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Title: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on January 25, 2012, 08:55:10 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/Cast%20Reveal/BrendonandRachel.jpg)
 
 
 
Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 31
Hometown: Westwood, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Engaged
Current occupation: Ph.D. student at UCLA

Describe what you do:
Cancer research via Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging.  I am investigating biological mechanisms in the human brain that may aid in preventing neurodegenerative disease; also involved in proliferation of various types of cancer.
How will these skills help you win The Race? I am a logical thinker and believe I am fairly proficient at cartography.
Three words to describe you: Fun, competitive and intellectual.
Favorite hobbies: Running, reading and swimming.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Stephen Colbert
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Scarlett Johansson
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Working on my PhD. in Biomedical Physics.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing.
What excites you most about traveling? Exploring new places with the love of my life.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together? I am impatient.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She’s short with me and often doesn’t want to listen to me.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? South America, because they are Latin and I feel like I share similarities with them, culturally.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope we are able to enjoy the small moments and not forget to stop and smell the proverbial roses.

Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 27
Hometown: Westwood, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Engaged
Current occupation: Event Hostess

Describe what you do: Just got off “Big Brother.”
How will these skills help you win The Race? We’re very competitive. Brendon and I work very well together: fast, strong, smart. If we can survive “Big Brother,” we can do anything.
Three words to describe you: Fun, bubbly and effervescent.
Favorite hobbies: Working out, making clothes with glitter and hiking with my dog.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Lucy from “I Love Lucy.”
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Ricki from “I Love Lucy.” He’s a fiery Hispanic and I’m the ditsy, flighty redhead.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My B.S. Chem degree. I worked really hard. My magazine cover with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Winning “Big Brother.”
What scares you most about traveling? I love it.
What excites you most about traveling? Meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and seeing the world.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together? Brendon is impatient.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Impatience.  He’s always rushing me.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa on a Safari.  I’d love to go to Egypt and Kenya.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Traveling around the world, bonding, falling deeper in love and working together as a couple.
 
 

http://www.youtube.com/v/kXIsWtL0X5g?version=3&hl
Title: Re: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on January 25, 2012, 08:56:40 AM
Go Rachel! <33333333
Title: Re: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on January 25, 2012, 08:57:53 AM
This thread should be interesting :res: :lol:

Favorite hobbies: making clothes with glitter :lol3:
Title: Re: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Cocoa on January 25, 2012, 09:10:04 AM
Go Rachel! <333333333333333333333
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: ZBC Company on January 25, 2012, 10:11:18 AM
I love lucy :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on January 25, 2012, 10:42:28 AM
Rachel and her sequins in the team photos!  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Best Loser on January 25, 2012, 10:59:11 AM
I've never seen Big Brother so I have no idea what they were like in that. (Both seasons?) I do not like them, though; they just annoy me for some reason. Maybe it's because Rachel looks incapable of talking without moving her head around?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: carlsbad_bolt_Fan on January 26, 2012, 12:21:31 AM
Ok, I've been lurking here for awhile. Love the site and it's insight on the various TAR shows around the world.

When I saw that Brenchel was POSSIBLY one of the teams I cringed. When I saw the CBS meet the teams and realized they were ACTUALLY on this season... :gaah:

I followed big brother and I COULD NOT STAND EITHER ONE OF THEM. That's all I'm gonna say.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on January 26, 2012, 02:35:05 AM
(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/small/0806/jealousy-computer-window-jealousy-demotivational-poster-1214617129.jpg)
How can you hate Rachel?
Show content
(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff465/Aitutonga/Rachelgoddesswalk.gif)
:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Aussie on January 26, 2012, 02:37:35 AM
(http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/small/0806/jealousy-computer-window-jealousy-demotivational-poster-1214617129.jpg)
How can you hate Rachel?
Show content
(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff465/Aitutonga/Rachelgoddesswalk.gif)
:lol: :lol:

 :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on January 26, 2012, 06:51:34 AM
Ok, I've been lurking here for awhile. Love the site and it's insight on the various TAR shows around the world.

When I saw that Brenchel was POSSIBLY one of the teams I cringed. When I saw the CBS meet the teams and realized they were ACTUALLY on this season... :gaah:

I followed big brother and I COULD NOT STAND EITHER ONE OF THEM. That's all I'm gonna say.

:welcome: to RFF carlsbad_bolt_Fan!

Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: eragon on January 26, 2012, 11:04:51 AM
This is the first time I've seen them, but why do I have this feeling that I'm gonna hate them? I'm getting a Brent/Caite vibe.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Hopeaboveall on January 26, 2012, 07:05:22 PM
Oh this season is going to lots of crying and backstabbing with these two. Especially the trouble maker Rachel.  Should be fun to watch this train wreck ......
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on January 26, 2012, 07:06:21 PM
:bigwelcome to RFF, Hopeaboveall!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: carlsbad_bolt_Fan on January 27, 2012, 12:02:33 AM
Ok, I've been lurking here for awhile. Love the site and it's insight on the various TAR shows around the world.

When I saw that Brenchel was POSSIBLY one of the teams I cringed. When I saw the CBS meet the teams and realized they were ACTUALLY on this season... :gaah:

I followed big brother and I COULD NOT STAND EITHER ONE OF THEM. That's all I'm gonna say.

:welcome: to RFF carlsbad_bolt_Fan!
Thank you very much!

Prediction: First messy/disgusting roadblock Rachel has to do, they are done.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Polaroid on January 27, 2012, 01:15:13 AM
Ok, I've been lurking here for awhile. Love the site and it's insight on the various TAR shows around the world.

When I saw that Brenchel was POSSIBLY one of the teams I cringed. When I saw the CBS meet the teams and realized they were ACTUALLY on this season... :gaah:

I followed big brother and I COULD NOT STAND EITHER ONE OF THEM. That's all I'm gonna say.

:welcome: to RFF carlsbad_bolt_Fan!
Thank you very much!

Prediction: First messy/disgusting roadblock Rachel has to do, they are done.

But Rachel's really competitive... I don't think she would let something messy or disgusting stop her.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 27, 2012, 12:00:50 PM
For those who still have SuperPass...

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Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on January 27, 2012, 12:23:39 PM
Oh my, lol.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on January 27, 2012, 12:44:53 PM
I hope Brendon says on air that he is "fairly proficient at cartography" :lol3: (Who let apskip on the race)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on January 27, 2012, 02:37:28 PM
I hope Brendon is the driver and not the navigator :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/v/48yduhZBOxo
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on January 27, 2012, 02:40:57 PM
I remember that! OMG that is so funny. The cameraguys probably freaked!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: calphin on January 30, 2012, 06:37:20 AM
Didn't watch them before, but I say interesting...  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 30, 2012, 07:23:27 AM
OMG, today I was watching The Bold & The Beautiful here in Australia and all of a sudden, this redhead appears and starts talking while her head is bouncing around at the same time, and I'm like: "She's familiar..."

Then I get another look at her, and I realise it was Rachel. And then she waves at the bartender and says, "Hi baby" and it shows the bartender was Brendon! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

This was a Halloween episode, so I assume it aired around 3 months ago in the United States, but I was ROFL-ing today when I saw that! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reality_Gal on January 30, 2012, 02:53:09 PM
GAG. Here we go again. Give someone else  a chance to win the money instead of the same couples.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on January 30, 2012, 02:57:18 PM
Give someone else  a chance to win the money instead of the same couples.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Flamant on January 30, 2012, 05:37:58 PM
Give someone else  a chance to win the money instead of the same couples.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on January 30, 2012, 05:39:38 PM
Oh well, guess I'm the only one who loves them <333
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: paridy on January 30, 2012, 06:16:57 PM
Hey I love Brenchel too, glad someone else does.  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 30, 2012, 10:07:25 PM
Oh well, guess I'm the only one who loves them <333

Hey I love Brenchel too, glad someone else does.  :conf:

Not sure if I love them or not, as I haven't seen them on BB, but I wasn't planning on cheering for Jordan & Jeff either, and they turned out to be my second favourite team on TAR16, so I'll give these two a chance as well! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Cocoa on January 30, 2012, 10:08:12 PM
Oh well, guess I'm the only one who loves them <333

WE ARE MILLIONS. <33333333
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Aussie on January 30, 2012, 11:28:30 PM
Oh well, guess I'm the only one who loves them <333

WE ARE MILLIONS. <33333333

<333

But I hope they don't hog all the air time, I'd like to see other teams too...But can't wait for Rachel!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: a1mamacat on February 01, 2012, 05:09:16 PM
Hi All    :hello2:

Been a long fall and winter.

