Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Natalie L

    Show Air Date: Dec 18 2018

    What is your Wheel story? Why did you you apply to be on Wheel?


    My Wheel story begins from since I was a little girl. My mom used to have me watch Wheel of Fortune with her every night. I grew up hoping that one day I would fulfill her request (and my dream) of appearing on the show. Earlier this year, I found out that I had thyroid cancer. Thankfully, I have been treated, and I'm doing well, however that experience motivated me to try and love out my dream....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Monica P

    Show Air Date: Dec 14 2018

    To say becoming a contestant on Wheel of Fortune was a dream come true is an understatement. I originally auditioned back in 2012 and I made it to the second round of auditions, but never received a letter of congratulations to say I had been chosen.  I was SO disappointed! But, fast forward to June 2018 when the Wheelmobile came back to Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes, WV, and THAT is where this wonderful journey began!

    My mom and I both went to the audition, and she actually...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kristin A

    Show Air Date: Dec 05 2018

    I have been a life-long game show lover and Wheel of Fortune fan.  My roommates, Danielle and Stephanie, and I watch Wheel of Fortune together whenever we are all home for dinner.  As we watch, we play along.  For the longest time, Stephanie and Danielle insisted that I audition to be on the show.  One day in June, my friend, Mat, called to tell me that the Wheelmobile was coming to a resort and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rick P

    Show Air Date: Nov 27 2018

    Oh my goodness, where do I begin!!!   When I heard that there was going to be a Wheelmobile event in my city I told myself that I had to go.  So I showed up to the event and there was a line out of the building of course....I signed up and waited and waited.  I got called on stage and got to play a little bit and interacted with the host and then hoped that I had done enough to get a callback.  A couple of weeks passed and then I got that magical email for the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sonja S

    Show Air Date: Nov 22 2018

    I never imagined that I’d ever be selected to be on the Wheel of Fortune!!  My older sister Susi had been on the Wheel of Fortune two years ago, and had won approximately $54,000 including a trip to Aruba.  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend my sister’s taping in the Culver City studio as an audience member when she was on, and even got to “storm the stage” when she won the final Bonus Round!!  I was elated for her,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jim G

    Show Air Date: Nov 05 2018

    Ok, so my amazing family watches some part of WOF every night.  I have two sons who both play baseball, soccer, and basketball.  They also play the piano so needless to say we are running around every day of the week getting them to and from all of their activities.  To make the scenario even more crazy, I coach the soccer team of my older son and baseball teams for both of them.  I also teach and assistant coach baseball at an...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mark C

    Show Air Date: Oct 23 2018

    If there’s anything better than having a signed photo of Vanna White, it’s getting to actually meet the person behind the autograph. Thanks to both my initial audition for Wheel of Fortune in 2006, and my persistence in trying again when I didn’t succeed the first time, I have now done both!

    After decades of watching the show, I first auditioned a dozen years ago as part of a local call for contestants. Though I was not selected to appear on TV, I did win the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rich D

    Show Air Date: Oct 08 2018

    I have been a fan of Wheel of Fortune for most of my life.  I remember watching the show with my parents and brother, solving puzzles, and then deciding which prizes I would “purchase” if I was a winner.  Although a lifelong fan, my journey to Culver City likely started different than other contestants as I was not the one desiring to audition.  Watching the show in February, my son would watch every spin, and my wife would say we needed to attend the Wheel Mobile...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Tim M

    Show Air Date: Oct 01 2018

    Playing Wheel of Fortune was a privilege! I had often wondered what it was like behind the scenes, so it was a thrill of a lifetime to experience it first-hand. Now I get peppered with questions whenever someone finds out I was on the show. Here are the top ten questions folks ask when they discover I was a contestant on America’s Game:


    #1. Did you win?


    Yes! I won over $20,000 in cash and a trip to Antigua, a total of almost $27,000 in cash...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Christina H

    Show Air Date: Sep 10 2018

    I have always been a fan of Wheel of Fortune and played along when it came on the television.  I even have a Wheel of Fortune game on my ipad, and I play it regularly on my downtime.  You can imagine my excitement when I found out that the Wheelmobile was coming to a casino close to my home for the weekend!  My daughter was running a 50 mile race on the first day, so I couldn’t attend, but I took my sunburned self down to that casino on day 2 and waited in line for...