Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steve P.

    Show Air Date: Nov 26 2013

    The year before, our family had been watching the Wheel together one night. While we are not nightly wheel watchers (the schedules of two pastors and two very involved young people are way too full for that!), we have always enjoyed the times we do get to see the show. Over the years, my wife and kids had said to me on more than one occasion, “You should really go on that show!” So, that night when I solved a puzzle rather quickly as I was washing dishes, my son jumps up and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Cande S.

    Show Air Date: Nov 19 2013

    Monday, November 18th, 2013

     

    My love of Wheel of Fortune, and pretty much all games shows for that matter, began in the 1970s in my hometown of Locust Fork, AL. I remember watching Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford on Wheel, back in the day when you "shopped" for your prizes. On days when I visited my grandmother, we would watch all the popular game shows of that time while doing chores around the house. Our day started with Allen Ludden on Password,...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Monique C. and Britany B.

    Show Air Date: Nov 13 2013

    Monday, November 11th, 2013

     

    Growing up we would spend our summers with our grandparents in Port Jervis, NY. Every night we would gather around the small TV in their bright lime green kitchen and watch Wheel of Fortune, each of us taking a turn guessing the puzzle (Grandpa was the best). So many wonderful family moments were built around that show, so when we had an opportunity to be a part of the contestant pool, we went for...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Stephanie C.

    Show Air Date: Nov 05 2013

    Monday, November 4th, 2013

     

    Hi! I’m Stephanie C., from Harleysville, PA. I’d like to share my Wheel of Fortune adventure with you! For as long as I can remember, I have watched Wheel. I remember as a child, watching the contestants rack in the money and buy items for their homes. How I dreamed, that one day, that would be me.

     

    Currently, I am a first grade teacher, and letters and building words are a big part of my day....

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Daniel P.

    Show Air Date: Nov 01 2013

    Monday, October 28th, 2013

     

    Growing up, I always loved getting to watch Wheel of Fortune with my family. So when I saw an announcement on the evening news that the Wheel Mobile crew was going to be coming to Dallas for auditions, I had to go! My open audition was held at the beautiful Southfork Ranch in the Dallas area, which is where the TV show “Dallas” is filmed. I made sure to arrive early since I knew there would be a huge turnout. I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steven L.

    Show Air Date: Oct 21 2013

    Monday, October 21st, 2013

     

    Hi, my name in Steven from Coram, NY. My show date is October 21st, 2013. I was chosen for “Vegas Vacation” theme week and this is my story.

     

    Where to begin? I guess I will start with my earliest memory of watching Wheel of Fortune. It had to be around 1986 I was in fourth grade and can remember sitting on the floor in the living room of my parents’ house watching the show with a wheel...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Karen C.

    Show Air Date: Oct 18 2013

    Monday, October 14th, 2013

     

    I have been watching Wheel of Fortune since I was a kid in Beverly, Massachusetts back in the late ‘70s. I can remember sticking a thermometer over a light bulb one day, so I could fake a temperature, stay home from school and watch game shows all morning. My mother is an English teacher, and a Scrabble whiz, and she encouraged me to sharpen my mind by doing puzzles of all kinds. I would imagine myself spinning the...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea A.

    Show Air Date: Oct 10 2013

    Monday, October 7th, 2013

     

    My Wheel of Fortune adventure starts back in early May of 2013. I took a break from folding laundry to check my emails. I noticed an email titled "WOF Auditions." I didn't really recognize it and checked it off to delete it along with a few other emails. After a second glance of the emails I was about to delete, I was curious about what "WOF" stood for. I decided to open the email and quickly realized it was from Wheel of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shelly S.

    Show Air Date: Oct 02 2013

    Monday, September 30th, 2013

     

    Once upon a time, there was a girl named Shelly, from Denton, TX. She was a “Wheel Watcher” for as long as she could remember. There were many times that she would get frustrated with her father whenever he would shout out the answers as they watched every evening...she wanted a shot too! Some of her favorite childhood memories with her Grandmother were Wheel memories. Once, she even told her Grandmother that...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Shari B.

    Show Air Date: Sep 25 2013

    Monday, September 23rd, 2013

     

    I moved to the Baltimore, MD when I was 6-years-old. I started watching the Wheel of Fortune around age 8. The normal routine would be: come home from school, eat dinner and meet my family in the living room to watch Wheel. My parents and I used to compete to see who could solve the puzzles first, the loser had to do the dishes. ;) The older I got, it seemed the better I played, plus I didn’t have to do dishes so...