Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sara & Tony C.

    Show Air Date: Feb 15 2018

    We have always loved Wheel of Fortune and have dreamed to be on the show.   One night we were watching and my husband asked me “how do you get on this show”.  For years he has always said he needs to get on this.  I decided to Google it and found that all we had to do was to submit a short video clip.  So right away he submitted a short video and that was that.  We actually forgot all about it until several months later when we got the email to come to a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kelsey E.

    Show Air Date: Feb 05 2018

    I got hooked on Wheel of Fortune at a very young age. I remember watching it every night in the summer with my grandma, her yelling out answers and us commenting together on how pretty Vanna’s dresses were. Growing up I always loved spelling and word puzzles. My husband and I have kept up the tradition of watching the Wheel every night during dinner and are working on getting our kids hooked too, although at the age of 2 my daughter really just likes to see the lady with the pretty...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Anginette B.

    Show Air Date: Feb 02 2018

    I have been a Wheel Watcher for many years. My first attempt at becoming a contestant started almost 10 years ago when I joined the Wheel Watchers Club. Unfortunately, I never had an opportunity for an audition. My recent journey began when the Wheel of Fortune (WOF) asked for video submissions on why I would like to be a great WOF contestant. I submitted my video while sitting in my bedroom and received an email several weeks later asking if I would attend an audition in Washington, DC. I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Michael R.

    Show Air Date: Jan 23 2018

    From start to finish my experience on Wheel of Fortune was a blast!  I enjoyed everything from meeting everyone associated with the show, to meeting the other contestants, and of course competing.  

    When I think about the game itself (I'm writing this before seeing the show on television) I don't recall much outside of the solutions to the puzzle's I solved.  The only letter I remember calling outside of the final puzzle was  "L" in Before and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Crystal K.

    Show Air Date: Jan 19 2018

    I’m a third generation Wheel Watcher! From my living room growing up to watching with my own children now, Wheel has been a part of my life. To this day, I enjoy watching Wheel with my dad who tries to guess Vanna’s dress color every night!


    When the scrolling message on the bottom of my tv came up that the Wheel Mobile would be in Boston I just had to go! My tween daughter and I packed up and headed 2 hours south to Beantown where I waited my turn, along...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Eric & Kari M

    Show Air Date: Jan 08 2018

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was something we'll remember forever!  We experienced so many highs and lows.  We won two toss-ups, started with a bankrupt, briefly held the million, fell behind after two puzzles, then rallied to win the prize puzzle to make it to the final round!  We missed the final puzzle, but walked away with a nice chunk of money, a great trip, and memories of a lifetime. 


    While keeping the details of the show a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Les N.

    Show Air Date: Jan 05 2018

    What is your Wheel story / what made you apply to be on Wheel?


    My family and I have been watching the show for years...and WE LOVE IT!!  Last January, we were sitting around the TV playing along with the contestants, and I blurted the answer out before my 12 year old son, Tayt, could solve it.  I did the same thing on the next puzzle, so he told me that I HAD to submit a video to tryout for the show.  I agreed, but a month later, he called me out on it....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lynelle Harrison

    Show Air Date: Dec 29 2017

    My Wheel of Fortune adventure lasted about six weeks.  It started when I received an email from the Wheel Watchers Club announcing they were hosting their Wheelmobile event at the end of October 2017 in Oak Creek, WI, which is just a little over an hour drive from where I live.  I almost didn’t go because of the drive but my 14-year-old daughter strongly encouraged we go.  So off we went!


    When the Wheelmobile event started, I listened intently to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Vanessa V

    Show Air Date: Dec 19 2017

    I can’t believe I was asked to write a blog post about my experience on Wheel of Fortune.  In short…it was incredible!  First off, I want to say from the minute I submitted my silly audition video to the second I stepped foot off the Wheel set in LA, every single person I encountered was beyond friendly.  The contestant staff, set crew, Pat, Vanna, and Jim Thornton are all wonderful people and I am so lucky to have been part of such a welcoming show!  It...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jeremie B

    Show Air Date: Dec 13 2017

    Who in their right mind expects to be writing their Wheel of Fortune story, for the Wheel of Fortune website, about their appearance on WHEEL…OF…FORTUNE?!?  And yet, here we are. What a wild, wonderful trip it has been!


    Like many people, I’ve been watching Wheel for as long as I can remember. From watching with my parents as a child to lazy evenings in the fraternity house during college, Wheel has been a mainstay on my TV. Like all of those who...