Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jim R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 04 2014

    March 4, 2014

    I have been a Wheel of Fortune fan all the way back to the original version hosted by Chuck Woolery.  My family and I were living in Southern California when Pat and Vanna became the host and hostess ... and I remember watching Pat do the weather on a local news broadcast before he moved to Wheel.


    We moved to Marin County, north of San Francisco, in 1985.  One day in the late 80's or early 90's, I was coming down the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Allyson G

    Show Air Date: Feb 24 2014

    February 24, 2014

    Since I was a little girl, my parents and I tuned in and played along to see who could solve the puzzles the quickest. More recently, we played Wheel of Fortune on the PlayStation 3. One time, a PlayStation Network user messaged that I must be cheating because I answered the puzzles too quickly. I did well with puzzles but never imagined I could actually end up on the show. After applying online for 6 years with no success, I had my chance when the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Marybeth S

    Show Air Date: Feb 17 2014

    February 17, 2014


    I began watching Wheel of Fortune when I was growing up in New Jersey. We had a parting of ways for a few years in my twenties, but the birth of my daughter brought the show back into my life. She was a colicky baby (I’m being generous) and one of the only things that seemed to calm her down was Wheel of Fortune. Maybe it was the lights, the spinning wheel, or the dinging of the letters. Whatever it was, we made sure for the sake...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lori and John D

    Show Air Date: Feb 11 2014

    February 10, 2014


    It all started back when I was a little boy.  I would watch Wheel of Fortune with my grandma and solve the puzzles before she would.  She was sure that we were watching re-runs and that I had seen the shows before.  I continued watching for many years, and after Lori and I got married we both would watch, eventually with our first son watching too.  It was just after the birth of our second son that Lori...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mark and Stephanie Z

    Show Air Date: Feb 06 2014


    February 6, 2014


    How can we get on Wheel of Fortune? We would make this comment quite often when watching the show. Our family watches it every night together or we record it and watch it when we are all ready. Then one day we saw an announcement on our local channel that the Wheelmobile is coming to Charlotte, NC. Could someone from Waxhaw, NC actually get on the show??? We marked it on our calendar. As time got closer we realized our...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Katie H

    Show Air Date: Jan 30 2014

    January 30, 2014


    My journey to Wheel of Fortune began in the spring of 2012. My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March of that year, and I ended up spending much of the spring and summer in my hometown of Bemidji, MN, helping to care for her as she recovered from a very difficult surgery and began chemotherapy treatments. I quickly got in the habit of watching Wheel of Fortune each night with my parents’ neighbor Marion, a 94-year-old...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ashley T

    Show Air Date: Jan 22 2014

    January 22, 2014


    Being on Wheel of Fortune was one of those dreams that I never thought would actually happen. This was a game that I started watching in elementary school with my grandmother. We watched religiously every day and I became quite good at solving the puzzles over the years.


    I started randomly applying to be on the show in college. I applied online for years until one day I actually received a response! I was asked to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Milan A

    Show Air Date: Jan 16 2014

    January 16, 2014


    I have always been a fan of Wheel of Fortune. I have been watching the show for about twenty years. I’ve always been good at solving the puzzles and thought that I’d do great on the show. I finally decided to go online and see what the process is to become a contestant. I went to the website and it indicated that the show was casting for military week. I am a former Army Ranger and current member of the Air National Guard so...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mitch S

    Show Air Date: Jan 08 2014

    January 8, 2014


    I have always been an avid wheel watcher from the time of its debut about thirty years or so, I remember watching during the years when cash was won there would be prizes in the studio to choose from and the balance would be placed on a gift certificate. One of my favorite hobbies is solving puzzles and unscrambling jumbles so when the game show came to television it was a natural that I would be a fan.


    In April of...

  • 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...