This Week's Contestant
|Theme:||Sears Secret Santa Sweepstakes|
When we arrived in LA it really started to feel real. The day had finally come. The morning started off at 7:00 am. The shuttle bus came to pick myself and the other contestants up to take us to the Sony Studios. We all stayed together filling out paper work and just warming up. We had our makeup applied.
I felt like a real celebrity. I got to meet Vanna face to face. She's just as beautiful in person as she is on TV. She spoke with us briefly and went off to change. We had a chance to practice spinning the Wheel. The Wheel was heavier than I thought. The theme was "Secret Santa Sweepstakes", so the studio decorations were absolutely beautiful with Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations. I felt like I was in a dream.
I was chosen to play the second taping out of six being taped that day. My heart was racing while I waited. My turn finally came. I couldn't believe I solved the first Toss-Up puzzle.
"Satisfied Customer" My heart was pounding so hard I thought it could be heard through the microphone. I fumbled a little when Pat Sajak was talking to me; I spoke about my blanket I crocheted for Vanna's Yarn Contest. I solved another puzzle and received the car prize.
Unfortunately that was the only I received. I solved another toss-up puzzle and before I knew it Pat Sajak was spinning the Wheel for the last time. The game went by so quickly. I didn't make it to the bonus round, but I had the time of my life.
I will always remember this unbelievable experience. It was great meeting Pat and Vanna and all the contestant coordinators. Everyone was so nice and friendly to us. My winnings allowed me to have a great time in LA.