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Title: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on September 01, 2010, 08:32:40 AM
Brook and Claire

Home Shopping Hosts

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2017/BrookandClaire.jpg)



Brook Roberts

Age: 27

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Connection to your Teammate: Best Friend/Co-host  

Current occupation: Home Shopping Television Host

Favorite hobbies: Snow skiing, spending time with my family, scrapbooking and traveling

Achievements: I'm proud that I'm a self-sufficient woman. I make a six figure salary in my twenties and I don't need to be supported by anyone financially.

Lifelong to do list: Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and take over for Kelly Ripa when she's ready to retire

What scares you most about traveling? Disease! I'm so scared of getting an incurable disease.

What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new cultures and meeting people that live a life unlike mine

If I could switch places with someone: Kelly Ripa or Giuliana Rancic from E! News

Role model/hero: My entire family -- from my grandparents to my six siblings -- they all inspire me to be a better person. They keep me grounded and they're a team of role models who live humble, respectful and fulfilling lives.

What are you passionate about? I'm passionate about anything that involves traveling, gemstones and family. Ive been to mines all over the world and I know the chemical makeup of just about every gemstone on the planet! I'm certified from both the Gemological Institute of America and The Diamond Council of America.

What would you do if you won the million dollars? If we win the million dollars I would send my little sister to college and buy a house in Malibu.

People would be surprised to learn: Most people find my job intriguing. I'm a jewelry home shopping host.

Favorite place you have ever visited: My favorite place in the world is Bali, Indonesia. The island is crammed with history, art, spirituality and enchanting people.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: It will be a challenge not to laugh our way out of any obstacle. Claire and I both have a wicked sense of humor and every time we face adversity we break out in fits of laughter and jokes. We are here to win and want to have a good time doing it.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? It would be an experience that would bond us together for life. I think everyone out there wants to develop stronger and deeper bonds with their best friend.

Pet peeve about your teammate: My pet peeve about Claire is that she is really bossy and gets easily offended when I don't listen to her advice.



Claire Champlin

Age: 30

Hometown: Reno, Nev.

Connection to your Teammate: Best Friend/Co-host  

Current occupation: Home Shopping Television Host

Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, horseback riding and traveling

Achievements: My career is my biggest achievement

Lifelong to do list: Travel, meet new people, have new experiences and continue to grow as a person -- everything that the Race has to offer. Guess I can check that one off my bucket list.  

What scares you most about traveling? The food is probably the scariest part of traveling.

What excites you most about traveling? All the adventures and the people you meet  

If I could switch places with someone: No one. I love and cherish my life. I am truly blessed and never take that for granted.

Role model/hero: My dad is my hero Ė he always strives to go above and beyond what he thinks he is capable of.  

What are you passionate about? Family

What would you do if you won the million dollars? If I were to win the million dollars I would invest it wisely and make another million.

People would be surprised to learn: That's a hard one. I'm pretty much an open book.

Favorite place you have ever visited: Favorite place on the planet is Costa Rica, hands down.  The scenery is gorgeous and the people are so genuine and kind.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Ha! Please. Brook and I can take on anything -- as long as it doesn't require a lot of running.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I'm running  the Race to have a great adventure and for an ďamazingĒ experience.

Pet peeve about your teammate: Brooke always looks good. Even when she wakes up in the morning it looks like she has a full face of make-up.



Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on September 01, 2010, 12:12:46 PM
Summary updated with Intro video!!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Hooky on September 01, 2010, 07:59:07 PM
Interesting. I think I may come to like these two if I can get past Brook's voice. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Paron on September 02, 2010, 01:50:28 AM
Interesting. I think I may come to like these two if I can get past Brook's voice. :lol:
Meh.  I'm just reminded (somewhat) of Sarah Chalke's Elliot from Scrubs, so it's easy to stand.  Plus, I've heard lots of other women with similar voices, so her voice doesn't bother me.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: DŚnooky on September 02, 2010, 11:05:14 PM
Brook reminds me of Lisa Kudrow
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Jobby on September 04, 2010, 11:18:01 AM
Girls clad in pink, all-female.. spells early elimination disaster.

Doesn't help that one of them is called Brook. Marissa and Brooke.. anyone?

