Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Tim H.

    Show Air Date: Feb 20 2013

    Monday, February 18th, 2013


    I just signed up on a whim. My wife and I had just finished watching the show and I thought I would check out the website, maybe find some clips of the show or something. When I saw the option to apply to be a contestant, I thought that it couldn't hurt to try. Then I promptly forgot about it. A reminder came to me in the form of an email informing me that the Wheel of Fortune contestant coordinators were going to be in the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sheryl and Peter S.

    Show Air Date: Feb 11 2013

    Monday, February 11th, 2013


    My husband and I will be on Wheel of Fortune for Romance Week; but when we talk about the romance of playing games, that is actually one of my favorite pastimes. I have been watching Wheel of Fortune; it seems, from the very beginning, some 30 years ago. My family and I would sit and watch Wheel of Fortune and see who would be the first to yell out the answers. It was such great fun!


    So when I saw that...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Elle A.

    Show Air Date: Feb 05 2013

    Monday, February 4th, 2013


    My journey to Wheel of Fortune was an exciting one that began on the most normal of days. I have always been a big fan of the show, dating back to the time when I used to stay with my Grandmother every day after school in the small town of Sealy, TX. Move forward 20 years or so, and I'm still a faithful Wheel Watcher with my husband Kevin every single night.


    On one ordinary day, I made the comment "I think...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mark and Heather C.

    Show Air Date: Jan 30 2013

    POSTED on Monday, January 28th, 2013


    My wife and I have been watching Wheel of Fortune for 30 years, since we were both young children. We both have special memories of watching the show with our grandparents. Being selected as a contestant was a dream come true! I have been applying to be a contestant on the show for 7 years. On one ordinary work day, I received an email to audition in Louisville, KY. I was so excited that before I had even finished...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jeana P.

    Show Air Date: Jan 23 2013

    Monday, January 21st, 2013


    Hi! My name is Jeana from Lawrence, NJ. I have watched Wheel of Fortune ever since I was a little girl. My fondest memory is watching with my Grandmother every night screaming at the contestants on the TV!


    Throughout the years of watching, I grew to become an amazing player. In college, I used to watch every night with my roommate Amanda. She and I would get very competitive. We had rules while watching...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lillian T.

    Show Air Date: Jan 14 2014

    Monday, January 14th, 2013


    Hi! I'm Lillian from Olive Branch, MS. I have watched Wheel of Fortune for as long as I can remember, so basically my whole life! My Dad has always loved watching the show (I think because he likes Vanna)! I can remember as a child sitting in my Daddy's lap watching the show with him. I became pretty good at solving the puzzles through all my years of watching. My Dad would always say, "We have got to get you on that show!"...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Bill M.

    Show Air Date: Jan 08 2013

    Monday, January 7th, 2013


    I was raised by my mother in a house with my two brothers, one of them a twin, in Plainfield, Indiana. As an adult, I still live within a half-hour drive of Plainfield. For as long as I can remember, my mom has shared her passion for words with all of her children. I can recall her dictionary, sitting on the kitchen table with a bookmark, or seeing her reading the dictionary in her spare time. She was always writing down new...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rossalene C.

    Show Air Date: Jan 03 2013

    Monday, December 31, 2012


    I feel as if my Wheel of Fortune story should begin with 'once upon a time' because it certainly seems like a fairy tale. I was having dinner with friends when one of them mentioned they had heard that the Wheelmobile was coming to the Mardi Gras Casino at Cross Lanes, WV, only about an hour away from us. My friend Tammy & I immediately decided to go, but our other friends were somewhat dubious about the whole thing. It...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Paul T.

    Show Air Date: Dec 24 2012

    POSTED on Monday, December 24th, 2012 Wheel of Fortune has definitely been one of those shows that I've watched since I was a kid, but kind of lost touch with once I went to college and went into the "real world." When I was younger, my family actually made me watch Wheel and Jeopardy every night since they thought it was educational and would help me school. At first I didn't like these educational game shows, but after watching them for a while, I grew to love them and looked forwarding...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Amy V.

    Show Air Date: Dec 19 2012

    POSTED on December 17th, 2012 I have been watching Wheel of Fortune for most of my life. I remember being at my neighbor's house as a child watching the show and she commented on how handsome Pat Sajak was. Who knew many years later I would be on the show standing next to Pat and Vanna! The Wheelmobile is going to be within a few miles of my house! Now is my chance to try out for my favorite game show! My friend Leslie prepares me for the possible interview process the night before. The day...