Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Maxine H.

    Show Air Date: May 14 2015

    My Wheel Of Fortune journey all started with my daughter. I had always been a fan of the show and watched it for years. My daughter, Jenny, noticed that I seemed to have a habit of solving all the puzzles well before any of the contestants did. She would always comment that I should try out for the show.  I brushed it off as a far-fetched fantasy until Jenny excitedly came to me with the news of the Wheelmobile coming to town that weekend. She convinced me...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Stacy S.

    Show Air Date: May 05 2015

    I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s when game shows were numerous! I remember watching Wheel of Fortune during the day when you shopped for prizes! I loved the game then, and when it moved to nighttime it soon became a nightly ritual with my parents, and then husband and children.  I would joke and say, “I should be on this show!” and my family would agree and say that I should try out.  When the Wheelmobile came to Lincoln City, my...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Donna L.

    Show Air Date: Apr 22 2015

    The year was 1986 and I was 2 years old, being watched by my grandparents. As a 2 year old, you don’t have much choice of what’s being watched on the TV. Therefore, my Wheel journey began! Over the years growing up, I continued to watch the show that I loved for longer than I could remember. Not only did I enjoy watching it, I was good. And I know everyone says that, but I knew deep down I had a knack for all things Wheel and told myself I have GOT to get on that show. So...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kim W.

    Show Air Date: Apr 15 2015

    Hello fellow Wheel of Fortune lovers! My name is Kim, and I am originally from Lake Zurich, Illinois and now living in Portland, Oregon. I have always been an avid Wheel watcher- my parents and I would sit down together after dinner to watch the show every night. I would constantly tell my mom and dad “I should be on this show!” My first job after college was an entertainment host on cruise ships, so game shows became a big part of my life- I could never have...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Madia R.

    Show Air Date: Apr 06 2015

    Hello! I am originally from South Dayton, New York.  Now, after serving and then accompanying my husband in the US Army for 22 years, we've decided to make Sierra Vista, AZ our home for the past 16 years.  I have always loved word games including board games and hidden word searches.  I even won my high school spelling bee! So when Wheel of Fortune came along, I was all into it.


    My adventure began some 30 years ago, watching Wheel with my husband, Bryant,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chris L.

    Show Air Date: Mar 31 2015

    Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune was better than I could have ever imagined! If you've ever had the thought, "I want to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune," then all I can say is you absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, should go for it! 


    Wheel has been a staple for me as long as I can remember. It was, and still is, my mother's favorite show. It was on every night in my house growing up, and even as a young child I loved the game and always wanted to be...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rachel R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 25 2015

    I have been a WOF fan since I was a small child.  My sisters and I used to watch the show all the time growing up and we also loved playing the board game.  I’ve continued to watch the show over the years with different roommates, friends and family.  I’ve also always loved playing any kind of word games; especially crossword puzzles and scrabble. 


    I have been applying online for years and have attended two different Wheelmobile events in...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Audree L.

    Show Air Date: Mar 17 2015

    Never give up on your dreams:


    I remember being a little kid watching WOF and dreaming of one day being a contestant.  My WOF journey began some 25 ½ years ago.  I recently graduated high school the summer of 1989 and found a news paper that had an article with audition information for “My” show.  I called and was scheduled for an audition.  I went and did not make it pass the 1st round.  I was disappointed and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Melanie B.

    Show Air Date: Mar 12 2015

    I love game shows.  I always have.  Even now, you might be able to catch me watching GSN while doing housework.  But my favorite has always been Wheel of Fortune.  I DVR it every day and watch it every night before bed.


    Being on Wheel of Fortune has always been a dream for me – but somehow seemed like such a long-shot.


    About 6 years ago, I heard about the Wheelmobile coming to the Detroit area.  So, I grabbed a friend...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Michelle Z.

    Show Air Date: Feb 19 2015

    There are no words that could ever fully capture the extraordinary experience of being a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawai`i.  It was AMAZING!!!  Everyone who watches Wheel of Fortune already knows how fun it is to solve the puzzles at home and to watch Pat and Vanna as they interact with each other and the contestants. So many of us have dreamt of being on the show for decades, since the day of the contestants’...