Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Laura C.

    Show Air Date: Dec 11 2012

    POSTED on Monday, December 10th, 2012 Being a girl that grew up in a small town in Ohio called Canfield, I never thought I'd be on Wheel of Fortune. One day I was sitting in front of my computer, about to have a break down over the amount of my student loans. I was feeling lost and hopeless, when it came to me. Why not try out for a game show? That would not only be a blast, but a great way to make some money quick. As I began to ponder the idea, the first show that came to mind was the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Casey B.

    Show Air Date: Dec 05 2012

    POSTED on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 Some of my earliest memories as a kid are of watching Wheel of Fortune at my grandma's, waiting on my older brother to get home from school. I'm also proud to admit that Vanna White was my first celebrity crush. I am 31 years old and Wheel is celebrating their 30th anniversary, so I guess you could say I've been watching Wheel of Fortune my entire life. I registered online one night to be on the show out of fun, and had completely forgotten about it,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Collie B.

    Show Air Date: Nov 29 2012

    POSTED on Monday, November 26th, 2012 I've been a Wheel-a-Holic ever since I was the tender age of 8. I remember even back then loathing the fact that you had to spend your Wheel winnings on the show. (So glad they changed that). I can still picture the pint-sized version of me yelling at the screen, "What if they don't like the grandfather clock?!" Well to help support my habit, my dear sweet mother bought me my very own Wheel of Fortune board game. Oh, the fond memories of flicking that...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kathy M.

    Show Air Date: Nov 23 2012

    OSTED on Monday, November 19th, 2012 My family has watched Wheel of Fortune since it first aired. I remember visiting my grandma in Arkansas each summer and our ritual of watching the show every day together, each of us trying to guess the puzzle before a contestant on the show did. Grandma was a whiz at any kind of word puzzle, so I know she would have been so proud of me being selected as an actual contestant for Wheel of Fortune! I'm originally from North Louisiana, and that's where my...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Geneva B. and Tim D.

    Show Air Date: Nov 14 2012

    POSTED on Monday, November 12th, 2012 We were sitting at home one night watching Wheel of Fortune and I said to Geneva, "Why don't we see what it takes to get on this show!" After reviewing the website we filled out the simple questionnaire and didn't think much of it after that night, not realizing that in a few months they were going to be filming a Military Families week. Geneva is active duty in the United States Navy and they wanted active duty families to appear on the show, and we...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kim C.

    Show Air Date: Nov 08 2012

    POSTED on Monday, November 5th, 2012 Let me start by saying...ALL of my life I have wanted to be on a game show! I grew up in Tustin, California watching game shows all summer with my friends certain that my destiny was to be a game show contestant on TV! I have applied online to be a Wheel of Fortune Contestant a few times over the past 12 years. You know, Sweetheart Week, Best Friends Week, Country Music Fan Week, Family Week... you get the idea! I have even driven 2 hours to the coast...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ginny H.

    Show Air Date: Oct 31 2012

    OSTED on Monday, October 29th, 2012 Nintendo, fundraisers at the office, in front of my TV. These are all places that I've played Wheel of Fortune and demonstrated my puzzle solving skills. And I was goodmaybe good enough to be on the show. Haven't you ever been watching Wheel at home and wondered, "Why doesn't he just solve the puzzle?!" I loved playing Wheel of Fortune in any setting, and I thought if I could just get on the show, I would dominate! (I later found out how difficult it is...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Debbie Z.

    Show Air Date: Oct 23 2012

    POSTED on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 I still can't believe I was on Wheel of Fortune! What a dream come true! I have been a Wheel watcher for as long as I can remember. I can recall the days when winning contestants had to spend the money won in a showcase of items. I remember a ceramic dog was the least expensive item and many ended up having to buy that whether they wanted it or not because they had to spend all of the money they won. I was so glad when that format was changed to cash and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kim B

    Show Air Date: Oct 17 2012

    POSTED on Monday, October 15th, 2012 My Wheel of Fortune experience began on April 22, 2012. Our local NBC affiliate, WSAZ, announced that the Wheelmobile would be coming to our area for open auditions. I have been a Wheel fan forever and I always do well at home, so my husband Joe suggested that I try out. It was a cold and gloomy Sunday as I stood among hundreds of other hopefuls, waiting to hear my name. The first two rounds came and went. Only one more chance, and then I would have to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jeff L.

    Show Air Date: Oct 11 2012

    "Why don't you just try out for Wheel of Fortune? You'd be really good at it." That's what my parents would always tell me. I never put much stock in the advice. I just thought they were just saying that because, well, they were my parents. Watching Wheel of Fortune was always a LeFors family thing, sometimes becoming a competition to see who could solve the puzzles first. Over the years I grew increasingly efficient at solving puzzles faster than anyone. Earlier this year, before sitting...