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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2009, 04:02:35 AM »
Awwww, i actually liked this team. I thought their bickering was pretty hilarious and they were cartoony villianish. they also have some of the most funniest moments lance's roundhouse kick  :lol:


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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2009, 07:41:53 AM »
i think we find are dumb blondies for this season :funny:

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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 10:40:13 AM »
Lance was a character but he wasn't like overbearing like I thought he would be.

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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2009, 02:15:36 PM »
I do give him credit for being humble at the end and in the insider videos, put most of the blame on himself. And both Zev and Justin on their Twitter accounts mention how nice a guy he is. I'll take them at their word.
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2009, 02:36:49 PM »
I thought Lance was entertaining in a sort of odd way  :lol:.


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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2009, 02:42:43 PM »
Well, I did like the gong every time he did that kick. :lol:
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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2009, 04:25:21 PM »
Amazing Race's Lance and Keri Did Decapitate a Snowman

    * Oct 19, 2009 04:49 PM ET
    * by Joyce Eng

Self-professed "directionally challenged" couple Lance Layne, 41, and Kerri Morrione, 33, not only got lost in the desert, but all over Dubai, too, causing them to be the fifth team to get the boot on The Amazing Race. "In this day and age, you normally rely on a GPS," Lance tells TVGuide.com. "But Dubai was tricky. They definitely had a lot of highways intersected and there weren't a lot of clear signs. We knew it wasn't going to happen for us." What did happen was a kick to a snowman's head. Get the full story on the beheading, why the duo wouldn't have helped out other teams and more.

TVGuide.com: So this was the episode where you just got lost. Are you normally "directionally challenged" or was it just in Dubai?
Keri: It was a combination of Dubai highways and exhaustion. I normally am directionally challenged and Lance normally isn't.
Lance: We made a bad move in the beginning [not following the other teams to find the cars], but I just felt like since there were four teams ahead of us, we needed an advantage because the 15-minute advantage [for the first four teams] turned out to be a little more. It's hard to say how much time we lost and how far behind Mika and Canaan we were. We screwed up the directions when we left the desert too. Once you U-turned on the highway, it was, like, 10 miles to the next exit to turn around. We knew we were screwed going to the snowmen.


TVGuide.com: Is that why you were a lot more calm here than you were in Vietnam, where you had a bunch of mistakes too?
Keri: I think we were more calm this time because we went through different stages of frustration. We also pulled together better as a team by this leg. We just felt like we were working together well and whatever happens, happens.

TVGuide.com: Lance, you destroyed the urn and said you wanted to kick the snowman. Did you ever kick the snowman?
Lance: I actually did decapitate the snowman with a kick. I don't know why they didn't show that. I wanted to kick it again and that's why the clue-giver was a little freaked out. The lady wouldn't clear us a bunch of times, so I kicked the snowman's head off. [We were going to switch Detours], but decided not to and fixed the head. We were just trying to get through it. We knew logically the only way we were going to be saved was if it's a non-elimination. Or we were hoping it would be a two-part leg. There was a big difference in getting in that first group. For whatever reason, the other three teams just gifted the Fast Forward to Meghan and Cheyne and that was a walk in the park. I give them credit for either intimidating the other teams to not go for it or to the other teams for just playing good guys.


TVGuide.com: If you were in the first group, would you have challenged them for the Fast Forward?
Lance: One-hundred percent. We really genuinely like all the teams outside the game, but during the game, I hated all the teams. We were here to win. Some teams continued this lovefest into the game. Now the only one I did like inside the game was Canaan. But we weren't going to give people our cab or be Mr. Courteous.

TVGuide.com: Or wait for Maria and Tiffany to get a new car after they destroyed theirs.
Lance: [Laughs] It's funny how Maria and Tiffany got Sam and Dan hypnotized. They waited with them! Sam and Dan are great guys. Maria and Tiffany — I love them. They knew they needed help throughout the race and they managed to get help as much as they could. We wouldn't have waited. I don't get it. Just like how I don't get no one challenged Meghan and Cheyne on the Fast Forward other than the fact that if two teams went, one wasn't going to get it. I understand that, but not even challenging them?
Keri: Sam and Dan couldn't do anything and still waited for Maria and Tiffany. I think it's because they have so much respect for Tiffany helping them fill their thing with water that they felt bad. They're genuinely nice people.

