Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mark G

    Show Air Date: Sep 22 2017

    My initial introduction to Wheel of Fortune, or, more accurately Pat Sajak, was an episode of Rugrats. Pat Sajak played the voice of a Pat Sajak-esque game show host named “Pat Sajak.” I remember little of the actual episode, though I recall being transfixed by the funny character whose voice I recognized from the game show my grandparents would watch after Seinfeld reruns.

     

    Wheel of Fortune has been on TV as long as I can remember. It was a true thrill to be...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Laura C.

    Show Air Date: Sep 12 2017

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

    When I was a little girl, my grandma had magnetic alphabet letters on the refrigerator. We used to watch Wheel, and when I was first learning my letters, I would run to the fridge and bring the letters back that the contestants had guessed. Ever since then, I’ve always wanted to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune!

     

    What was it like meeting...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kristin B.

    Show Air Date: Sep 14 2017

    How did you come to be a contestant on Wheel?

    I have been watching Wheel since I was a kid. I remember when people would have to buy things with the money. There was a ceramic dog people bought for $250! We all watch it together as a family now. Sometimes I solve so quickly, they get so mad at me and then other times, they all solve and I have no idea what it is!!

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Diane B

    Show Air Date: Aug 31 2017

    Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.  I auditioned with my best girlfriend from childhood (45 years!) for Best Friends Week, but best friends were not needed.  I received an audition invite.  After being sure my dear friend was okay with it (“I did it for you, Diane, it’s been on your bucket list, go for it!”) I first auditioned in February in Boston.  What a time!  While making the show...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jade G

    Show Air Date: Jul 26 2017

    How did you come to be a contestant on Wheel?

    I watched Wheel with my mother and grandmother and always knew I wanted to be a contestant. One day, my co-worker, who is also a close friend and godmother to my children, told me that we should apply and submit a video together. As part of our video we made large banners for our classrooms and included our students chanting “Pick Our...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brandy H.

    Show Air Date: Jul 19 2017

    I was so nervous about gaining 10 lbs on camera, I only ate termites… 

     

    The whole experience was a whirlwind for me and the only thing I kept saying to myself was, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” Puzzles and problem solving have always come easy to me, while Pat and Vanna had always seem so out of reach. 

     

    My friends and family told me repeatedly for years that I needed to try out for WOF. One day, I took them...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Julie & Robert S

    Show Air Date: Jul 10 2017

    I’ve watched Wheel of Fortune since back in the day when you actually went shopping for prizes right on the show with the money you won.  So when the Wheelmobile started coming to New Mexico, I made sure I was there.  My husband’s name got called to go up on stage.  I was a bit bummed out, but happy that one of us got called.  Unfortunately, a couple of months later, my husband failed to open the email they sent him to come for an audition.  I took...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Nicole T

    Show Air Date: Jul 03 2017

    “You have been selected as a contestant for Wheel of Fortune.”  Cue me silently screaming and jumping up and down in a classroom when I received a text showing the letter that had arrived that morning.  It was July and I was teaching the summer program so I couldn’t scream, but I did an extensive silent celebration and ran to tell my friend teaching in the room next to mine.  Fast forward two months later when I received an email with my tape date,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Donya & Shiva

    Show Air Date: Feb 27 2017

    For as long as we remember, we have both loved watching Wheel of Fortune. So, when we opened our inbox and saw the email from Wheel, we were ecstatic! Everything from the audition process to the show itself and meeting Pat and Vanna was an amazing experience that we will never forget. We were twenty thousand dollars behind both teams going into the prize puzzle round, so when we won the prize puzzle to St. Maarten we were both shocked. Not only had we just caught up to the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Josh P

    Show Air Date: Jul 03 2017

    I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune with my family every night after dinner. Never did I ever imagine that I would one day be a contestant on the show! I have always been good at solving the puzzles and would typically be able to figure them out before anyone else in my family. For years, my mom encouraged me to try out for the show. I got as far as filling out the online application once only to realize that I needed to also submit an audition video, which prevented me from applying....