Can't WAIT for this race to start.  :wohoo: :wohoo: I am so looking forward to Brenchel spicing things up. :flipper

This could be a much better game for them, as it is mostly tasks, not a social game, and they are terrific at challenges.

I will have to root for them until I get a sense of the other teams.

Missed you guys  :ghug:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on February 01, 2012, 07:32:57 PM
Missed you too!! :kuss:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2012, 06:40:10 PM

Rachel & Brendon Dish "Dramatic" Amazing Race Season;  by Drusilla Moorhouse

.Love them, hate them, or love to hate them, Big Brother alums Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas can always be counted on to bring the drama.

And after several uneventful seasons of The Amazing Race, we're ready for Brenchel to inject some much-needed adrenaline into the reality series' 20th competition.

Besides their big personalities, Rachel promised us that we'll see "a lot of action and adventure" this season—beginning with this skydiving clip from Sunday's premiere. Read on to hear what else our new favorite reality couple dished about the season ahead…

Why did the engaged couple jump so quickly back into the reality fire? "We couldn't really say no to The Amazing Race," Rachel gushed to us. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

"You get to see different places and experience different things" in the race around the world, Brendon added. "That's one thing with Big Brother that's so tough—we can't ever leave those confines. With The Amazing Race, the whole world is your competition board."

Rachel said her team's only liability was "ourselves," explaining, "Brendon and I are both really strong-willed and we both want to take charge, and sometimes I pretend like I know what I'm doing when I have no idea. Then I get mad at Brendon when he tries to tell me that I'm wrong, because of course I know what I'm talking about—you should just go ahead and agree with me."

"That is our problem sometimes, we both have very domineering personalities. That's what causes us to butt heads sometimes."

"We definitely had a few struggles—which you'll find out as you're watching—but in the long run the race made us closer," Rachel said. "Brendon and I are so in love, we're getting married, and we know that if we can handle two season of BB and TAR we can handle anything."


Due to their heavy reality-TV rotation, the couple haven't been able to nail down a wedding date, but Rachel says, "We're planning for this summer."

As for their relationship with the other racers, Brendon said, "You'll have to watch and find out. I will say that Rachel never disappoints the audience in terms of drama—I will say that much."

"We can't talk about who knew us and who didn't from BB," Brendon added, "but we got along with some teams, we didn't get along with other teams and I think it's going to make for some great TV for sure."

The Amazing Race's 20th season premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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Read more: http://www.eonline.com/news/watch_with_kristin/rachel_brendon_dish_dramatic_amazing/294773#ixzz1maxPAFeY
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on February 16, 2012, 08:57:45 PM
And after several uneventful seasons of The Amazing Race, we're ready for Brenchel to inject some much-needed adrenaline into the reality series' 20th competition.

Whoever wrote that article has some explaining to do! :knuckles: "Several uneventful seasons of The Amazing Race" - I agree about TAR19, but the two before that were very eventful! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on February 17, 2012, 10:55:25 AM
Brenchal was on MSN TV last night her's a pic and the link for the video clip

http://yfrog.com/h74sldgj

http://tv.msn.com/last-night-on-tv/

Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on February 17, 2012, 10:59:30 AM
screencaps of the interview from above
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Jobby on February 19, 2012, 11:05:25 PM
I'm okay with Brendon but Rachel seems to be this emotional psycho freak. I guess and speculate they will be in the F6 but not so sure about F3. :lol:

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Rachel: Amazing race is supposed to be fun and good. :res:

It is. Just without you on the race. :res: :res: :res: :res: :res: :res: :res:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Dave Brown Jr and Rachel Brown *Army Couple*
Post by: kungfuwomn on February 20, 2012, 01:07:33 PM
Before the show started i thought i would like the other Rachel but after show their is only one Rachel and that is Red Queen Rachel! Brenchel dont need the EP to get through the game they have the skills to win the game no matter what is thrown at them.People always said Rachel was jealous of the other woman on BB but after this show you can tell they are jealous of her.Not only is Rachel a great competetor and can out run any of the other teams by herself but she is also entertaining.I know Mean Rachel will make it far too but i hope they dont win.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on February 22, 2012, 03:57:24 PM
Here are some pictures from Brenchal at THE PARLOR in LA for the TAR premier party
courtesy of Jack Fleming
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Cocoa on February 22, 2012, 06:36:02 PM
I'm okay with Brendon but Rachel seems to be this emotional psycho freak. I guess and speculate they will be in the F6 but not so sure about F3. :lol:

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Rachel: Amazing race is supposed to be fun and good. :res:

It is. Just without you on the race.

 :res: :res: :res: :res: :res: :res: :res:

Haters gonna hate! Floaters grab a lifevest! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on February 22, 2012, 06:44:14 PM
I'm okay with Brendon but Rachel seems to be this emotional psycho freak. I guess and speculate they will be in the F6 but not so sure about F3. :lol:

Don't worry, we'll soon become acquainted with Brendon's exciting emotional issues as well :stare
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Jobby on February 22, 2012, 08:16:47 PM
It's official. Reality cross-over teams </////////////////////3

Unless it's like Parvy and Amanda. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: GabyM on February 22, 2012, 09:04:14 PM
It's official. Reality cross-over teams </////////////////////3

Unless it's like Parvy and Amanda. :lol:
Hey...I happened to like the last couple of cross over teams that have appeared on the race  (:;)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: coolio on February 22, 2012, 09:26:57 PM
Unless it's like Parvy and Amanda. :lol:
That would be great!  :hrt:

Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Aussie on February 23, 2012, 02:20:56 PM
I lover her, but I think it will take some time before I get used to her voice  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: ryanmissing27 on February 23, 2012, 06:30:01 PM
ive never watched american big brother and i dont understand how players from it can be strategic, in the australian version housemates were fined just for discussing who to nominate and whatever even if they used subtle code names. there was very little room for strategy.

she seems alright, i agree she has a unique voice but i found her less grating than the baby like noises i kept hearing from the golf sisters! she seemed reasonably aware of details and competitive so i didnt find her too annoying or unbearable this leg. her boyfriend* was the problem i had with this team, twice he made what i perceived as racist remarks, sure i might be wrong or culturally unaware but it sat uncomfortably with me.

*i dont even know their relationship, phd student and event hostess makes it sound like they are just two randoms who dont even know each other, a "strangers" team, same with joey and danny, it should just say friends or something...
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on February 23, 2012, 09:08:15 PM
The other label tagged onto Brendon and Rachel is "engaged."  That's a pretty strong relationship, not just a random one.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on February 23, 2012, 09:09:10 PM
I think 'PhD Student & Event Hostess' is the weirdest 'relationship' we have ever had! :lol: I like it when they write people's occupations on the screen, but this one seems to be pushing it too far! :lol:

I think it would be more suitable to write 'engaged' for them, but that's just my thoughts!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: coolio on February 23, 2012, 10:09:20 PM

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ive never watched american big brother and i dont understand how players from it can be strategic, in the australian version housemates were fined just for discussing who to nominate and whatever even if they used subtle code names. there was very little room for strategy.
American BB is COMPLETELY different from any other BB. Here, it's more of a Survivor-esque game.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on February 24, 2012, 01:59:07 PM
:res: :res: :res: :res: :res: :res: :res:

Haters gonna hate! Floaters grab a lifevest! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on February 27, 2012, 06:50:26 AM
The Rachel episode 2 meltdown gave me flashbacks of Flo! :lol: They definitely are slowly but surely moving up my favourites list! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: addie on February 27, 2012, 07:23:21 AM
Not my type. Vanessa is way better :colors
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Topita on February 27, 2012, 10:38:01 AM
Just had the chance to catch up after 2 epi's, loving it sofar: Great locations and fun challenges.  :tup:

I don't know these two because I don't watch BB.
I gather a lot of people are have different opinions about them.  :lol:

Just would like to know if Rachel is putting herself down like that all the time? :(
I don't really like it when people do that. I guess she feels very insecure about herself.  :duno:

I think that could become a little tiresome after a while if they have this pattern?
Personally I am not a big fan of dramaqueen type contestants (provided she is one that is), but I guess we need a mix for the different strokes for different folks-aspect.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on February 27, 2012, 08:57:23 PM
http://www.theinsider.com/tv/50005_Amazing_Race_Rachel_and_Brendan_Interview/ (http://www.theinsider.com/tv/50005_Amazing_Race_Rachel_and_Brendan_Interview/)

Brenchel Talks 'Amazing Race'

By Jarett Wieselman

February 26, 2012

Thanks to a pair of Big Brother seasons, CBS knew what a reality TV goldmine it had in Rachel Reilly and her fiance, Brendon Villegas. Hot tempered, out-spoken and, lets face it, fierce competitors, tapping the twosome to run The Amazing Race was (despite what some of their haters might say) an inspired choice. I caught up with the pair to talk about the differences between BB and TAR, how they worked as a team and what reality show you might catch them on next!

