Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jim G

    Show Air Date: Nov 05 2018

    Ok, so my amazing family watches some part of WOF every night.  I have two sons who both play baseball, soccer, and basketball.  They also play the piano so needless to say we are running around every day of the week getting them to and from all of their activities.  To make the scenario even more crazy, I coach the soccer team of my older son and baseball teams for both of them.  I also teach and assistant coach baseball at an...

  • 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: Mark C

    Show Air Date: Oct 23 2018

    If there’s anything better than having a signed photo of Vanna White, it’s getting to actually meet the person behind the autograph. Thanks to both my initial audition for Wheel of Fortune in 2006, and my persistence in trying again when I didn’t succeed the first time, I have now done both!

    After decades of watching the show, I first auditioned a dozen years ago as part of a local call for contestants. Though I was not selected to appear on TV, I did win the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dawn I

    Show Air Date: Oct 19 2018

    We watch Wheel of Fortune every night as a family and my family would always say, "Mom you should be on the show" whenever I would solve a puzzle. Secretly, I've always wanted to be on the show. So when the caller ID read "Sony Studios", I jokingly said to my husband, "That's Wheel of Fortune calling me..." and answered the phone. I almost flipped when it was Wheel of Fortune! They were trying to reach my son to invite him to the auditions in Chicago. I got so excited and told her how we...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rich D

    Show Air Date: Oct 08 2018

    I have been a fan of Wheel of Fortune for most of my life.  I remember watching the show with my parents and brother, solving puzzles, and then deciding which prizes I would “purchase” if I was a winner.  Although a lifelong fan, my journey to Culver City likely started different than other contestants as I was not the one desiring to audition.  Watching the show in February, my son would watch every spin, and my wife would say we needed to attend the Wheel Mobile...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Tim M

    Show Air Date: Oct 01 2018

    Playing Wheel of Fortune was a privilege! I had often wondered what it was like behind the scenes, so it was a thrill of a lifetime to experience it first-hand. Now I get peppered with questions whenever someone finds out I was on the show. Here are the top ten questions folks ask when they discover I was a contestant on America’s Game:


    #1. Did you win?


    Yes! I won over $20,000 in cash and a trip to Antigua, a total of almost $27,000 in cash...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jessica R

    Show Air Date: Sep 28 2018

    The local newspaper mentioned the Wheelmobile was going to visit Las Vegas, so I marked it on my calendar.  When the day arrived, I debated attending.  Even though I live in Las Vegas, I am not a gambler.  I didn’t think the odds were in my favor, but the tiny voice in the back of my brain kept urging me to go, so I decided to release any expectations and just let events unfold.  I am still shocked at the big adventure that resulted from my seemingly small...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: John P

    Show Air Date: Sep 17 2018

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on a stage flooded with hundreds of lights, being watched by millions of people, on America’s favorite game show, with two internationally loved stars, and try to play a game where you have to spin a wheel properly, guess letters, solve a puzzle while watching the game board, the used letter board, and the score board all while being the most non-multitasked person on earth and have your brain turn to mush…well, IT’S A...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Christina H

    Show Air Date: Sep 10 2018

    I have always been a fan of Wheel of Fortune and played along when it came on the television.  I even have a Wheel of Fortune game on my ipad, and I play it regularly on my downtime.  You can imagine my excitement when I found out that the Wheelmobile was coming to a casino close to my home for the weekend!  My daughter was running a 50 mile race on the first day, so I couldn’t attend, but I took my sunburned self down to that casino on day 2 and waited in line for...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dennise B

    Show Air Date: May 31 2018

    My journey to Wheel of Fortune started back in October of 2017 when the Wheelmobile came close enough for me to try out. I have enjoyed watching the show since I was a kid, and decided to take the leap and give it a shot. To my surprise, I made it through the first 2 auditions, and was shocked to receive the letter in the mail stating that I was chosen to be a contestant. Once I got notified with a tape date, it was quite the whirlwind making all the arrangements and getting out there with...