UPDATE: Rebecca Schwab didn't win, but she received $500 and a trip to New York. The winner was Kenneth Cox of Riverside, Calif.
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Rebecca Schwab of St. Cloud is on her way to proving she's the biggest fan of "Live With Kelly and Michael."
"I watch them every morning," she said Tuesday. "I'm a nanny. I record them, too. I just love them. They make me laugh. They're pretty much most of my adult interaction during the day."
Schwab, 27, usually watches over twin girls who are 13 months.
But now Schwab is in New York, where she will compete with two other fans for the title of "Live's Biggest Fan" on Thursday's show.
"I'm still not quite sure what we'll be doing," Schwab said. "But I've watched for a year now. That's the best thing you can do to prepare. If they throw me an obstacle course, I'm pretty sure I can dominate. I can win."
Schwab sent in a photo collage to congratulate Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on their first anniversary as co-hosts. The show's staff picked the collage as one of the best submissions in the Biggest Fan Search. "Live" airs at 9 a.m. weekdays on WESH-Channel 2.
The winner will receive an eight-day trip for two to Fiji. If she triumphs, Schwab said she will take her boyfriend, who helped her with the collage.
Even if she seems confident about the on-air contest, she sounded awed about being in New York for the first time. "It's a bit overwhelming," she said.