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Newly crowned "King of the Nerds" reality show winner and UND space studies graduate Kayla LaFrance poses with show hosts Robert Carradine (left) and Curtis Armstrong, both cast members of the 1984 cult classic "Revenge of the Nerds." Photo by Trae Patton, Turner Broadcasting System.

UND grad crowned ‘King of the Nerds’ on TBS reality show

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Being a kid with the nickname “NASA” got UND graduate Kayla LaFrance pushed into lockers during high school, but recently her nerdiness netted her a new title and $100,000.

The 28-year-old is the latest winner of the TBS reality show “King of the Nerds,” which pitted 11 nerds from a variety of backgrounds against one another for a crown and cash prize.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog www.diggingdeeper.areavoices.com
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