Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jon O.

    Show Air Date: Dec 01 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I used to watch Wheel with my family around dinner time growing up and was always pretty good at solving the puzzles. I figured it would be more challenging on the actual show and decided to put my skills to the test! The prizes were pretty enticing as well.. 

     

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

    I applied online, followed by a video application and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Summer C.

    Show Air Date: Nov 25 2014

    Wheel of Fortune was an integral part of my nightly routine growing up. My grandmother, father, siblings, and I would fight to get the puzzle first.  With that being said, I had never put much thought into being on the show until recently. I was on maternity leave with my daughter and “The Wheel” worked its way back into the nightly routine. My husband told me I should try to be on the show but I am pessimistic at times and thought nothing of it. Shortly after returning to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chris H.

    Show Air Date: Nov 21 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    From a young age, my family would watch Wheel of Fortune while preparing dinner and hanging out most evenings. We always loved the interactive nature of the show and I liked to play against my brothers and parents to see who could get the puzzles first. I remember getting quicker and quicker until my mom finally said, “You know, you would do great on this show.” That stuck with me. A few years later, I was...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jane G. and Sonya A

    Show Air Date: Nov 12 2014

    Jane and I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since we were kids, and it was on our bucket list to be contestants, but we never did try. 

     

    Jane’s daughter Jessica called us one day and wanted to meet up with us. When she got there, she had a big smile on her face and said, "I'm entering you both for Best Friends Week on Wheel of Fortune!"  We were excited and hopeful when Jessica videotaped us on her phone.  She said she had to make a YouTube...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kelly B.

    Show Air Date: Nov 03 2014

    Sitting at my desk, I hear one of the loudest shrieks of my life. I looked at one of my co-workers and she screamed, “I can audition for the Wheel of Fortune!”. I told her it was a bucket list item of mine. She said, “I can bring a friend, come on!” I did.

     

    I have always been an avid Wheel of Fortune fan and viewer, however, when I realized I was going to be able to audition/try out, things changed. I downloaded the WOF app on my iPhone, both...