TVGuide.com: Maria and Tiffany called you, Lance, a "meathead," and said they couldn't imagine you being in a courtroom. What did you think about that?
Lance: I laughed. Those girls are interesting. As a viewer, you [appreciate someone who's] got the cojones to go out and say something about somebody. Too many people wouldn't stand up or say anything. They took the time to mention me. I was on their mind in some respect. You could look at it that way.


TVGuide.com: A lot of the blogs have called you a villain and say you're a bickering couple. Do you pay attention to that?
Keri: I really don't. ... but it's funny to listen what people have to say. You have to think about if you were thrown into this situation where you never functioned with someone as a teammate competitively and how that's going to play out. We don't play competitive games together. When I get stressed, I go to a super-calm place. Lance goes to a more high-strung place. We had to work within that and however that came across for people, so be it.
Lance: Plus, we didn't have the touching story going in. We weren't the brothers coming out, we weren't the interracial couple, we weren't the only girl team, or Big Easy and Flight Time, who had some serious friends and family losses this past year, which is sad. There wasn't much for the public to grab on for us, other than the fact that we wanted to win. We tried to keep it real.

TVGuide.com: You guys got married after filming. Congratulations!
Keri: Thank you. It was a beautiful wedding. And then we moved in together. We hadn't even lived together before. We already had the date set before we even got cast. There were a lot of big changes in our lives for us. For us, going on the show, it was great, but we have so much else going on in our lives. The show made us stronger. It gave us a new perspective on each other and how we handle situations. It actually helped us as a couple.

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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2009, 08:37:12 PM »
'Amazing Race' Exit Interview: Lance and Kerri
Our weekly chat with the eliminated team from "The Amazing Race"
Posted by MSN TV on Monday, October 19, 2009 2:48 PM

Lance Layne and Keri Morrione were on the cusp of pulling off a major "Amazing Race" upset -- namely, Lance's character rehabilitation -- when a disastrous series of miscalculations and a seemingly chronic inability to grasp directions led to a loss. We spoke with the pair, who married two weeks after returning from the show, about the team’s villain edit, the toughest experience producers didn’t share, and their top choice for a honeymoon destination.


MSN TV: That was an aggressive race you ran.

 

Lance: The show has had a lot of goody-goody types . We didn't have a heart-wrenching story that was going to win the hearts of America. We were placed more in the villain category than the hero category.

 

It must be frustrating to get negative feedback from people you've never met.

 

Keri: All the people who've met us in person have liked us a lot. How can you hate somebody you don't even know?

 

Did you feel like you were the victim of the "villain" edit?

 

Lance: Anyone who goes on a reality show and then complains about the editing shouldn't be on the show. Frankly, I enjoyed it. A year from now, people may not remember who won the show -- but I think they might remember us.

 

The shame of the loss was that you were finally starting to come together as a team.

 

Lance: Our communication got much better. I'd never had a female teammate before. I knew I was a one-man-band going into the show. I realized that I had to trust Keri more.

 

Keri: By Cambodia, we were getting a feel for how we processed things. We really started to gel.

 

Before that, it wasn't always pretty.

 

Keri: What can I say? Opposites attract. He's of an aggressive nature, and I have a more gentle nature, and sometimes it was difficult to figure out how to get on the same page. Lance has said this, and it's true: It's really like being thrown into a five-year marriage.

 

Did you ever wish you had done the race with someone else -- someone who wasn't your significant other?

 

Keri: If you run it with a sibling, you've shared a common space, and maybe you know how each other thinks, but once you get going on the race, everything is so unexpected that it doesn't matter. You can’t prepare for it.

 

How did you decide to do the race together?

 

Lance: I must have applied to "Survivor" 10 times, and I was in discussions [with the casting staff] about this current season. But "Race" was always one of my favorite shows. Of course, if you don't have a partner it's not going to work. I started talking to them about Keri, and they loved her.

 

Did you ever get to the point where you just wanted to quit?

 

Lance: There was nothing they could have thrown at us that would have gotten us to that point, and there were plenty of rough moments, ones they didn't show. Like when we were in Vietnam, we all had to sleep on the dock, eight hours in metal chairs with soaking-wet sneakers. I don't think anyone got any sleep.

 

What was the first thing you did when you got home?

 

Keri: Finished planning our wedding.

