Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • 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...

  • 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...