Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Dennise B

    Show Air Date: May 31 2018

    My journey to Wheel of Fortune started back in October of 2017 when the Wheelmobile came close enough for me to try out. I have enjoyed watching the show since I was a kid, and decided to take the leap and give it a shot. To my surprise, I made it through the first 2 auditions, and was shocked to receive the letter in the mail stating that I was chosen to be a contestant. Once I got notified with a tape date, it was quite the whirlwind making all the arrangements and getting out there with...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shonda A.

    Show Air Date: Mar 07 2018

    As a child, my favorite Christmas gift was my handheld Wheel of Fortune game. I remember solving most of the puzzles with one or two letters revealed. I figured everyone has a hidden talent, mine was puzzles. Watching Wheel was a tradition in my family. Each night, my family gathered to cheer on contestants from around the Country.

    The Wheelmobile stopped though Washington, DC last November. By fate, I caught the announcement on the radio. I had plans to visit my grandma in NC during...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sue B.

    Show Air Date: May 07 2018

    My Wheel of Fortune experience began as I’m sure it did for a great number of you.  I began watching as a child.  In my case, it was the seventies before many of you were born.  I have been watching faithfully ever since.

     I always wanted to be a contestant but it wasn’t until both my children were grown and out of the house that I began to pursue it in earnest.  I began attending Wheelmobile events whenever they were in our area around...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Vanessa V

    Show Air Date: Dec 19 2017

    I can’t believe I was asked to write a blog post about my experience on Wheel of Fortune.  In short…it was incredible!  First off, I want to say from the minute I submitted my silly audition video to the second I stepped foot off the Wheel set in LA, every single person I encountered was beyond friendly.  The contestant staff, set crew, Pat, Vanna, and Jim Thornton are all wonderful people and I am so lucky to have been part of such a welcoming show!  It...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Anginette B.

    Show Air Date: Feb 02 2018

    I have been a Wheel Watcher for many years. My first attempt at becoming a contestant started almost 10 years ago when I joined the Wheel Watchers Club. Unfortunately, I never had an opportunity for an audition. My recent journey began when the Wheel of Fortune (WOF) asked for video submissions on why I would like to be a great WOF contestant. I submitted my video while sitting in my bedroom and received an email several weeks later asking if I would attend an audition in Washington, DC. I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sara & Tony C.

    Show Air Date: Feb 15 2018

    We have always loved Wheel of Fortune and have dreamed to be on the show.   One night we were watching and my husband asked me “how do you get on this show”.  For years he has always said he needs to get on this.  I decided to Google it and found that all we had to do was to submit a short video clip.  So right away he submitted a short video and that was that.  We actually forgot all about it until several months later when we got the email to come to a...