 

Lance: There was more stress in those two weeks than anytime during the show.

 

Keri: I hadn't even had a first fitting. We were close to finalizing the flowers, but we didn't have a cake. The bridesmaids were checking off what meals people wanted from the invitations.

 

Lance: There was no time to think of anything else.

 

I would think at that point you'd be ready to have a honeymoon at home.

 

Keri: For our one-year anniversary we're going to do Greece and Italy -- or maybe go somewhere off the beaten path, which maybe we wouldn't have considered before. It would be awesome if everyday could be as exciting as the race.


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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2009, 08:39:19 PM »
I really really like Lance more so than ever now and Keri was always a give me. Rock on Lance and Keri  :jumpy: :jumpy:

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« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2009, 09:16:03 PM »
Lance Layne, Keri Morrione ('Amazing Race')

Monday, October 19 2009, 5:34pm EDT

By Tim Parks, Entertainment Reporter
Lance Layne, Keri Morrione ('Amazing Race')

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Lance Layne and Keri Morrione could have used a global positioning system during last night's episode of The Amazing Race. The engaged couple seemed to spend much of their time lost while they tried to reach their appointed destinations in Dubai. Lance did his best to keep cool during the 'Build A Snowman' competition, before kicking it over. He had plenty of reason to feel frustrated though, as the team from Massachusetts were the fifth contestants eliminated from the race. DS chatted with them about their time on the show.

You've said that you joined the show to test your relationship - what has been the outcome of that?
Keri: "We're married!"
Lance: "It definitely was equivalent to five years of marital stress, I would say."
Keri: "So we don't need therapy - we can just watch the show."

What were some of the things you were surprised to learn about one another from the experience?
Keri: "We learned a lot. You can see that during the last leg that we grew so much together as a team. I don't think that you'd ever be able to cram all of that in, about wanting to learn that much about somebody. At the same time, it was an eye-opening experience. And, it gave us both a tremendous kind of respect for how each other processes stress in competition and how we handle adverse situations."

What do you think is the biggest misconception viewers may have about Lance from watching the show?
Lance: "I think they're all right on the money! You know what it is? Here's the thing, it's a reality show. We know what we signed up for, and anyone who gets on one of these shows and then bitches about the edit, shouldn't be on the show. They take a lot of film and there's a lot they don’t show. We didn't have that story that America was going to love. You know, we're not the brothers coming out of the closet, the only girl team, the interracial couple or the father and son. We wanted to win the race and that was our goal and we were aggressive with it. It didn't work out for us and people didn't like the way we did things - what can you do?"
Keri: "And it's definitely a different side of your personality being in a competitive environment than everyday life. There were pieces and clips when Lance was very supportive, like when I did the ducks [from episode one]. Leaving the monkey, he needed to tone it down a bit. But we really grew."
Lance: "It may not have been as bad as it looked – but you know what? I was cool with it; I enjoyed watching us."

Were there any moments not shown on the episodes that you wished had been aired?
Keri: "There were a lot of things that Lance did that were very supportive and we came to mutual agreements in different areas. In Dubai, we really did like Mika and Canaan, and Mika has some real definite fears of heights and water. Lance really had her laughing before we went up in the building. He was really trying to calm her down. He's really a nice guy and he didn't want to see any other team really in pain or upset."
Lance: "There were plenty of moments and what people don't understand is the race is very real, even for being a TV show. There's definitely a lot of downtime in between legs where you're just mentally worn down. And because of that, I think it affects people's judgement and made the legs more difficult."

Keri, you said on last night's episode that you felt no-one in the history of The Amazing Race had ever done so badly. Do you still feel that's the case?
Keri: "It was more of a comedy of errors at that point; we were joking with each other. That last leg was not our most defining moment, but it was our best moment in the sense that we pulled together as a team."

Which team did you get along with the best?
Lance: "We got along with everybody and there was this underlying love-fest that was going on between all of the teams on the race. Everyone respected everybody and got along. When we got into the heat of the race and the heat of the competition, some teams carried that love-fest over and we weren't one of the teams that did that. The only person I was comfortable with, even during competitions, was Canaan. And we just had a lot of laughs."
Keri: "When you're running the race, you're so much into what you're doing that there's not really a lot of time for socialising. In general, I respect everyone who was on the race for getting on and their strategies."

