Hollywood really is where the American dream is made.
Growing up, I watched “Wheel of Fortune” every night with my parents. I still watch with them when I’m home. Usually, I answered correctly the most quickly. Several times, my parents suggested that I apply to “Wheel of Fortune.”
During Christmas Break 2021, we were watching “Wheel of Fortune.” One commercial showed Pat Sajak and Vanna White telling viewers how to apply to become a contestant on the show. All you had to do was submit a video introducing yourself and explaining why you would be a great fit.
My boyfriend and I both submitted videos. In early June 2022, I got a callback to do a Zoom audition; my boyfriend did not. The Zoom audition was simple, much to my relief. The other two potential contestants and I solved toss-up puzzles competitively, introduced ourselves and individually did lightning round. The contestant coordinator told us that if we did not hear back within a month, we should try again next year.
Spakes, Sarah and Office of Communications & Marketing, "Spinning the wheel and chasing a dream" (2023). Press Releases. 1331.