Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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: Miranda W.

    Show Air Date: Oct 31 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I have been watching WOF since I was 2 years old and knew I had to be a contestant since I was young!

     

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

    I had been applying online for several years.


    How did you prep for the show?

    I did not overthink it at all.  I was a regular watcher of the show and was confident that between all...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Carla R.

    Show Air Date: Oct 20 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I’ve been watching Wheel since I was 5 and always said one day

    I would be on it. I got a bit disappointed after I wasn’t picked at the first Wheelmobile event, but my  2 kids kept pushing me to try out again.

     

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

    I went to Morongo Casino for the Wheelmobile event and was the last name picked to get on...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Vickie B.

    Show Air Date: Oct 15 2014

    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune for over thirty years. I love the show and watch daily with my family. It was a fun way to help teach my children and enrich their vocabulary when they were young. I have always wanted to be a contestant, and I attended three Wheelmobile events before getting to participate on stage. When I got the email inviting me to the second audition, I was so excited and very nervous. But, I decided to just relax and do my best to enjoy the experience, and it was...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jackie D.

    Show Air Date: Oct 09 2014

    One of my earliest and best memories is visiting my great grandparents and watching Wheel of Fortune.  We enjoyed playing Wheel together from home and venturing guesses at the puzzles with only one or two letters showing.  From the time I learned to read, I have loved puzzles, word games and game shows.  When I heard that the Wheelmobile was coming to a nearby town in search of contestants, I knew that I wanted to try out to be a contestant. 

     

    The...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Verniece L.

    Show Air Date: Sep 29 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I’ve watched Wheel since I was a little girl and have always LOVED it!  My grandmother would watch every day and I would sit down with her and watch too.  I’ve always been good at solving puzzles and crosswords, so I thought I would be a good candidate for the show.  I never dreamed I would actually get the chance one day!  My husband and I still watch the show faithfully and will...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Susie K.

    Show Air Date: Sep 24 2014

    Wheel of Fortune experience:

     

    I was raised in a household where game shows were always on TV and Wheel of Fortune was front and center. I remember watching and wondering how fun it would be to be a contestant. Fast forward 30 years, while watching an episode of Wheel of Fortune a commercial came on saying that the Wheelmobile was coming to the area. I knew this was my opportunity to make my dream a reality. So my family and I loaded up and headed over to the Wheelmobile...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sarah M.

    Show Air Date: Sep 17 2014

    My Wheel of Fortune best-case scenario was winning the Bonus Round; I didn’t think much about a particular dollar amount.  I wanted the opportunity to introduce my wonderful family on national TV, and for them to run out at the end and hug me.  When the Bonus Round Puzzle appeared, I knew instantly that scenario would come true.  I could scarcely believe the luck, at having the first letter in both words and a full syllable in the last word.  I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Trent G.

    Show Air Date: Sep 10 2014

    I decided to be a contestant because I have a fan of the show since I was about two years of age. I love the show and wanted to be a part of its history. I thought I would do a great job at solving puzzles.

     

    I have applied to be on the show at every opportunity, from “Face of the Fan” to the recent Wheelmobile event at the University of Phoenix Stadium in March 2013. I believe I was chosen from that event when I enthusiastically solved the slogan...