It will.. really be amazing... and.. shocking to see them in the final 3.. but at the same time if they did, they will just prove my theory of casting "weak" looking all-female teams who had zero chances of making past the first few legs.

You know i have a soft spot for all-female teams. It doesn't help that they're innocent looking as well.

Will be rooting for them! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Hooky on September 04, 2010, 11:39:05 AM
They sound like their game play will be pretty similar to Charla & Mirna's: Get people to work for you and use your communication skills and networking to carry you through the race. Because of this, I think this team could become strong with flight-finding. The biggest obstacle for them will probably be "down and dirty" or "physical" tasks. But they sound really confident despite the fact that they look weak, so I'm anxious to see if their racing ability will be as strong as they say.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on September 04, 2010, 11:45:47 AM
They are both quite fit, I am not seeing the "weak" at all! I think this will be a great team to watch, I loved their humor on the video!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 04, 2010, 05:07:10 PM
FYI, according to Miss America Organization, Brook was Miss Oregon 2004. I have the last 16 years of pageants on tape and will go check to see if Brook was indeed one of the contestants. Will get back to you all.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 04, 2010, 05:23:31 PM
Yup, she was competing for the title of Miss America 2005.

Here's the link to her bio as Miss Oregon:

http://www.missamerica.org/competition-info/state-contestants.aspx?state=Oregon&year=2004&GO=GO!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: AmazingRace on September 05, 2010, 05:09:45 AM
It's just so interesting that racers on TAR are linked beforehand in someway.

Miss America 2004 was Ericka Dunlap (TAR 15) and Brook saw Ericka crown Miss America 2005, and then Miss America 2005 crowned Miss America 2006, when Dustin & Kandice were on the same stage competing.

Same for the Miss USA pageants.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: realshowfan on September 05, 2010, 05:27:24 AM
It's just so interesting that racers on TAR are linked beforehand in someway.

Miss America 2004 was Ericka Dunlap (TAR 15) and Brook saw Ericka crown Miss America 2005, and then Miss America 2005 crowned Miss America 2006, when Dustin & Kandice were on the same stage competing.

Same for the Miss USA pageants.

To me, pre-TAR links hold true like Nick-Jonathan as the Fantasticks. These Miss America pageants however, are just because producers love casting them.  :P
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on September 05, 2010, 08:43:30 AM
Topic, please? :kuss:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: mandk on September 06, 2010, 12:42:51 PM
All the teams are great but i believe that Brook and Claire have the most to prove and for that i will be rooting for them this season  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Mandoli on September 07, 2010, 01:26:57 PM
This is one of the more unique relationships I have ever seen on the history of the show. Most of these relationships have been overused, but this? Love it.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: MamaT on September 07, 2010, 02:13:00 PM
They're friends ands co-workers.  Am I missing something?  I dont see what is unique about their relationship
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Mandoli on September 07, 2010, 03:31:17 PM
They're friends ands co-workers.  Am I missing something?  I dont see what is unique about their relationship

I meant the whole "home shopping host" thing.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Cocoa on September 07, 2010, 06:59:23 PM
I have  feeling that I'm gonna <3 this team. :tup: Oops! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2010, 03:19:01 PM
Congratulations to Claire on her marriage and expected baby!! Joy!


ET interview:




More here:
http://www.etonline.com/news/2010/09/91278/
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Vitoko on September 22, 2010, 05:31:31 PM
Did I heard what she just said? "I drag her to the FINISH LINE"  :ascared

I'am actually rooting for Nat&Kat but this girls got it, so funny, and so freaking competitive... they look like a team to beat!...

I though they were actually kind of overrated... :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2010, 05:33:18 PM
I think they are going to be tough cookies!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Vitoko on September 22, 2010, 05:42:48 PM
I think they are going to be tough cookies!! :hearts:

Cookies? don't get it  :umn:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: TexasLady on September 22, 2010, 05:49:44 PM
I think they are going to be tough cookies!! :hearts:

Cookies? don't get it  :umn:

It means tough competitors.  :tup: 

Welcome to RFF Vitoko!

