This Week's Contestant
Kerry M. & Paula E.
|Theme:||Best Friends Week NYC|
|Hometown:||Harlem, NY & Brooklyn, NY|
POSTED on 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 get paid!"
"I'm the lawyer, and I like to teach, we want to win a prize like a trip to the beach!"
After submitting our video the day after Thanksgiving, we received an email the following week letting us know that we had been selected to attend the Wheel of Fortune contestant audition in December!
When we arrived for the audition in Brooklyn, we were a little nervous, and very excited. It was fun to see all of the best friend pairings. The WOF contestant coordinators guided all of the attendees through playing a few practice rounds and then we each had to take a WOF quiz with sample puzzles - It was tough! After the initial cuts, about half of the group was left and then we had to play practice games against each other. It was then that we had the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the WOF contestant coordinators. This was our opportunity to show our personalities and set ourselves apart from the other pairs, so WE DID OUR RAP Live! After we performed, everyone cheered It was so much fun! Then, after all the pairs had the opportunity to do their intros and play a few practice games, the WOF staff thanked us and told us that we would all hear if we'd been selected in the beginning of February.
The month of February was coming to an end and we still hadn't heard then on February 27th, we got the call that we had been selected, and we would be taping our episode in March!!
Check out our episode on Tuesday, August 20th to see what happened!