#TheCousins Name: Alex ManardAge:
Champaign, Ill.Connection to your teammate:
Department Supervisor in Retail salesDescribe what you do:
I am in charge of the apparel department. I take new products and put them on the floor while supervising the store.3 words to describe you:
Funny, a ladies man and courageous.Favorite hobbies:
Coaching, bowling and hiking.What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
Making it to the state tournament for wrestling in high school and receiving my Associates degree.What famous person reminds you of yourself?
Matt DamonWhat famous person reminds you of your teammate?
Matthew BroderickWhat scares you most about traveling?
Getting completely lost.What excites you most about traveling?
I’m excited to see different cultures and traditions. Also, seeing the different landscapes.Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together:
My partner talks way too much. I’ll have to talk over him just so he can hear me.Pet peeve about your teammate:
He plans everything out and overthinks everything!What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
India. I have always wanted to see the Himalayas and meet a Sherpa.What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?
I hope to gain many funny memories, prove that I can accomplish and am capable of anything, and conquer my fears!Follow on Twitter and Instagram:
@Atm105 Name: Adam DingemanAge:
Des Moines, Iowa (Currently lives in Valley Village, Calif.)Connection to your teammate:
Host/serverDescribe what you do:
I am part of the host training team. I am also a server, so I brighten peoples’ day with food!3 words to describe you:
Dependable, lively and enthusiastic.Favorite hobbies:
Storm chasing in the Midwest, hiking and singing. What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
Moving to Los Angeles when I was 18. I didn’t know a single person and have now made a life for myself.What famous person reminds you of yourself?
Adam DeVine.What famous person reminds you of your teammate?
Matt Damon and Bruce Willis. What scares you most about traveling?
Trying different foods and getting completely lost. What excites you most about traveling?
Seeing the beauty of nature and learning new customs. I want to go everywhere!Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together:
When Alex gets stressed, he tends to blame others for the problem. When he gets competitive, he gets very loud.Pet peeve about your teammate:
He puts things off until the last minute, whereas I like to plan things out.What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
The Netherlands. I’m Dutch and it would be unbelievable to see where my ancestors came from and how they lived.What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?
I know there are going to be a lot of stressful situations, but I hope to stay positive and live in the moment to experience all the different cultures.Follow on Twitter:
@AdingemanFollow on Instagram: