“Wheel of Fortune” star Vanna White has some opinionated fans. And they let her know regularly what they think of the dresses she wears on the show.
In a 2020 interview with Delmarva Life’s “Monday Memories,” White shared that she hears from fans all the time about her sartorial choices on “Wheel of Fortune.” And she welcomes all feedback, positive and negative.
“I have people that write in saying, ‘Why did you wear that red dress?! It was so ugly,’” White disclosed. “Or I have other people that say, ‘Oh my gosh, where can I get that red dress?’ So I have had from one extreme to the other. You know, and I love hearing from them, hearing what they like and don’t like.”
Watch the interview here:
Vanna White Has Worn Over 6,500 Dresses on ‘Wheel of Fortune’
According to InStyle, White has worn over 6,500 dresses during her time on “Wheel of Fortune.” And preparing to choose which dresses she’ll wear is not an easy process.
Designers will send selections of up to 50 dresses to the “Wheel of Fortune” stylist for White to try on. Then, in a marathon fitting session, White will choose six dresses from all the ones designers have sent over. She wears one dress each per half-hour episode of the show.
“Wheel of Fortune” tapes four days out of the month, barreling through six episodes per day of shooting. So White has to hop into and out of six dresses for each day they tape the show.
White reportedly pairs the dresses with her own heels. At the same time, she says that she’s more of a jeans-and-sneakers kind of girl off the air.
White Is Television’s Most Frequent Clapper
White has been appearing on “Wheel of Fortune” for nearly 39 years, per Biography.com, and over the course of her tenure, she’s done a lot of clapping.
In fact, White landed in the Guinness Book of World Records for all her clapping. The world record-keepers determined that White averages over 600 claps per show. That works out to more than 28,800 claps per season. And that makes White “Television’s Most Frequent Clapper.”
But White has a little secret, which co-host Pat Sajak shared with radio station LAVA 105.3 in 2003. Many of those claps are fake claps, in which White stops short just before her hands make contact with each other.
White explained that she has to keep her hands soft, so she doesn’t want to be constantly clapping them together. Still, the act must have been convincing enough for the Guinness Book of World Records, because White’s clapping crown remains unchallenged to this day.