With winter fast approaching - will your view of snowmen be forever changed after last night's challenge?
Keri: "We're going to build a huge one in the front yard this winter! It was just frustrating because they kept saying it was too skinny and he wasn't fat enough. We were going for a leaner snowman."
Lance: "You know what they didn't show was I actually did kick my snowman's head off! That was the second time I asked to kick it off; I actually decapitated him with a side-kick."

Lance, you called being on The Amazing Race a "great time". Aside from not winning - do either of you have any regrets about going on the show?
Keri: "I'm happy that we did it. We had such a good year, getting engaged, so many good things happened to us. I wouldn't have given it up for the world, because it made us stronger as a couple."
Lance: "To be on the show and beat out the thousands of other teams that were trying - it was surreal. So, we have no regrets at all. We were blessed with this experience. I'm a huge reality TV fan; to just be selected was such an awesome thing! A year ago watching the show, we never would have thought we'd be on it."

The Amazing Race continues next Sunday on CBS.


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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2009, 09:17:22 PM »
Exclusive: Lance Layne and Keri Morrione dish on 'The Amazing Race'


By Christopher Rocchio, 10/19/2009

Lance Layne and Keri Morrione knew their The Amazing Race journey was over when they arrived at the Race leg's indoor ski facility task and saw a bunch of half-melted snowmen.

Lance, a 41-year-old lawyer from Salem, MA, and his wife Keri, a 33-year-old finance manager from Peabody, MA, became the fifth team eliminated from The Amazing Race's fifteenth season during Sunday night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.

On Monday, Lance and Keri talked to Reality TV World about how a few missteps in the Race's Dubai leg led to their ouster; why Lance claims his personality portrayal was half editing and half real; why they were stressed both before and after their The Amazing Race experience; and how they were there to win at all costs.

Reality TV World: It seemed like your biggest problem during last night's leg -- and also during previous legs of the race -- was a difficulty with directions. Why do you think you guys had such a hard time getting around?

Lance: Before last night, you're taking cabs -- a lot of that is hopefully you get lucky enough to get a cab driver that knows where they need to go.  This was the first leg obviously that we had to drive. The highways just were very difficult to understand down there.

The biggest problem I think we had was were in that second group of people.  Because you're in that second group, I think you have more of a sense of urgency -- at least I felt we did. We made the mistake of trying to get the car first, ran into the wrong garage...

Keri: We should have gotten directions first. Having the directions first would have helped...

Lance: And everyone just sort of caravanned together. Once everyone had left and we were on our own... To be honest if any of the teams were left on their own, I think most of them would have gotten lost. But they mostly stuck together and it was obviously the smart. We just were getting tired of running with the pack.

Reality TV World: Did you think coming into the race that something like directions would hurt you so much?

Lance: Honestly, I was hoping it would have been a standard [transmission] vehicle because I think that would have thrown some people off. But yeah, we didn't expect to lose. We expected to win the race. That was something that was not anticipated because I'm actually not as bad with directions as it turned out to be.

But the thing is, when you're in a different country and people are giving you directions, you can't even get a landmark you're even close to familiar with. Whereas if you're driving around and you're lost in the United States, at least you can get a clue of where you are.

Reality TV World: Lance, you didn't come across very well on the show...

Lance: Oh boy...

Reality TV World: Has watching the show been a bit of an eye-opener about some of your behavior or do you think the editing didn't present an accurate edit of you?

Lance: You know what? Anyone that goes on one of these shows and complains about the editing should not be on a reality show. Anyone that understands these shows knows that things are edited a certain way -- the way they want to tell the story. And certainly, I gave them what they could use and they used the pieces they wanted to use and they didn't use other pieces.

I didn't come on this show to be the hero or the villain. I don't think we came on this show with a great, touching story -- I mean we weren't the father and son, we weren't the gay brothers, we weren't the interracial couple, we weren't the [all] girl team. For me to go out there and say I want to win the race, I think it upset a lot of people. But I'm competitive, and that was the way we came in.

Keri: I don't think anyone goes on the race to say "we don't want to win". And they can't obviously show every clip because you've got to remember those crews are with us 24 hours a day. You couldn't get every minute of every piece in.

Lance: I'm not like that 24/7.  But you know what? I don't think the show did me a disservice in any way. I enjoyed watching me.

