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Recruited Teams
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:20:15 AM »
Hi all, hope you had a nice festive season and whatnot  :ghug:

Anyways, I was just wondering how teams are recruited? If anyone knew how it worked that would be cool. Also, if you know any recruited teams list them below; it would be cool to a) have a list of them and b) see how they did in comparison to those who applied.
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 03:32:16 AM »
I know the Chips and Rob & Sheila were recruited.

I don't know any others though.
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 05:49:32 AM »
I have a list...

Season 12
Nicolas & Donald
Shana & Jennifer
Kate & Pat

Season 13
Anita & Arthur
Ken & Tina

Season 14
Mel & Mike
Margie & Luke
Steve & Linda

Season 15
Eric & Lisa
Zev & Justin
Mika & Canaan
Maria & Tiffany
Globetrotters

Season 16
Jeff & Jordan
Brent & Caite
Cowboys (?)
The Detectives (?)

Season 17
Brook & Claire
Michael & Kevin

Season 19
Laurence & Zac
Amani & Marcus
Andy & Tommy
Ethan & Jenna
Kaylani & Lisa

Season 20
Art & JJ
Brendon & Rachel
Vanessa & Ralph
Fitness & Danny
Elliot & Andrew
Misa & Maiya

Season 21
Josh & Brent
Chippendales
James & Abba
Amy & Daniel
Rob & Shelia

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 06:13:10 AM »
I have a list...

Season 12
Nicolas & Donald
Shana & Jennifer
Kate & Pat

Season 13
Anita & Arthur
Ken & Tina

Season 14
Mel & Mike
Margie & Luke
Steve & Linda

Season 15
Eric & Lisa
Zev & Justin
Mika & Canaan
Maria & Tiffany
Globetrotters

Season 16
Jeff & Jordan
Brent & Caite
Cowboys (?)
The Detectives (?)

Season 17
Brook & Claire
Michael & Kevin

Season 19
Laurence & Zac
Amani & Marcus
Andy & Tommy
Ethan & Jenna
Kaylani & Lisa

Season 20
Art & JJ
Brendon & Rachel
Vanessa & Ralph
Fitness & Danny
Elliot & Andrew
Misa & Maiya

Season 21
Josh & Brent
Chippendales
James & Abba
Amy & Daniel
Rob & Shelia

wowsers, thankyou :) but how do they get recruited? i can understand the cowboys or the choppendales because they were semi-famous before the race, but how about other teams like fitness and danny?

and why do u have question marks near the cowboys and the detectives? where they maybe not recruited?
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 06:48:34 AM »
wowsers, thankyou :) but how do they get recruited? i can understand the cowboys or the choppendales because they were semi-famous before the race, but how about other teams like fitness and danny?

and why do u have question marks near the cowboys and the detectives? where they maybe not recruited?

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 09:56:24 AM »
1. James and Abba said in an interview they applied normaly, so the were not recruited..
2. Zev and Justin applied normally, I have seen their audition video on youtube.
3. Margie and Luke/ Nicholas and Donald were recruited???  :ascared

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 11:30:52 AM »
Margie and Luke weren't recruited, they applied for Family Edition with two other members of their family, and got to semifinals of casting, but were cut. Margie and Luke were then asked for TAR 14.
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 01:41:37 PM »
That list is not totally correct...
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 03:17:44 PM »
I can confirm that my mom and I aren't recruited :) we get that a lot but we weren't. We applied for TAR 8, 12, 13, and 14 before we finally made it on.

Steve and Linda weren't recruited. They applied. I know Amanda & Kris and Jen & Kisha were recruited. Mike & his director friend and Tammy & Victor were finalists for TAR 13. Natalie (the one won Survivor Samoa) were a finalist for TAR 14 along with her ex boyfriend as well.

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 03:20:42 PM »
Amanda and Kris were recruited? :ascared Wow thats a shocker. Thanks Luke for your input to this discussion


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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013, 03:21:28 PM »
Oh wow , thank you for the info , Luke!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 03:23:03 PM »
Also I forgot to add, Meghan & Cheyne were finalists for TAR 14 too! We were together a lot during the casting and they had no idea I was deaf :)

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 03:38:08 PM »
Meghan and Cheyne on TAR14 would completly seal the season for the best ever.
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2013, 03:49:36 PM »
Not if I U-Turn them :-p

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2013, 03:51:55 PM »
Not if I U-Turn them :-p

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Since they didn't knew that you were deaf , you would only be the Sinister Kid than. OMG EVERYTHING WOULD HAVE CHANGEEED  :tantrum :tantrum :tantrum :tantrum :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2013, 04:38:22 PM »
Wow. It's really Luke. Well congratulations man on making in to Top 3 and Top 6(i think) in both races!
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 04:57:52 PM »
I might be mistaken, but I think I heard that Nat and Kat were recruited.

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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 08:14:30 PM »
To be recruited do you have to be semi-famous?

Also if you find out about recruited teams for future seasons DO NOT POST THEM HERE! That stuff would go in spoilers not this discussion!! (Peach was on my back!)
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2013, 10:46:25 PM »
Mike White was not recruited.

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/feb/14/entertainment/et-white14

"I couldn't write. I'd been watching for so long, I was just like, 'I want to go on the show!' " White recalled. "I made a tape with a friend and sent it in. It wasn't like I tried to pull rank. We just sent in an audition and they called."