Insider.com: How did the opportunity to run The Amazing Race come about?
Rachel Reilly: Brendon and I had always wanted to do it and CBS approached us right after we won Big Brother. We were so excited that we had just won, and when we got the offer to do The Amazing Race, it was insane. We knew we had to take the opportunity and do amazing on the show. It's a show that Brendon and I thought we would excel at; it gave us the opportunity to travel around the world, and to compete for a million dollars, so it was something that I was super excited about.

Insider: You basically played Big Brother as a team both times -- do you feel like that helped you here?
Rachel: I definitely think that we played Big Brother as a team. Even with something as simple as Brendon using the Power of Veto on me, we always tried to play together and I think that in the race, we definitely played as a team, which helped us with knowing how we would work together.
Brendon Villegas: I think not even just the team scenario and working together in Big Brother helped us, but the stressful situations helped as well. In Big Brother you're always stressed out, and that translates over to the Race where you're constantly stressed out. You need to be able to work under pressure, to get through it, keep your head down, and barrel through the competition.

Insider: Your BB seasons were interesting because in one, it felt like Brendon was keeping Rachel together and in the other, it felt like Rachel was the one keeping the team together. In the Race, did it feel like one of you was taking that role more often?
Brendon: Rachel and I are very intense people. There are good and bad things to being an emotional person: we're passionate and passionate about each other. We get very intense as well, so we have our moments, but like I said, it was very much a learning experience for us because it was so different from Big Brother. Big Brother is a mental and physical game, but I feel like the Race is a little more physical -- there are mental aspects, but those come and go. In Big Brother you can't ever get away from the game, you don't get down time, that's the difference with the race.

Insider: Even with all that experience, was running the race was harder than you expected?
Rachel: It was way harder than I thought it would be. It's so different because in Big Brother you're secluded 100 percent -- you're cut off from everything and you're just living in a house. In the Race, you are in the middle of a crowd of people at all times, you're making travel plans, running around in crowded streets and you're actually racing around the world. It's so different than what you see on television -- you're always tired, it's what you would expect the race to be and then some.
Brendon: For me, I always think that it's kind of like comparing a sprint to an endurance race. In Big Brother, we compete as hard as we can for ten minutes and then you're done. In The Amazing Race, once you get off that plane you keep going and going until you hit that mat and you're done. That's a different experience because it's a different kind of stress. It's almost like being tied, like a bungee cord, to your partner for the entire time. You have to do everything together, and that's a challenge too.

Insider: And what about the hosts? How does Phil Keoghan compare to Julie Chen?
Rachel: [laughs] You don't ever want to go see Julie, but with Phil you always want to race to be the first person to see him.
Brendon: Julie's hair always looks so much better! [laughs]

Insider: Rachel, in your opening clip package from the season premiere, you modify your catchphrase, so I have to ask: what does someone have a better chance of doing -- getting in between you and your man, or getting between you and your million?
Rachel: [laughs]
Brendon: Well after that ring I just got her…
Rachel: Brendon got me a beautiful ring for Valentine's Day. He got me an antique ring with a ruby in the center and diamonds, so I have say no one comes in between me and my man!

Insider: You guys have now tackled Big Brother twice and run The Amazing Race – are there any other reality shows out there that you would like to be on?
Rachel: [laughs] Brendon's said that he has hung up his reality television hat. But for me, I don't know. I just started taking improv classes at Second City, so we'll see, I don't really have any plans right now, but we'll see whatever comes my way.
Brendon: I do enjoy watching Wipeout! [laughs]
Rachel: I feel like Brendon would do well on Survivor – now you go win us a million dollars!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Jobby on March 01, 2012, 01:23:03 AM
PLEASE WIN LEG 3!! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Declive on March 01, 2012, 06:13:30 AM
PLEASE WIN LEG 3!! :lol:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEEEASE WIN LEG 3 FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 01, 2012, 12:56:48 PM
PLEASE WIN LEG 3!! :lol:

No. I also don't get why people hate them :/
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Laimis on March 01, 2012, 12:58:38 PM
PLEASE WIN LEG 3!! :lol:

No. I also don't get why people hate them :/

I don't hate them O_O
I think in the fighting between Vanessa & Ralph and Brendon & Rachel, I will support Brenchel more
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on March 05, 2012, 07:11:22 AM
I'm neutral about Brendon and Rachel and the latter's crying is a little annoying but damn... Rachel's performance this leg was pretty incredible.

Anyone else agrees? :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on March 05, 2012, 07:15:16 AM
Yeah, they did surprisingly well on this leg! Since Rachel's head wobbles so much when she talks, I thought she would have loads of problems balancing a bottle!! :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on March 05, 2012, 03:30:49 PM
I agree. She was pretty useless in the watermelon stacking, but when they switched to the harp stringing she was excellent. Then in the bottle dance she was exceptional. All around, an excellent performance totally unworthy of the whining and crying she did at the end.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: choroneko on March 05, 2012, 03:49:40 PM
I commend Brendon. Living with Rachel must be really tough. He haso to like baby sit her most of the times. The guy has a long patience.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Best Loser on March 06, 2012, 10:11:24 AM
How convenient for them is it that she waits until the pit stop or another moment when nothing is happening to start breaking down? She faking everything, and the sooner these attention seekers are off the screen the better.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Katarzyna on March 06, 2012, 10:45:05 PM
Rachel, such a star this season  :conf: lol
I'm so excited to see more Rachel-Vanessa cat fight and hopefully them pulling each other's weaves!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on March 08, 2012, 09:50:08 PM
Rachel does Stand-Up Comedy??

Rachel Reilly's Raging Artists Comedy Show
   
Flappers Comedy Club Burbank
102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502 
March 11th, 2012 at 7:00PM
TICKET PRICE: $15.00


 


http://ragingartists.com/2012/03/rachel-reilly-comedy/


Producer: Having won more competitions than any other contestant on CBS’ “Big Brother” and currently kicking ass with fiance Brendon Villegas on “The Amazing Race,” Rachel Reilly is primed for the most daunting challenge imaginable: stand-up comedy. With boundless energy, a laugh that has its own fansite, and a warm embrace of drama, Rachel recently joined Second City where her love of comedy takes center stage. She’s got a B.S. in Chemistry and takes no B.S. from anyone. The Raging Artists Comedy Show marks her formal comedy debut, and this effervescent beauty fits right in.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on March 08, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
I think she would be a great stand-up comedian! :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Theo on March 08, 2012, 10:18:40 PM
Rachel-The Amazing Race-is-supposed-to-be-fun-and-good!!! :hrt: :hrt: :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: ZouLy on March 09, 2012, 01:26:54 AM
intense moment at dusk in Torino....
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Aussie on March 09, 2012, 01:30:32 AM
Rachel does Stand-Up Comedy??

Rachel Reilly's Raging Artists Comedy Show
   
Flappers Comedy Club Burbank
102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502 
March 11th, 2012 at 7:00PM
TICKET PRICE: $15.00


 


http://ragingartists.com/2012/03/rachel-reilly-comedy/


Producer: Having won more competitions than any other contestant on CBS’ “Big Brother” and currently kicking ass with fiance Brendon Villegas on “The Amazing Race,” Rachel Reilly is primed for the most daunting challenge imaginable: stand-up comedy. With boundless energy, a laugh that has its own fansite, and a warm embrace of drama, Rachel recently joined Second City where her love of comedy takes center stage. She’s got a B.S. in Chemistry and takes no B.S. from anyone. The Raging Artists Comedy Show marks her formal comedy debut, and this effervescent beauty fits right in.

And if no one laughs at her jokes...

