Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Haley R

    Show Air Date: Dec 04 2017

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


    When I was growing up, 6:30 was considered dinner time and Wheel of Fortune time with my parents. Our competitive sides would always come out to see who could solve the puzzle first. It would always crack me up at the beginning of the puzzles when someone would say, “I think the puzzle is ______ ______ and _______.” So much insight on the puzzle ha ha! I applied because this was always my...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chrystal D

    Show Air Date: Nov 29 2017

    I’m sitting in my the car on a hot muggy summer Houston day with my mother/ best friend (Debra), and I get an email that says I’ve been selected to attend a Wheel of Fortune Audition! I immediately turn to my mom an express my shock, happiness, and disbelief. Is this real, could I possibly be selected for the show my grandmother (Iona) faithfully watched and that I loved for years? I just keep thinking to myself maybe it’s a mistake, I submitted an online audition...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steve M

    Show Air Date: Nov 20 2017

    My name is Steve Meyer and I’ve been asked to do a blog on my experience with Wheel of Fortune. I appear on the November 20th show, but I’m writing on the 10th; some of what I’m writing is from memory and that might be a bit foggy, but you’ll get the gist.


    To start, a bit about myself. I’m 55 years old. I was born and raised outside Toronto, Canada. I went to college in the city and then earned my...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Alex & Sue S

    Show Air Date: Nov 13 2017

    To say that being on Wheel Of Fortune was a dream come true would be a lie, because I never even imagined that I would be lucky enough to get to audition for the show! Our Wheel of Fortune story is actually quite funny. My uncle sent in an audition tape of my grandma, who I call “Yaya”, watching and playing Wheel while throwing the toy for our dog, Sweet Pea, as she always does on Wednesday nights. She didn’t know about the tape, so she was pleasantly surprised (and...

  • 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...