Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jay B

    Show Air Date: Nov 06 2017

    Growing up, we used to all watch Wheel of Fortune around dinner time. My parents would be in their chairs, and me and my sister would be on the couch. It was always a contest to see who could solve the puzzle the fastest. Now that I am the adult, I still watch Wheel and it is fun for me that my kids play along. So when I saw that there were auditions being held at Texas Motor Speedway, I couldn’t pass it up. I was the second group to go through the process of filling out the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Amy P

    Show Air Date: Nov 03 2017

    What is your Wheel story?! I started watching Wheel of Fortune with my great-grandparents when I was only five, which turned into a lifelong obsession! Now I watch every day and force my husband to “play me” (thanks, honey)!  I’ve tried several times to get on the show. My awesome friend, Dara, and I drove 5 hours to audition in 2010; however, 9,000 others showed up and our names did not get drawn to go on stage. Fast...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Callie C. & Emily O.

    Show Air Date: Oct 23 2017

    How did you come to be a contestant on Wheel?


    Callie: Emily called me and said her application to be a contestant was accepted and asked me to come along to the audition.  I was hesitant, but decided to show up for my friend.  We had a great time at the audition and made it through several rounds, and we introduced ourselves as a “best friend” team each time.  I was awful at playing the game!  I was so nervous and left the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Nadean N

    Show Air Date: Oct 17 2017

    I have watched Wheel of Fortune since I was a kid and always enjoyed playing the game since I thought I was good at it. When I saw that the Wheel Mobile was going to be in my area I thought I would give it a try and see how well I would do. I didn’t get picked the first day and with limited time the next day I said to myself that if I didn’t get called in the first hour that I would just count it as a fun experience. Well, I ended up getting called in the first round of the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Christina Z

    Show Air Date: Oct 12 2017

    Wheel of Fortune has always been a highlight of my weekday evenings for as long as I can remember. My obsession with the show eventually got my whole family hooked. As the second oldest of six children, it was sometimes hard to gather everyone to watch at the same time, but we did our best. I remember on one particular day, I turned to my dad and said “I’m going to be on Wheel of Fortune one day. Just watch.” A part of me knew the chances of getting on were slim, so...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Cathy M

    Show Air Date: Oct 04 2017

    • What is your Wheel story? (Family tradition, best puzzle solver in the house, etc)
      • My sisters, mom, dad, and I used to watch together every night.  We would joke with each other to “poke fun” at contestants…calling them “jumpers” or “screamers.”  When I went on the show, I promised my sister that I wouldn’t be a “jumper” or a “screamer.”  My friend who went with me to the taping said that...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Katie K

    Show Air Date: Sep 27 2017

    What is my “Wheel experience”? First off, let me start by saying that it took me two tries to make it onto the show, so If there is anyone out there who wants to “check this off their bucket list”, don’t give up! My first audition was about 5 years ago. I auditioned on stage at a nearby Wheelmobile event, and a few months later, I got a call back for a second audition! I was so excited, and it went really well, until the dreaded timed test! Needless to say, I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Laura C.

    Show Air Date: Sep 12 2017

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

    When I was a little girl, my grandma had magnetic alphabet letters on the refrigerator. We used to watch Wheel, and when I was first learning my letters, I would run to the fridge and bring the letters back that the contestants had guessed. Ever since then, I’ve always wanted to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune!


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  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kristin B.

    Show Air Date: Sep 14 2017

    How did you come to be a contestant on Wheel?

    I have been watching Wheel since I was a kid. I remember when people would have to buy things with the money. There was a ceramic dog people bought for $250! We all watch it together as a family now. Sometimes I solve so quickly, they get so mad at me and then other times, they all solve and I have no idea what it is!!

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Diane B

    Show Air Date: Aug 31 2017

    Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.  I auditioned with my best girlfriend from childhood (45 years!) for Best Friends Week, but best friends were not needed.  I received an audition invite.  After being sure my dear friend was okay with it (“I did it for you, Diane, it’s been on your bucket list, go for it!”) I first auditioned in February in Boston.  What a time!  While making the show...