Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Joanna D

    Show Air Date: Mar 20 2017

    What is your Wheel story and what made you apply to be on Wheel?

    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since I was very little.  When I would visit or be babysat by either sets of my grandparents growing up, we would make sure to watch. Now that I have two little boys, we use Wheel of Fortune as a way for the boys to learn their letters.  It’s fun for the adults and educational for the boys!

    As we watched at our house, my...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Derek A

    Show Air Date: Mar 15 2017

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was an incredible experience. I originally had seen on the news about the Wheelmobile event near me, so I thought why not check it out. Now, I never thought my name would be called, so you could imagine my surprise when it was. I let them know that I was a comedian, and even told a joke, which thankfully got a huge laugh. I went to a second audition, which was when I did something really dumb. It was at our local casino, a route that I’ve driven many times,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Emily H.

    Show Air Date: Mar 06 2017


    I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune and have always been a big fan of the show.  From watching my grandmother, Ruby, solve the puzzles effortlessly when we’d watch together to playing the board game with my friend, Autumn, the show has always been special to me.  That’s why when my friend, Erin, told me the Wheelmobile was coming to our town I knew I had to go with her to try out!  While I didn’t get called onto the stage that day to audition,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Donya & Shiva

    Show Air Date: Feb 27 2017

    For as long as we remember, we have both loved watching Wheel of Fortune. So, when we opened our inbox and saw the email from Wheel, we were ecstatic! Everything from the audition process to the show itself and meeting Pat and Vanna was an amazing experience that we will never forget. We were twenty thousand dollars behind both teams going into the prize puzzle round, so when we won the prize puzzle to St. Maarten we were both shocked. Not only had we just caught up to the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brandy H.

    Show Air Date: Feb 22 2017

    I was so nervous about gaining 10 lbs on camera, I only ate termites… 


    The whole experience was a whirlwind for me and the only thing I kept saying to myself was, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” Puzzles and problem solving have always come easy to me, while Pat and Vanna had always seem so out of reach. 


    My friends and family told me repeatedly for years that I needed to try out for WOF. One day, I took them...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brooke W

    Show Air Date: Feb 17 2017

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was a dream come true for me! Ever since I was a little girl, I had watch the show and hoped that I might someday be on it. So when I heard that the Wheelmobile was coming to Charlotte, I just had to go, even though I couldn’t convince anyone to come with me. Undeterred I drove down there by myself and was fortunate enough for my name to be drawn. I left that day not knowing if I would receive a call back but so happy that I had given it a shot. Fortunately I...

  • 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...