Did you know that before Vanna White was the iconic letter-tile-turned for the Wheel of Forture that she was an eager contestant on The Price is Right? Well, you know now. And when she appeared on the The Price is Right, Bob Barker was smitten with the attractive young Vanna White.
Vanna White is originally from Conway, South Carolina, and was a contestant in the Miss Georgia 1978 beauty pageant. She moved to Los Angeles in her twenties to Los Angeles to seek stardom. She auditioned to be on theWheel of Fortunegame show in 1982 and was competed against 200 other women. She auditioned last and was “probably more nervous than anybody that auditioned.”
Vanna beat out the other women and became the official hostess ofWheel of Fortuneon December 13, 1982. Since then she has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. White claps an average of 600 times per show, which makes her the Guinness Book of World Record holder for “Television’s Most Frequent Clapper.”
She probably also holds the record for most dresses worn since she has worn over 7,000 dresses since the show first started. “I’ve worn thousands and thousands and thousands of dresses and never the same one twice,” White said.