 :bigwelcome
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Vitoko on September 22, 2010, 05:52:39 PM
I think they are going to be tough cookies!! :hearts:

Cookies? don't get it  :umn:

It means tough competitors.  :tup: 

Welcome to RFF Vitoko!

 :bigwelcome

Thanks :D
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: DrRox on September 22, 2010, 06:05:58 PM
Did I heard what she just said? "I drag her to the FINISH LINE"  :ascared

After looking at the video, I intrepreted her to mean she was wondering if she was going to have to drag her to the mat (finish line) for the end of that leg. I certainly could be wrong, though.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: GreenNegg on September 26, 2010, 01:19:33 AM
 :hearts: to Brook and Claire. Can't wait to see em race tomorrow! (GMT+8)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: milanissimo on September 27, 2010, 11:22:02 AM
OH.....brook is so funny,i love her... :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: db_ohno on September 27, 2010, 06:43:41 PM
I will be rooting for them just because Claire kept going after taking that watermelon to the face.  I would have been out after that!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: michael on September 27, 2010, 06:45:02 PM
This team is epic! EPIC EPIC EPIC
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Cocoa on September 27, 2010, 07:16:40 PM
They really are indeed Charla and Mirna v. 2.0! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: DrRox on September 27, 2010, 08:55:15 PM
They really are indeed Charla and Mirna v. 2.0! :hearts:

They remind me of Linda and Karen, the Bowling Moms. If they get mean and hateful......then you are right.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: BamBam on September 28, 2010, 11:57:11 AM
I will be rooting for them just because Claire kept going after taking that watermelon to the face.  I would have been out after that!

Does anybody know if she was given medical attention after getting hit? 
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2010, 03:45:20 PM
Yes, she was checked out by the onsite medical team I believe...
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: DŚnooky on September 28, 2010, 04:13:06 PM
So, let's hope getting hit by the watermelon will be these ladies' lucky charm for winning the race (similar to Joyce getting her head shaved and ending up winning season 7)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: TexasLady on September 28, 2010, 08:43:47 PM
In an interview I read, she said the medics checked her out and she did have an ice bag to put on her face, she had it on her face then carried it with her when she finished and they got their clue.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Jobby on September 29, 2010, 11:46:15 AM
So, let's hope getting hit by the watermelon will be these ladies' lucky charm for winning the race (similar to Joyce getting her head shaved and ending up winning season 7)

Or Freddy being hit by the gate?? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: slayton on November 19, 2010, 07:15:38 PM
For the-pr0phet, from etonline on September 21, 2010:
Quote
Claire does break the news to ET that she got married one month after finishing and she is now four months pregnant.
http://www.etonline.com/tv/101005_Amazing_Race_s_Watermelon_Girl_Talks_To_ET/index.html

Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Jobby on November 19, 2010, 08:39:09 PM
They really are indeed Charla and Mirna v. 2.0! :hearts:

Charla and Mirna? :groan:

This team ROCKS so much more than Charla and Mirna. :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: AmazingRace on November 19, 2010, 10:17:01 PM
They both rock in their own different way!  :angel: (Always wanted to use this smiley.  :lol:)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 19, 2010, 10:42:50 PM
This is just FYI....

Claire and her husband, Jordan Woolsey are having a boy and his name will be Cash. He is due in February, I think.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Cocoa on November 20, 2010, 04:42:08 AM
They really are indeed Charla and Mirna v. 2.0! :hearts:

Charla and Mirna? :groan:

This team ROCKS so much more than Charla and Mirna. :jumpy:

My goodness, that post was posted on September 28. :groan: 1 day after the premiere. :groan: Of course, I viewed them as Charla-and-Mirna-like. But as the days go by, they are a new breed of intense female racers!

:lol:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Zvarri on November 20, 2010, 11:20:52 AM
Words cannot express how much I LOVE this team <3
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: GabrielP on November 21, 2010, 01:08:03 PM
Love them <3

Definitely my favorite team of the season!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Prophet on November 22, 2010, 05:12:53 PM
This is just FYI....

Claire and her husband, Jordan Woolsey are having a boy and his name will be Cash. He is due in February, I think.

Is "cash" supposed to b a hint?!?!?!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Ruth on November 23, 2010, 07:26:52 AM
Wow... If Claire's boy is due in February, does that mean she was already pregnant when running the race? Geez!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Coutzy on November 23, 2010, 08:24:04 AM
This is just FYI....

Claire and her husband, Jordan Woolsey are having a boy and his name will be Cash. He is due in February, I think.

Is "cash" supposed to b a hint?!?!?!

Yes, yes it is. Claire and her husband are MAJOR fans of Johnny Cash :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: AmazingRace on December 07, 2010, 11:57:34 PM
I would like to hear:

Phil: 21 days, 4 continents and more than 32,000 miles, Brook & Claire, you are the official winners of The Amazing Race and you have won the 1 million dollars!!!
BC:  :cmas9
Phil: You guys have made history and became the first All-Female team to win The Amazing Race.

Applicable to NK too.  :cmas51
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Pedaler on December 08, 2010, 09:47:59 PM
If anyone here is going to TARCON, could you please ask Brook and Claire about their efforts to get cast?  The YouTube below is from May of 2009.  I wonder if last year they were alternates or not.  Also, did they submit another video in their application since this one has three women in it which is kind of strange.

Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: AmazingRace on December 11, 2010, 03:20:30 AM
You can do it Bama! You can do it Clairebear!  :cmas9
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: apskip on December 11, 2010, 11:11:42 AM
Wow... If Claire's boy is due in February, does that mean she was already pregnant when running the race? Geez!
The arithmetic is pretty easy. Nine months before February is May. So, yes, Claire was about one month pregnant when AR17 started on June 26, but she may not have actually known that.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Belle Book on December 11, 2010, 06:04:03 PM
Wow... If Claire's boy is due in February, does that mean she was already pregnant when running the race? Geez!
The arithmetic is pretty easy. Nine months before February is May. So, yes, Claire was about one month pregnant when AR17 started on June 26, but she may not have actually known that.

She probably didn't -- at least at the beginning.  I think the obvious signs of pregnancy appear a little past one month.  Though it might explain why she began developing signs of killer fatigue towards the end of the Race -- pregnancy can certainly affect a woman's energy levels.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Prophet on December 12, 2010, 08:28:49 AM
Wow... If Claire's boy is due in February, does that mean she was already pregnant when running the race? Geez!
The arithmetic is pretty easy. Nine months before February is May. So, yes, Claire was about one month pregnant when AR17 started on June 26, but she may not have actually known that.

She probably didn't -- at least at the beginning.  I think the obvious signs of pregnancy appear a little past one month.  Though it might explain why she began developing signs of killer fatigue towards the end of the Race -- pregnancy can certainly affect a woman's energy levels.

Belle Book


If they won, then they were the first three-member team to win the Race!
Of course, it wouldalso be debatable on whether or not they were an all-female team.
Of course, this theory is based on the assumption that Claire was pregnant during the Race.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on December 12, 2010, 10:08:01 AM
I have answered this elsewhere, all further spec about Claire's due dates will be deleted. This is NOT a GYN office. :lol:

And the answer is no.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: AmazingRace on December 12, 2010, 10:54:37 AM
 :cmas9 Travel by taxi to Greystone Mansion, and follow the marked path and run to the Finish Line. This is it! Go, Go, Go!  :cmas9
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Cocoa on December 12, 2010, 04:36:07 PM
Good luck ladies! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: DŚnooky on December 13, 2010, 02:06:28 AM
Congrats to Brook & Claire for their ***y second!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Cocoa on December 13, 2010, 10:18:29 AM
CONGRATULATIONS BROOK AND CLAIRE FOR CLAIMING THE 2ND PLACE AWARD! Brook and Claire Flair/Flare forever!

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on December 16, 2010, 09:32:16 AM
The Amazing Race: 2nd Place Memories with Brook and Claire
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by Reg Seeton


After competing on The Amazing Race 17 as season long frontrunners with eventual winners Nat and Kat, Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin finished their Amazing Race journey in second place when the two home shopping hosts hit the mat in Los Angeles during this week's finale.

Although Brook and Claire were strong competitors on The Amazing Race 17, Claire endured a close call early in the race when she was hit with a watermelon during a challenge in England that could have been fatal. After shaking off her near miss, Claire hopped to her feet and never looked back with Brook as the two almost became the first female team to win The Amazing Race.

