Local woman to take spin on national television

Local woman to take spin on national television

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Connie Shafer of Jackson County will be featured on the popular game show "Wheel of Fortune." Shafer auditioned for the show in Hawaii in September. A month later, she was chosen to be a contestant.

The Ocean Springs woman said she loves spelling bees and and solving puzzles. She said she has been watching "Wheel of Fortune" since she was a child. Shafer said she was not nervous at all during the show's taping in Los Angeles.

"You have about four hours of preparation. You practice spinning the wheel and it's very heavy," Shafer said. "You practice solving puzzles on the real puzzle board and you stand there. Vanna White actually came out and talked to us before she got dressed and everything and she was so cute with no make-up on. So it was a fun experience."

"Wheel of Fortune" featuring Shafer will air Wednesday night on WLOX-ABC.

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