More Siblings on Next 'Amazing Race' Roster
By Roger Catlin on January 26, 2009 1:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
It was a brother and sister team that won the $1 million prize on "The Amazing Race 13," so the contestants on "The Amazing Race 14" that begins next month announced Monday, seem to have more than the usual share of siblings - three.
There are the Siblings/Lawers of Tammy Jih, 26, of San Francisco and Victor Jih, 35, of Los Angeles; the brothers/stuntmen team of Mark Munoz, 48, of Los Angeles and Michael Munoz, 51, of Maui (they're also only 4'9" tall each); and the sisters and former collegiate athletes Lakisha Hoffman, 28, of the Bronx, N.Y., and Jennifer Hoffman, 24, of Louisville.
There are two parent/child teams among the 11 groups running, but the one to get the most notice is Margie Adams, 51, and Luke Adams, 23, both of Denver because he's been deaf since age two and is the show's first contestant to use sign language to communicate.
But the other parent/child team is pretty good, too: Mel White, 68, of Lynchburg, Va., is a father in more than one sense; he's also a clergyman; his familiar looking son, Mike White, 38, of Santa Monica. Mel Mike is a writer, director and actor in Los Angeles who has written "Nacho Libre" and "School of Rock," in which he also starred with Jack Black. He was also Buck in "Chuck & Buck."
There are two teams of daters: Amanda Blackledge, 23, and Kris Klicka, 24, of San Diego; and Jennifer Hipka, 26 and Preston McCamy, 28, of Columbia, S.C.
And there are two married couples: Steve Cole, 43, and Linda Cole, 52, of Martinsville Va.; and Brand Hunt, 52, and Victoria Hunt, 47 of Columbus, Ohio.
Of the friends, there are former NFL cheerleaders Cara Rosenthal, 26, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Jaime Edmondson, 29, of Ft. Lauderdale and the flight attendants Christie Volkmer, 37, of Choctaw, Okla., and Jodi Wincheski, 40 of Houston.
Producers promise less time and airports and more on "one of the most grueling courses" covering 40,000 and nine countries in 22 days that will feature the world's second tallest bungee jump, the stifling heat of India and the freezing temperatures of Siberia, visited for the first time on the race, as is Romania.
Host Phil Keoghan starts the new season of "The Amazing Race" Feb. 15 on CBS.source