Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kristi D

    Show Air Date: Feb 07 2017

    For as long as I can remember I have loved watching Wheel of Fortune.  As a child, I was more interested in Vanna’s dresses than the actual puzzles, but can you blame me? She’s always poised and beautiful, one classy lady, and even classier in person.  As I grew, I began to appreciate the puzzles as well, although I’ve never stopped enjoying Vanna’s gowns. Nowadays, I enjoy watching Wheel of Fortune with my husband and kids who have been telling...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sara B

    Show Air Date: Feb 01 2017

    Hi. My name is Sara. I am from a little town in Michigan called Petersburg. It had been my dream for as long as I can remember to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. I finally was able to live my dream. Not many people get the chance to achieve their dream, but I did.

    I applied to Wheel online a few times. Finally one Monday night I was randomly checking my email (which I never used to do at all, but some thing told me to) and there it was. An email from Wheel wanting me to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Trista H.

    Show Air Date: Jan 27 2017

    My Experience At The Wheel

     

    Amazing, Wild, Scary, Crazy…that’s what I respond with when people ask how my time was at The Wheel.

     

    You might assume the best moments were when the cameras were rolling and spinning that infamous Wheel right?  Yes, that’s partly true.  Honestly, the entire experience, from the audition, to receiving the official letter in the mail, to meeting and spending the day with fellow contestants, to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kevin L.

    Show Air Date: Dec 07 2016

    Dream Big!

    Dream Big is what everyone does when they watch Wheel Of Fortune. "O how I wish I could go on the show, solve the puzzle with the $10,000 wedge, have both halves of the car, it be the Prize Puzzle, have the "final spin" land on the $5000 space and solve it with a large sum, then solve the Bonus Puzzle and win the $100,000 or the million dollar prize." This is what potential Wheel contestants dream of doing. Everyone wants to walk away with lot of cash and prizes. No...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Heather W

    Show Air Date: Jan 10 2017

    _HO, _HAT, _HERE, _HY, _HEN?

    I have watched Wheel of Fortune my whole life. I love solving word puzzles, I love Pat and Vanna, and I love the “unknown” that the Wheel itself creates. I first tried out for Wheel about 15 years ago when the Wheelmobile came to my college. I made it to the second, callback round, but didn’t heard back. I never stopped thinking about it and frequently submitted my name online over the past decade. Fast forward to the fall of 2014...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jill K

    Show Air Date: Jan 05 2017

    "Be a contestant!" My heart quickened and I felt a strong feeling that now was the time! November 2015, after watching Wheel of Fortune while rocking my baby boy, I put him to bed and filled out the online application. Then, I excitedly pulled my husband into our Texas A&M room to tape my introduction ... repeatedly. After submitting the application, months went by, and I thought I'd have to try again another time. With three small children to care for, an upcoming missions trip, and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Zarina J

    Show Air Date: Dec 26 2016

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was by far the most amazing experience of my life! Ever since the age of 18, I had applied to be on the show many, many times! I remember watching it daily and running straight to my computer to apply! I even attended a Wheelmobile event once, wearing my DIY “Wheel Me In Pat” shirt. Then I finally received an email in July to audition for the show! I was ecstatic! My dreams were finally coming true! I remember going to the audition being super nervous...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jenny O

    Show Air Date: Dec 19 2016

    Although watching TV was never a preferred activity as a child, I did become infatuated with game shows at a young age and my favorite has always been Wheel of Fortune. Growing up, watching Wheel of Fortune with my mom, grandma, and aunt was always a top priority. Now, as an adult, I find myself scheduling dinner, chores, and activities all around the ability to catch the show each night. Like many other “#1...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Nicole T

    Show Air Date: Dec 12 2016

    “You have been selected as a contestant for Wheel of Fortune.”  Cue me silently screaming and jumping up and down in a classroom when I received a text showing the letter that had arrived that morning.  It was July and I was teaching the summer program so I couldn’t scream, but I did an extensive silent celebration and ran to tell my friend teaching in the room next to mine.  Fast forward two months later when I received an email with my tape date,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Thomas F

    Show Air Date: Dec 08 2016

    1. What is your Wheel story?

    Growing up, I loved watching Wheel Of Fortune especially with my Grandmother Joan Becker. I always watched with her and after I was old enough to drive, I visited her all the time and we watched together. When the Wheelmobile came to Atlantic City, NJ, I tried out three times. The first time I ever tried out, I went by myself and was so nervous & excited. Unfortunately, I was not picked, but I did not give up. In 2012, the Wheelmobile came...