WHY AREN'T YOU LAUGHING AT MY JOKES!!!  (:;) :'(
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: ianthebalance on March 10, 2012, 05:09:56 AM
This Rachel needs to get off my tv. (:;) Can she get eliminated? PLEASE? I hate her meltdowns, that dont even make any sense. GO VANESSA AND RALPH! :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Declive on March 10, 2012, 11:39:53 PM
This Rachel needs to get off my tv. (:;) Can she get eliminated? PLEASE? I hate her meltdowns, that dont even make any sense. GO VANESSA AND RALPH! :hoot:

Repeat that , please  :flipper
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: redskevin88 on March 11, 2012, 04:02:30 AM
This Rachel needs to get off my tv. (:;) Can she get eliminated? PLEASE? I hate her meltdowns, that dont even make any sense. GO VANESSA AND RALPH! :hoot:

Repeat that , please  :flipper

Yes please, Joab put your curse on them!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on March 12, 2012, 08:36:43 AM
“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” CELEBRATES 25 YEARS ON THE AIR, MONDAY, MARCH 26, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 Throughout its long history, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has been the platform for now well-known stars, such as Jennifer Finnigan, Usher, Kellan Lutz, Gilles Marini, Michael Clarke Duncan, Vanessa Minnillo and Lindsay Price, to break into show business. Additionally, many of Hollywood's most famous names have made appearances on the show, including recent long-term recurring roles for Phyllis Diller, Patrick Duffy, Betty White and “Big Brother” and “The Amazing Race” stars Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas.

http://www.cbspres***press.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=30968 (http://www.cbspres***press.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=30968)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Theo on March 12, 2012, 08:41:43 AM
I was wondering why Rachel always says Brendon is her best friend. Aren't they engaged? :o
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: inomu on March 12, 2012, 04:42:31 PM
Omg, I'm now totally Brenchel fan too :tup: I haven't seen them in Big Brother so I don't know if they are different from that. But you gotta love Rachel's breakdowns <3
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: choroneko on March 12, 2012, 06:43:49 PM
I was wondering why Rachel always says Brendon is her best friend. Aren't they engaged? :o

Many couples are bestfriends and lovers. It just means you are very close to each other. Just like my parents.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on March 12, 2012, 11:46:19 PM
“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” CELEBRATES 25 YEARS ON THE AIR, MONDAY, MARCH 26, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 Throughout its long history, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has been the platform for now well-known stars, such as Jennifer Finnigan, Usher, Kellan Lutz, Gilles Marini, Michael Clarke Duncan, Vanessa Minnillo and Lindsay Price, to break into show business. Additionally, many of Hollywood's most famous names have made appearances on the show, including recent long-term recurring roles for Phyllis Diller, Patrick Duffy, Betty White and “Big Brother” and “The Amazing Race” stars Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas.

http://www.cbspres***press.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=30968 (http://www.cbspres***press.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=30968)

The episode they were in was just LOL! I still have it recorded! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 19, 2012, 04:01:10 AM
(http://i40.[banned image hosting site].com/34rxi0n.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Polaroid on March 19, 2012, 04:04:32 AM
(http://i40.[banned image hosting site].com/34rxi0n.jpg)

The cows' reactions... :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on March 19, 2012, 08:18:00 AM
If that image was a little smaller, it would make a funny avatar! :lol:

That fall was GOLD!!! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2012, 08:20:16 AM
Brendon falling down <333333333
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 19, 2012, 08:22:50 AM
If that image was a little smaller, it would make a funny avatar! :lol:

That fall was GOLD!!! :lol3:

(http://i.imgur.com/UXXgr.gif)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on March 19, 2012, 08:26:15 AM
If that image was a little smaller, it would make a funny avatar! :lol:

That fall was GOLD!!! :lol3:

(http://i.imgur.com/UXXgr.gif)

Cool! :colors

Are you gonna use it for an avatar Kandace, or can I use it (once I can get rid of my current one :lol: )!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: LoveRocked on March 19, 2012, 04:42:52 PM
(http://i40.[banned image hosting site].com/34rxi0n.jpg)

The cows' reactions... :lol3:

:lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 19, 2012, 08:22:30 PM
If that image was a little smaller, it would make a funny avatar! :lol:

That fall was GOLD!!! :lol3:

(http://i.imgur.com/UXXgr.gif)

Cool! :colors

Are you gonna use it for an avatar Kandace, or can I use it (once I can get rid of my current one :lol: )!

You can use it! I have another Rachel one <3 :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Theo on March 20, 2012, 12:30:55 AM
I really like this team, especially Rachel. She's rock! :jam: But, the weird thing is I don't want them to win the race. I don't know why, though. :duno:

Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: addie on March 20, 2012, 08:26:50 AM
I really like this team, especially Rachel. She's rock! :jam: But, the weird thing is I don't want them to win the race. I don't know why, though. :duno:
Maby because they already have won a half million dollars :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on March 20, 2012, 09:15:17 AM
My avatar sums up my feelings for rachel
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on March 20, 2012, 11:18:05 AM
I loved Rachel on Big Brother last year and I still like her now.  :)  Yeh they have arguments but it's a funny over the top way (same with Vanessa and Ralph really).
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on March 22, 2012, 11:06:52 AM
Has it occurred to anyone that Brendon and Rachel - especially Rachel - are totally playing to the camera and the TV audience? That from BB and watching TAR they know very well that drama - real or false - is what gets a team airtime? And they've figured out that even if they don't win, the more face time and notoriety they achieve, the more they will be able to parley that face time into other projects later? EXACTLY how they are now here after BB!

Just think about how, despite the supposed breakdowns and arguments, they keep competently moving through the tasks. Think about how others have commented on the breakdowns having no apparent cause. That's because they aren't real. They are playing a game within a game!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on March 22, 2012, 12:01:44 PM
:bigwelcome to RFF, bluesky! I've never thought about that before.... I think most of the time she is crying it is forced.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: slpdx on March 22, 2012, 06:39:54 PM
Has it occurred to anyone that Brendon and Rachel - especially Rachel - are totally playing to the camera and the TV audience? That from BB and watching TAR they know very well that drama - real or false - is what gets a team airtime? And they've figured out that even if they don't win, the more face time and notoriety they achieve, the more they will be able to parley that face time into other projects later? EXACTLY how they are now here after BB!

Just think about how, despite the supposed breakdowns and arguments, they keep competently moving through the tasks. Think about how others have commented on the breakdowns having no apparent cause. That's because they aren't real. They are playing a game within a game!

Great post!  Absolutely agree and it's not just all the inter/intra team drama and meltdowns with the fake crying, it's a lot of Rachel's dumb comments too.  Her comment last week about not knowing what a beard is, come on she's almost 30 years old.  She may not be smartest person in the race, but she's not that dumb.  Keep an eye out for Rachel's subtle, or not so subtle tell...when she starts crying or after she says something dumb, you will almost always see her looking to the camera.  I really try to like them and look for the good, but it's hard sometimes when just about everything they say or do seems so contrived. 
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Polaroid on March 22, 2012, 07:47:42 PM
When Rachel was sent to the Jury in BB12, I remember one of the jurors (Ragan?) commented on how Rachel was different when the cameras were on. They commented that she was "mousey" (or something like that) in the Jury House. I would guess that she plays for the camera... But I still like her regardless. :neener: She's a super fierce competitor.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on March 23, 2012, 05:06:38 AM
The problem I have with this criticism on 'reality' shows is that everyone on them tends to be aware of the cameras, particularly if the cameramen are right in your face most of the time.  So all of them to an extent say things or do things for the cameras, and will be encouraged to do so by the producers.  And in the HLs they will obviously pick out the moments they think are funniest and most entertaining.  There isn't a live stream like on Big Brother where you would see more sides of somebody. 

I don't mind that as it is an entertainment show after all.  It's just that some are better at it, and so more entertaining arguably, than others.  I think Rachel is quite entertaining, and the dynamic between her and Brendan is quite funny.  That doesn't mean it's all fake of course, just that people tend to exaggerate parts of themselves on reality shows.  If you don't mind that you probably like these kind of shows more, if you don't like it then you probably don't like them so much imo.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: dryedmangoez on March 26, 2012, 03:51:21 PM
They've definitely delivered.  They've been hilarious, but also strong competitors. They've delivered the crazy drama, but have also been great when calm and just enjoying the Race.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 28, 2012, 02:27:26 PM
FYI....

