Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Josh H

    Show Air Date: Oct 23 2019

    Hey, guys! My episode aired earlier this week and I wanted to share a little about my experience.



    It was just last year that I moved back to Iowa from overseas, so I was shocked one morning to see that the Wheelmobile was coming to the Des Moines area, the closest it had ever been in my adult life (and certainly closer than when I lived in Spain!). So I grabbed my college roommate (hi, Anthony!) and we went to the event, hoping to get on stage but...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Renée P

    Show Air Date: Oct 08 2019

    As long as I can remember I have loved the show Wheel of Fortune and have wanted to be a contestant. For about the last 10 years or so I’ve been applying online to be on the show and this past July I finally received an email stating that I should come to NYC for an audition! Afterward, some people were asked to stay for another round and I wasn’t selected to stay. I was so disappointed because I thought I did pretty well! But the audition coordinators told us if we had been...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Marc H

    Show Air Date: Sep 27 2019

    If you watched last night, here’s my story of how I got there and my experience on the show:

    Nearly three years ago my two young daughters urged me to try out for Wheel of Fortune. I had never considered it but agreed to submit a video. Couldn’t hurt. I figured it would get lumped in a pile of a million other videos and never expected anything to come from it.
    Months later I got an email inviting me to the New York City tryouts. So I went. Buried in the middle of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sandy J

    Show Air Date: Sep 17 2019

    Hi, I’m Sandy and now that “my” episode aired (9/16/19) I’d like to share my experience with the group. I’ve watched WOF for years and my husband encouraged me to try to get on the show. So in January 2019, I completed the application and submitted an audition video on line. A few weeks later, I got an invitation for a live audition in Myrtle Beach. I felt pretty good when I left and we were told we’d be notified in 2 weeks if we’d been chosen to be...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rachel S

    Show Air Date: Sep 09 2019

    I have loved Wheel of Fortune since I was young and have been watching it as long as I can remember. I finally decided to send in an application video (because why not?!) and was invited to audition in Raleigh. Before I knew it, I was jetting off to California!

    Stepping into the studio was like a dream with the lights and puzzle board. And yes the rumors are true, the wheel is super heavy! That’s when the nerves REALLY set in.

    I was the first episode to shoot that day...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Khush K

    Show Air Date: Oct 31 2018

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


    I have been watching Wheel since I was 6 years old. It has been a family tradition and played a huge part in uniting my family. Regardless of all our differences, we sat together at dinner time and competitively watched the show! With all of us so spread out now, I still watch keep the tradition alive and watch it when I can after work. This past summer I had received email notifications (being part of the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lanre A

    Show Air Date: Feb 19 2019

    W.O.F = WOW! That’s all that’s been on my mind since October 2018. I have been an avid watcher of Wheel of fortune since I was 10, and I am about to celebrate another 21st birthday (I’ve had between 10 – 15 of those by the way, haha), so I’ve been an avid watcher of this show for sure. My mom and I watched the show every night (including some Saturdays).


     I went out to the “Cattle call” on a Sunday right after...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sarah C

    Show Air Date: Jun 05 2019

    Wheel of Fortune has always been a family event.  We would leave the dinner table when we heard the call:  “WHEEEEEEL OF FORRRRTUNE.”  My two daughters, Mary and Kathleen, and I decided to give a shot at applying to be contestants.  We wrote a script and filmed a 90 second video to submit with our applications online.  It worked; we auditioned in New York City. 

    Kathleen was selected to be on last season’s college week. ...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Neda Z

    Show Air Date: Mar 07 2019

    One hot and humid day in July, I switched radio stations to the local news program (I rarely listen to the radio these days) and heard about lines of people waiting in record temperatures to try out for the Wheel of Fortune at one of our suburban malls. I immediately thought about how crazy would you be to stand in line for something like a show. Deep down I was jealous and wished I had the freedom to drop everything and do it as well! As I dismissed this as one of many unattainable dreams,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rae W

    Show Air Date: May 13 2019

    To say I’m a game show junkie would be an understatement! As long as I can remember I have watched game shows. It started with my grandmother and What’s My Line, To Tell the Truth, Truth or Consequences, and on and on. For the past 36 years you know which show has been on the top of my list……WHEEL OF FORTUNE! I never thought I would be selected to be on a game show. My daughter saw an ad stating the Wheelmobile would be in El Paso, TX. That’s only 45 minutes...