Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Amanda R

    Show Air Date: Apr 14 2017

     I had recently moved to California and my mom was heading in town to visit from Albuquerque, NM. She and I were adamant about making it on to the show to as audience members so when I received an email that I had been selected to audition I bout lost it. I was so excited and nervous because this is a show that I had grown up watching from a very young age. Leading up to the auditions I was super nervous and played at home day in and day out with my two daughters, Saniyah and Serenity....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Julie & Robert S

    Show Air Date: Apr 03 2017

    I’ve watched Wheel of Fortune since back in the day when you actually went shopping for prizes right on the show with the money you won.  So when the Wheelmobile started coming to New Mexico, I made sure I was there.  My husband’s name got called to go up on stage.  I was a bit bummed out, but happy that one of us got called.  Unfortunately, a couple of months later, my husband failed to open the email they sent him to come for an audition.  I took...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Nic P

    Show Air Date: Mar 28 2017

    My Wheel story really begins with my wife, who was a contestant on the show a few years ago.  She had an amazing experience and was the big winner. I was her biggest fan.  She told me that I should audition the next time the Wheelmobile was in our area.  About a year ago, I got my chance when the Wheelmobile rolled into town.  Seeing that mock stage setup and feeling the music and the energy of the crowd gave me a great preview of what it would be like on...

  • 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: 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...