Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Gina H

    Show Air Date: Jan 30 2019

    “Want to be on Wheel of Fortune?”  That was the subject line from an email I received from the mall and got my attention back in July.   I learned that the Wheelmobile was coming to town!  There was going to be a special 2-day event to be held at the mall that weekend. Although I am a big fan of the iconic game show and often shout out the answers while watching and playing along on the couch, I have never considered auditioning to be an actual contestant on...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shirley H

    Show Air Date: Jan 23 2019

    I have watched Wheel of Fortune for many decades. Even before Pat and Vanna were on the show. I have always loved game shows but it has been a lifelong dream to be on Wheel. We watch faithfully every night as a family.  One day I just decided that I was just going to go for it. I had worked up the courage to send in an online application and submit a video. About a week later I received an email informing me that the Wheelmobile was coming to Charleston, WV which was about 2 1/2 hours...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dan E

    Show Air Date: Jan 07 2019

    I still can’t believe that I was chosen as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune! I have to thank my wife, Lauren, for constantly asking me to apply.  All I ever thought was, ‘there’s no way I get chosen, what a waste of time, a million people try to get on that show!’.  But after months and months of Lauren asking me to apply I finally did.  I came home from the office, pulled out my phone, (I may have had a glass of wine), and recorded a 1 minute video...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chelsea M

    Show Air Date: Dec 27 2018

    Wheel has always been a favorite show of mine! I grew up watching Wheel with my grandparents, my parents, and now even watch it every night with my husband. It has always been such a fun game for me, and I always thought I was pretty good at it! One night, I was watching an episode and something popped up on the screen about going online to submit an application. So, I thought, “WHY NOT?!” My husband thought I was crazy, but that is nothing new ;) I originally sent in an...

  • 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...