Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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...

  • 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.



  • 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: 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...