Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Keith C.

    Show Air Date: Feb 15 2016

    A lot of people have asked how we wound up on Wheel of Fortune.  I think it was a combination of sheer luck and my cute wife.  For months I told Angi that she should send an audition video to Wheel of Fortune because she has always been so good at solving the puzzles (almost always before the contestants on the show and WAY before me…).  But, we lead busy lives, and the video was never made.  But then, we heard that the Wheelmobile was coming to nearby Decatur,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jan M.

    Show Air Date: Feb 10 2016

    I don’t have a Bucket List, but I may create one just so I can cross off “appearing as a contestant on The Wheel of Fortune!” I love the show and have been a Wheel-Watching fan for over 30 years. In fact, when my son Jonathan, now 31, was not even 2 years old, I realized he knew all his letters. I had no idea! One day while standing near a bulletin board at church, he started pointing his chubby little finger and correctly calling out the letters. He was a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: LB

    Show Air Date: Feb 01 2016

    Yes, Pat, we have always been out of synch!


    When I saw that Wheel would be auditioning in Chicago, I uploaded a video and I got the audition.  Even better, the email said I could bring my spouse to audition for a couples show.  About a year later, we got the email.  Could we be in LA in a week?  I believe my exact response was, “Hell yeah we can!”  We organized babysitting, made...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chanelle G.

    Show Air Date: Jan 25 2016

    I've been watching Wheel of Fortune all of my life. My family and I watch it everyday as part of our family time. In 2012, I applied online without telling anyone. I knew it was going to take a long time for a response because I'm under the age of 18. A couple years later, I got an email from Sony Pictures. I thought it was a scam at first because I applied for it a long time ago. It was for an audition for "Teen Best Friends Week" in Culver City. I immediately accepted it, but it was hard...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sigi T.

    Show Air Date: Jan 19 2016

    This show was a dinnertime trend for my family and I. As my sister and I got older, we finally started solving the puzzles correctly, but whenever we were younger, pretending to be Vanna White was the closest thing we could get to being “good” at solving the puzzles. Vanna was like a real live Barbie to me and it was always a dream of mine to meet her and be on the show. I say a dream because who thinks that out of everyone in this whole world, they are going to be...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Robin C.

    Show Air Date: Jan 12 2016

    I watched Wheel with my Mom, then, I watched with my daughter and now with my grandson.  I always wanted to be on Wheel so I decided to send in a video.  I made my video on my smartphone and sent it in.  A couple of months later, I was checking my email and found an email inviting me to an audition at the Westin Hotel on October 26, 2015!!  I went to the audition and Gary, from the contestant department, was so gracious and friendly.  I told myself even if I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kendell E.

    Show Air Date: Jan 05 2016

    Growing up, I feel like Wheel of Fortune was always on and a part of my life. I remember being called “Vanna” all the time as I posed for pictures and did my best possible strut. Eventually, I grew up and decided I would do what it takes to be on the show. I went to a Wheelmobile event. It was SO fun and definitely worth the experience even though nothing came of it for me at that time. I kept my eye out for Wheelmobile events and audition opportunities as much as I could. After...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sarah S.

    Show Air Date: Dec 28 2015

    3rd times a charm!  Growing up in Michigan my family and I loved playing games and watching Wheel of Fortune.  When asked who I wanted to be when I grew up I was known to say “Vanna White”.  In college I visited a Wheelmobile event close to my hometown in Detroit, Michigan. When I wasn't selected to join the contestants on stage I knew that my chances of making the show were slim.  Many years past but my dream to spin the wheel was still in...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Leanna V.

    Show Air Date: Dec 23 2015

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was just one of those dreams that I never thought would happen. That “far-fetched” idea appeared a little more attainable upon being notified that the Wheelmobile was coming to Hunt Valley, MD! “The most promising contestants will get an invite to a private audition approximately four weeks from now”, I heard Marty (or “traveling Pat” as I like to call him) say. By luck of the draw I made my way to the stage and hoped I had done...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jennifer R.

    Show Air Date: Dec 17 2015

    This was my second chance of trying out for Wheel of Fortune, so I was ecstatic that they liked my video enough for me to audition live in New Orleans! Well my husband, who is normally my biggest supporter and an avid football fan, was watching the NFL Draft that same day of my audition. He was also worried it might crush my dreams if I wasn't chosen for a second time, so he politely suggested I stay home and watch the draft with him instead of trying out again. I figured he was right, but...