Brendon and Rachel has a full page layout with an article on page 40 of the April 2-8 issue of TV Guide.

The article was good!

Maybe somebody can scan it and post it here?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: RealityFreakWill on April 04, 2012, 12:49:12 AM
Interesting article about Brendon.....

UCLA doctoral student Brendon Villegas competes on CBS's reality TV show “The Amazing Race”
 


(http://www.dailybruin.com/media/00/00/04/79/47994_web.ns.4.3.villegas.picap.jpg)

Brendon Villegas and his teammate, Rachel Reilly, arrived in Paraguay hours after the first half of their group.

Their first task seemed impossible: to stack nearly 300 watermelons into a pyramid.

Instead, they did the alternative task that was offered to them: dancing while balancing bottles on their heads. They completed it.

From what seemed like a fight for last place, they became the second team to finish the leg of the race.

Villegas, a UCLA doctoral student in biomedical physics, participated in the event as a contestant on the 20th season of “The Amazing Race,” which is currently showing on CBS.

In “The Amazing Race,” contestants compete in teams of two in a fast-paced journey around the world. To prevent elimination and win the race, contestants complete various tasks based on the culture of each country they visit.

This is not the first time Villegas has appeared on television. He is also well-known for being on CBS’s “Big Brother” in 2010 and 2011, another reality TV show where contestants live in a house together and compete to avoid eviction.

Despite the television fame, working for his doctorate is still Villegas’ priority. Villegas’ research focuses on using positron emission tomography imaging to look into the fundamental causes of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, which may have similarities with how cells malfunction and turn into cancer cells.

“I really do want to be taken seriously as a scientist,” he said.

Science has always been his passion, he said. When he was young, Villegas played with chemistry sets. Now, during his spare time, in addition to participating in multiple sports, he reads biographies of famous scientists such as Albert Einstein.

Villegas said he decided to take time from his doctorate to participate in “The Amazing Race” partly for the opportunity to win money, but also for the chance to travel.

“It’s just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Villegas said.

Reilly, Villegas’ teammate on “The Amazing Race,” is also his fiancee. They both appeared on the 12th and 13th seasons of “Big Brother.”

Reilly won the 13th season of “Big Brother,” and after she won, CBS asked the couple to appear on “The Amazing Race.”

Villegas said he hesitated at first, knowing that the one month needed to film the show meant one month taken away from completing his doctorate studies at UCLA. But his adviser for his dissertation, Jorge Barrio, encouraged Villegas to participate in “The Amazing Race.”

“Experiences students have outside of the laboratory environment are very important to broaden their scope,” Barrio said. “It is really important to open up and understand what the world is. I think this is a terrific experience for (Villegas).”

Competing in “The Amazing Race” was more stressful than he thought it would be, Villegas said. Villegas and Reilly often ran on four hours of sleep. Sometimes they didn’t know when they would have time to eat, so they filled up on the crackers given on airplanes.

But the overall experience was worth it, he said.

Michael McNitt-Gray, director of the UCLA biomedical physics graduate program, has known Villegas for three years. Even though Villegas has spent a lot of time on multiple reality TV shows, he is a very dedicated student, McNitt-Gray said.

Before becoming a doctoral candidate, Villegas had worked 20 jobs since turning 16, including helping his father with his job as a bricklayer. The job taught him the value of hard work, and made him appreciate his educational opportunities, he said. It also strengthened his desire to become a scientist.

One reason he chose to study biomedical physics was the opportunity he could have to help cancer patients, Villegas said. Cancer has personally affected Villegas’ life: his uncle passed away from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his grandmother passed away from a brain tumor five years ago.

“Watching my grandma go through that was hard,” Villegas said. “That’s when it really hit home with me – cancer is indiscriminate, nobody’s safe.”

After completing his doctorate, Villegas said he hopes to continue his research and possibly work at a center for cancer patients, like the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Villegas said he was lucky to be on reality television, but he does not want to make it more important than his dedication to science.

“When I’m gone, I want to leave something,” Villegas said. “If I can help improve healthcare, science, medicine, or anything before I die, that’s what I want to do.”

http://www.dailybruin.com/index.php/article/2012/04/ucla_doctoral_student_brendon_villegas_competes_on_cbs039s_reality_tv_show_the_amazing_race
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on April 04, 2012, 08:09:21 AM
Nice article on Brendon, but you can tell how much the author knows about Amazing Race 20 by the statement on the alternative to the watermelon stacking in Asuncion as the bottle dance. Any of us knows that the first was a DETOUR and the second a separate ROADBLOCK.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on April 07, 2012, 05:53:33 PM
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Big-Brothers-Brendon-Rachel-1045728.aspx (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Big-Brothers-Brendon-Rachel-1045728.aspx)

Big Brother's Brendon and Rachel Dish The Amazing Race
Apr 6, 2012 12:04 PM ET
by Michael Logan

(http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Content/120402/News/5_fri/120406amazing-race1.jpg)

They're back, bitches! Former Big Brother faves Rachel Reilly and fiancé Brendon Villegas are now kicking up the dust — and kicking some ass — on CBS' The Amazing Race. On Sunday's episode the teams travel to Tanzania where they train with Masai warriors. Will the lovebirds triumph and remain in the game? More important, will Rachel cry?

TV Guide Magazine: You both did two seasons of Big Brother. What's tougher, sitting around the pool yapping all summer or running across the globe?
Reilly: Big Brother is a mental and social game where everyone else is the enemy. Amazing Race is harder because it's physical. Your biggest enemy is yourself.
Villegas: When you watch Race at home you think, "Why are they so stressed?" I'll tell you why. You can't sleep, the time changes kill you, and the international food really does a number. And I'm one of those people who does not poop in strange places. Or on planes.
Reilly: I won't even stop to pee. One season a team lost by doing that.

TV Guide Magazine: But you do stop for crying jags in nearly every episode! What's up with that?
Reilly: I know, I know! I've been crying a lot on this race. It's my way to relieve stress. You have no idea how frustrating that salami-tasting challenge was! [Laughs] Hey, you try taking an 18-hour bus ride out of Argentina. You'd cry, too!

TV Guide Magazine: Things got so bad at one point that it looked like you two were going to get disengaged.
Villegas: Even when we fight we still have each other's backs. Italy was our toughest leg. We thought we were so close to going home and it really got the best of us. [Laughs] Me, I don't break down because when Rachel's crying, we both can't be crying. But if she ever gave me the chance, I would!

TV Guide Magazine: Rachel, in the beard-styling challenge did you actually say "I don't know what a beard is"?
Reilly: [Laughs] Well...yes.

TV Guide Magazine: Care to explain?
Reilly: Well, obviously I know what a beard is. I don't know what made me say that. I don't even remember saying it but, sure enough, I watched the episode and there it was. I guess my brain just stopped.

TV Guide Magazine: You also seemed to think you were in Bolivia when you were actually in Bavaria.
Reilly: Brendon kept asking me, "Do you even know what show you're on?"

TV Guide Magazine: Brendon, you're going for a PhD in neuroscience. Isn't all this reality TV getting in the way?
Villegas: I keep telling Rachel that every show she wants us to do sets me back a year. At this rate, I'll be graduating in 2022!
Reilly: Don't listen to him. He's a genius!

