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TAR18: Kent Kaliber & Vyxsin Fiala (dating)

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RealityFreakWill:
Why did Kynt change his name from Kynt Cothran to Kent Kaliber?

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--- Quote from: RealityFreakWill on January 20, 2011, 01:09:00 AM ---Why did Kynt change his name from Kynt Cothran to Kent Kaliber?

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It was done to honour his father, who died recently.

georgiapeach:

--- Quote from: Coutzy on January 20, 2011, 06:23:19 AM ---
--- Quote from: RealityFreakWill on January 20, 2011, 01:09:00 AM ---Why did Kynt change his name from Kynt Cothran to Kent Kaliber?

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It was done to honour his father, who died recently.

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Very much so.

georgiapeach:
New video in post 1!!

georgiapeach:
Louisville reality stars Kent and Vyxsin get second crack at $1 million prize in 'Amazing Race'
12:20 AM, Feb. 18, 2011 
Written byChrista Ritchie 

Meet Kent and Vyxsin
• The couple will be at the Carl Casper Custom and Louisville New Auto Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. next Friday; 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 27.


The “Pink & Black Attack” is back. Louisville “Amazing Race” stars Kent and Vyxsin are gearing up for another mad dash around the globe when “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business” premieres Sunday on CBS.

The local goth scenesters, who were a fan favorite with their eye-catching eyeliner and matching pink and black fashions, appeared on the show in 2007 before being eliminated during the eighth leg of the competition. Now they're going against 10 teams from past seasons — including Miss Kentucky 2009 Mallory Ervin of Lexington and her father, Gary Ervin, of Morganfield — for a shot at the $1 million prize.

“When we got the call to come back, I just about dropped the phone,” Kent said by phone from their home in Los Angeles, where they relocated after their first trek around the world. (He went by “Kynt” during the first race, but changed the “y” to “e” after his father died last year.)

“Getting to race once is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Vyxsin said. “Having a second chance is like lightning striking twice.”
This time around, the duo say they have some new strategies.

“We may make new mistakes, but let's not make the same mistakes as the first time,” Vyxsin said.

She referred to their undoing in Florence, Italy, where Kent destroyed their car's clutch because he wasn't adept at driving a stick shift. The mishap ultimately sent them packing during an elimination in Mumbai, India.

“One of the things we did this time around was we hired someone to do a private tutoring session with us on how to drive a stick shift,” Vyxsin said, laughing. “Learning foreign languages was also something I really worked hard on this time.”

Preparing for round two was even more intimidating, Kent said, because “the reality hit us that this is going to be the best of the best. These aren't virgin teams taking this expedition for the first time.”

“We really tried to create for ourselves an ‘Amazing Race' boot camp in our day-to-day lifestyle,” he said. “Our day began with an 8-mile run … and our evening ended with playing the ‘Amazing Race' video game on our Nintendo Wii. She and I tried to simulate the experience in every way we could.”

Since their initial run, Kent and Vyxsin have been staying in the spotlight. They have been regular co-hosts on the TV Guide Network and have also guest-starred on “Hannah Montana,” “Shear Genius,” “Bones” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

When the 18th season of “Amazing Race” thopens at 8 p.m. Sunday, you'll see the reality stars at the start line — a wind farm in Palm Springs, Fla.— “We're getting blown around like crazy,” Kent said.
Then the goths head down under to Sydney, Australia, to tackle the first challenge.

“It was very surreal standing there and looking at all of these teams we've seen before, because we watched them on the show during their season. These are some of the teams we were cheering for, and now they're our competition,” Vyxsin said.

The two also promise they won't disappoint when it comes to the stylish matching wardrobes they wear this season.
“Vyxsin and I have a passion for fashion, makeup and life,” Kent said. “We tried to create an all-new Kent-and-Vyxsin look this time around. … You'll still see those familiar colors, of course, but we tried to amp the fashion up even more.”

They can't reveal how well they do on the show, or if they're $1 million richer, but they do have one thing to say about this new season.
“Whether we are the first team eliminated, or we win the whole thing, we promise to keep you on the edge of your seat,” Kent said. “We plan to tickle viewers' eyes and their funny bones! There are 11 teams racing, but there is only one ‘Pink & Black Attack.' ”

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110218/FEATURES07/302180022/-1/sports080101/Louisville-reality-stars-Kent-Vyxsin-get-second-crack-1-million-prize-Amazing-Race-?odyssey=nav%7Chead

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