Following their second place finish on The Amazing Race, TheDeadbolt went one-on-two with Brook and Claire to learn more about their Amazing Race experience, the now famous watermelon incident, what happened in the finale, and what it was like to meet Bob Eubanks on The Amazing Race.

THE DEADBOLT: So, I take it that you wonít be selling Sancho Panza dolls on your show?

BROOK ROBERTS: [laughs] No, we wonít. We had no idea who that was.

THE DEADBOLT: Claire, how does it feel to be such a popular viral video with the watermelon?

CLAIRE CHAMPLIN: Oh, you know, itís great. I always dreamed when I was a little girl to be whacked in the face with a watermelon and have over ten million views. [laughs] Itís fine. I just take it with a grain of salt and laugh about it myself and just thank the lord I didnít get more injured than I was.

THE DEADBOLT: What exactly happened afterward?

CLAIRE: Afterward, I think I was just knocked out. I really didnít know what happened. Brook came up to me and started pulling watermelon off of my face. Then of course the medical team ran in and looked at me and checked me out. Then they ran out and the camera crews came back in. But we didnít know if we were allowed to keep going or what really was going on.

So Brook just looked at me and said, ďI think we have to finish.Ē She was clueless, too. She didnít know what we were supposed to do. We saw the other teams coming up, and I knew that I didnít want to get out on the first round, so I just got up and hauled butt to the pitstop.

THE DEADBOLT: Brook, what was going through your mind when that happened?

BROOK: I just think we were all in shock. Itís literally like if youíve been in a car accident and you look over at your friend and she literally hit her face with the steering wheel. Thatís basically what happened to her. Youíre just in shock. You donít even know what to say or what to do.

One thing that you donít see in the quick clip is that they run over to Claire, theyíre checking her out, weíre sitting in the grass for awhile, and weíre talking to one another about what weíre going to do next. Thatís when Claire goes, ďWell, what are we going to do? Can we finish?Ē We didnít even know if theyíd let us finish and no one is really telling us what to do.

So Iím like, ďWell, I think we have to finish.Ē And thatís when Claire was like, ďWhat?Ē There was just a lot of confusion in that moment and I donít think anyone on the show ever experienced anything that crazy. I mean, that literally couldíve killed her. That had never happened on the race before, so it was a big shock for everyone.

THE DEADBOLT: Iím glad it all turned out for the better.

BROOK: I know, right?

THE DEADBOLT: So, in the finale, how cool was it to meet Bob Eubanks?

BROOK: I mean, heís a classic icon in hosting. It was just awesome.

THE DEADBOLT: When you guys stopped at the hotel, was that the difference in the end?

BROOK: No. The difference for us was when we went off the pier. We had a safety issue and they had to redo ours, so we were behind. After the float, we did everything so quickly. We went right to the hotel, had the clues, and it took us like five minutes. We jumped in the car, ran to the show, did all of that stuff and then ran again. We were only fifteen minutes behind them. So it really was a very close race in all reality because Jill and Thomas were like two hours behind us.
So it was a lot closer than what it seemed and it wasnít that at all. We had the best cab driver and we did everything as quickly as we physically could. I think thatís the most frustrating thing. We couldnít have done it any quicker. Thereís nothing we couldíve done. Itís out of our hands and then itís a game of luck. Lady luck just wasnít on our side.

THE DEADBOLT: Claire, looking back, are you glad the challenges pushed you out of your comfort zone?

CLAIRE: Most definitely. You know, thatís what everybody was asking, "Were you frustrated when Brook was trying to push you so hard?" Or, "How did it feel being stuck on the rope out there?" Thatís when I learned the most about myself. What The Amazing Race taught me is that Iím capable of so much more than I ever knew. Iím just glad that Brook did push me as far as she did because she saw what I was more capable of than I did myself, and Iím thankful for that.

THE DEADBOLT: Brook, you were so composed throughout the race and then you screamed like a schoolgirl during the bungee challenge. Whatís up with that?