Reality TV World: Your problems with directions also seemed to be part of a larger problem where you two seemed very frantic almost every time we saw you on camera. Would you agree with that?

Keri: I would say more of the panic came from -- the urgency -- came from our different styles. It felt, to me any ways, stressful because we hit it from two different perspectives.  When I get stressed I get very, very calm and Lance gets high strung. We were creating our own stress because we weren't functioning as a team at that point, just because we hadn't done it before and we haven't been competitive together.

Lance: By the time we hit Cambodia, we actually started working good as a team.  We were actually working good as a team in Dubai, but we screwed up the directions so there wasn't much we could do then.

Keri: We created some of it on our own with our styles, but we grew a lot from it.

Lance: I mean I've never had a female teammate before. So that was different for me.

Keri: If you've had a teammate before... (Lance and Keri laugh)

Reality TV World: Just to follow up on that, you guys seem aware of your contradictory styles. Was that something you thought you needed to keep an eye on going into the race?

Keri: I don't think we knew the extent, because we've only had maybe a couple of arguments before this. It's definitely a different situation to function in -- in a competitive arena versus everyday life. We knew we approached things differently, but I don't think we knew to the extent of how we think through in our process.

Reality TV World: Do you think that added level of stress -- which led to bickering -- hurt you during the race?

Lance: Is that a trick question?

Keri: (laughs) It did a little bit.

Lance: One of the aspects of winning the race is to work as a team. If you don't work as a team or you don't find some common bonds with each other in doing certain things, you're going to eventually lose.

Keri: It will be interesting to see this two years from now when we're settled in our relationship.

Lance: But from the competitive side of things, I don't think that was really going to change. We came on to win and that was really essentially our message. It may not have went over all that well.

Reality TV World: Did you see "Newly Dating Couple" Mika Combs and Canaan Smith or any of the other teams when you arrived at Ski Dubai?

Lance: I saw some melting snowmen.

Reality TV World: Based on that, do you know how long after Mika and Canaan you guys reached the Pit Stop? Was it close?

Lance: It's hard to say...

Keri: The snowmen weren't completely melted and it was 130 [degrees]. We figured maybe they had left a little bit before we got there.

Lance: We knew we missed them by a little bit, but thing was the Pit Stop was very close to Ski Dubai. Of course we didn't know that at the time. But getting there and not seeing anyone there -- or not any sign of anyone there -- was pretty much... We knew we were kind of screwed because we actually got lost getting back to that spot. We kind of knew we were in trouble.

Reality TV World: You already touched on this a little bit, but what type of impact do you think participating in the race had on your relationship?

Lance: I definitely have to work better as a team with Keri. Going forward, it exposed a lot of personality traits that you wouldn't see in normal life other than going through life for quite some time. But very few people are put in these real stressful situations that the race does offer, so I look at it and I see some of the things.

The funny thing was we were making big improvements on them.  We got back, I was more stressed about the two weeks leading up to our wedding after we got back. That was more stressful than the race itself.

Reality TV World: Okay, so your wedding was this summer?

Lance: Yeah, two weeks after the race.

Reality TV World: Congratulations. How did it go?

Lance: I yelled a lot...

Keri: No!

Lance: No, I didn't yell. (laughing)

Keri: I can't even tell you how amazing -- I don't know how it is for other people when they get married -- but how amazing it was because we had so much stress and pressure on our shoulders trying to plan the wedding and being away. When the day came, it was just incredible. We were so happy and euphoric, we partied so much.

Lance: We weren't even relaxed coming on the race because Keri had A LOT of planning to do. I was doing some things...

Keri: His tux wasn't in...

Lance: We came in stressed. So we were high strung to begin with.

Reality TV World: That leads well into my next question. What was your reaction when host Phil Keoghan revealed that somebody would be eliminated at the Race's starting line?

Lance: Loving it...

Keri: My gosh, my heart was pounding. We could not have come all this way and get eliminated and then not have the time to put... At least I'd want to be planning my wedding.

Lance: It would have been unbelievably embarrassing beyond comprehension. (laughing) But it never dawned on me that there was any chance of us being that team.

Reality TV World: Just to follow up on that, you were one of the last two teams trying to complete the task.  When we spoke with Eric and Lisa Paskel, they said they were the ones who figured out the symbol at the top of the clue was a hint as to what license plate to look for and they just chose to look for it in the wrong direction on the wall. Would you agree with that? Was it basically luck that kept you in the game at that point?

