Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shari B.

    Show Air Date: Sep 25 2013

    Monday, September 23rd, 2013


    I moved to the Baltimore, MD when I was 6-years-old. I started watching the Wheel of Fortune around age 8. The normal routine would be: come home from school, eat dinner and meet my family in the living room to watch Wheel. My parents and I used to compete to see who could solve the puzzles first, the loser had to do the dishes. ;) The older I got, it seemed the better I played, plus I didn’t have to do dishes so...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dorothy F.

    Show Air Date: Sep 18 2013

    Monday, September 16th, 2013


    As a child I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune with my family in the small town of Double Springs, AL. I would always try to solve the puzzles and I would get mad when my parents beat me. Oh how the tables have turned now!


    My Wheel of Fortune experience started in May of 2012. I had just graduated from college and was applying for jobs. I had been to a few interviews with no luck and decided I would...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mark D.

    Show Air Date: Jun 13 2013


    Monday, June 10th, 2013


    Fun & Games: My whole life, I've loved playing games. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a deep-seated and (potentially) clinically diagnosable addiction to games. This zeal for friendly competition transcends any and all types of games - be them board, video, card, digital, or just made-up. (However, in my adulthood, the number of made-up games has decreased significantly.) I can't help it; I love to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dustin A.

    Show Air Date: Jun 03 2013

    Monday, June 3rd, 2013


    My journey to Wheel of Fortune officially began in the Fall of 2009. My wife and I attended a Wheel Mobile event in Oklahoma City while I was stationed at Vance AFB, OK. We were both called up on stage to participate in separate rounds that day. This was my first audition among 1500 other hopefuls. It was all about personality, personality, personality. This was my chance and I gave the biggest smiles, the loudest voice, and tons...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Autumn E.

    Show Air Date: Sep 05 2013

    Monday, September 2nd, 2013


    My journey to the Wheel happened rather quickly, well, once I finally applied online for it. I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune with my dad. We rarely missed an episode and probably wouldn’t have, if there were DVRs back then. I have always loved solving puzzles and guessing games, so I was drawn to Wheel of Fortune and still am to this day. It wasn’t until my fiancé, realizing my crazy obsession with the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Alvin S.

    Show Air Date: May 22 2013

    Monday, May 20th, 2013


    I have been a wheel watcher since the early '80s. I first discovered the show when my mom and grandmother were watching it so I sat down with them and observed how they would try to guess what the puzzle was. So every night after that I began to go in the living room and watch.


    As I got older and started getting into the lottery games I was always watching the show while waiting to see the evening number...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kerry M. and Paula E.

    Show Air Date: Aug 20 2013

    Monday, August 19th, 2013


    Our "Way to Wheel" began when Kerry's mom told us that Wheel of Fortune was going to be taping "Best Friends Week" in New York. She encouraged us to audition, and on Thanksgiving, with both of our families contributing to the project, we taped our Wheel of Fortune audition rap video! We had so much fun creating the rap here are a few lines: "We've been best friends since our college days, We want to spin the wheel so we can...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Clori O.

    Show Air Date: May 10 2013

    Monday, May 6th, 2013


    It was a cold, rainy Saturday night this past fall... kids running around, puppy barking, dishes from dinner drying on the countertop and me, just settling in at my computer to wind down after the long day to check my email. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling... "Wheel's looking for contestants in the New York City Area!" appears the title of an email in my inbox. Naturally, I opened it up immediately! "Wow", I thought... "I could...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Joe F.

    Show Air Date: Jul 15 2013

    Monday, July 15th, 2013


    My wife's best friend, Elaine, forwarded to me the e-mail from "Wheel of Fortune" announcing an opportunity to audition to be a contestant. We originally planned to attempt to be on our favorite game show together; however, we did not act for three weeks. On the last night before the deadline, Elaine suggested that I apply alone. After I supplied the necessary information on the e-mail application, I could not send it without...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jonathan D

    Show Air Date: Apr 25 2013

    Monday, April 22nd, 2013


    I've always been a big fan of game shows, even when I was a baby. I remember being drawn to the colors, lights, and sounds on the screen, even though I had no clue what was going on. One show that I was always drawn to was "Wheel of Fortune." I even remember playing old video game and computer versions, and doing really well at them. I also remember watching the show with my parents and grandparents ("Wheel" was always one of my...