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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2013, 01:00:09 AM »
Mike White was not recruited.

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/feb/14/entertainment/et-white14

"I couldn't write. I'd been watching for so long, I was just like, 'I want to go on the show!' " White recalled. "I made a tape with a friend and sent it in. It wasn't like I tried to pull rank. We just sent in an audition and they called."

Hmm. From the interview it sounds like he wasn't but he and his son had a higher celebrity rank then most on TAR, especially after School of Rock!
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2013, 06:53:56 AM »
The detectives in TAR 16 I think were recruited. From what I heard 1 of them signed up for Survivor but was asked to find someone for TAR.
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2013, 09:55:26 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but why they recruited teams starting after the first All-Stars? :duno: ???

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2013, 01:08:28 PM »
Can I just ask - how do you know if a team is recruited? Do they usually say in interview or is it obvious? :duno: ???
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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2013, 02:31:47 PM »
Seems like Joey & Meghan may have been recruited judging by Joey's latest video where he says his friend "hooked him up with the right people", he said he's going to post a full explanation video soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PI5-szawJg

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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2013, 01:00:30 PM »
I think this explains why I don't feel like rooting for some teams even if they were awesome (Chippendales) on the race. I would prefer a team who applied for the show on their own to win rather than having been recruited. Before TAR Allstars... all the teams seemed much more genuine (although there were still a few teams here and there who got through by pulling strings)...

I miss those days with real relationships at stake (Jon and Vic), friends just bickering (Tian and Jaree) and one member of the team just completely going nuts (Flo and Zach).

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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2013, 01:02:31 PM »
And that explains why I grew to love Margie and Luke again after TAR 14 when I did not like them (probably due to editing but whatever, I still like them a hell lot) as much as I adored them on the first leg (even teared when they won the first leg. what a historical moment!).

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2013, 07:52:47 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but why they recruited teams starting after the first All-Stars? :duno: ???

It was before all-stars. Rob & Amber were definitely the first recruited team, and I read somewhere Charla & Mirna were recruited after Amazing Race production crew posted an ad in a "little person" magazine or something like that.

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« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2013, 09:07:12 PM »
I think Dustin/Kandice might have been recruited?

Which brings about my point about this near witch hunt. I think the practice of recruiting is indicative of production laziness but the main motivation of production is to bring about an entertaining show, not so much wish fulfillment. I don't think having a team that was recruited makes them any less compelling or entertaining (see: Kisha/Jen, Dustin/Kandice as above, James/Jaymes) or any less compelling, nor do I think it makes their performance any less legitimate. Similarly, a team that applied isn't going to be more entertaining to me just because they were applied *cough*Gary/Will, BJ/Tyler*cough*.

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2013, 09:18:24 PM »
Interesting thread!

Here's my contribution from an interview in December with Josh and Brent:

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

Josh Kilmer-Purcell: We were actually doing a cookbook signing in LA and we met a woman whose friend watched our show and also was involved with The Amazing Race. And the first words out of Brent's mouth were, "Why aren't we on?!" Because we've been longtime fans. And so shortly after that, we got a call and then we formally applied and went through the application process.

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-josh-kilmer-purcell-and-brent-ridge-discuss-their-the-amazing-race-victory-(part-2)--14181.php

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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2013, 09:37:31 PM »
Weren't pageant contestants, like Erika, Nicole, and Christie from TAR5, heavily recruited by the show?

Alison from TAR5 was both a pageant contestant and "Big Brother" alum.

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Re: Recruited Teams
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 10:38:31 PM »
Just like Zev and Justin's audition video, The Globetrotters applied saw their audition video as well and they're not recruited.

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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2013, 09:37:20 AM »
Also I forgot to add, Meghan & Cheyne were finalists for TAR 14 too! We were together a lot during the casting and they had no idea I was deaf :)

I am glad that Meghan and Cheyne were on TAR15 instead. That allowed me to enjoy 2 seasons in a row where I supported the winning team.

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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2013, 10:00:36 AM »
I applied to Tar 5,6 and 7. I didn't apply to 8 because kids had to be over 12. I had applied to Survivor 5-11 and made it pretty far a few times. It was because of my season 11 video they called me to apply to Tar 8 because they were lowering the age to 9.

In a way I was recruited too. I have always said if you want to get on TAR or Survivor apply to both since they use a lot of the same casting people.  I even got a call and went to finals for BB4 because of my many applications.

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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2013, 12:53:18 PM »
If you stay in America.... *jealous* :lol3:

And well, you did apply many many times... that doesn't count as "recruited". If it does, I'm so glad they did... now if only you and Carissa/Billy get invited back for another run..... ;)

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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2013, 08:51:42 AM »
I would love for Billy and Carissa to race. Billy has 2 more years in the Air Force and Carissa just turned 17 so maybe in a few years you might see them again.  In fact it would be awesome if they brought back the kids as adults from season 8

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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2013, 09:23:46 AM »
I would love for Billy and Carissa to race. Billy has 2 more years in the Air Force and Carissa just turned 17 so maybe in a few years you might see them again.  In fact it would be awesome if they brought back the kids as adults from season 8

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