Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: David B

    Show Air Date: Jun 10 2014

    My wife and son and I watch Wheel of Fortune every night.  It has been an integral part of my child’s upbringing, as it has helped him with his spelling and pronunciation of certain words and phrases.  Ever since he was diagnosed with Autism at 2 ½ years old, we have used any and all tools at our disposal to help him learn to speak and write.  Wheel of Fortune has really been a fun way for him to learn without it feeling like he was at...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ashley W.

    Show Air Date: Jun 06 2014

    My goals after moving to California were: 

    1.) Become a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune.

    2.) Actually, that was about it. 

    I applied online and was asked to submit a video, which I did after about the 50th take. I was then called in to audition and found out two weeks and one day later that I had been chosen as a contestant. 


    From that day forward, I ate, drank, and slept Wheel of Fortune. My DVR recorded the show...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Nick B.

    Show Air Date: May 27 2014

    My Wheel of Fortune experience – and was it ever an experience – began in September 2013.  Never in a million years would I believe that I could be a part of the world’s most famous game show, but luckily, my wife Kimberly was not intimidated by the odds.  She insisted that we attend an upcoming Wheelmobile event in nearby Concho, Oklahoma on September 21, overruling my now foolish plea to stay home and watch football!


    Not expecting much more...

  • 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.