Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rebecca V

    Show Air Date: Dec 31 2013

     December 31, 2013


    My name is Rebecca and I live in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve been in NY for 10 years, and consider myself an adopted NYer, but I am originally from Florida, having grown up outside of Orlando. I will start this story by saying 13 is my lucky number. It always has been. My mom’s birthday is July 13th and I have always loved that number. Outside of it being my mom’s birthday, I think I have always felt like it was an...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrew B

    Show Air Date: Dec 23 2013

    December 23, 2013


    Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune has always been a dream of mine. But, you know, it was a dream. Like “it’s a dream of mine to own a rainbow-colored unicorn” or “it would be a dream come true if I learned to turn paper into chocolate.” Not something I thought would actually ever happen! But, spoiler alert—it did. Let me tell you the story.


    I’ve been a fan of Wheel of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Seth N

    Show Air Date: Dec 18 2013

    Monday, December 16th, 2013

    Where to begin? It was the best of times, it was the….Hello. My name is Seth Neidhardt and I am from Staples, Minnesota. I have always loved games of all sorts, but word games such as Hangman, Scrabble, Upwards, and crossword puzzles have always ranked highest on my list. Growing up, there was no network dedicated to game shows and most aired during the day when I was at school. However, Wheel of Fortune was on TV at night and I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: John & Marliyn B

    Show Air Date: Dec 13 2013

    Monday, December 9th, 2013


    Our adventure with Wheel for Fortune started with a dream. Last year my husband took me to Disney World for our 40th wedding anniversary and we had such a magically wonderful experience. I watched all the families with their children and grandchildren and dreamed of the day we could return with all of ours. I came home to go over the budget and realized it would require some serious planning. While watching our local news...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ruby P.

    Show Air Date: Dec 04 2013

    Hello! I’m Ruby P., from Seaside, CA and I’m honored to share my Wheel of Fortune adventure with you! The WOF has been a family tradition for over twenty plus years. My mom and I challenged each other every time we played the wheel together. When watching the show I would practically yell at the contestant on how to play the game. The tradition of playing the Wheel continues on with my youngest daughter and son-in-law. We had to break the rules down for my son-in-law not to yell...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steve P.

    Show Air Date: Nov 26 2013

    The year before, our family had been watching the Wheel together one night. While we are not nightly wheel watchers (the schedules of two pastors and two very involved young people are way too full for that!), we have always enjoyed the times we do get to see the show. Over the years, my wife and kids had said to me on more than one occasion, “You should really go on that show!” So, that night when I solved a puzzle rather quickly as I was washing dishes, my son jumps up and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Cande S.

    Show Air Date: Nov 19 2013

    Monday, November 18th, 2013


    My love of Wheel of Fortune, and pretty much all games shows for that matter, began in the 1970s in my hometown of Locust Fork, AL. I remember watching Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford on Wheel, back in the day when you "shopped" for your prizes. On days when I visited my grandmother, we would watch all the popular game shows of that time while doing chores around the house. Our day started with Allen Ludden on Password,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Monique C. and Britany B.

    Show Air Date: Nov 13 2013

    Monday, November 11th, 2013


    Growing up we would spend our summers with our grandparents in Port Jervis, NY. Every night we would gather around the small TV in their bright lime green kitchen and watch Wheel of Fortune, each of us taking a turn guessing the puzzle (Grandpa was the best). So many wonderful family moments were built around that show, so when we had an opportunity to be a part of the contestant pool, we went for...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Stephanie C.

    Show Air Date: Nov 05 2013

    Monday, November 4th, 2013


    Hi! I’m Stephanie C., from Harleysville, PA. I’d like to share my Wheel of Fortune adventure with you! For as long as I can remember, I have watched Wheel. I remember as a child, watching the contestants rack in the money and buy items for their homes. How I dreamed, that one day, that would be me.


    Currently, I am a first grade teacher, and letters and building words are a big part of my day....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Daniel P.

    Show Air Date: Nov 01 2013

    Monday, October 28th, 2013


    Growing up, I always loved getting to watch Wheel of Fortune with my family. So when I saw an announcement on the evening news that the Wheel Mobile crew was going to be coming to Dallas for auditions, I had to go! My open audition was held at the beautiful Southfork Ranch in the Dallas area, which is where the TV show “Dallas” is filmed. I made sure to arrive early since I knew there would be a huge turnout. I...