Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White honored as Most Frequent Clapper

 
 
 
 
 
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On the May 24th episode of iconic American game show "Wheel of Fortune," another American icon - Vanna White - will earn her place in Guinness World Records history.

White, who co-hosts the show with longtime partner Pat Sajak, is famous for her quick and seamless revealing of letters on the puzzleboard, an infectious smile, and constant clapping in support of each episode's contestants.

It's that clapping over the last 30 years of shows that has landed White her place in GWR lore. She'll be presented the record for most frequent clapper, a feat she has literally spent decades building to.

Guinness World Records adjudicator Kimberly Partrick presented White with her official record certificate during the show's taping.

"It was an honor to present this record to Vanna White," Partrick said, "and recognize her for the encouragement she has given contestants for the past 30 seasons on Wheel of Fortune." 

As of Jan. 31, 2013, it was estimated White clapped at least 3,480,864 times across the show's 30 seasons. She had appeared in all but 10 of Wheel's 5,754 episodes to that point, during the show's modern syndicated run, which began on Sept. 19, 1983. That works out to an average number of 606 claps per show.

Make sure to check GuinnessWorldRecords.com in the coming weeks for a special video piece in which White herself talks about her record-breaking achievement.

Guinness World Records' presentation to Vanna White takes place on the May 24 episode of Wheel of Fortune. Please check local listings for showtimes in your area.

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