Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Chad R.

    Show Air Date: Jan 29 2015

    I feel like every Wheel of Fortune fan is one because they watched it as a kid with their grandparents. I'm no different. I had a set of grandparents that lived just a mile away, so I was over there constantly. Any night that I'd be there, we'd watch Wheel at 6:30 sharp. Except for Sundays, when I sat down on the floor in front of their chairs fully expecting to hear the crowd scream “WHEEL. OF. FORRRRRTUNE!” right at 6:30, and instead getting treated to some guy saying,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steven D.

    Show Air Date: Jan 22 2015

    My earliest television memory is watching "Wheel of Fortune."  I'm secure enough to exclude the clause, "with my grandparents," and admit I made them watch with me.  Being a contestant on the show has always been my No. #1 most unlikely goal, but I never had the confidence to audition.  I’m just a normal guy and don’t have footage of myself doing back-flips or wrestling alligators over a bed of hot coals.  I believed this would put me at a competitive casting...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Meredith B.

    Show Air Date: Jan 13 2015

    I love to think back on watching Wheel with my grandmother, Nanny, when I was young. She and my Granddaddy Bill had a huge garden, and we'd often spend summer evenings shelling butter beans, snap peas and shucking corn, while Watching Wheel of Fortune on the little TV in the kitchen. Nanny would get so excited seeing the contestants spin the wheel and would be so thrilled for them when they'd win. That was just her personality. Growing up, she'd always cheered...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrew G.

    Show Air Date: Jan 07 2015

    “I was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune”. It has been an amazing journey to be able to say that line. I have watched the Wheel since I can remember. My family would spend the episode shouting out answers to be the first to get it right, critiquing the contestant’s strategies, and even commenting on the way they clapped (ironically, I was terrible at clapping during rehearsals and had to keep my mind on it the whole show). More than anything, we all played along and talked...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Brandon K.

    Show Air Date: Jan 02 2015

    I have wanted to be a contestant on Wheel for a long time. Watching the show is a family event that happens every night.  We use the show as an incentive for our kids to get their homework and chores done!  We actually DVR the show so it is the last thing we do as a family before we put the kids to bed.

     

    My journey from fan to contestant began at a Wheelmobile event at Grand Casino in Minnesota. I went with my good friend Jerad and my Grandparents. We made a...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Anne C.

    Show Air Date: Dec 23 2014

    I am a game show addict. Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed watching any and every type of game show that existed! I loved the excitement, the thrill, the colors, the lights, and of course the prizes! The top two game shows that I wanted to be a contestant on were Wheel of Fortune and Supermarket Sweep (yes, Supermarket Sweep).

     

    As a child, my family and I would sit and have dinner and many times we would have Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune playing in the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Linda O.

    Show Air Date: Dec 18 2014

    I have been a wheel of fortune “armchair contestant” for as long as I can remember. When I saw that the Wheelmobile was coming to Cleveland I decided right then that I was going to try and become a real contestant.

     

    I went to the open audition in May of this year. I made it to the stage and got to play.

     

    I was thrilled when about three months later I received an email inviting me to a second audition in Cleveland.

     

    I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mary T.

    Show Air Date: Dec 08 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I am a fourth generation wheel watcher. Because I grew up in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, actually being on the show always seemed like a far-fetched idea. So after moving to LA, I decided it was a better time than ever to fulfill he dream deferred.

     

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

    I applied online after my mom brought it to my attention that they were holding...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Jon O.

    Show Air Date: Dec 01 2014

    Why did you decide to apply to be a contestant?

    I used to watch Wheel with my family around dinner time growing up and was always pretty good at solving the puzzles. I figured it would be more challenging on the actual show and decided to put my skills to the test! The prizes were pretty enticing as well.. 

     

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

    I applied online, followed by a video application and...

  • 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...