Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Summer C.

    Show Air Date: Nov 25 2014

    Wheel of Fortune was an integral part of my nightly routine growing up. My grandmother, father, siblings, and I would fight to get the puzzle first.  With that being said, I had never put much thought into being on the show until recently. I was on maternity leave with my daughter and “The Wheel” worked its way back into the nightly routine. My husband told me I should try to be on the show but I am pessimistic at times and thought nothing of it. Shortly after returning to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chris H.

    Show Air Date: Nov 21 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    From a young age, my family would watch Wheel of Fortune while preparing dinner and hanging out most evenings. We always loved the interactive nature of the show and I liked to play against my brothers and parents to see who could get the puzzles first. I remember getting quicker and quicker until my mom finally said, “You know, you would do great on this show.” That stuck with me. A few years later, I was...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jane G. and Sonya A

    Show Air Date: Nov 12 2014

    Jane and I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since we were kids, and it was on our bucket list to be contestants, but we never did try. 

     

    Jane’s daughter Jessica called us one day and wanted to meet up with us. When she got there, she had a big smile on her face and said, "I'm entering you both for Best Friends Week on Wheel of Fortune!"  We were excited and hopeful when Jessica videotaped us on her phone.  She said she had to make a YouTube...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Kelly B.

    Show Air Date: Nov 03 2014

    Sitting at my desk, I hear one of the loudest shrieks of my life. I looked at one of my co-workers and she screamed, “I can audition for the Wheel of Fortune!”. I told her it was a bucket list item of mine. She said, “I can bring a friend, come on!” I did.

     

    I have always been an avid Wheel of Fortune fan and viewer, however, when I realized I was going to be able to audition/try out, things changed. I downloaded the WOF app on my iPhone, both...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Miranda W.

    Show Air Date: Oct 31 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I have been watching WOF since I was 2 years old and knew I had to be a contestant since I was young!

     

    How did you apply? Online or at a Wheelmobile event?

    I had been applying online for several years.


    How did you prep for the show?

    I did not overthink it at all.  I was a regular watcher of the show and was confident that between all...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Carla R.

    Show Air Date: Oct 20 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I’ve been watching Wheel since I was 5 and always said one day

    I would be on it. I got a bit disappointed after I wasn’t picked at the first Wheelmobile event, but my  2 kids kept pushing me to try out again.

     

    How did you apply? Online or at a Wheelmobile event?

    I went to Morongo Casino for the Wheelmobile event and was the last name picked to get on...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Vickie B.

    Show Air Date: Oct 15 2014

    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune for over thirty years. I love the show and watch daily with my family. It was a fun way to help teach my children and enrich their vocabulary when they were young. I have always wanted to be a contestant, and I attended three Wheelmobile events before getting to participate on stage. When I got the email inviting me to the second audition, I was so excited and very nervous. But, I decided to just relax and do my best to enjoy the experience, and it was...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jackie D.

    Show Air Date: Oct 09 2014

    One of my earliest and best memories is visiting my great grandparents and watching Wheel of Fortune.  We enjoyed playing Wheel together from home and venturing guesses at the puzzles with only one or two letters showing.  From the time I learned to read, I have loved puzzles, word games and game shows.  When I heard that the Wheelmobile was coming to a nearby town in search of contestants, I knew that I wanted to try out to be a contestant. 

     

    The...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Verniece L.

    Show Air Date: Sep 29 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I’ve watched Wheel since I was a little girl and have always LOVED it!  My grandmother would watch every day and I would sit down with her and watch too.  I’ve always been good at solving puzzles and crosswords, so I thought I would be a good candidate for the show.  I never dreamed I would actually get the chance one day!  My husband and I still watch the show faithfully and will...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Susie K.

    Show Air Date: Sep 24 2014

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    I was raised in a household where game shows were always on TV and Wheel of Fortune was front and center. I remember watching and wondering how fun it would be to be a contestant. Fast forward 30 years, while watching an episode of Wheel of Fortune a commercial came on saying that the Wheelmobile was coming to the area. I knew this was my opportunity to make my dream a reality. So my family and I loaded up and headed over to the Wheelmobile...