Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Susi L.

    Show Air Date: Jun 16 2016

    So… my baby sister and I hadn’t really spoken for a number of years…

    For over 40 years we were so close we finished each other’s sentences, we knew each other inside and out, paragraphs of thoughts transmitted between us with merely a fleeting glance.  But life brings changes and our relationship had morphed into not much more than obligatory hellos at obligatory family...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chris C

    Show Air Date: Jun 07 2016

    Have you ever been in a meeting in which someone suggests that the group start with an "ice breaker" question, such as "Tell the group something interesting about you?"  I never liked that question.  I grew up as a normal kid in rural Wisconsin, I played college football at a D2 school in northern Minnesota, I have been blessed with a beautiful wife and three awesome sons, and I work as a business sales executive for a general insurance agency.  It's a great life but nothing...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: LaToya W

    Show Air Date: May 25 2016

    My Wheel of Fortune tradition began when I was a little girl. Growing up, my mother and grandmother would watch Wheel of Fortune every day (and I would watch along and call out letters). If I heard my letter called, I would be so excited (because it made me feel as smart as the adults). When I became a mother, I kept the same tradition of watching Wheel of Fortune every day with my children. We would compete against each other by keeping count of who solved the most puzzles. Whoever solved...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sheri B.

    Show Air Date: Apr 12 2016

    I feel like I have been watching Wheel forever. I used to watch it with my grandmother, and now my grandkids watch it with me! When my children were little, we would watch Wheel after dinner, and they picked up on my enthusiasm for this game. I only recently found out that they tried to enter my name as a contestant a few years ago. But that’s not what got me on the show. My own antics at the Wheelmobile audition are what started the process for me.

    I started my Wheel...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: J.P. D.

    Show Air Date: Apr 05 2016

    What is your Wheel story?

    For as long as I can remember I’ve been playing Wheel of Fortune either with friends and family or playing against the other contestants on tv. As kids my siblings and cousins would battle it out on the Nintendo video game, in grade school I’d play classmates on the board game, and in college I’d settle bets by challenging friends to see who could solve the puzzle first. My best was SAME NAME: BASKETBALL & SUPREME COURT. Got it...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Eunice L.

    Show Air Date: Mar 17 2016

    My Wheel of Fortune journey started when I was about 8 or 9 years old. My sister and I would watch it, and I would always say "I'm going to be on this show one day!" As the years passed, it was difficult keeping up with the show on a nightly basis, but I never stopped wanting to be a contestant. 


    After two decades of saying "I want to be on Wheel of Fortune," I finally decided to apply when I heard that they were looking for people from New York. Luckily, I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Molly K.

    Show Air Date: Feb 29 2016

    I’ve loved watching Wheel of Fortune for as long as I can remember.  I first visited the Wheelmobile in May of 2007.  I couldn’t believe it when I got an email in June 2015 asking me to come audition for the show.  To be honest, I thought it was a joke, but I decided joke or not I was going to go and try out.  I was lucky enough to have a co-worker who had gone through the audition process and be on the show, so I had a leg up on what to expect.  The...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chanelle G.

    Show Air Date: Jan 25 2016

    I've been watching Wheel of Fortune all of my life. My family and I watch it everyday as part of our family time. In 2012, I applied online without telling anyone. I knew it was going to take a long time for a response because I'm under the age of 18. A couple years later, I got an email from Sony Pictures. I thought it was a scam at first because I applied for it a long time ago. It was for an audition for "Teen Best Friends Week" in Culver City. I immediately accepted it, but it was hard...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sigi T.

    Show Air Date: Jan 19 2016

    This show was a dinnertime trend for my family and I. As my sister and I got older, we finally started solving the puzzles correctly, but whenever we were younger, pretending to be Vanna White was the closest thing we could get to being “good” at solving the puzzles. Vanna was like a real live Barbie to me and it was always a dream of mine to meet her and be on the show. I say a dream because who thinks that out of everyone in this whole world, they are going to be...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kendell E.

    Show Air Date: Jan 05 2016

    Growing up, I feel like Wheel of Fortune was always on and a part of my life. I remember being called “Vanna” all the time as I posed for pictures and did my best possible strut. Eventually, I grew up and decided I would do what it takes to be on the show. I went to a Wheelmobile event. It was SO fun and definitely worth the experience even though nothing came of it for me at that time. I kept my eye out for Wheelmobile events and audition opportunities as much as I could. After...