Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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’...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Riley D.

    Show Air Date: Feb 11 2015

    Being contestants on Wheel of Fortune was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience that my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives!  Born and raised in a small town in Hawaii, we never could have dreamt of getting the chance to meet Pat and Vanna.  As avid Wheel of Fortune watchers, Jashar and I knew that every couple of years Wheel of Fortune makes its way down to Hawaii to film.  We always said that the next time they came, we would make it a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Marlyn C.

    Show Air Date: Feb 06 2015

    I decided to apply to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune because I have watched WOF ever since the Dalmatian days, been a long time fan as a child, love game shows and am good at solving puzzles.

     

    Auditions were held in my hometown, Brooklyn NY.  Of course, I first had to submit an audition video explaining within one minute why would I be a good contestant.  After I was notified that I made it through the first step of the process, I went to the audition...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steven D.

    Show Air Date: Jan 22 2015

    My earliest television memory is watching "Wheel of Fortune."  I'm secure enough to exclude the clause, "with my grandparents," and admit I made them watch with me.  Being a contestant on the show has always been my No. #1 most unlikely goal, but I never had the confidence to audition.  I’m just a normal guy and don’t have footage of myself doing back-flips or wrestling alligators over a bed of hot coals.  I believed this would put me at a competitive casting...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Meredith B.

    Show Air Date: Jan 13 2015

    I love to think back on watching Wheel with my grandmother, Nanny, when I was young. She and my Granddaddy Bill had a huge garden, and we'd often spend summer evenings shelling butter beans, snap peas and shucking corn, while Watching Wheel of Fortune on the little TV in the kitchen. Nanny would get so excited seeing the contestants spin the wheel and would be so thrilled for them when they'd win. That was just her personality. Growing up, she'd always cheered...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrew G.

    Show Air Date: Jan 07 2015

    “I was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune”. It has been an amazing journey to be able to say that line. I have watched the Wheel since I can remember. My family would spend the episode shouting out answers to be the first to get it right, critiquing the contestant’s strategies, and even commenting on the way they clapped (ironically, I was terrible at clapping during rehearsals and had to keep my mind on it the whole show). More than anything, we all played along and talked...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brandon K.

    Show Air Date: Jan 02 2015

    I have wanted to be a contestant on Wheel for a long time. Watching the show is a family event that happens every night.  We use the show as an incentive for our kids to get their homework and chores done!  We actually DVR the show so it is the last thing we do as a family before we put the kids to bed.

     

    My journey from fan to contestant began at a Wheelmobile event at Grand Casino in Minnesota. I went with my good friend Jerad and my Grandparents. We made a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Anne C.

    Show Air Date: Dec 23 2014

    I am a game show addict. Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed watching any and every type of game show that existed! I loved the excitement, the thrill, the colors, the lights, and of course the prizes! The top two game shows that I wanted to be a contestant on were Wheel of Fortune and Supermarket Sweep (yes, Supermarket Sweep).

     

    As a child, my family and I would sit and have dinner and many times we would have Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune playing in the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Linda O.

    Show Air Date: Dec 18 2014

    I have been a wheel of fortune “armchair contestant” for as long as I can remember. When I saw that the Wheelmobile was coming to Cleveland I decided right then that I was going to try and become a real contestant.

     

    I went to the open audition in May of this year. I made it to the stage and got to play.

     

    I was thrilled when about three months later I received an email inviting me to a second audition in Cleveland.

     

    I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mary T.

    Show Air Date: Dec 08 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I am a fourth generation wheel watcher. Because I grew up in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, actually being on the show always seemed like a far-fetched idea. So after moving to LA, I decided it was a better time than ever to fulfill he dream deferred.

     

    How did you apply? Online or at a Wheelmobile event?

    I applied online after my mom brought it to my attention that they were holding...