Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mike & Jonathan

    Show Air Date: Apr 24 2018

    When you’ve been best friends with someone for 17 years, you’re bound to partake in some pretty epic adventures. From working at the Daytona 500 races, to throwing an unforgettable rooftop birthday video dance party in Washington D.C., to barely getting out of an escape room with just seconds to spare, being contestants on Wheel of Fortune for “Best Friends Week” just added to our repertoire of shared awesome experiences.


    Our journey to Wheel...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brian S.

    Show Air Date: Apr 13 2018

    A wise person once said persistence pays.  Another said never give up on your dreams.  No matter how many curve balls life throws at you, no dream is impossible.  I kept these sayings in the back of my mind as I journeyed to my dream of spinning the Wheel of Fortune.

    The Journey began during the show’s first season in 1984.  I was mesmerized by the spinning wheel and colorful set.  I said to my young self “one of these days, I’m going to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kyle C.

    Show Air Date: Apr 06 2018

    “Everything happens for a reason,” are the words my dad has preached to me for my entire life. Subscribing to this belief allows you to gain perspective when things don’t go your way—enabling you to see how incredible good can come out of the worst situations. Thus, I found myself thinking those exact words less than a minute into the show. I had just buzzed in to the first Toss-Up and I was confident that the puzzle was “Studying Algebra.” However, there...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea R.

    Show Air Date: Mar 26 2018

    I’ve always been a wordy person – from memorizing lines for theatre to winning the grade school spelling bee. My earliest memory of Wheel of Fortune is watching the show on my late great grandmother’s antennae TV as a young child, but I became a huge fan of the show after college. Watching the show after a stressful day at work was my 30 minutes of Zen. I quickly wrapped my family into my obsession, and almost every phone call between my dad and I consisted of at least...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: John W.

    Show Air Date: Mar 13 2018

    Watching Wheel is a lifelong tradition that I have shared with my father. From the time I was old enough to recite the alphabet, from what I’m told, my dad always knew I would end up on Wheel of Fortune.

    I filled out the online application to be a contestant multiple times prior to receiving an invitation to audition. It took moving across the country to make it happen, but I made it! From the very beginning, every member of the Wheel crew was phenomenal! I wish I could call...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Erin M.

    Show Air Date: Feb 26 2018

    I have been a fan of Wheel of Fortune since childhood.  I have fond memories of watching the show at the dinner table with my family.  It was always so much fun to see everyone try to solve the puzzle.  My husband and I have carried on this tradition by watching the show every night with our son.  Even though our son is just 3 years old, he LOVES the show.  As soon as he hears the opening music for the show, he will stop whatever he’s...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Roschelle B.

    Show Air Date: Feb 19 2018

    I’ve been a Wheel of Fortune follower for over 20 years. I started watching the show with my grandmother who was a huge fan. I sent in my audition video online and found out I was selected to be a contestant within a couple of months of submitting an application and attending the local audition. 


    Before I knew it, I was sitting in the hair and make-up chair at the Wheel of Fortune studio getting ready to be on the show. We did a couple of practice spins...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Les N.

    Show Air Date: Jan 05 2018

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


    My family and I have been watching the show for years...and WE LOVE IT!!  Last January, we were sitting around the TV playing along with the contestants, and I blurted the answer out before my 12 year old son, Tayt, could solve it.  I did the same thing on the next puzzle, so he told me that I HAD to submit a video to tryout for the show.  I agreed, but a month later, he called me out on it....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Lynelle Harrison

    Show Air Date: Dec 29 2017

    My Wheel of Fortune adventure lasted about six weeks.  It started when I received an email from the Wheel Watchers Club announcing they were hosting their Wheelmobile event at the end of October 2017 in Oak Creek, WI, which is just a little over an hour drive from where I live.  I almost didn’t go because of the drive but my 14-year-old daughter strongly encouraged we go.  So off we went!


    When the Wheelmobile event started, I listened intently to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jeremie B

    Show Air Date: Dec 13 2017

    Who in their right mind expects to be writing their Wheel of Fortune story, for the Wheel of Fortune website, about their appearance on WHEEL…OF…FORTUNE?!?  And yet, here we are. What a wild, wonderful trip it has been!


    Like many people, I’ve been watching Wheel for as long as I can remember. From watching with my parents as a child to lazy evenings in the fraternity house during college, Wheel has been a mainstay on my TV. Like all of those who...