Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kyle C.

    Show Air Date: Apr 06 2018

    “Everything happens for a reason,” are the words my dad has preached to me for my entire life. Subscribing to this belief allows you to gain perspective when things don’t go your way—enabling you to see how incredible good can come out of the worst situations. Thus, I found myself thinking those exact words less than a minute into the show. I had just buzzed in to the first Toss-Up and I was confident that the puzzle was “Studying Algebra.” However, there...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 26 2018

    I’ve always been a wordy person – from memorizing lines for theatre to winning the grade school spelling bee. My earliest memory of Wheel of Fortune is watching the show on my late great grandmother’s antennae TV as a young child, but I became a huge fan of the show after college. Watching the show after a stressful day at work was my 30 minutes of Zen. I quickly wrapped my family into my obsession, and almost every phone call between my dad and I consisted of at least...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Aaron & Karly M.

    Show Air Date: Mar 21 2018

    As a married couple, we were always fans of Wheel of Fortune and would watch it and Jeopardy whenever we could catch it.  But when our son was born in 2013, and we became homebound most evenings, our Wheel watching became a much more regular thing.  Enough so to make our son a super fan by the time he was one year old--loving to watch the big wheel spin around, and clapping along with the contestants.  It was around that time that we started considering getting on the show...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: John W.

    Show Air Date: Mar 13 2018

    Watching Wheel is a lifelong tradition that I have shared with my father. From the time I was old enough to recite the alphabet, from what I’m told, my dad always knew I would end up on Wheel of Fortune.

    I filled out the online application to be a contestant multiple times prior to receiving an invitation to audition. It took moving across the country to make it happen, but I made it! From the very beginning, every member of the Wheel crew was phenomenal! I wish I could call...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shonda A.

    Show Air Date: Mar 07 2018

    As a child, my favorite Christmas gift was my handheld Wheel of Fortune game. I remember solving most of the puzzles with one or two letters revealed. I figured everyone has a hidden talent, mine was puzzles. Watching Wheel was a tradition in my family. Each night, my family gathered to cheer on contestants from around the Country.

    The Wheelmobile stopped though Washington, DC last November. By fate, I caught the announcement on the radio. I had plans to visit my grandma in NC during...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Erin M.

    Show Air Date: Feb 26 2018

    I have been a fan of Wheel of Fortune since childhood.  I have fond memories of watching the show at the dinner table with my family.  It was always so much fun to see everyone try to solve the puzzle.  My husband and I have carried on this tradition by watching the show every night with our son.  Even though our son is just 3 years old, he LOVES the show.  As soon as he hears the opening music for the show, he will stop whatever he’s...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Roschelle B.

    Show Air Date: Feb 19 2018

    I’ve been a Wheel of Fortune follower for over 20 years. I started watching the show with my grandmother who was a huge fan. I sent in my audition video online and found out I was selected to be a contestant within a couple of months of submitting an application and attending the local audition. 


    Before I knew it, I was sitting in the hair and make-up chair at the Wheel of Fortune studio getting ready to be on the show. We did a couple of practice spins...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sara & Tony C.

    Show Air Date: Feb 15 2018

    We have always loved Wheel of Fortune and have dreamed to be on the show.   One night we were watching and my husband asked me “how do you get on this show”.  For years he has always said he needs to get on this.  I decided to Google it and found that all we had to do was to submit a short video clip.  So right away he submitted a short video and that was that.  We actually forgot all about it until several months later when we got the email to come to a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kelsey E.

    Show Air Date: Feb 05 2018

    I got hooked on Wheel of Fortune at a very young age. I remember watching it every night in the summer with my grandma, her yelling out answers and us commenting together on how pretty Vanna’s dresses were. Growing up I always loved spelling and word puzzles. My husband and I have kept up the tradition of watching the Wheel every night during dinner and are working on getting our kids hooked too, although at the age of 2 my daughter really just likes to see the lady with the pretty...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Anginette B.

    Show Air Date: Feb 02 2018

    I have been a Wheel Watcher for many years. My first attempt at becoming a contestant started almost 10 years ago when I joined the Wheel Watchers Club. Unfortunately, I never had an opportunity for an audition. My recent journey began when the Wheel of Fortune (WOF) asked for video submissions on why I would like to be a great WOF contestant. I submitted my video while sitting in my bedroom and received an email several weeks later asking if I would attend an audition in Washington, DC. I...