Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steven L.

    Show Air Date: Oct 21 2013

    Monday, October 21st, 2013


    Hi, my name in Steven from Coram, NY. My show date is October 21st, 2013. I was chosen for “Vegas Vacation” theme week and this is my story.


    Where to begin? I guess I will start with my earliest memory of watching Wheel of Fortune. It had to be around 1986 I was in fourth grade and can remember sitting on the floor in the living room of my parents’ house watching the show with a wheel...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Karen C.

    Show Air Date: Oct 18 2013

    Monday, October 14th, 2013


    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since I was a kid in Beverly, Massachusetts back in the late ‘70s. I can remember sticking a thermometer over a light bulb one day, so I could fake a temperature, stay home from school and watch game shows all morning. My mother is an English teacher, and a Scrabble whiz, and she encouraged me to sharpen my mind by doing puzzles of all kinds. I would imagine myself spinning the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea A.

    Show Air Date: Oct 10 2013

    Monday, October 7th, 2013


    My Wheel of Fortune adventure starts back in early May of 2013. I took a break from folding laundry to check my emails. I noticed an email titled "WOF Auditions." I didn't really recognize it and checked it off to delete it along with a few other emails. After a second glance of the emails I was about to delete, I was curious about what "WOF" stood for. I decided to open the email and quickly realized it was from Wheel of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shelly S.

    Show Air Date: Oct 02 2013

    Monday, September 30th, 2013


    Once upon a time, there was a girl named Shelly, from Denton, TX. She was a “Wheel Watcher” for as long as she could remember. There were many times that she would get frustrated with her father whenever he would shout out the answers as they watched every evening...she wanted a shot too! Some of her favorite childhood memories with her Grandmother were Wheel memories. Once, she even told her Grandmother that...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shari B.

    Show Air Date: Sep 25 2013

    Monday, September 23rd, 2013


    I moved to the Baltimore, MD when I was 6-years-old. I started watching the Wheel of Fortune around age 8. The normal routine would be: come home from school, eat dinner and meet my family in the living room to watch Wheel. My parents and I used to compete to see who could solve the puzzles first, the loser had to do the dishes. ;) The older I got, it seemed the better I played, plus I didn’t have to do dishes so...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dorothy F.

    Show Air Date: Sep 18 2013

    Monday, September 16th, 2013


    As a child I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune with my family in the small town of Double Springs, AL. I would always try to solve the puzzles and I would get mad when my parents beat me. Oh how the tables have turned now!


    My Wheel of Fortune experience started in May of 2012. I had just graduated from college and was applying for jobs. I had been to a few interviews with no luck and decided I would...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Autumn E.

    Show Air Date: Sep 05 2013

    Monday, September 2nd, 2013


    My journey to the Wheel happened rather quickly, well, once I finally applied online for it. I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune with my dad. We rarely missed an episode and probably wouldn’t have, if there were DVRs back then. I have always loved solving puzzles and guessing games, so I was drawn to Wheel of Fortune and still am to this day. It wasn’t until my fiancé, realizing my crazy obsession with the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kerry M. and Paula E.

    Show Air Date: Aug 20 2013

    Monday, August 19th, 2013


    Our "Way to Wheel" began when Kerry's mom told us that Wheel of Fortune was going to be taping "Best Friends Week" in New York. She encouraged us to audition, and on Thanksgiving, with both of our families contributing to the project, we taped our Wheel of Fortune audition rap video! We had so much fun creating the rap here are a few lines: "We've been best friends since our college days, We want to spin the wheel so we can...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lillian T.

    Show Air Date: Jan 14 2014

    Monday, January 14th, 2013


    Hi! I'm Lillian from Olive Branch, MS. I have watched Wheel of Fortune for as long as I can remember, so basically my whole life! My Dad has always loved watching the show (I think because he likes Vanna)! I can remember as a child sitting in my Daddy's lap watching the show with him. I became pretty good at solving the puzzles through all my years of watching. My Dad would always say, "We have got to get you on that show!"...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sherdena J.

    Show Air Date: Jan 28 2014

    POSTED on Monday, October 1st, 2012 As I was growing up my mom always watched Wheel of Fortune and being I was usually right by her I began watching too. I have always enjoyed puzzles (as well as being good at them) and Wheel wasn't any different. When I found out about becoming a "Wheel Watcher" with a SPIN ID I immediately signed up and continued to watch Wheel every night at 7pm faithfully. Most of my friends teased me about being so addicted to Wheel but I didn't care. Earlier this year...