Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Karen C.

    Show Air Date: Oct 18 2013

    Monday, October 14th, 2013


    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since I was a kid in Beverly, Massachusetts back in the late ‘70s. I can remember sticking a thermometer over a light bulb one day, so I could fake a temperature, stay home from school and watch game shows all morning. My mother is an English teacher, and a Scrabble whiz, and she encouraged me to sharpen my mind by doing puzzles of all kinds. I would imagine myself spinning the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea A.

    Show Air Date: Oct 10 2013

    Monday, October 7th, 2013


    My Wheel of Fortune adventure starts back in early May of 2013. I took a break from folding laundry to check my emails. I noticed an email titled "WOF Auditions." I didn't really recognize it and checked it off to delete it along with a few other emails. After a second glance of the emails I was about to delete, I was curious about what "WOF" stood for. I decided to open the email and quickly realized it was from Wheel of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shelly S.

    Show Air Date: Oct 02 2013

    Monday, September 30th, 2013


    Once upon a time, there was a girl named Shelly, from Denton, TX. She was a “Wheel Watcher” for as long as she could remember. There were many times that she would get frustrated with her father whenever he would shout out the answers as they watched every evening...she wanted a shot too! Some of her favorite childhood memories with her Grandmother were Wheel memories. Once, she even told her Grandmother that...

  • 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...