Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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: 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: 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...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ryan F.

    Show Air Date: Sep 04 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. So, that was it. This is my chance, I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Claribelle P.

    Show Air Date: Aug 29 2014

    Growing up watching the 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 with some serious cash and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Allyson G.

    Show Air Date: Aug 18 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 Wheelmobile visited Jackson...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sili P.

    Show Air Date: Aug 14 2014

    First off let me say a big THANK YOU to everyone at Wheel of Fortune for not only choosing me to be a contestant on the show, but for the great time and experience I had!  My hubby and I have been big fans of the show forever and it was an honor and a privilege to be chosen as a contestant.


    How did I become a contestant you ask?  Well, it all starts with a long standing rivalry between my handsome husband and I.   My hubby, Mase, is and has always...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea A.

    Show Air Date: Aug 07 2014

    My heart raced and I could feel my face turn red as we started the first toss up. As the game progressed my nerves slowly went away. I was bummed not to have solved the first two puzzles and to have hit bankrupt with a good chunk of money already earned. Between each commercial break we had our hair and make-up checked and we were each given water to drink, plus lots of encouragement which helped so much! My luck with the Wheel wasn't the greatest as the game continued on. I didn't solve...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Bethany L. and Breana C.

    Show Air Date: Jul 31 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.


    We invited our close family and spouses to fly out with us. We looked over the categories and watched many...