There are two reasons to get excited about game shows: (1) For the contestants. And Trent Girone, 21, is the most infectiously happy conestant we've ever seen on Wheel of Fortune. He might be the happiest contestant we've ever seen on any game show.
Trent has both Tourettes and Aspergers Syndrome, and he has undergone nine brain surgeries and one open-heart surgery. He's also a Wheel of Fortune super fan, who has been watching the show since he was two years old.
Last night, his dream of appearing on the show came true. To prepare, he says he watched every episode of Wheel he could find ("including Saturday morning reruns") and practiced on any platform he could find.