Keri: No, you know what happened was all the other teams got lucky except for ["Friends" Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew]. But I had seen it, and I even said to Lance, "Oh my god, we have to look for this!" We started at one end because we saw [Eric and Lisa] at the other end and we didn't want to pass them, so we were looking really meticulously.

The funny thing is me and Lisa were just ready to cross paths and she had missed it. I crossed her path -- and I'm looking, looking -- and I pulled it off. She had literally walked by it half-a-second before.

Reality TV World: That's close...

Keri: It was really, really stressful.

Lance: I had read somewhere that they said that Keri had seen Eric looking at the plate, but she totally got it on her own.

Keri: I'm not really sure if they knew what they were looking for.

Lance: What they didn't show was that this went on for 10 minutes -- us going back and forth. They probably made like three passes on that thing and we made three passes. Every time they went up there my heart dropped because there was a realization -- every time they got up there -- that [Phil] was going to say, "That's it!"

We were in a panic mode and it was chaos because money was all over the place, people were dropping money, dropping clues, people were panicking. You didn't realize until towards the end that it was dwindling down like it was.

Reality TV World: When we talked to Eric and Lisa they also thought it was an unfair twist.  Do you agree or do you think they were just bitter since they were the ones who were eliminated?

Lance: It's good TV. It's not fun to be on the losing end of it, but we all... Listen, Eric and Lisa, they fought hard to get on this show. We all beat out thousands of people to get on this show. We all made arrangements to give up a good portion of our summer to be on the show.

To go out like they went out is awful. Awful. But when I saw 12 teams there I was a little irritated because I thought it was  a one-in-11 shot at $1 million and now it's a one-in-12 shot a $1 million? That kind of sucks.

Reality TV World: After you were eliminated, was there anybody you really began rooting to win the $1 million?  Was there anybody you didn't want to see win?

Lance: I mean we obviously know who won. But as far as rooting for people, on the show I was real close with Canaan and Mika -- I always root for them regardless of what they do in life. I think anyone is deserving of winning only because everyone was selected from thousands of people. We're all special people. Any team to me could win the race.

If the race ran again, [Garrett Paul and Jessica Stout, the second eliminated team] would probably win the race. There's a lot of luck that's involved in the race, but there's also... You have to have a certain degree of mental toughness and every team had it.

Reality TV World: Was there anybody you really didn't get along with while you were out there?

Keri: There really wasn't a lot of time -- other than if you were waiting in an airport -- to really not like somebody.  And you had to respect everybody for having their own strategy. My human nature is to just like everybody, Lance may have had a different perspective... (laughs)

Lance: Well, here's the thing. I did like everyone outside the race. It was like this love fest that was going on during the race between the teams. They had put us in situations where we were all kind of locked together and we had to get along or kill each other.

The difference with me was -- and I don't think other people necessarily felt this way -- is that when we were in the heat of battle, the heat of the race, I hated my competitors for the most part. I wanted to beat them. There were other teams like you saw last night, I mean they still kind of kept that love relationship... I never wanted to play that way. When we were doing it, I wanted to win.

I give ["Professional Poker Players" Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle] credit.  They got ["Brothers" Daniel and Samuel McMillen] waiting around for them with a broken car. Certainly we wouldn't have done that.  Last night, [ "Dating Couple" Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney] got a Fast Forward and no one challenged them on it. If we had a shot at that Fast Forward -- which we didn't because of our grouping -- we would have went for it and challenged anybody on it.

Reality TV World: What was your favorite overall experience on the show?

Lance: To me, being a big reality TV fan, it was just surreal.  Hitting the mat for the first time and seeing Phil there, that was just so awesome.

Keri: Even though you don't have a lot of downtime in these places, you see their societies and how people live. You gain a lot of respect just running through different areas in different countries, just how hard-working people are. We feel fortunate being able to see all that. It was an amazing experience.

Lance: Oh yeah.  It was definitely our 15 minutes of fame.

Keri: All the local people we met just trying to get directions, you see these are really good, hard-working people.

Reality TV World: What aspect of The Amazing Race surprised you the most?

Keri: You mean other than the first elimination? (laughs)

Reality TV World: Yeah...