TV Guide Magazine: The girls are always talking smack about Rachel, especially that Vanessa. What's their beef?
Villegas: They use Big Brother as an excuse not to like her. Because Rachel won [BB13] they think we're millionaires. She won half a million. [Laughs] And after California taxes, that's not much!
Reilly: I'm just too bright and bubbly for them. And they don't like my outfits. Clearly, they're sequin haters.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on April 07, 2012, 07:02:31 PM
Thanks SO much bc!!

sequin haters, lol!!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 08, 2012, 09:03:16 PM
Apparently everyone else is negative and she is a ray of sunshine :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: AmazingRace on April 09, 2012, 06:19:21 AM
Apparently everyone else is negative and she is a ray of sunshine :lol3:

She is very bubbly!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 09, 2012, 07:54:18 AM
 :lol3:Lol at Rachel's response

Brendon: "You just gotta hold it"
Rachel: "It's holded"

lmao
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Katarzyna on April 10, 2012, 10:31:00 PM
Rachel is terrible in come backs. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Aussie on April 10, 2012, 10:41:42 PM
Rachel is terrible in come backs. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 10, 2012, 10:48:33 PM
Sequin Haters <3333
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prama on April 11, 2012, 02:06:47 AM
Rachel is being Rachel <333  :lol:

(http://i.imgur.com/iye9a.gif)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: LoveRocked on April 11, 2012, 02:57:17 AM
Rachel is being Rachel <333  :lol:

(http://i.imgur.com/iye9a.gif)

Brendon: What are you doing?
Rachel: I'm doing measure.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 11, 2012, 09:03:09 AM
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/ohnoshediint.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on April 11, 2012, 09:42:30 AM
Rachel is being Rachel <333  :lol:

(http://i.imgur.com/iye9a.gif)

Brendon: What are you doing?
Rachel: I'm doing measure.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually, I think this is one of the smartest things I have seen Rachel (of Brendon) do. She is using her body lengths to substitute for a yardstick or measuring tape that they do not have. Brendon's idea of using hands is much less practical. Kudos to Rachel (there are not many things I can say that about her for).
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 11, 2012, 09:56:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4bDe2.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 11, 2012, 10:18:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4bDe2.jpg)

lol :lol3: do you want me to upload another?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 11, 2012, 10:20:23 AM
sure :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 11, 2012, 10:22:28 AM
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/huh2.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on April 11, 2012, 12:22:22 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs in this thread but Rachel and her sister Elissa launched their new site last week: http://www.adventures4pets.com/ (http://www.adventures4pets.com/).  Adventures 4 Pets is "Your #1 resource for the most pet friendly travel."  There are a few articles and videos up, including the full episode of Rachel and Benz in San Diego.  To keep this relevant to this thread, this is probably Brendon's main involvement:
(http://i40.[banned image hosting site].com/rri2jd.png) Rachel <3

So many Rachels:
(http://i43.[banned image hosting site].com/oh4ig5.png) Rachels <3  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on April 11, 2012, 12:59:00 PM
I checked out www.adventures4pets.com and was impressed by this website of the Reilly sisters. Do you want to take your pets on a PetCation? Do you want to know where to buy a dog in Brazil (of course it's likely easy to buy one but getting them into the U.S. will mean a long wait for them in quarantine)? Did you know that today is NATIONAL PET DAY (I didn't know this and I am very attached to my pet).
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on April 13, 2012, 03:04:38 AM
Hey, Rachel: When two full Big Brother casts and an Amazing Race cast hate you with the passion of a thousand burning suns... it's not THEM that has the problem.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kungfuwomn on April 13, 2012, 07:50:48 AM
It is a totally insanely stupid to say that 2 seasons of BB hated Rachel obvi doesn't know anything about Rachel.In real life 99 % of ppl who met rachel outside of BB have said nothing but good things about her and said what a warm and caring person she was.Jordan BB11 who was doing commentary and wasn't a fan after meeting and being on show with her got to know her and they are friends.And Correction only 3 teams had a problem with theon on TAR and probably outside of Vanessa I'm sure their ok with the other 2 teams.The thing with Rachel is she doesn't hold a grudge several BB hgs were really mean to rachel I know cuz I watched the livefeeds and if me I would never talk to them again but not Rachel.So unless you are actually a fan of Rachel you do not know what went on with her and her ex hgs or now AR teamates.Rachel is one of the nicest and entertaining reality stars to ever grace our tv screens.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on April 13, 2012, 02:47:29 PM
kungfuwoman,

You are entitled to your opinion, but give me a break! Rachel (partner to Brendon) is a whiny brat who is into manipulation.

This is based solely on what I have seen in Amazing Race 20, as I have no interest in what she did on BigBrother.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 13, 2012, 02:49:40 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: redskevin88 on April 16, 2012, 03:30:37 AM
kungfuwoman,

You are entitled to your opinion, but give me a break! Rachel (partner to Brendon) is a whiny brat who is into manipulation.

This is based solely on what I have seen in Amazing Race 20, as I have no interest in what she did on BigBrother.

One of the rare times I agree with apskip.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 16, 2012, 05:23:41 AM
Rachel - "I'd smoke myself"

 :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on April 16, 2012, 11:16:44 AM
They seem to want to focus on every single moment Rachel might be upset.  Even when she hurt herself in this leg they just focuseed on her upset rather than the injury and edited it to make it look like she recovered immediately.  The other Rachel and Vanessa seem to be getting a better edit, though the first just seems to be acting the part of the season bitch and the second has these dull arguments with her partner.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: supah on April 16, 2012, 07:28:29 PM
I started watching this race having no idea that these two were on BB. so my opinions are based from what I've seen of them in TAR20

Now we all know Rachel can be a whiny brat a lot of the time, but other than that, her and Brendon seem like really nice people and lots of fun. They are very competitive and have SMOKED some challenges. They are a strong team, and so far I wouldn't mind watching them win.
I would say they would've been eliminated in Leg 2 if Mark didn't help her at the Roadblock, but other than that they've placed quite consistently

And as much as I love Vanessa, Rachel has not done anything to deserve all the crap the other teams say about her
I can understand Art and JJ getting annoyed that Brenchel follow them, but hey, it's a game and there is no rule that state you can't do that

GO BRENCHEL!  :wohoo:  :conf:  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on April 16, 2012, 09:49:17 PM
Actually I too think that Brendon is probably a really nice guy. I have no issue with him. I feel sorry for him, actually.

Rachel, on the other hand - ewwwww. For one thing, she is 100% all about her - how she feels, how someone has been mean to her, that she is tired, etc, etc, etc. Never do you see her worried about Brendon or trying to make him feel better. (Brendon, on the other had, is constantly tending to her). She is extremely self-centered.

A second is that she never takes any personal responsibility for the clashes that happen. Anyone with any life experience knows that in arguments and altercations, both sides have done things to cause them, and both sides have missed opportunities to avoid or mitigate them. Rachel, however, acts as if she is a totally innocent victim of other mean nasty people. Hogwash.

A third is that she is extremely manipulative. Surely you do not believe that those are real tears you are seeing? They are just one of the many tools in her attention-getting toolkit.

In short, I have little use for a manipulative, self-centered drama queen.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: dryedmangoez on April 18, 2012, 10:31:04 PM
Brendon & Rachel are awesome. As are their friends Bopper & Mark, Nary & Jamie, Kerri & Stacy, and the Clowns.  :hearts: The "nice" teams of TAR20  :luvya:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 11:55:15 AM
kungfuwoman,

You are entitled to your opinion, but give me a break! Rachel (partner to Brendon) is a whiny brat who is into manipulation.

This is based solely on what I have seen in Amazing Race 20, as I have no interest in what she did on BigBrother.

All of it is in self defense. Most of her hate is unwarranted IMO
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on April 19, 2012, 12:38:46 PM
kungfuwoman,

You are entitled to your opinion, but give me a break! Rachel (partner to Brendon) is a whiny brat who is into manipulation.

This is based solely on what I have seen in Amazing Race 20, as I have no interest in what she did on BigBrother.

All of it is in self defense. Most of her hate is unwarranted IMO

Self-defense? Then how do you explain away the crying and whining even when she and Brendon are alone, such as in a taxi? How do you explain away the fact that Brendon has to manage her over and over again, calming her down, talking her out of her moods, catering to her emotional neediness?

(Actually not alone - the cameraman is there, which Rachel is all too aware of. She is performing. One has to be able to tell the difference between real and faked emotions.)

