Maggie Sajak, daughter of legendary “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak, recently posted an adorable pic in honor of National Siblings Day. On Saturday, the 26-year-old posted a throwback snap on her Instagram stories with her older brother, Patrick. In the pic, the Sajak children are smiling at the happiest place on earth: Disney World.
Patrick, now 30-years-old, has remained out of the spotlight for most of his life. However, it appears that the siblings have stayed close with one another throughout their lives.
Maggie made headlines when she took over the official “Wheel of Fortune” Instagram account to chat with the recent College Week contestants. Both “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” invite college students to participate as contestants. During her interviews, Maggie spoke with the lucky students about being in college and joining the game show.
For Maggie, this isn’t the first time she’s stepped in on “Wheel of Fortune.” In 2019, after a surgery left Pat Sajak unable to host the show, Maggie stepped up to the plate. Vanna White took over hosting duties, while Maggie took her position at the letter board.
Before then, Maggie made another appearance on the show years earlier in life when she was just a toddler. At the time, she was so young she could barely walk onto the set by herself.
How Pat Sajak Helped His Daughter Find Her Country Music Voice
However, Maggie has made quite a name for herself in the world of country music. While you might expect her to follow in her dad’s game show footsteps, she’s pursued a singing career instead. At just 16-years-old, Maggie put out her first single as a country musician titled “First Kiss.”
In 2012, when she was still in high school, she came out with a music video for the song. Her father proudly supported her music video release by playing the video on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” for her 17th birthday.
While she’s pursued her own dreams, her dad also had a part in them. Pat Sajak introduced his daughter to country music when he worked in Nashville, Tennessee as a news anchor. Before hosting “Wheel of Fortune,” Pat Sajak fell in love with country music himself. As a result, country music was often playing in the Sajak house.
Growing up, Maggie listened to country artists like Jewel, and she taught herself how to play guitar by the time she was 12-years-old. As a self-taught artist, it only took four years for her to record her single.