Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Camille H.

    Show Air Date: Jul 24 2015

    Like many contestants, my three sisters and I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune with my parents. My parents are both quite good at solving puzzles, so each night we would all watch intently and try to be the first to shout out the answer. Because of those memories, Wheel of Fortune has long been one of my favorite shows, and it has always been a sort of far-fetched dream of mine to one day appear on the show.

    In mid-December,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Drew S.

    Show Air Date: Jul 14 2015

    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since its very first show 32 years ago while I was still on active duty in the military. My wife, Lisa, started watching Wheel in college when her and dorm mates would gather in the common room and watch it together. My first attempt to become a contestant on Wheel came when I was a Chief Petty Officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. I was able to contact the right people and they told me they would be doing a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kelly B.

    Show Air Date: Jul 06 2015

    Sitting at my desk, I hear one of the loudest shrieks of my life. I looked at one of my co-workers and she screamed, “I can audition for the Wheel of Fortune!”. I told her it was a bucket list item of mine. She said, “I can bring a friend, come on!” I did.


    I have always been an avid Wheel of Fortune fan and viewer, however, when I realized I was going to be able to audition/try out, things changed. I downloaded the WOF app on my iPhone, both...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chris H.

    Show Air Date: Jul 03 2015

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    From a young age, my family would watch Wheel of Fortune while preparing dinner and hanging out most evenings. We always loved the interactive nature of the show and I liked to play against my brothers and parents to see who could get the puzzles first. I remember getting quicker and quicker until my mom finally said, “You know, you would do great on this show.” That stuck with me. A few years later, I was...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chad R.

    Show Air Date: Jun 25 2015

    I feel like every Wheel of Fortune fan is one because they watched it as a kid with their grandparents. I'm no different. I had a set of grandparents that lived just a mile away, so I was over there constantly. Any night that I'd be there, we'd watch Wheel at 6:30 sharp. Except for Sundays, when I sat down on the floor in front of their chairs fully expecting to hear the crowd scream “WHEEL. OF. FORRRRRTUNE!” right at 6:30, and instead getting treated to some guy saying,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Edward L

    Show Air Date: Jun 19 2015

    Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune is a once in a lifetime, amazingly unique experience.   With that being said, here are a few words of wisdom from one contestant to another.


    First off, prepare diligently.  You do not want to show up the day of your show and afterwards say to yourself, "Geez, I wasn't as prepared as some of the other contestants."  And trust me when I say that at your taping will be the "creme de la creme" of wheel watchers.  So...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Michael A.

    Show Air Date: Jun 10 2015

    Every night at the firehouse we watch the show when we eat dinner and the guys kept saying you have got to try out. So I went online and filled out the application and I was notified for an audition, but I was going to be out of town and therefore I would be unable to attend. So a couple years later I tried again and then I was asked to submit a video. I have to admit I was reluctant to send in a video, I just felt awkward, so after a little bit of talking myself...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kendra D.

    Show Air Date: May 29 2015

    It was a Saturday afternoon and my children were gone for the day.  While scrolling through social media, a friend posted that the Wheelmobile was in town. I immediately threw on my Jimmy Hendrix t-shirt and a hat  (to cover my bed head) and headed to the location just in time for auditions. I sat alone in the audience and just as I convinced myself that I wouldn’t be picked out of the hundreds of people, the sound of my name being called over the microphone made me jump out...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Angela D.

    Show Air Date: May 18 2015

    Like many people, I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since I was a child. I watched the show with my grandparents every night and always dreamt of standing next to Pat and waving at Vanna. I applied online and then was emailed and asked to submit a short video introducing myself and why I would be a great contestant. I submitted the video and was invited to try-out in the Brooklyn, New York area. The try-out involved solving partial puzzles and shouting out letters. If you decide to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Maxine H.

    Show Air Date: May 14 2015

    My Wheel Of Fortune journey all started with my daughter. I had always been a fan of the show and watched it for years. My daughter, Jenny, noticed that I seemed to have a habit of solving all the puzzles well before any of the contestants did. She would always comment that I should try out for the show.  I brushed it off as a far-fetched fantasy until Jenny excitedly came to me with the news of the Wheelmobile coming to town that weekend. She convinced me...