BROOK: Because it was scary! Iím sure you heard it throughout the race. Iím always like ďAhhh!Ē Thatís how I felt when the whole thing was swinging back and forth. Iím playful and I like to have fun and it wasnít like Iím going to die. It was just like, ďOh my God, I canít believe we did that. Oh my God, that was crazy!Ē It was fun. It was absolutely petrifying.

THE DEADBOLT: Was there anything that you wished was aired that we didnít see during the season?

BROOK: I think you saw it all. I actually feel that we were portrayed very honestly. I mean, that is who we are: fun loving, enjoy life, positive, energetic girls. I think the editing was very fair and you really saw the true Brook and Claire.

http://www.thedeadbolt.com/news/109483/brook_claire_amazing_race_17_interview.php
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Prophet on December 16, 2010, 09:42:35 AM
The difference for us was when we went off the pier. We had a safety issue and they had to redo ours, so we were behind. After the float, we did everything so quickly. We went right to the hotel, had the clues, and it took us like five minutes. We jumped in the car, ran to the show, did all of that stuff and then ran again. We were only fifteen minutes behind them. So it really was a very close race in all reality because Jill and Thomas were like two hours behind us.
 :cmas18
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: DŚnooky on January 19, 2011, 10:02:54 PM
Maybe old info, but Claire's watermelon incident is well documented in Know Your Meme

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/watermelon-headshot

I amply recommend watching the remixes of her video.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Jobby on February 05, 2011, 12:04:39 PM
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CLAIRE CHAMPLIN: Oh, you know, itís great. I always dreamed when I was a little girl to be whacked in the face with a watermelon and have over ten million views. [laughs] Itís fine. I just take it with a grain of salt and laugh about it myself and just thank the lord I didnít get more injured than I was.

 :lol3: Seriously, too funny! Too bad they can't be on TAR18.. i'll be definitely rooting for them had Claire not been pregnant.. But pregnancy is amazing and better news than being on TAR! :)

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Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: walkingpneumonia on March 08, 2011, 08:20:25 AM
Hey! Our favourite WatermelonToTheHead gal - Claire Champlin has just created a website and blog where she promises to comment on this seasons antics.
Nicely laid out and designed site at http://www.thewatermelongirl.com

Can't wait to see what she has to say!
Show your support for a former racer and take a look.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Prophet on March 08, 2011, 08:29:17 AM
Hey! Our favourite WatermelonToTheHead gal - Claire Champlin has just created a website and blog where she promises to comment on this seasons antics.
Nicely laid out and designed site at http://www.thewatermelongirl.com

Can't wait to see what she has to say!
Show your support for a former racer and take a look.

Looks good, pneumonia! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: AmazingRace on March 31, 2011, 10:24:59 PM
Claire has just given birth!!!


 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Congratulations Clairebear!!  :<3
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on April 01, 2011, 09:32:11 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/BB2-1.jpg)

Congratulations!!


And welcome to the world, baby CASH!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Prophet on April 01, 2011, 09:33:15 AM
Congrats, Claire! :party:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Mister Smoki on April 01, 2011, 07:24:18 PM
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Claire! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on April 01, 2011, 07:32:58 PM
And :welcome: to RFF MisterSmoki!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 02, 2011, 02:42:25 AM
CASH WOOLSEY

WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2011

11:57 PM

7 POUNDS 4 OUNCES

20 INCHES LONG


Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 02, 2011, 03:04:54 AM
Claire posted three pics of Cash shortly after his birth and I sent her a msg asking for permission to share on here and if she gives me the okay, I will post it here, he is a cutie, by the way!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on April 03, 2011, 07:11:53 PM
Congratulations Claire!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts:  :hearts: :party: :partie:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 05, 2011, 02:23:39 AM
I want to share the sweet reply Claire sent me after I messaged her asking for permission to post pictures of her newborn son, Cash....

Claire Champlin

    *
      Of coarse!! I was going to make a birth announcement with a watermelon in a diaper!! Maybe I still will! You can use pics of cash, spread the great news!! The amazing race baby has arrived!!

PICS OF CASH COMING UP NEXT!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 05, 2011, 03:48:35 AM
Say Hi to Cash Woolsey!

