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They are soooo cute. Love their smiles!    :yess:


 West Bloomfield man to play the 'Amazing Race'

Journal Register News Service

Tyrone "Ty" White of West Bloomfield Township will be seen by millions.

White, a 25-year-old banker, is one of the people participating in 13th edition of "The Amazing Race," premiering Sept. 28 on CBS.
The Emmy Award-winning show will send 11 teams -- each comprising two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another -- around the world for approximately 30 days.

At every destination, each couple will have to compete in a series of challenges -- some mental and some physical. Only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination.

Couples who are farthest behind gradually will be eliminated. The first team to arrive at the final destination wins $1 million.

White is paired with Aja Benton, 25, an aspiring actress from Los Angeles. Information from the show stated "this long-distance dating couple is looking for an opportunity to be together for an extended period of time."

White, the son of Shr Ron cq and Tyrone White of West Bloomfield, attended Brother Rice and graduated in 2001.

He met Benton when the two attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

White graduated in 2006 with a degree in sociology. Benton graduated in 2004 with a degree in theater.

"She's done a couple of plays and had a role on 'General Hospital' and '24,'" White said. "She's trying to take her career to the next level."

The broadcast adventure evolved from a photo the couple had of themselves on a Facebook Web site.

"We were contacted and asked if we were interested in being on a reality show," said White, who works for Chase Bank. "I replied, and found out it was 'Amazing Race.'"

The couple were asked to do a video in February. After that was screened, show officials flew them to California.

The show already has been taped and completed, which meant White could not reveal much about his experience.

Expect White to be entertaining.

"I'm energetic, loud, playful," he said. "The least serious person you'll meet in life."

He also is fit.

"I'm at the gym three to four times a week," he said. "The race is pretty grueling, so you get a nice workout."

He wasn't nervous about spending so many days with a woman who lives so far away from Oakland County.

"We had known each other as friends, so it wasn't like we met long distance," he said.

"We'd maintained our friendship over the phone. With any relationship, you learn to know each other. Obviously we know each other more because of the (TV show) experience we had."

He sounded pleased with his time on the big race.

"It doesn't fall into the same category as other reality shows," he said. "It's not skanky, it's more wholesome.

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

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"It doesn't fall into the same category as other reality shows," he said. "It's not skanky, it's more wholesome.

Yep....that's why i love it!   :lol:

Hi everybody.  :waves:

Welcome back hound :<3


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