'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant's Strange Mistake Costs Her Over $10,000
By Dave Basner
February 24, 2022
While Wheel Of Fortune can seem like an easy game at times, it can be pretty challenging for the contestants, who are not in the comfort of their own home. They might forget what a vowel is, think an innocent puzzle is NSFW, call themselves a 'big loser,' or just flub up an otherwise easy solve. Well on Wednesday's show, one contestant seems to have gotten caught up in the bright lights of the Wheel stage because the way she solved a puzzle got everyone on Twitter talking.
Her name is Tenaya Maxwell and she is a travel agent and mom of five from Fresno, California. In an early round with the category "Show Biz," Tenaya was doing great, getting lots of letters in the puzzle and even spinning for the $10,000 bonus wedge. When the puzzle showed " _ urassic Park _ o _ ies," she decided to solve it, saying with a sense of uncertainty, "Jurassic Park Bodies?"
As always, Twitter had a lot to say about the missed solve.
Jurassic Park bodies. Oofta. Tough wheel episode tonight— Kyle (@10KK763) February 24, 2022
Tenaya had plenty of people defending her too though.
I liked the image of “Jurassic Park Bodies”better! Tenaya might not have been comfortable, but she was darn entertaining!— Bode gbagbo (@GbagboBode) February 24, 2022
Idk. To be fair there were bodies in Jurassic Park 😂— David (@Dmoamis52) February 24, 2022