Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kendra D.

    Show Air Date: May 29 2015

    It was a Saturday afternoon and my children were gone for the day.  While scrolling through social media, a friend posted that the Wheelmobile was in town. I immediately threw on my Jimmy Hendrix t-shirt and a hat  (to cover my bed head) and headed to the location just in time for auditions. I sat alone in the audience and just as I convinced myself that I wouldn’t be picked out of the hundreds of people, the sound of my name being called over the microphone made me jump out...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Angela D.

    Show Air Date: May 18 2015

    Like many people, I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since I was a child. I watched the show with my grandparents every night and always dreamt of standing next to Pat and waving at Vanna. I applied online and then was emailed and asked to submit a short video introducing myself and why I would be a great contestant. I submitted the video and was invited to try-out in the Brooklyn, New York area. The try-out involved solving partial puzzles and shouting out letters. If you decide to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Maxine H.

    Show Air Date: May 14 2015

    My Wheel Of Fortune journey all started with my daughter. I had always been a fan of the show and watched it for years. My daughter, Jenny, noticed that I seemed to have a habit of solving all the puzzles well before any of the contestants did. She would always comment that I should try out for the show.  I brushed it off as a far-fetched fantasy until Jenny excitedly came to me with the news of the Wheelmobile coming to town that weekend. She convinced me...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Stacy S.

    Show Air Date: May 05 2015

    I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s when game shows were numerous! I remember watching Wheel of Fortune during the day when you shopped for prizes! I loved the game then, and when it moved to nighttime it soon became a nightly ritual with my parents, and then husband and children.  I would joke and say, “I should be on this show!” and my family would agree and say that I should try out.  When the Wheelmobile came to Lincoln City, my...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Drew S.

    Show Air Date: Apr 28 2015

    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since its very first show 32 years ago while I was still on active duty in the military. My wife, Lisa, started watching Wheel in college when her and dorm mates would gather in the common room and watch it together. My first attempt to become a contestant on Wheel came when I was a Chief Petty Officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. I was able to contact the right people and they told me they would be doing a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Donna L.

    Show Air Date: Apr 22 2015

    The year was 1986 and I was 2 years old, being watched by my grandparents. As a 2 year old, you don’t have much choice of what’s being watched on the TV. Therefore, my Wheel journey began! Over the years growing up, I continued to watch the show that I loved for longer than I could remember. Not only did I enjoy watching it, I was good. And I know everyone says that, but I knew deep down I had a knack for all things Wheel and told myself I have GOT to get on that show. So...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kim W.

    Show Air Date: Apr 15 2015

    Hello fellow Wheel of Fortune lovers! My name is Kim, and I am originally from Lake Zurich, Illinois and now living in Portland, Oregon. I have always been an avid Wheel watcher- my parents and I would sit down together after dinner to watch the show every night. I would constantly tell my mom and dad “I should be on this show!” My first job after college was an entertainment host on cruise ships, so game shows became a big part of my life- I could never have...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Madia R.

    Show Air Date: Apr 06 2015

    Hello! I am originally from South Dayton, New York.  Now, after serving and then accompanying my husband in the US Army for 22 years, we've decided to make Sierra Vista, AZ our home for the past 16 years.  I have always loved word games including board games and hidden word searches.  I even won my high school spelling bee! So when Wheel of Fortune came along, I was all into it.

     

    My adventure began some 30 years ago, watching Wheel with my husband, Bryant,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chris L.

    Show Air Date: Mar 31 2015

    Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune was better than I could have ever imagined! If you've ever had the thought, "I want to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune," then all I can say is you absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, should go for it! 

     

    Wheel has been a staple for me as long as I can remember. It was, and still is, my mother's favorite show. It was on every night in my house growing up, and even as a young child I loved the game and always wanted to be...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rachel R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 25 2015

    I have been a WOF fan since I was a small child.  My sisters and I used to watch the show all the time growing up and we also loved playing the board game.  I’ve continued to watch the show over the years with different roommates, friends and family.  I’ve also always loved playing any kind of word games; especially crossword puzzles and scrabble. 

     

    I have been applying online for years and have attended two different Wheelmobile events in...