Lance: Going on a reality TV show -- even being a huge fan of reality TV -- I almost thought they're going to get us up in the morning, they're going to give us a big breakfast, they're going to put a little makeup on us, tell us what to wear.  But the race is very real.  It's definitely a TV show, it's not like an NFL game -- that extent of real. But it's definitely real real and you're definitely worn down.

The public really doesn't see how worn down we are.  All they say is the nice line on the map and the teams are going here and the teams are going there. They don't see the 10 hour travel time. They don't see the night down time. They don't see us sleeping on the dock other than for two minutes. You really don't see how they go out of their way to mentally try to break you down.

Reality TV World: How were you cast for The Amazing Race?  Was it your first time applying for the show?

Lance: We're not -- what's the word -- "mactors," model/actors. We're not that. I actually was a huge reality TV fan, Keri's a big reality TV fan. I had applied for years to Survivor.  Just like other people who try, you send in your application, you never get called.

I started getting calls for Survivor through the last few years, and started having talks about this latest edition. They had seen some pictures of Keri, and they loved them. This was the first time I had a partner who I even could consider doing the race with because The Amazing Race was always my other favorite show.

They loved Keri and the timing was right. You get a little bit of luck. They sent me down to casting in front of the big wigs and the competition started then.

Keri: It was my first time ever applying.

Lance: She's one-for-one in her reality endeavors. I'm like one-for-100. I think the bottom line is we're real, normal people.  No one put us on the show. No one pulled us out of a bar. We fought hard to get on it.

It's just as possible for regular people -- people might think I'm a little irregular -- but I'm regular in the sense that we fought hard to get on the show and just to get on the show, that was awesome.

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-lance-layne-and-keri-morrione-dish-on-the-amazing-race-9774.php

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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2009, 09:45:01 PM »
Thanks a lot puddin for all those interviews, they're all great!

After reading all that, I must say I like Lance and Keri. They were both awesome in the interviews and I wish the editors would have shown a little bit more that side on the show!

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« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2009, 11:46:04 PM »
Once again, Lance & Keri <3.
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« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2009, 12:10:07 AM »
Thanks a lot puddin for all those interviews, they're all great!

After reading all that, I must say I like Lance and Keri. They were both awesome in the interviews and I wish the editors would have shown a little bit more that side on the show!
I guess the editors decided that Lance would get this seasons villain edit? Like Ken wrote, the other racers think highly of Lance and have nothing but good things to say about him so BOO to the editors once again.

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« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2009, 01:38:59 AM »
I liked Lance and Keri, sad to see them go.

Even though Lance got a little bit whiney in Dubai, I'll let it slide.

Honestly, I don't know why people hated him. Most of the time he was just being competitive. I'd probably be like him.

Sure, a lot of the things he said were a bit rude or self-righteous, but he was just trying to be funny most of the time, and he never meant any harm with his jokes. I've never hated anybody for trying and failing, and I'm not about to start now.

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« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2009, 10:45:20 AM »
Amazing Race’s Keri & Lance Are Married!

The honeymoon was cut short when Lance, 41, and Keri Layne, 33, were the last team to check in on the Dubai leg of The Amazing Race 15. But another race began when the competitive lawyer and finance manager got home to Massachusetts with just two weeks left to plan their wedding. –Carrie Bell

In Sunday’s episode, you claimed you were racing worse than any other team in the show’s history. Looking back, is that true?
Lance: Probably not the worst of all time. We blew the driving. Bottom line is we just couldn’t navigate Dubai.
Keri: We hadn’t slept in a very, very long time. In hindsight, we should have got directions; then found the car. Everything was moving so fast. But even when you got directions, the exits were often spelled differently. The language was so different.
Lance: We should have stuck with the group. Once the caravan left, we were screwed. Losing five minutes in race time is like losing an hour in real time.

Your line, “No cheap wins” referred to your hatred of wins based on luck. Can you blame any of your Philimination on luck?
Lance: Some people didn’t like that. I just said what was on my mind. Going out sucks no matter what, but it would have sucked more if it were because we couldn’t get on a plane. As far as the Dubai leg, we all came in at the same time. Certain factors that keep you in the airport are out for your control.

