Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jackie D.

    Show Air Date: Oct 09 2014

    One of my earliest and best memories is visiting my great grandparents and watching Wheel of Fortune.  We enjoyed playing Wheel together from home and venturing guesses at the puzzles with only one or two letters showing.  From the time I learned to read, I have loved puzzles, word games and game shows.  When I heard that the Wheelmobile was coming to a nearby town in search of contestants, I knew that I wanted to try out to be a contestant. 

     

    The...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Verniece L.

    Show Air Date: Sep 29 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I’ve watched Wheel since I was a little girl and have always LOVED it!  My grandmother would watch every day and I would sit down with her and watch too.  I’ve always been good at solving puzzles and crosswords, so I thought I would be a good candidate for the show.  I never dreamed I would actually get the chance one day!  My husband and I still watch the show faithfully and will...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Susie K.

    Show Air Date: Sep 24 2014

    Wheel of Fortune experience:

     

    I was raised in a household where game shows were always on TV and Wheel of Fortune was front and center. I remember watching and wondering how fun it would be to be a contestant. Fast forward 30 years, while watching an episode of Wheel of Fortune a commercial came on saying that the Wheelmobile was coming to the area. I knew this was my opportunity to make my dream a reality. So my family and I loaded up and headed over to the Wheelmobile...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sarah M.

    Show Air Date: Sep 17 2014

    My Wheel of Fortune best-case scenario was winning the Bonus Round; I didn’t think much about a particular dollar amount.  I wanted the opportunity to introduce my wonderful family on national TV, and for them to run out at the end and hug me.  When the Bonus Round Puzzle appeared, I knew instantly that scenario would come true.  I could scarcely believe the luck, at having the first letter in both words and a full syllable in the last word.  I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Trent G.

    Show Air Date: Sep 10 2014

    I decided to be a contestant because I have a fan of the show since I was about two years of age. I love the show and wanted to be a part of its history. I thought I would do a great job at solving puzzles.

     

    I have applied to be on the show at every opportunity, from “Face of the Fan” to the recent Wheelmobile event at the University of Phoenix Stadium in March 2013. I believe I was chosen from that event when I enthusiastically solved the slogan...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ryan F.

    Show Air Date: Sep 04 2014

    I was browsing the internet in my apartment one night when my Wheel of Fortune experience unknowingly commenced. I came across a news story on a recent contestant named Autumn who had just won $1,000,000 playing Wheel. How cool is that?! It was then I decided I needed to try to get on the show. After a few minutes of internet research I found out that there was an upcoming Wheelmobile event in Terre Haute, IN – about a 5 hour drive from Madison. So, that was it. This is my chance, I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Claribelle P.

    Show Air Date: Aug 29 2014

    Growing up watching the Wheel of Fortune with my family was tons of fun, especially when I solved the puzzles first!  I figured I had nothing to lose if I tried out to be a contestant on the show and what a dream come true it would be if I did make it. I knew Wheel of Fortune would be the best game show for me because of my love for word games; I know that once you make it to the show you don’t necessarily have to be the big winner to walk away with some serious cash and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Allyson G.

    Show Air Date: Aug 18 2014

    Since I was a little girl, my parents and I tuned in and played along to see who could solve the puzzles the quickest. More recently, we played Wheel of Fortune on the PlayStation 3. One time, a PlayStation Network user messaged that I must be cheating because I answered the puzzles too quickly. I did well with puzzles but never imagined I could actually end up on the show.  After applying online for 6 years with no success, I had my chance when the Wheelmobile visited Jackson...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sili P.

    Show Air Date: Aug 14 2014

    First off let me say a big THANK YOU to everyone at Wheel of Fortune for not only choosing me to be a contestant on the show, but for the great time and experience I had!  My hubby and I have been big fans of the show forever and it was an honor and a privilege to be chosen as a contestant.

     

    How did I become a contestant you ask?  Well, it all starts with a long standing rivalry between my handsome husband and I.   My hubby, Mase, is and has always...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea A.

    Show Air Date: Aug 07 2014

    My heart raced and I could feel my face turn red as we started the first toss up. As the game progressed my nerves slowly went away. I was bummed not to have solved the first two puzzles and to have hit bankrupt with a good chunk of money already earned. Between each commercial break we had our hair and make-up checked and we were each given water to drink, plus lots of encouragement which helped so much! My luck with the Wheel wasn't the greatest as the game continued on. I didn't solve...