Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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’...

  • 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: 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...