Have you ever wondered what Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White does during commercial breaks? The answer involves lots of yarn.
Vanna White, with her charisma and beautiful dresses, has become a television icon. But what does she do when she’s not turning letters on the set of Wheel of Fortune? Vanna recently revealed that she crochets.
“I absolutely love it,” said Vanna about the craft.
Vanna said her grandmother first taught her to crochet when she was only 5-years-old. But it wasn’t until she landed the job on Wheel of Fortune that she was reminded of her beloved hobby.
“When I started Wheel of Fortune, my hairdresser was having a baby, and she was crocheting a blanket. And I said, ‘Oh I want to do that again,'” said Vanna White.
Since she picked up the hobby again, Vanna White has made countless baby blankets. And she says she rarely goes anywhere without a bag of crocheting materials on hand.
“It’s so much fun. I even have it behind the puzzle board doing it all the time. I did it when she was doing my hair, I’m crocheting at the doctor’s office. I always have a bag of crochet in my car. So if I’m going somewhere where I have to wait I don’t want to waste a minute because I love doing it,” White said.
Can we expect a Wheel of Fortune themed crochet project soon?
Vanna White Turned Her Hobby Into A Way To Give Back
It’s well-known that Vanna is always finding new ways to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Recently. she found a way to combine her love of crocheting with her desire to give back. She frequently brings her supplies to St. Jude to teach children and their families how to crochet. Additionally, White has her own line of yarn. It’s sold in several major stores across the country and she donated half the proceeds to St. Jude. She was recently able to donate $1 million.
“Probably one of the highlights of my life is to see those kids, and the parents and what those families go through. And the fact that St. Jude accepts anyone was very touching to me,” said Vanna.
Vanna White also said that her own experiences have inspired her to connect with St. Jude.
“My mother passed away from cancer, and many of my family members have had cancer. I’m fortunate to have two healthy kids. And I’m happy to do my part to help St. Jude help children get healthy,” said Vanna.