What a finish! A Wheel of Fortune contestant showed off recently with a big win that landed her major cash and a trip. And the puzzle was spot on describing her for performance.
Pediatrician Danielle Schneider-Williams was left with a tough choice after her spin landed on the Wheel’s Bonus Wedge. She could keep guessing letters, picking up $1,000 with each guess but miss any and she would be bankrupt, host Pat Sajak warned.
“I gotta do it,” she said.
Then she calmly knocked down the next eight letters with ease to solve the puzzle. The answer? “It will leave you awestruck.”
Not only did Schneider-Williams bank nearly $9,000 with that answer, but she also collected a trip to Mexico. She went on to win more than $37,000 in cash that episode. She had a chance for $45,000 more in the bonus round. But fell at the last hurdle when she missed “foamy cappuccino,” according to the Wheel of Fortune recap.
‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant in ‘Loveless Marriage’
One Wheel of Fortune contestant left the audience in shock when he seemingly slammed his wife and kids.
“I’ve been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last 12 years to an old battle-ax named Kim,” contestant Blair Davis told Sajak in a 2019 episode. “She cursed my life with three stepchildren: Star, RJ, and Ryan, and I have one rotten grandson.”
“Yay! No wonder you came here, you just wanted to get away from everybody,” Sajak replied before letting everyone else in on the joke. As Davis clarified “I love (my family) like nobody’s business.”
Blair’s wife, Kim Davis, thought it was funny even if some audience members weren’t laughing, she told The New York Post after the moment went viral. She was in on the gag from the get-go. In fact, she’s the one who suggested the joke to him.
They did it because they were tired of seeing boring, “politically correct” responses from contestants when describing their families, Blair said. He wanted to be “a little more realistic.”
“We watch the Wheel of Fortune all the time and people are always saying, ‘my gorgeous wife’ or ‘my handsome husband,’ ” she said. “I told him not to say, ‘my gorgeous wife,’ because I didn’t want the audience to think, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s not gorgeous. Why would he say that?’”