Troy student takes a turn on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 6:20 am Friday, February 24, 2012 This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Sponsored Content “The contestants stayed at a Hilton Hotel and were driven to the Sony Station where the ‘Wheel’ is filmed,” Harris said. “Vanna White came in and wished us all good luck and gave us tips on how to overcome our nervousness. I wasn’t all that nervous. Just excited.”The contestants were given the celebrity treatment.“They did our hair and our makeup, just like we were celebrities,” Harris said, laughing. “I even felt like a celebrity. I guess they didn’t want us going on television looking a mess.“They also went over the rules of the game with us and told us what to do and what not to do. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “And, then we were ‘on.’”Six “Wheel of Fortune” shows are filmed in a day and Harris was in the first group to spin.“There are three contestants on each show so you get to be on for 30 minutes,” Harris said.“It was a lot of fun but the wheel is really hard to spin. It weighs 1,500 pounds so you really have to really give it a push.”Harris said that she was teased about her Southern accent.“I laughed and told them that we’re country and I’m a country girl,” she said.Being a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” is an opportunity to win a rather large sum of money. But contestants have to pay their own way.“But you get $1,000 win or lose so your expenses are paid,” Harris said.“Being on the ‘Wheel’ was a great experience and I got to say on national television that I live in Troy, Alabama.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Harris auditioned for the show in Atlanta and was selected from a group of 100 hopefuls.“Only two people from the South were selected for the show,” she said. “I was so excited to be on the show and to get to go to Los Angeles and meet Vanna White.”Harris flew to Los Angeles in December and competed for a “fortune” spinning the wheel. Troy student takes a turn on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ You Might Like History lessons Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., talks with Troy University assistant professor of history Dr. David Carlson during a discussion as part… read more A Troy University student and Troy native will appear on the popular television game show, “Wheel of Fortune” at 6:30 p.m. Monday on CBS.Talesa Harris cannot say whether the wheel was kind to her or not. She can only say that it was an experience of a lifetime.“I’ll probably not ever get to do anything like that again,” she said. “It was something I really wanted to do and I was surprised and excited to be selected.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Email the author By Secrets Revealed Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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