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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek says Maryland contestant's favorite music genre is for 'losers'

A Maryland librarian and "Jeopardy" contestant has gone viral after host Alex Trebek said her favorite type of music is for "losers."

Maryland Department of Legislative Services librarian Susan Cole of Bowie was featured on Wednesday night's episode of "Jeopardy" and revealed that one of her favorite genres was "Nerdcore hip-hop."

When Trebek said he had never heard of it and that it "doesn't sound like fun," Cole explained: “It’s people who identify as nerdy, rapping about the things they love, video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners, you know. It’s really catchy and fun.”

“Losers, in other words," Trebek said.

The crowd erupted in laughter. Trebek noted that he was just teasing, but video clips of the moment have since been shared on Twitter and Instagram in humorous posts, with people surprised with Trebek's timeliness.

Alex Trebek just called a girl a loser for listening to "nerd-core hiphop" it was awesome. #savage

— Destiny de la Pena (@destdlp) October 12, 2016

The contestants on Jeopardy are so nerdy tonight Alex Trebek literally just called one of them a loser to her face

— Mishki Vaccaro (@Meeshkee) October 13, 2016

Man Trebek callin that cute little lady nerd a loser was colllllddddddd!!!! #jeopardy

— Stephanie Poole (@stephpooley) October 12, 2016

Through a co-worker, Cole declined to comment.

But her nerdiness paid off. The librarian won the competition, racking up $20,600, and will return for another round this evening. Some fans have showed support for Cole on social media.

Who's the loser now Alex? You go Susan.#jeopardy#nerdcore

— Greg Darby (@gregorydarby) October 12, 2016

Shout out to Susan Cole for repping nerd love and owning Jeopardy. I couldn't find her on twitter but I assume she's dope. Can I send album?

— Beefy (@beefyness) October 13, 2016

The loser just scored a runaway. Take that, Trebek! #Jeopardy

— Susan K. Whitbourne (@swhitbo) October 12, 2016

Check the video above to see the exchange between Trebek and Cole. To see how Cole fares in tonight's competition, you can tune into WBFF Fox45 at 7 p.m.

Brittany Britto

Brittany Britto

Brittany Britto is formerly a features reporter and blogger for Baltimore Insider at The Baltimore Sun. Brittany has interned for Washington Life Magazine and DC Modern Luxury, reported for Capital News Service in Annapolis, and has written freelance stories for publications in the region. She has lived abroad in Hong Kong and Morocco, places that have fueled her love for culture and the arts.