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Kelsey Syers from "King of the Nerds" is one of the contestants in the TBS reality competition series. She is 23 years old and from Canton, Georgia.

Kelsey Syers is a quad-lingual Japanophile who is equally as interested in playing video game music on the piano as she is keeping up with fantasy/sci-fi novels and swing dancing.

Contestant questionnaire:

Nerds or Runts: I don't eat baby pigs, but I don't like to eat my friends either. I'd have to go with my longtime love, peanut M&Ms.

Pizza
Kelsey Syers in "King of the Nerds"
Kelsey Syers King of the Nerds
or Chinese food delivery:
Meiguo Zhonggou fan haishi zhen de Zhongguo fan? (America Chinese or real Chinese food?) Regardless, I like a good Beijing kaoya (duck) or Shanghai yangrou (goat/lamb), so I'd have to go with Chinese.

"Star Trek" or "Star Wars": "Star Wars," the Timothy Zahn novels are fantastic!

"Game of Thrones," "The Walking Dead" or "Battlestar Galactica": "Game of Thrones"! Family, duty, honor…

PlayStation, Xbox, Wii or PC: No love for Sega systems? Well, I'd have to go with the Wii for the "Klonoa" remake or "Smash Brothers," PC for indie games and visual novels, and PlayStation for the JRPGs.

"World of Warcraft" or "Call of Duty": "League of Legends" (Soraka o Soraka…).

"BioShock Infinite" or "Fez": "Bioshock Infinite" is not only a groundbreaking, immersive experience, but also the epitome of video games as an art form.

Math or Science: Math IN science!

Edison or Tesla: Tesla. Poor Tesla…

Sharpies or Bics: Shiny, happy sharpies!

Comic-Con or Dragon Con: Dragon-Con, it's in da ATL, fool!

"Lord of the Rings" or "The Hobbit"? I understand that "The Hobbit" was the original novel, but "The Lord of the Rings" had more influence on Western fantasy media than any other series.

Vine or Instagram Video: Instagram? That's the one with the pictures, right? Wait, there's video too?

Mac or PC: Why is everyone so obsessed with Macs??? PC all the way

Marvel or DC Comics: Marvel, I love me some classic Xmen.

Droid, iPhone or Blackberry: Droid, it has an oh so kawaii (cute) robot mascot!

"Asteroids" or "Ms. Pac-Man": "Ms. Pac-Man," I loved "Ms. Pac-Man" as a child and "Asteroids" reminds me too much of "Polybius" (shivers).

What character would you be in "Mario Kart"? Princess Peach and Princess Daisy in "Mario Kart Double Dash"!

Which family would you belong to in "Game of Thrones" — Stark, Lannister or Targaryen? The Stark family. Catelyn Stark is actually my favorite character in the series.

If you have a pet (what they are and what their name is): Princess (cat), I named her after a cow on "Ripley's Believe It or Not."

The one celebrity/icon (past/present) you would have wanted on your team on the show: Leslie Winkle from "The Big Bang Theory." She's so smart and fun!



What planet other than Earth would you live on? Neptune, I love wintry weather and you don't get any more wintry than Neptune (anymore!). Winter is always coming on Neptune! It's also a lovely shade of blue.

Which house would you belong in Harry Potter? Ravenclaw, that's where Luna is at! We could be BFFs! Plus, it's the smarty pants house!

IQ score: I don't care for IQ tests or clubs. How can we truly define intelligence, my friends?

Aliens: exist or myth? If they look anything like the aliens in anime (particularly the cuties in Di Gi Charat), they exist ALL the way.

Favorite superhero: Wonder Woman, if maho shoujo (magical girls) from anime don't count.

Favorite video game: In terms of stand-alone games, I'd have to go with "Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg" or "Okami." In terms of game series, I would go with "Spyro the Dragon," "Sonic the Hedgehog" or "Pokemon."

Favorite TV show: Currently, "Gravity Falls" and "Champions of Cosplay." "Gravity Falls" is both incredibly fun and incredibly funny and boasts one of the most fantastic female leads of all time. "The Champions of Cosplay" explores the real life blood, sweat, and tears that go into the making of professional cosplay.

Favorite movie: Anything that MST3K or Rifftrax has covered, with my faves being "Hobgoblins" and "Birdemic."

Favorite musician or band: REM, they're from da ATL, yo! (well, Athens, but close enough).

Favorite musical instrument: Piano wo hiku, suoyi diban — I love playing anime and gaming music on the piano, so I have to go with piano.

Favorite book: My fave book series is "A Series of Unfortunate Events," while my favorite stand-alone book is "Catherine, Called Birdy." I'm a sucker for high-quality, young adult literature and my graduate degree (TESOL) gives me ample opportunities to read them for … research.

Favorite game show: "King of the Nerds," if "Ninja Warrior" does not count.

Favorite Doctor from "Doctor Who": Can we talk about "Pokemon" instead? How about them new fairy types?

Favorite "King of the Nerds" contestant from last season: Genevieve. To see her put on the burner time and time again and take it with so much dignity and grace was a true inspiration for me. Plus, she went to THREE nerd offs. THREE!

If you were trapped on a desert island what three items would you bring?

• Calligraphy set (for Chinese/Japanese).
• Bible.
• Hunting knife.

If you could have a dinner party with three people (alive/dead) whom would you choose?

• Joan of Arc.
Judge Judy.
• Elizabeth I.



KELSEY SYERS (KING OF THE NERDS): FACTS

Where does Kelsey Syers live? Find out here.

Age: ∼24 years old (age stated above was at time of writing)
Current Residence: Canton, GA





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