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/200128_10150477642950104_616440103_17797860_6002849_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/198830_10150477643885104_616440103_17797862_6850955_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/207409_10150477644565104_616440103_17797868_343174_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/205782_10150483240290104_616440103_17859387_6272904_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/199040_10150483236600104_616440103_17859354_1149386_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/200336_10150483235880104_616440103_17859344_4540840_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/205711_10150483234085104_16440103_17859330_7834411_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/207993_10150483232880104_616440103_17859322_6744277_n.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: GreenNegg on April 05, 2011, 03:50:59 AM
The amazing race baby is so cute!  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 05, 2011, 05:04:43 AM
He's so cute!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: AmazingRace on April 05, 2011, 09:09:43 AM
He's very adorable!  :<3
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on April 05, 2011, 02:31:40 PM
What a cute baby!!!!!!!!!!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Mister Smoki on April 05, 2011, 03:43:35 PM
He's gorgeous!  :<3
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on April 05, 2011, 07:37:21 PM
:bigwelcome to RFF Mister Smoki!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 06, 2011, 02:27:47 PM
More of Cash...

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/217590_10150542091860104_616440103_17877747_4371076_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/216224_10150542092485104_616440103_17877756_1802068_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/208714_10150542093200104_616440103_17877769_2921199_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/217088_10150542094960104_616440103_17877780_1931969_n.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 10, 2011, 12:23:50 PM
Isn't Cash so adorable?

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/207403_10150547499865104_616440103_17925185_2354995_n.jpg)

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/215130_10150547496355104_616440103_17925127_7118643_n.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on May 19, 2011, 03:16:48 AM
Cash...7 weeks old and cuter by the minute!

 (http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/229460_10150606156290104_616440103_18570773_6731869_n.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: TexasLady on May 25, 2011, 05:07:50 PM
He is adorable!
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 04, 2011, 10:46:14 AM
Cash.....9 weeks old

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/248785_10150630382845104_616440103_18834382_2600172_n.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 01, 2011, 11:28:06 AM
Cash at 6 months old and enjoying the beach!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/313658_10150818793190104_616440103_20843110_516218353_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/305887_10150825103440104_616440103_20894210_1458850243_n.jpg)

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Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: ZBC Company on October 11, 2011, 02:26:37 PM
WHO WOULD THEIR CHILD CASH :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Jobby on October 26, 2011, 02:01:30 PM
I'm suddenly missing Brooke and Claire. :(
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: Flamant on October 27, 2011, 08:11:12 PM
There are like one of the BEST team ever to be on TAR. Competitive, but also VERY entertaining.  :hearts:
Wish there were teams like that every seasons instead of all those generic couples  :groan:
Hope they come back for an All-Star 3.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: starrynight on April 03, 2012, 04:37:35 PM
Just looked through the 17th series and really enjoyed Brook on it, she was really a bright spark in a show that needed it.  One of my favourite moments was when she managed to beat out one of the annoying couples (with one of the two despicable men of the series), Chad I think it was?  And of course overcoming the u-turn was awesome, though there were two doing it (which is how it should be really, same with fast forwards).  Her group winning would have been a perfect end but 2nd isn't bad I suppose.  She really went bananas as she said on that bungee jump at the end.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 13, 2013, 06:52:06 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, CLAIRE AND COLE!

I didn't even know Claire was expecting again. She had the baby a few days ago.

IT'S A GIRL!

HARBOR WOOLSEY


Working on getting the details. Two years old Cash is a big brother now.
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: georgiapeach on February 18, 2014, 10:26:30 AM
They're BAAACK!!! :hearts:
 
https://www.youtube.com/v/s8I_VhSBiP8

Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: nosyrabbit on February 18, 2014, 10:42:32 AM
They're BAAACK!!! :hearts:
 
https://www.youtube.com/v/s8I_VhSBiP8
GOSH!  :colors :colors
Title: Re: TAR 17: Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin -- Home Shopping Hosts
Post by: redskevin88 on February 19, 2014, 04:52:56 AM
There are like one of the BEST team ever to be on TAR. Competitive, but also VERY entertaining.  :hearts:
Wish there were teams like that every seasons instead of all those generic couples  :groan:
Hope they come back for an All-Star 3.

Claire will probably get pregnant again.