Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Elizabeth S.

    Show Air Date: May 17 2018

    Having the opportunity to be on Wheel of Fortune was a dream I thought I would never experience in this lifetime!  I applied to be on the show on a whim one night when my husband and I were playing video games.  We watch Wheel every night with dinner and we are huge fans!  I wasn’t expecting anything to come out of it – but it was so much fun talking to my husband that evening about what it would be like.  To my surprise, I received an e-mail inviting me to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sue B.

    Show Air Date: May 07 2018

    My Wheel of Fortune experience began as I’m sure it did for a great number of you.  I began watching as a child.  In my case, it was the seventies before many of you were born.  I have been watching faithfully ever since.

     I always wanted to be a contestant but it wasn’t until both my children were grown and out of the house that I began to pursue it in earnest.  I began attending Wheelmobile events whenever they were in our area around...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Debi O.

    Show Air Date: May 05 2018

    My journey began in December 2015. My mother was a huge fan of the show and never missed it. I told her I had seen an advertisement that the Wheelmobile was coming to my town. She encouraged me to go check it out. I really had no intentions of trying out , I just wanted to see the excitement and possibly get a glimpse of Pat and Vanna. When I arrived at the event, I found out that Pat and Vanna do not attend these events, but there was a lot of people there and they were all in line to try...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mike & Jonathan

    Show Air Date: Apr 24 2018

    When you’ve been best friends with someone for 17 years, you’re bound to partake in some pretty epic adventures. From working at the Daytona 500 races, to throwing an unforgettable rooftop birthday video dance party in Washington D.C., to barely getting out of an escape room with just seconds to spare, being contestants on Wheel of Fortune for “Best Friends Week” just added to our repertoire of shared awesome experiences.


    Our journey to Wheel...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Wendy Q

    Show Air Date: Apr 20 2018

        The Big Yellow Wheel of Fortune Bus is coming to the Civic Center in Port St. Lucie for 2 days in December of 2015! I saw this ad for a couple of weeks and kept telling myself I want to do this!   When that Sunday arrived I decided to tell my husband I was going by myself. I knew I could be there most of the day but I didn’t care. When I got to our Civic Center there were thousands of people. I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brian S.

    Show Air Date: Apr 13 2018

    A wise person once said persistence pays.  Another said never give up on your dreams.  No matter how many curve balls life throws at you, no dream is impossible.  I kept these sayings in the back of my mind as I journeyed to my dream of spinning the Wheel of Fortune.

    The Journey began during the show’s first season in 1984.  I was mesmerized by the spinning wheel and colorful set.  I said to my young self “one of these days, I’m going to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kyle C.

    Show Air Date: Apr 06 2018

    “Everything happens for a reason,” are the words my dad has preached to me for my entire life. Subscribing to this belief allows you to gain perspective when things don’t go your way—enabling you to see how incredible good can come out of the worst situations. Thus, I found myself thinking those exact words less than a minute into the show. I had just buzzed in to the first Toss-Up and I was confident that the puzzle was “Studying Algebra.” However, there...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 26 2018

    I’ve always been a wordy person – from memorizing lines for theatre to winning the grade school spelling bee. My earliest memory of Wheel of Fortune is watching the show on my late great grandmother’s antennae TV as a young child, but I became a huge fan of the show after college. Watching the show after a stressful day at work was my 30 minutes of Zen. I quickly wrapped my family into my obsession, and almost every phone call between my dad and I consisted of at least...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Aaron & Karly M.

    Show Air Date: Mar 21 2018

    As a married couple, we were always fans of Wheel of Fortune and would watch it and Jeopardy whenever we could catch it.  But when our son was born in 2013, and we became homebound most evenings, our Wheel watching became a much more regular thing.  Enough so to make our son a super fan by the time he was one year old--loving to watch the big wheel spin around, and clapping along with the contestants.  It was around that time that we started considering getting on the show...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: John W.

    Show Air Date: Mar 13 2018

    Watching Wheel is a lifelong tradition that I have shared with my father. From the time I was old enough to recite the alphabet, from what I’m told, my dad always knew I would end up on Wheel of Fortune.

    I filled out the online application to be a contestant multiple times prior to receiving an invitation to audition. It took moving across the country to make it happen, but I made it! From the very beginning, every member of the Wheel crew was phenomenal! I wish I could call...