Bienen junior to compete Tuesday on ‘Wheel of Fortune’


Source: Wheel of Fortune

Bienen junior Emily Fagan competed on “Wheel of Fortune” in an episode that will air Tuesday night. The episode, which is part of the show’s “College Week,” will air 6:30 p.m. on ABC 7.

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

A Northwestern student will compete on “Wheel of Fortune” on Tuesday as part of the show’s “College Week.”

Bienen junior Emily Fagan will represent NU on the show, which will air on ABC 7 at 6:30 p.m., Central Standard Time.

Fagan, who applied to be a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” after her freshman year, said she never thought she would be selected. However, nine months later she received an email asking her to submit a video for the next part of the application process.

Fagan, an oboe performance major, played the game show’s theme song as her video submission. Her performance landed her a spot in the next round of auditions, held in downtown Chicago. The live audition included playing practice rounds and taking a written test. A few weeks later, Fagan received a letter that she was accepted to the program and would be invited to appear on the show within 18 months.

In February, Fagan flew to California with her parents and a friend to film the episode. After reviewing the rules of the game and practicing spinning the wheel, Fagan took to the stage to compete on the show.

“It was just so fast paced and there’s no do-overs,” she said. “It was just really kind of blur. It was an extremely fun time, but it was a lot of thinking and it went by really fast.”

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