That is the very definition of manipulation, being needy and acting like a victim so as to coerce sympathy and attention from others. And Rachel is very, very good at it - as witnessed by the fact that she even has many RFF members fooled.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 12:50:09 PM
I agree with you, except that Brendon doesn't manage her. He is overbearing and makes it worse. But yes she is the ultimate drama queen and actor.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on April 19, 2012, 01:59:38 PM
I agree with you, except that Brendon doesn't manage her. He is overbearing and makes it worse. But yes she is the ultimate drama queen and actor.
If that's the case, then you shouldn't like these guys.
(http://www.cbs.com/base/files/styles/596xh/public/101242_D0004.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 02:02:49 PM
Dave can get uptight, but White Rachel balances him <333333
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on April 19, 2012, 02:09:11 PM
Dave can get uptight, but White Rachel balances him <333333
Whuh? White Rachel? Like BB Rachel is afro american or hispanic.  :res: BB Rachel is white too.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 02:11:51 PM
I mean white hair. :lol: I call them Red Rachel and White Rachel. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 02:25:33 PM
I agree with you, except that Brendon doesn't manage her. He is overbearing and makes it worse. But yes she is the ultimate drama queen and actor.
If that's the case, then you shouldn't like these guys.
(http://www.cbs.com/base/files/styles/596xh/public/101242_D0004.jpg)

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 02:26:07 PM
Prophet, Rachel is not an actor, she is not a drama queen, thats Vanessa.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 02:33:47 PM
Prophet, Rachel is not an actor, she is not a drama queen, thats Vanessa.

hmm...they're pretty similar IMO except Rachel cries more
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 02:49:59 PM
No, Vanessa takes it a step further and attacks personally Rachel has only attacked on a gameplay. Lets stroll down memory lane

Big Brother 12
"Floaters grab a life vest, KRISTIN" Calling Kristin a floater, someone who does nothing in the game.
I forgot the quote, but Rachel got pissed at Kathy for not letting her win and called her a floater to
After Rachel got evicted and then returned she called Ragan nasty things saying how he kissed *** to get himself further in the game

Big Brother 13
"Some of us like Porsche, Cassi" Cassi called Rachel CATTY and Rachel said her gameplay sucked
"You got caught Danielle, and Dominic will pay for it" Shelly exposed Danielle's plan to Backdoor Jordeff, and Rachel told them they were her targets and Dominic(already nominated) would pay for her scheming
I think she called Kalia/Adam/Shelly floaters. Thats gameplay

BUT She was a good guy. She protected Shelly's head from a raging Jordan <3 :lol:
"Stop it Jordan! OMG!"
http://www.youtube.com/v/4q1hDixxpX4

Vanessa, attacked Rachel's breasts and nose and basically her in general. Nasty. Rachel  >>>>> Vanessa

Rachel IS a GOOD person, she has a low self esteem and everyone uses that against her except her true fans :)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 02:51:33 PM
whatever you say
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on April 19, 2012, 04:18:39 PM
No Kandace, let's NOT stroll down memory lane. We are speaking about what we are seeing on TAR20.

What Rachel did on BB is no more relevant to the discussion than the missions Dave flew, or the arrests Jamie and Nary made, or the children Dave and Cherie entertained in hospitals.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 04:22:20 PM
Um excuse me, I was defending Rachel :res: I said she attacks on gameplay and NEVER personally, unlike Vanessawitch. :res: :res:

ETA: I did the "memory lane" thing because all her hate is from her legacy that she left behind on Big Brother. Ktia
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on April 19, 2012, 05:21:00 PM
Um excuse me, I was defending Rachel :res: I said she attacks on gameplay and NEVER personally, unlike Vanessawitch. :res: :res:

ETA: I did the "memory lane" thing because all her hate is from her legacy that she left behind on Big Brother. Ktia

First of all, there is no "hate" here at all. No one hates Rachel; SHE is the one that has spoken that word, not others (witness: "Let them drink their Hateorade"). Nothing that has been done by any of the teams at any time warrants such a strong emotion.

Second, I (and I believe some other commentators) have not watched so much as a second of Big Brother. I am basing my assessment (not "hate") purely on what we have been shown in TAR20.

Third, taking a simple assessment and calling it "hate" is itself a manipulative technique.

Fourth, I am only talking about Rachel here, not Vanessa. You are in effect saying that Rachel is good because Vanessa is even worse. That is a totally invalid and illogical argument.

Fifth, I'm not going to change your mind, and you are not going to change mine. So perhaps we should just stop now and let others talk.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: jiajia12 on April 19, 2012, 05:21:42 PM
Rachel is special,hatred is just jealous :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 05:25:42 PM
Um excuse me, I was defending Rachel :res: I said she attacks on gameplay and NEVER personally, unlike Vanessawitch. :res: :res:

ETA: I did the "memory lane" thing because all her hate is from her legacy that she left behind on Big Brother. Ktia

First of all, there is no "hate" here at all. No one hates Rachel; SHE is the one that has spoken that word, not others (witness: "Let them drink their Hateorade"). Nothing that has been done by any of the teams at any time warrants such a strong emotion.

Second, I (and I believe some other commentators) have not watched so much as a second of Big Brother. I am basing my assessment (not "hate") purely on what we have been shown in TAR20.

Third, taking a simple assessment and calling it "hate" is itself a manipulative technique.

Fourth, I am only talking about Rachel here, not Vanessa. You are in effect saying that Rachel is good because Vanessa is even worse. That is a totally invalid and illogical argument.

Fifth, I'm not going to change your mind, and you are not going to change mine. So perhaps we should just stop now and let others talk.

Art & JJ/Davchel/Vanessa all "dislike" her for no reason. Brenchel never did anything to them. What actions have made you dislike them? None. Yes she cries, but every team on the race has cried. She has a low self esteem. If you saw a poor nerdy kid in High School crying, would you laugh at him and say mean things?


~~
Rachel is special,hatred is just jealous :groan:

This so much.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 05:27:03 PM
Um excuse me, I was defending Rachel :res: I said she attacks on gameplay and NEVER personally, unlike Vanessawitch. :res: :res:

ETA: I did the "memory lane" thing because all her hate is from her legacy that she left behind on Big Brother. Ktia

First of all, there is no "hate" here at all. No one hates Rachel; SHE is the one that has spoken that word, not others (witness: "Let them drink their Hateorade"). Nothing that has been done by any of the teams at any time warrants such a strong emotion.

Second, I (and I believe some other commentators) have not watched so much as a second of Big Brother. I am basing my assessment (not "hate") purely on what we have been shown in TAR20.

Third, taking a simple assessment and calling it "hate" is itself a manipulative technique.

Fourth, I am only talking about Rachel here, not Vanessa. You are in effect saying that Rachel is good because Vanessa is even worse. That is a totally invalid and illogical argument.

Fifth, I'm not going to change your mind, and you are not going to change mine. So perhaps we should just stop now and let others talk.

Your first two points are true for me too and I agree with the fifth as well :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 05:27:41 PM
Art & JJ/Davchel/Vanessa all "dislike" her for no reason. Brenchel never did anything to them. What actions have made you dislike them? None. Yes she cries, but every team on the race has cried.

Prophet, Davchel likes Brenchel, you shouldn't be a hatin.

:duno:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 05:29:51 PM
What?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 05:32:13 PM
Just confused :umn:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 05:33:31 PM
On your like of Brenchel, you should direct it towards Brenchel
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 05:35:24 PM
What like of Brenchel?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 19, 2012, 05:36:21 PM
-_- You were confused on whether or not to like them, I suggested to like them :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 19, 2012, 05:36:55 PM
I'm not confused. :lol: I don't like them.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 20, 2012, 08:38:11 AM
On the rtvzone show from a few weeks ago Kaylani said that having been Rachel's best friend for several years she thought it was interesting to see Vanessa confront her and "knock her off her high horse." That's how I feel about it, I don't like Vanessa and her meanness but it was funny to see her shut Rachel up.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: AmazingRace on April 20, 2012, 11:09:39 AM
On the rtvzone show from a few weeks ago Kaylani said that having been Rachel's best friend for several years she thought it was interesting to see Vanessa confront her and "knock her off her high horse." That's how I feel about it, I don't like Vanessa and her meanness but it was funny to see her shut Rachel up.

I wonder what happened between them.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 20, 2012, 12:01:42 PM
She explains it more on her show. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kungfuwomn on April 20, 2012, 06:54:11 PM
Rachel got the best of Vanessa not the other way around.Rachel is the best of the two but enought wasting my breath on that Witch.Kaylani is a former friend of Rachel's who i believe was skating on Rachel's coatails after she won BB13 and was a reality star!.After the show was over Rachel was busy looking for work, and apartment and now we know being asked to do TAR at the finale of BB which left her little time to hang out with friends.Also if you check out the live feeds from BB12 kaylani's name is mentioned i think by Brendon about not being a reliable friend to her and i think Kaylani never really cared for Brendon after that because she spends more time bashing him then Rachel.As a Brenchel fan who watched livefeeds 24/7 Rachel admitted that of all her friends from vegas(and i think kaylani included) that none of them were her true friends that if she had to call someone in the middle of the night to loan her money or help her out most of them didnt fit that catagory and i think Kaylani was one of those.Rachel was the one who usually helped out all her friends and i think kaylani was one of those people until Rachel got too busy help her out all the time and thats where the faling out came from.I could be off a little but that is the gist of things. So Rachel is true friend and good person anyone who hated her on tv and then met her and Brendon in real life have said they are great people i bet you couldnt say that about some other reality stars that are on TAR20 right now.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: slpdx on April 20, 2012, 07:41:51 PM
Rachel .... Rachel is true friend and good person anyone who hated her on tv and then met her and Brendon in real life have said they are great people i bet you couldnt say that about some other reality stars that are on TAR20 right now.

