN reporter/host Mina Kimes on his quest for $1 million.
This season of “Millionaire” features celebrity contestants playing for the charity of their choice, frontline heroes and others affected by COVID-19. In addition to lifelines, “Ask the Host,” “50/50” and “Phone a Friend,” contestants playing on “Millionaire” can invite an expert guest to help them answer questions.
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on ABC.