More on our 'Amazing Race' team
Posted by Chris Welch November 01, 2007 8:59 AM
We've got a fun story about Kynt Cothran and Vyxsin Fiala, two competing in the 12th edition of CBS' "Amazing Race" Sunday. Fiala is from Louisville, but her parents, Frank and Kay, live in Huntsville.
The duo is very colorful, fun and from the Goth culture. Here's a little more about them.
So, how did Fiala and Cothran wind up in the Goth culture? Fiala said she grew up in a military family moving around the country - she never lived in Huntsville but loves it here and visits often - and always felt out of place.
"My dad was in the Army and we were always moving and I was always the new kid," Fiala said. "We'd get settled, then up and go, and I think I always had the feeling of being isolated and not belonging.
"I tried hard to fit in. I tried so hard for years and years, and at one point I decided I could fit into a mode of thinking and dressing a certain way, which isn't me, or celebrate the fact I'm a little different and play with it and be myself. The Goth scene is a great environment for me. The fact it doesn't quite make sense makes sense."\
Cothran adds playfully: We're from 'The Island of Misfit Toys.' You know, from 'Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer Movie.' Goth is an environment that promotes art creativity, individuality and being yourself. Some follow more to the cliche and wear all black, but if you've seen the photos from the show, we gravitate toward hot pink."
Cothran signed the two up for the show and both had a blast doing it. How did they do? You'll have to stay tuned.
"It's one of the few TV shows that hold my ADHD since it's fast-paced," Cothran said. "Every episode they're rushing to different nations, taking on challenges. On one hand, it's reality show; on the other it's National Geographic scenery. We're both traveling and road trip junkies and hop in the car and go anywhere."source