Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Crystal K.

    Show Air Date: Jan 19 2018

    I’m a third generation Wheel Watcher! From my living room growing up to watching with my own children now, Wheel has been a part of my life. To this day, I enjoy watching Wheel with my dad who tries to guess Vanna’s dress color every night!


    When the scrolling message on the bottom of my tv came up that the Wheel Mobile would be in Boston I just had to go! My tween daughter and I packed up and headed 2 hours south to Beantown where I waited my turn, along...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Wendy Q

    Show Air Date: Apr 20 2018

        The Big Yellow Wheel of Fortune Bus is coming to the Civic Center in Port St. Lucie for 2 days in December of 2015! I saw this ad for a couple of weeks and kept telling myself I want to do this!   When that Sunday arrived I decided to tell my husband I was going by myself. I knew I could be there most of the day but I didn’t care. When I got to our Civic Center there were thousands of people. I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kelsey E.

    Show Air Date: Feb 05 2018

    I got hooked on Wheel of Fortune at a very young age. I remember watching it every night in the summer with my grandma, her yelling out answers and us commenting together on how pretty Vanna’s dresses were. Growing up I always loved spelling and word puzzles. My husband and I have kept up the tradition of watching the Wheel every night during dinner and are working on getting our kids hooked too, although at the age of 2 my daughter really just likes to see the lady with the pretty...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Aaron & Karly M.

    Show Air Date: Mar 21 2018

    As a married couple, we were always fans of Wheel of Fortune and would watch it and Jeopardy whenever we could catch it.  But when our son was born in 2013, and we became homebound most evenings, our Wheel watching became a much more regular thing.  Enough so to make our son a super fan by the time he was one year old--loving to watch the big wheel spin around, and clapping along with the contestants.  It was around that time that we started considering getting on the show...