Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kevin L.

    Show Air Date: Dec 07 2016

    Dream Big!

    Dream Big is what everyone does when they watch Wheel Of Fortune. "O how I wish I could go on the show, solve the puzzle with the $10,000 wedge, have both halves of the car, it be the Prize Puzzle, have the "final spin" land on the $5000 space and solve it with a large sum, then solve the Bonus Puzzle and win the $100,000 or the million dollar prize." This is what potential Wheel contestants dream of doing. Everyone wants to walk away with lot of cash and prizes. No...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Heather W

    Show Air Date: Jan 10 2017

    _HO, _HAT, _HERE, _HY, _HEN?

    I have watched Wheel of Fortune my whole life. I love solving word puzzles, I love Pat and Vanna, and I love the “unknown” that the Wheel itself creates. I first tried out for Wheel about 15 years ago when the Wheelmobile came to my college. I made it to the second, callback round, but didn’t heard back. I never stopped thinking about it and frequently submitted my name online over the past decade. Fast forward to the fall of 2014...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jill K

    Show Air Date: Jan 05 2017

    "Be a contestant!" My heart quickened and I felt a strong feeling that now was the time! November 2015, after watching Wheel of Fortune while rocking my baby boy, I put him to bed and filled out the online application. Then, I excitedly pulled my husband into our Texas A&M room to tape my introduction ... repeatedly. After submitting the application, months went by, and I thought I'd have to try again another time. With three small children to care for, an upcoming missions trip, and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Zarina J

    Show Air Date: Dec 26 2016

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was by far the most amazing experience of my life! Ever since the age of 18, I had applied to be on the show many, many times! I remember watching it daily and running straight to my computer to apply! I even attended a Wheelmobile event once, wearing my DIY “Wheel Me In Pat” shirt. Then I finally received an email in July to audition for the show! I was ecstatic! My dreams were finally coming true! I remember going to the audition being super nervous...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jenny O

    Show Air Date: Dec 19 2016

    Although watching TV was never a preferred activity as a child, I did become infatuated with game shows at a young age and my favorite has always been Wheel of Fortune. Growing up, watching Wheel of Fortune with my mom, grandma, and aunt was always a top priority. Now, as an adult, I find myself scheduling dinner, chores, and activities all around the ability to catch the show each night. Like many other “#1...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Thomas F

    Show Air Date: Dec 08 2016

    1. What is your Wheel story?

    Growing up, I loved watching Wheel Of Fortune especially with my Grandmother Joan Becker. I always watched with her and after I was old enough to drive, I visited her all the time and we watched together. When the Wheelmobile came to Atlantic City, NJ, I tried out three times. The first time I ever tried out, I went by myself and was so nervous & excited. Unfortunately, I was not picked, but I did not give up. In 2012, the Wheelmobile came...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Carrie W. & Kathie K.

    Show Air Date: Dec 01 2016


    Being on Wheel of Fortune has been on my bucket list longer than any other crazy adventure I have taken in my life… Which are several. After bungee jumping, skydiving, and climbing the Great Wall of China, appearing on Wheel of Fortune has been one of the greatest thrills of my life.

         I started watching Wheel long before I can remember, but my earliest memories of watching Wheel included watching my mom, Kathie, miraculously solve...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Terrai R

    Show Air Date: Nov 23 2016

    What is your Wheel story? What made you apply to be on Wheel? 

    I applied to be on Wheel of Fortune because it is something I’ve always wanted to do for as long as I can remember. My brother and I began watching the show at an early age with our grandmother. Over the years she passed away and we continued to watch the show. I would always solve the puzzles before anyone and my brother would be so upset. I have actually auditioned for the show three times. I auditioned the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brenda G

    Show Air Date: Nov 09 2016

    Wheel of Fortune is MY HAPPY PLACE!

    I always wanted to be Wheel of Fortune ever since I moved to Las Vegas from Rochester, NY after I got honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1982 – the same Vanna White debuted on the show. It was a game show I could do well on, as I played a lot of hangman in my childhood and did pretty good and my friends always say to me – “you’re so lucky”, and you have a little luck with that Wheel, too....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Emily S

    Show Air Date: Oct 31 2016

    I’ve been watching Wheel of Fortune for as long as I can remember, and I have fond memories of trying to guess the phrases before the rest of my family. I almost always solved them before the contestants did, but never thought to apply! Throughout high school I would play the Wheel of Fortune game on my phone, and I got to the point where I was playing it almost every day. I was addicted!


    A few years later, I began college at Loyola Marymount University. I learned...