WHEEL of Fortune’s Vanna White has opted for an outfit that may have upstaged gameplay on Wednesday’s episode.
Viewers spun to Twitter in a frenzy over her daring pink-and-black cutout look, which, like it or not was unlike anything she’s worn in 40 years.
Wheel of FortuneWheel of Fortune fans went wild over Vanna White’s dress[/caption]
Wheel of FortuneOne tough customer posted it was ‘like something from Star Trek’ but few could ignore it[/caption]
The Wheel of Fortune episode was won by Tricia.
She chose the revered “Phrase” option of the three categories for the special bonus round.
The contestant sadly couldn’t solve “Poised For Action.”
Nevertheless, she won $31K and a trip to Croatia as host Pat Sajak, 76, remarked: “I think she’s happy!”
Most of Twitter, however, was centered on Vanna, 65, and her out-there outfit.
The beloved letter-presenter, who never repeats a look, donned a hot-pink dress that draped over one leg and exposed a bare shoulder.
She paired that with futuristic black leggings that matched her black high heels, making them look combined.
As she walked to and from the board, the pink top half flowed to the ground.
Her legs – covered in black from waist to toe – combined with the pink contrast all made for a head-turning silhouette.
“That’s a very interesting dress Vanna is wearing,” one user wrote.
“Vanna had a dress on one leg and pants on the other,” accused another – seeming to not hate it.
“I like Vanna’s outfit, unusual,” wrote a third.
“Love Vanna White but not this ‘dress?!’ #WheelOfFortune Looks like something from Star Trek…” one outlier tore.
A fourth agreed on the futuristic frontier: “Looks like she should be on the bridge with Captain Picard.”
Another defended: “It takes real guts to wear a dress like Vanna’s.”
As one more applauded: “Vanna looking real sharp on tonight!!! Where you going Vanna!!!”
When the show cut back to its credits, Vanna was, interestingly enough, in a different look – a periwinkle blue blazer to keep fans on their toes.
7500 DRESSES & COUNTING
Recently, Vanna wore an animal print dress that was also hard to ignore.
The leopard-print number cut off at her upper thigh, showing more skin than usual.
She completed the look with black high heels and the dress had black leather puff sleeves and trim, flowing freely as she went to the puzzle board.
“I need Vanna’s dress!” one viewer gushed on Twitter.
“Vanna never wears the same dress twice on Wheel of Fortune, so maybe she will give it to you,” another fan replied.
Recently during a Q&A on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, an audience member asked about how Vanna picks her dresses – a new one per episode.
“No one’s ever asked me that!” she exclaimed, before revealing she has worn more than 7,500 different dresses throughout her 40 years on the show.
“Every fitting I do, which is typically once a week, or every other week, I must try on at least 50 dresses,” she continued. “And I’ve been doing that for 40 years.
“I’m exhausted!” Vanna added.
“I don’t get to keep the dresses,” she confessed. “But the shoes and jewelry are mine.”
Vanna also revealed when asked what she wears at home: “Pajamas. No makeup, and slip on bunny slippers.”
Vanna has dished on her intense workout schedule in order to stun in the dresses designers send her.
In an interview with Yahoo Life, the TV personality acknowledged “I’m not a young spring chicken anymore,” but that “it is what it is!”
“I do the best I can. I eat pretty good. I exercise. I just try to stay healthy, and be the best I can at my age.”
Last week Deadline reported Wheel had been renewed for another five years, through the 2027-2028 season.
That will take the beloved game show into its 45th season.
For the past 42 years, Pat has been the man behind the microphone. A year later, Vanna would join him at the board.
But their current contracts are up after next season, and he has made no secret that his end is near.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight in September, he said: “Years go by fast. We’re getting near the end.
“In most television shows by this time, you would have said, ‘That’s probably enough,’ but this show will not die,” he told the outlet.
“It appears I may go before the show,” Pat added. ” We’re not gonna do this for another 40 years.”
While everyone loves Vanna, Pat’s popularity sank in September after a photo resurfaced showing him alongside a controversial political figure.
Fans are now wondering if they’ll renew their contracts which are up next season or if a certain someone will replace Pat.
NBCVanna White has kept fans guessing as she recently wore a leopard print dress that stole the show too[/caption]
Instagram/ officialvannawhiteVanna never repeats an outfit and has worn more than 7500 dresses since 1982[/caption]
ABCShe and Pat Sajak’s contracts are up next season as fans are wondering if Pat in particular will retire[/caption]