Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Tyler B

    Show Air Date: Apr 17 2019

    Never in a million years did I imagine that I would have been given the chance to compete on a game show, let alone my favorite game show in the entire WORLD.  Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune has been a lifelong dream of mine.  I remember getting excited as a little boy when the letters would ding and Vanna would turn them over.  When I learned that the Wheelmobile was coming to my hometown, I knew that there was no chance I would miss it.  It was a two-day event...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ryan O

    Show Air Date: Apr 09 2019

    Prairie Dog?!? …… Yup, that’s it!!!

    If you are reading this now, hopefully you watched my episode on Tuesday, April 9th! If not, what are you waiting for!

    Since I was a young boy, I’ve been OBSESSED with game shows, you name it, I’ve watched it as if I were up there! Just about everyone in my family has at some point told be you HAVE to get on Wheel of Fortune and I always just laughed it off….ME?!? The tall, goofy, red-headed...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dean W

    Show Air Date: Apr 01 2019

    What is your Wheel story? Why did you you apply to be on Wheel?

    I applied to be on Wheel, because as a former high school principal, I always encouraged students to take risks and get outside of their comfort zones.  I always have said if you take a moonshot, there are two options: land or learn.  I was fortunate enough to land on the show.

    • What was it like meeting Pat & Vanna? Were there any funny interactions you had...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Frank H

    Show Air Date: Mar 28 2019

    I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play Wheel of Fortune. I was such a great experience and everyone involved with the show made the experience all the more special. My wife and I watch the show almost every night. And to have had the experience and opportunity to play is so amazing!


    We were sitting at home on a Saturday getting ready to take one of our dogs to the beach. It is about an hour and a half drive to the beach. We were getting ready to load her...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Bethany P

    Show Air Date: Mar 22 2019

    Growing up, my family often had Wheel of Fortune on in the evenings. However, this past summer was when Wheel of Fortune turned into an intense competition as our family would race to see who could solve the puzzle first. (There might have even been some trash talking involved…) My dad and I were the most competitive, and he is the one who encouraged me to apply online to be a contestant- I’m so thankful he did! I completed the application and submitted a short video telling...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dorene L

    Show Air Date: Mar 14 2019

    I have always dreamt about being on Wheel of Fortune and my dreams finally came true.  After 25 years of attending every Wheel Mobile event in Las Vegas, standing in long lines and filling out countless applications at places like the mall, auto dealership and some of the most fabulous hotels that we have here I got the letter letting me know I was selected!  When I found out I was actually going to be on I was in complete shock, and then the "what ifs" kicked in. What if I...

  • 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: Lorraine G. and Lori B

    Show Air Date: Feb 26 2019

    Lorraine: We both discovered how much we love watching Wheel of Fortune during a sleepover.  Lori came to NY to visit and while drinking wine and chatting, the discussion turned to game shows and how we would both love to be on Wheel of Fortune.


    Lori: When I read that I was required to send a video if I wanted to be one of the contestants, I felt it was hopeless because I am Deaf, and would need someone to voice for me.  It was a godsend to have my childhood...

  • 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: Philip & Laura Beth P

    Show Air Date: Feb 11 2019

    What is your Wheel story?

    What started out as a fun trip out to the Wheel Mobile Event in Nashville, TN ended up with BOTH Philip and I making it onto the show, not as individual contestants, but as Sweethearts!  We’ve always been meant to be together (it took us 8 years of friendship before we ever went on a date). And now Wheel of Fortune contestant coordinators also saw that we are BETTER TOGETHER! Funny how God sometimes just takes you in a direction that...