Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Amanda H.

    Show Air Date: May 21 2014

    I am an avid SPIN ID checker, and as such receive regular emails from Wheel of Fortune and Sony. I saw that WOF was looking for “the face of the fan” in Chicago, and was looking for one minute audition videos. Being on WOF falls under the category of “dreams that will never come true if you don’t do something about it.” So, I immediately recruited my husband to videotape, and got to work putting together my case as to why I should be selected for...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lisa E.

    Show Air Date: May 09 2014

    I have been a “wheel watcher” for as long as I can remember…and it has always been a dream of mine to be on the show!  In May of last year I spotted a story on my local newspapers website that said the Wheelmobile would be at a local mini-mall!  I was elated, and determined to get to that event!


    It was so exciting to see “THE” Wheelmobile in person…and I couldn’t wait...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jake O.

    Show Air Date: Apr 23 2014

    I have always wanted to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.  I remember watching the show every night with my family throughout my entire childhood.  Even in college, I watched it (whenever I had the time) with my roommates.  It was always a dream of mine to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.


    After signing up to be on Wheel of Fortune’s email list, I was on my way.  A year or two passed with none of the emails inviting me to audition. ...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lauren F

    Show Air Date: Apr 15 2014

    April 15, 2014

    I've been a faithful Wheel Watcher for decades. I even DVR the show every night, so I never miss an episode. My fiancé Andy says watching the show with me isn’t much fun, since I always call out the answers before anyone else gets a chance to read the puzzle. A part of me has always known I would be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune someday. It was just a question of whether I’d be featured on College Week, Newlyweds Week, or Senior...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Joe P

    Show Air Date: Apr 07 2014

    April 4, 2014

    I’ve been a fan of the show since I was a toddler. I would watch with my parents, sitting in front of the T.V. and be fascinated with this spinning wheel in front of me. I remember calling the show “Wheelies” when I first started watching since I couldn’t say “Wheel of Fortune” all the way at the time.


    I remained a fan of the show, and always wanted to have the chance to be on it and spin the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ryan F

    Show Air Date: Apr 03 2014

    April 03, 2014

    I was browsing the internet in my apartment one night when my Wheel of Fortune experience unknowingly commenced. I came across a news story on a recent contestant named Autumn who had just won $1,000,000 playing Wheel. How cool is that?! It was then I decided I needed to try to get on the show. After a few minutes of internet research I found out that there was an upcoming Wheelmobile event in Terre Haute, IN – about a 5 hour drive from Madison....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Breana C. & Bethany L.

    Show Air Date: Mar 27 2014

    March 27, 2014


    My name is Bethany L.  and I have always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune. I applied online multiple times. I received an email that I could try out with a friend and chose to bring my best friend Breana C. When we found out we would be on the show we immediately searched and booked a flight and decided how many days we could stay.

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Claribelle P.

    Show Air Date: Mar 21 2014

    March 17, 2014
    Growing up watching Wheel of Fortune with my family was tons of fun, especially when I solved the puzzles first!  I figured I had nothing to lose if I tried out to be a contestant on the show and what a dream come true it would be if I did make it. I knew Wheel of Fortune would be the best game show for me because of my love for word games; I know that once you make it to the show you don’t necessarily have to be the big winner to walk away...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rosann & Liz V.

    Show Air Date: Mar 11 2014

    March 11 2014 

    Here's what I can tell you about being a Wheel of Fortune contestant:

    1. The wheel really is as heavy as it looks- maybe heavier.

    2. Pat and Vanna are as nice as I always thought they seemed.

    3. It's hard to see the other contestants as your competition when you've spent an entire day joking around with them at the studio.

    4. I honestly couldn't tell you everything that happened when I taped my episode. It is a complete...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jim R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 04 2014

    March 4, 2014

    I have been a Wheel of Fortune fan all the way back to the original version hosted by Chuck Woolery.  My family and I were living in Southern California when Pat and Vanna became the host and hostess ... and I remember watching Pat do the weather on a local news broadcast before he moved to Wheel.


    We moved to Marin County, north of San Francisco, in 1985.  One day in the late 80's or early 90's, I was coming down the...