Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sarah S.

    Show Air Date: Dec 28 2015

    3rd times a charm!  Growing up in Michigan my family and I loved playing games and watching Wheel of Fortune.  When asked who I wanted to be when I grew up I was known to say “Vanna White”.  In college I visited a Wheelmobile event close to my hometown in Detroit, Michigan. When I wasn't selected to join the contestants on stage I knew that my chances of making the show were slim.  Many years past but my dream to spin the wheel was still in...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Leanna V.

    Show Air Date: Dec 23 2015

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was just one of those dreams that I never thought would happen. That “far-fetched” idea appeared a little more attainable upon being notified that the Wheelmobile was coming to Hunt Valley, MD! “The most promising contestants will get an invite to a private audition approximately four weeks from now”, I heard Marty (or “traveling Pat” as I like to call him) say. By luck of the draw I made my way to the stage and hoped I had done...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jennifer R.

    Show Air Date: Dec 17 2015

    This was my second chance of trying out for Wheel of Fortune, so I was ecstatic that they liked my video enough for me to audition live in New Orleans! Well my husband, who is normally my biggest supporter and an avid football fan, was watching the NFL Draft that same day of my audition. He was also worried it might crush my dreams if I wasn't chosen for a second time, so he politely suggested I stay home and watch the draft with him instead of trying out again. I figured he was right, but...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: George K.

    Show Air Date: Dec 08 2015

    Growing up, Wheel of Fortune was appointment television in our house.  So when the Wheelmobile made its way to Austin, Texas I had to be there for my chance to be on the show!  From the moment my name was randomly drawn to play the mini game to actually being on the show, everything was one exciting moment after the next.

    I'll never forget when I found out I made Wheel.  They told us at the audition that we would find out in 2 weeks via mail - no more, no...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sue B.

    Show Air Date: Dec 03 2015

    I have been a "Wheel Watcher" for 33 seasons! I've always tried to be around a TV at 6:30pm to get all or at least part of Wheel in. My son and I went to a Decatur, IL mall in the spring when it was announced the Wheelmobile would be there.  We were both "LUCKY" that day as we both got our names drawn from the big gold barrel on stage, which allowed us to start the audition process.  We were both notified of a second audition and went to that together.  We put on...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brenna S.

    Show Air Date: Nov 24 2015

    Last year, I signed up to work out with a personal trainer through a program offered by my employer. At my initial evaluation, I half jokingly told the trainer I wanted to increase my upper body strength because I planned to be on Wheel of Fortune some day and I had read that the Wheel was heavy. Little did I know my lifelong dream would soon come to fruition.


    Growing up, Wheel of Fortune was synonymous with the dinner bell. We would gather around the table to eat and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Michael V.

    Show Air Date: Nov 18 2015

    “I CAN DO THIS!”


    This was the phrase I had posted on my wall and that I stared at each and every day since receiving the happiest letter ever…that I was chosen to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune!


    My journey actually began over 30 years ago while dreaming of someday being a contestant on America’s favorite game show. Watching Wheel became an addiction for me, not only in trying to solve the puzzles but also because Vanna...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Michael P.

    Show Air Date: Nov 13 2015

    Earlier this year, I was forwarded an email that Wheel of Fortune was looking for military veterans.  I sent it on to those I felt would make fine contestants, not once thinking I would apply.  As the deadline approached, I agreed to an audition. 


    I had watched Wheel of Fortune many times, but not recently.  And there I was watching it every night to prepare myself for the audition.  But was that going to be enough? I was amazed at the number of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Michelle G.

    Show Air Date: Nov 06 2015

    Deep appreciation is the best way to describe my attitude about my Wheel of Fortune experience. Since my childhood watching with my family, I recognized the blessings awaiting contestants. And I knew I wanted to be a part of such fun! So my journey began years ago by attending several Wheelmobile events. All were well attended and each event ignited the dream of being a contestant. At my first three Wheelmobile weekends, I totally immersed myself in the spirit of the game as others were...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sarah I.

    Show Air Date: Oct 27 2015

    Joining the Wheel Watchers Club email list has been one of the best things I’ve done for myself.  Why, you ask?!  BECAUSE IT GOT ME HERE!  On the contestants’ blog! As a contestant on WHEEL OF FORTUNE!!  So for me, that’s where this all started.


    I received an email from the Wheel Watchers Club informing me that the Wheelmobile was going to be nearby so my friend and I decided to go!  The day of, I got held up and realized I was...