Several teams shared directions, info and even ladles.
Lance: There was a love fest going on between the teams and that carried over into the game. Cheyne and Meghan did a fast forward and no one challenged them. The brothers waited for the girls when their car broke down. That was not my mentality. When we were in the heat of the battle, I put myself in a position where I hated the others teams. We weren’t going to help anybody or wait for anybody unless it benefited us somehow.
Keri: You can personally like people. But when it is competition time, we leave that on the sidelines.

Lance was the guy viewers loved to hate, yet others defend you. Marcy even called you a sweetheart.
Keri: His secret is out. His image is ruined.

Do you think it was a fair edit?
Lance: If you’re going to [complain] about the edit, you shouldn’t have gone on a reality show in the first place. I gave them every bite they used to tell their story and I’m fine with it. I didn’t come on to be the hero or the villain. There was not much gripping enough about our story for America to jump on the Lance and Keri bandwagon. We weren’t the all-girl team. We weren’t coming out. We weren’t the black and white couple. We were the people that came to win.
Keri: They have hours of footage and there’s no way to show it all. If you compare our first leg to our last, you see that we came a long way. We grew as a team.

Did it help or hurt your relationship?
Keri: As a couple, we’re stronger for it. Before the Race, we’d never gotten in a big fight. Competition brings out a different side of people and we learned to respect those differences.
Lance: I wasn’t a great teammate at the start. I was a one-man band. By Cambodia, we were working together and leaning on each other. My recommendation is not to go on this show to test your relationship.

Did the wedding happen?
Lance: It did. Honestly, the two weeks after we got back and leading up to the wedding were more stressful than racing. Then I was really getting yelled at.
Keri: My dress hadn’t come in and the catering wasn’t decided. I was stressed. But nothing compared to walking down the aisle and seeing Lance’s face, knowing that we had gone through this stressful competition and were now sure we were meant to be together.

How was the Race as a honeymoon option?
Keri: It was like a working honeymoon. Couples pay for therapy and do roleplay and we can see where our communication breaks down on TV.
Lance: Elimination Station was more like a honeymoon at the beach. It was relaxing and we got to spend time with the others without competition in the way.
Keri: It was cool to find out that Garrett and Jess had gotten engaged because I had someone to talk about weddings with.

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/10/20/amazing-races-keri-lance-are-married/

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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2009, 11:54:00 PM »
From what I have read from Zev's & Justin's Twitter accounts, they all have high regard for Lance and like him a lot. That's enough for me. :tup:
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« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2009, 12:32:31 PM »
Nice interviews! And I was really impressed with their improvement as a team over the last two episodes. I miss them now, even though I thought I wouldn't before. They really were the comic relief! :lol:

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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2009, 09:01:38 PM »
I'm surprised no interview discussed the existent Blind U-Turn that appeared in the third leg that targeted Lance and Keri?
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« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2009, 09:48:46 PM »
Unless the interviewers read us, they probably didn't know about it. ;)
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« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2009, 10:23:21 PM »
I'm surprised no interview discussed the existent Blind U-Turn that appeared in the third leg that targeted Lance and Keri?

I thought it went unused, hence the reason it went unaired...? If it's unused how could it target Lance & Keri?

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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2009, 12:22:01 AM »
Unaired, not unused. As reported elsewhere here, Mika and Cananan used it on Lance and Keri, but they were ahead of them so it didn't count.
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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2009, 09:14:40 AM »
Lance and Keri = Following the footsteps of L/K teams!

Lance and Keri, you're loved! You aren't the villains!!!  :hearts:  :jumpy:  :wohoo:
you're the best team in this season  :hearts:  :jumpy:  :wohoo:
Lance, you're the best attorney since Mirna! and all who follows Mirna's footsteps by being entertaining is soooooo great!!  :hearts:  :jumpy:  :wohoo:
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« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2009, 03:43:31 PM »
Lance and Keri = Following the footsteps of L/K teams!

Lance and Keri, you're loved! You aren't the villains!!!  :hearts:  :jumpy:  :wohoo:
you're the best team in this season  :hearts:  :jumpy:  :wohoo:
Lance, you're the best attorney since Mirna! and all who follows Mirna's footsteps by being entertaining is soooooo great!!  :hearts:  :jumpy:  :wohoo:

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Re: TAR15: Keri Morrione & Lance Layne - Engaged
« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2009, 09:21:02 PM »
Unaired, not unused. As reported elsewhere here, Mika and Cananan used it on Lance and Keri, but they were ahead of them so it didn't count.

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