Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lisa E.

    Show Air Date: May 09 2014

    I have been a “wheel watcher” for as long as I can remember…and it has always been a dream of mine to be on the show!  In May of last year I spotted a story on my local newspapers website that said the Wheelmobile would be at a local mini-mall!  I was elated, and determined to get to that event!


    It was so exciting to see “THE” Wheelmobile in person…and I couldn’t wait...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jake O.

    Show Air Date: Apr 23 2014

    I have always wanted to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.  I remember watching the show every night with my family throughout my entire childhood.  Even in college, I watched it (whenever I had the time) with my roommates.  It was always a dream of mine to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.


    After signing up to be on Wheel of Fortune’s email list, I was on my way.  A year or two passed with none of the emails inviting me to audition. ...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lauren F

    Show Air Date: Apr 15 2014

    April 15, 2014

    I've been a faithful Wheel Watcher for decades. I even DVR the show every night, so I never miss an episode. My fiancé Andy says watching the show with me isn’t much fun, since I always call out the answers before anyone else gets a chance to read the puzzle. A part of me has always known I would be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune someday. It was just a question of whether I’d be featured on College Week, Newlyweds Week, or Senior...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Joe P

    Show Air Date: Apr 07 2014

    April 4, 2014

    I’ve been a fan of the show since I was a toddler. I would watch with my parents, sitting in front of the T.V. and be fascinated with this spinning wheel in front of me. I remember calling the show “Wheelies” when I first started watching since I couldn’t say “Wheel of Fortune” all the way at the time.


    I remained a fan of the show, and always wanted to have the chance to be on it and spin the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ryan F

    Show Air Date: Apr 03 2014

    April 03, 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....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Breana C. & Bethany L.

    Show Air Date: Mar 27 2014

    March 27, 2014


    My name is Bethany L.  and I have always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune. I applied online multiple times. I received an email that I could try out with a friend and chose to bring my best friend Breana C. When we found out we would be on the show we immediately searched and booked a flight and decided how many days we could stay.

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Claribelle P.

    Show Air Date: Mar 21 2014

    March 17, 2014
    Growing up watching 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...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rosann & Liz V.

    Show Air Date: Mar 11 2014

    March 11 2014 

    Here's what I can tell you about being a Wheel of Fortune contestant:

    1. The wheel really is as heavy as it looks- maybe heavier.

    2. Pat and Vanna are as nice as I always thought they seemed.

    3. It's hard to see the other contestants as your competition when you've spent an entire day joking around with them at the studio.

    4. I honestly couldn't tell you everything that happened when I taped my episode. It is a complete...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jim R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 04 2014

    March 4, 2014

    I have been a Wheel of Fortune fan all the way back to the original version hosted by Chuck Woolery.  My family and I were living in Southern California when Pat and Vanna became the host and hostess ... and I remember watching Pat do the weather on a local news broadcast before he moved to Wheel.


    We moved to Marin County, north of San Francisco, in 1985.  One day in the late 80's or early 90's, I was coming down the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Allyson G

    Show Air Date: Feb 24 2014

    February 24, 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...