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TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« on: January 20, 2015, 02:11:52 PM »
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Name: Jelani Roy
Age: 32
Hometown: New York, NY
Relationship Status: Single
Current occupation: Lawyer
Describe what you do: I currently have an equity interest in an internet startup where I negotiate deals with fortune 500 companies. Iím also a sports agent.
3 words to describe you: Loyal, intelligent and fun.
Favorite hobbies: Playing/watching sports, cooking and bar hopping.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Passing the New York bar exam the first time I took it.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places and interacting with the people from there.
How many serious relationships have you been in? Three serious relationships.
What are your deal breakers in a relationship? They have to be compassionate.
What are the top 3 qualities you are looking for in a mate? Pretty, laid back and fun.
What are 3 turn offs or pet peeves in a mate? Smokers (but learn to tolerate it), being mean and high maintenance.
Who is your celebrity crush? Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi from Game of Thrones).
What famous person reminds you of yourself? I get Taye Diggs a lot.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Antarctica, because it one of the few remaining mostly untouched places on earth.
 
 
Name: Jenny Wu

Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles
Relationship Status: Single
Current occupation: Blogger/lawyer
Describe what you do: As a blogger, I create content via my blog and other media platforms and work with fashion and beauty companies on digital collaboration and campaigns. As a lawyer, Iím creative, resourceful, observant, analytical and take calculated risks.
3 words to describe you: Feisty, bubbly and adventurous.
Favorite hobbies: Photography, attending music festivals and hiking.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Coming to terms with who I am and what I want in life while letting go of my fear of being alone.
What scares you most about traveling? The one thing that scares me about traveling is not knowing if the next bathroom will just be a hole in the ground.
What excites you most about traveling? Getting lost and finding my way back.
How many serious relationships have you been in? Only one! I dated my high school sweetheart for 10 years before getting married. We recently got a divorce.
What are your deal breakers in a relationship? Selfishness, laziness, settling for the status quo and aversion to desserts.
What are the top 3 qualities you are looking for in a mate? Excellent banter skills, quick wit and a striking resemblance to Leonardo DiCaprio.
What are 3 turn offs or pet peeves in a mate? The losing trifecta is someone who doesn't have anything interesting to say, but can't stop talking about himself, and is devoid of any unique perspective.
Who is your celebrity crush? Leonardo DiCaprio
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Norma Jean Baker
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Turks and Caicos because I want to catch lobsters with my bare hands.

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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 02:18:43 PM »
Meet JELANI!
 
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JQv5m1wEP0c" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JQv5m1wEP0c</a>
 
 
Meet JENNY!
 
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/q2knlpufZhY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/q2knlpufZhY</a>
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 08:47:20 PM »
Not sure these will connect :X
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 07:50:29 PM »
omg if we can't get Azaria & Christina back to the race, we have them. I hope they will be awesome :conf:
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 10:47:32 PM »
#DatingLawyers not sure if this will work but I'm pretty sure CBS asked them deeper questions about working/dating/knowing a gender from another race group (not trying to sound racist here). Hope that this will work out for them! They could be a really intellectual team!
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 06:08:22 PM »
Here's a brief interview with Jenny Wu. In it, she talks about how she got selected for the show (auditioned with a friend, was asked about being a blind date, survived 10 interviews!), how she trained before the filming and what sweat proof makeup items she used on the race.

http://la.racked.com/2015/2/12/8025133/la-blogger-amazing-race-star-jenny-wu-talks-reality-tv-sweat-proof


LA Blogger & Amazing Race Star Jenny Wu Talks Reality TV, Sweat-Proof Beauty

On Wednesday, February 25th, the twenty-sixth season of beloved reality competition show The Amazing Race will premiere on CBS. In addition to there being a twist in the usual team setup (pairs normally consist of competitors with preexisting relationships; this time five of the teams will consist of couples meeting the first time), this season is particularly interesting because it will star an LA blogger.

Here, former lawyer Jenny Wu of Good, Bad, and Fab gives us the scoop on her experience on the show, where she played for one million dollars. Although she can't reveal if she won the big bucks, she is sharing where she trained for the gig in LA, what beauty products saved her face during the competition, and what she thinks about the world of reality TV.

What was the audition process like?

I sent in an audition tape with a girlfriend of mine. We are both huge Amazing Race fans and love traveling and experiencing new adventures. After submitting the video, they called me back the next day and said they were pairing up strangers for the new season and wanted me to move forward in the audition process. I called my friend, got her blessing, and then went through ten more rounds of auditions.

How did you train for the show?

I worked out with my personal trainer, Jules Erickson at Iron Gym in Santa Monica, twice a week. I also practiced yoga and did blasts of cardio whenever and wherever I could. It was intense, but it put me in the best shape of my life!

What beauty products did you use to stay looking fresh?

I loaded up on sweat-proof makeup! For all-day coverage, I used Too Faced Melted lipstick ($21), Youngblood mineral powder ($40), Covergirl liquid eyeliner ($5.60), Physician's Formula BB cream ($14.95), and Urban Decay Cannonball waterproof mascara ($20).

What was the most challenging part of the Amazing Race experience?

Learning to believe in myself and to let go of my fears.

What was the most surprising thing you learned about taping reality TV?

On The Amazing Race, what you see is what actually happened!

What's next for you? Do you want to do more reality TV?

Through my blog, my YouTube channel, and other media platforms, I hope to continue to inspire and empower others to follow their dreams. After all, I'm just an ordinary girl living extraordinary moments. I also want to spread the message that you can be a fierce and intelligent female while still embracing your passion for beauty and fashion. Ladies, we can have it all. As for reality TV, probably not for a while, but I'd love to host my own travel show!
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 12:36:22 PM »
I've been following Jenny's blog for quite a while now, we are definitely about to see the most fashionable racer yet. Jenny & Jelani to win!

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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 01:24:24 PM »
:bigwelcome to RFF, Witchcraft!
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2015, 03:37:38 PM »
I enjoyed watching them last night. My favorite moment was when they were having their nerdy lawyer moment on their way to the pit stop (the whole "what does vicinity mean" conversation).

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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2015, 03:39:17 PM »
I also love them, I love how they walked to Phil using the Detour dance moves :lol:
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2015, 04:13:21 PM »
Loving these two!  :hrt:
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2015, 05:26:43 PM »
Cool people! They are my faves along with Blair and Hayley
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2015, 07:41:24 PM »
The only team I'm rooting for this season. The rest of the teams are just meh.
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 08:08:18 PM »
Weird hug at the pit stop. Seems like Jelani wanted more of that hug  :funny:
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2015, 12:49:25 AM »
Weird hug at the pit stop. Seems like Jelani wanted more of that hug  :funny:

The hug in Leg 2 is so much better. They embrace each other <3
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Re: TAR 26: Jelani Roy & Jenny Wu "Blind Daters"
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2015, 07:03:02 PM »
Nice to know that many people likes this team... I also am rooting for them.
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