Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Linda O.

    Show Air Date: Dec 18 2014

    I have been a wheel of fortune “armchair contestant” for as long as I can remember. When I saw that the Wheelmobile was coming to Cleveland I decided right then that I was going to try and become a real contestant.

     

    I went to the open audition in May of this year. I made it to the stage and got to play.

     

    I was thrilled when about three months later I received an email inviting me to a second audition in Cleveland.

     

    I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mary T.

    Show Air Date: Dec 08 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I am a fourth generation wheel watcher. Because I grew up in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, actually being on the show always seemed like a far-fetched idea. So after moving to LA, I decided it was a better time than ever to fulfill he dream deferred.

     

    How did you apply? Online or at a Wheelmobile event?

    I applied online after my mom brought it to my attention that they were holding...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Summer C.

    Show Air Date: Nov 25 2014

    Wheel of Fortune was an integral part of my nightly routine growing up. My grandmother, father, siblings, and I would fight to get the puzzle first.  With that being said, I had never put much thought into being on the show until recently. I was on maternity leave with my daughter and “The Wheel” worked its way back into the nightly routine. My husband told me I should try to be on the show but I am pessimistic at times and thought nothing of it. Shortly after returning to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Miranda W.

    Show Air Date: Oct 31 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I have been watching WOF since I was 2 years old and knew I had to be a contestant since I was young!

     

    How did you apply? Online or at a Wheelmobile event?

    I had been applying online for several years.


    How did you prep for the show?

    I did not overthink it at all.  I was a regular watcher of the show and was confident that between all...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Carla R.

    Show Air Date: Oct 20 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I’ve been watching Wheel since I was 5 and always said one day

    I would be on it. I got a bit disappointed after I wasn’t picked at the first Wheelmobile event, but my  2 kids kept pushing me to try out again.

     

    How did you apply? Online or at a Wheelmobile event?

    I went to Morongo Casino for the Wheelmobile event and was the last name picked to get on...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Vickie B.

    Show Air Date: Oct 15 2014

    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune for over thirty years. I love the show and watch daily with my family. It was a fun way to help teach my children and enrich their vocabulary when they were young. I have always wanted to be a contestant, and I attended three Wheelmobile events before getting to participate on stage. When I got the email inviting me to the second audition, I was so excited and very nervous. But, I decided to just relax and do my best to enjoy the experience, and it was...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Verniece L.

    Show Air Date: Sep 29 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I’ve watched Wheel since I was a little girl and have always LOVED it!  My grandmother would watch every day and I would sit down with her and watch too.  I’ve always been good at solving puzzles and crosswords, so I thought I would be a good candidate for the show.  I never dreamed I would actually get the chance one day!  My husband and I still watch the show faithfully and will...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sarah M.

    Show Air Date: Sep 17 2014

    My Wheel of Fortune best-case scenario was winning the Bonus Round; I didn’t think much about a particular dollar amount.  I wanted the opportunity to introduce my wonderful family on national TV, and for them to run out at the end and hug me.  When the Bonus Round Puzzle appeared, I knew instantly that scenario would come true.  I could scarcely believe the luck, at having the first letter in both words and a full syllable in the last word.  I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Trent G.

    Show Air Date: Sep 10 2014

    I decided to be a contestant because I have a fan of the show since I was about two years of age. I love the show and wanted to be a part of its history. I thought I would do a great job at solving puzzles.

     

    I have applied to be on the show at every opportunity, from “Face of the Fan” to the recent Wheelmobile event at the University of Phoenix Stadium in March 2013. I believe I was chosen from that event when I enthusiastically solved the slogan...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ryan F.

    Show Air Date: Sep 04 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. So, that was it. This is my chance, I...