Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rynnetta

    Show Air Date: Jun 26 2013

    Monday, June 24th, 2013


    I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune with my family! We traditionally ate dinner and then headed to the couch for a little friendly competition. Even at a young age, I knew that I was destined to be on the show one day I just hoped it would stay on the air long enough! Over the years, I applied several times on the internet. I would sign up for anything, Best Friends Week, Sweetheart's week you name it! One time the Wheel Mobile...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Cheryl .

    Show Air Date: Apr 09 2013

    Monday, April 8th, 2013


    Having been a fan of Wheel of Fortune for many years, imagine my excitement when I received an email stating that the Wheel Mobile would be coming to West Palm Beach just up the road from me (I live in Delray Beach, FL)! My husband and I immediately made plans to attend the event.


    The audition process for this first contestant step is a long day, but the excitement filling the air makes the day very...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sue P.

    Show Air Date: Apr 01 2013

    Monday, April 1st, 2013


    I've always been a game person. As a kid, my mom played games with us three kids constantly. Being the youngest, I was probably competitive from the start! I can't do a cartwheel. I can't knit. I stink at geography. But, I can do word games! I've been watching Wheel of Fortune from the very beginning. In the old days, you won and spent your money on prizes on the set that revolved before your very eyes! "What will they choose...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Robyn O.

    Show Air Date: Mar 28 2013

    Monday, March 25th, 2013


    I have always been a major fan of Wheel of Fortune - ever since I was a kid. The puzzles, the prizes, Vanna's dresses and - of course - Pat's rapier wit! And (admittedly) I DVR it so I can watch and play along with my husband Jerry, as we're never home from work when it airs live. So after countless times of Jerry telling me how I should be on the show, he decides to take action and submit me. Imagine my surprise when I come...