Oh please, if Rachel and Brendon are so great "off the screen," why would you bet the others are not as well?

I, too watched the BB12/13 live feeds and the times are too numerous to count where Rachel and Brendon weren't so wonderful.  Cameras, competition, pressure, hunger, exhaustion, etc., cause a lot of not so desirable behaviors to surface in these shows, but it's across the board, no one is immune.  In my opinion, the racers/houseguests/castaways that aren't "better" people outside the game are the exception, not the rule.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on April 21, 2012, 08:15:51 AM
Quite a few of the racers this season do actually like Brendon and Rachel and that is from within the show.  I like how they are so helpful to their friends on the show as well.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kungfuwomn on April 22, 2012, 03:55:31 PM
The proof is in the pudding as they say after Brenchel/rachel left the BB house she stayed friends with people she should have,made up with some and some are friends to her in my opinion who she shouldn't be friends with.Rachel is very bubbily and outgoing person and some people are just jealous or don't like those kind of personalities like the 3 snobbish mean teams from TAR20 and we know who they were?And the fact that the teams were also not nice to the feds aka teachers proves it was not Rachel and Brendon who were problens on the race but the other teams aka bullies.I have watched all seasons of tar some I sto if I don't like the last teams racing like last season hated Cindy and her noname husband and the rest of teams.If not for Brendn and Rachel I know I would not watch last cple of eps.If not for them and Team KY the show would be unbearable to watch.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 22, 2012, 04:14:02 PM
I don't think any teams really hate Davechel :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: paldog123456 on April 22, 2012, 04:24:44 PM
I don't think any teams really hate Davechel :lol:

Except for Art and JJ for stupide reasons. :res:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: a1mamacat on April 23, 2012, 01:44:36 AM
I have to say, I didn't like Rachel or Brenden in BB 12, and really disliked them until about 1/2 way into 13, when Brenden left and Rachel was able to focus on her game. 

HOWEVER

I am LOVING them on TAR.  They are having fun, playing clean and respectful, and seem to be getting along in a much more health fashion.

I really want them to do well, and hope they get to final three.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on April 23, 2012, 02:11:55 AM
They were tough on Rachel in that Bollywood task, I thought she looked quite good first time.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 23, 2012, 04:22:27 AM
Racehel beating Art at the cricket = epic!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: dryedmangoez on April 24, 2012, 02:35:55 AM
They were tough on Rachel in that Bollywood task, I thought she looked quite good first time.
Yeah, apparently she jumped too high or something if we are to base it on the mistake TAR editors highlighted on the show:
(http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/xangatheamazingracecaps3/The%20Amazing%20Race%2020/Episode%209/TAR2009-1130.jpg) (http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/xangatheamazingracecaps3/The%20Amazing%20Race%2020/Episode%209/TAR2009-1130.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on April 24, 2012, 11:37:32 AM
A dancer on the left has his knees bent just like hers, and one of the dancers seems to have her feet on the floor.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on April 24, 2012, 12:34:40 PM
Just because that is what the editors chose to highlight, doesn't mean that is why the choreographer failed her. From what various people said, we know the routine was something greater than 90 seconds, of which we saw maybe five seconds worth of any given racer's attempt.

Rachel leaping high into the air with enthusiasm was probably more visually interesting than whatever irked the choreographer during her first attempt.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on April 24, 2012, 07:44:21 PM
Im agreeing with Dandy Kandy on this one. That's my nickname for Kandice. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 24, 2012, 07:48:28 PM
It's Kandace :tup: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on April 25, 2012, 07:59:21 AM
It's Kandace :tup: :lol:
-_-
Ever heard of nicknames, pal?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on April 25, 2012, 08:00:39 AM
I meant you spelled her name with an I. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on April 25, 2012, 08:04:26 AM
I meant you spelled her name with an I. :lol:
Oh... :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: rendergirl on April 25, 2012, 07:06:35 PM
I love Brenchel!! Rachel annoyed me a bit on Big Brother but I grew to like her. She always has her meltdowns, but when push comes to shove, she gets the job done! I hate how Vanessa and the Border Patrols hated Brendon and Rachel from the start for no reason, just because they were on BB. I really hope they hang in there. I love Kentucky too, they're just good people. So glad they're still in it after last week!!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kevin2012 on May 02, 2012, 07:54:40 AM
 :lol:

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/yes-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Saravannan on May 03, 2012, 09:06:02 PM
Anyone else think Rachel would be a really, really nice person? She has her meltdowns but she seems to try and like everyone without judging and looks like she tries to please people.

Or maybe I've been blinded. (It helps that she's pretty)


 :iok
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 03, 2012, 09:09:41 PM
Rachel is a nice person who isn't good under pressure.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on May 04, 2012, 01:53:42 PM
Rachel is a nice person who isn't good under pressure.
Bravo, bravo! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2012, 01:55:29 PM
So is Dave Brown :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Saravannan on May 04, 2012, 08:42:18 PM
So is Dave Brown :lol:

For him, pressure is any noise whatsoever. :P I do like them though and wouldn't mind them winning. Mainly for Rachel of course though.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: supah on May 04, 2012, 10:23:29 PM
I ALSO do LOVE underdogs, and it would be a fairytale ending to see Brenchel win, the team that never won a leg and got bullied ends up on top  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2012, 12:00:41 PM
I think this is my favorite picture of her :lol3: She looks like she is being lowered as live bait :lol3:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb138/MissyPhont/Stuff/IMG_4521.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: AmazingRace on May 06, 2012, 02:18:02 AM
I think this is my favorite picture of her :lol3: She looks like she is being lowered as live bait :lol3:


 :lol: That looks funny!

Less than 20 hours to go! Can't wait!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 06, 2012, 02:30:35 AM
Can't wait til Rachel makes Television HISTORY as the first person to win 2 different reality shows <3 :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kungfuwomn on May 06, 2012, 09:15:53 AM
So I'm right if Rachel wins TAR she would be the first person to win two popular reality shows in the same season and in this. Case even though she's teammates with Brendon you would have to say that Rachel has once again been the dominating of the 2 on the tasks.Even though Brendon has ran marathons and was a swim coach Rachel has been the star of the star of Tar20 along with Mark and Bopper no matter if they win or not.Granted the Boring Rachel and her annoying husband won the majority of the 1st place legs and even if they lose because of a mistake if that's what happens Rachel has done great on the race also without having won a 1st place leg along with Brendon.The haters of theirs will always hate them and not give them their props or Rachel even if it was brenchel who had won all those legs.No matter what place they finish or if they win realty and tv. Watchers need to finally give brenchel/Rachel her due in being a great competeor and realty star.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bcp19 on May 06, 2012, 11:44:03 AM
So I'm right if Rachel wins TAR she would be the first person to win two popular reality shows in the same season and in this. Case even though she's teammates with Brendon you would have to say that Rachel has once again been the dominating of the 2 on the tasks.Even though Brendon has ran marathons and was a swim coach Rachel has been the star of the star of Tar20 along with Mark and Bopper no matter if they win or not.Granted the Boring Rachel and her annoying husband won the majority of the 1st place legs and even if they lose because of a mistake if that's what happens Rachel has done great on the race also without having won a 1st place leg along with Brendon.The haters of theirs will always hate them and not give them their props or Rachel even if it was brenchel who had won all those legs.No matter what place they finish or if they win realty and tv. Watchers need to finally give brenchel/Rachel her due in being a great competeor and realty star.
Wow, the star of the star of Tar20(??)... She probably would not have gotten past Episode 2 if it wasn't for Mark giving her the answer at the RB.  In addition, Brendon was also forever having to calm and comfort her and talk her through her breakdowns.  You must have been a superfan of Flo as well, she contributed just as much (air time).

While Rachel is a strong, motivated person, as well as a strong competitor, her personality is so overbearing and 'in your face!' that it turns many people off.  "We're not here to make friends.... NObody come between me and MY million dollars!"  She is a poor winner in so many ways and is an even poorer loser.  I'd bet you'd have seen a lot more of the BB 'YAY... <sob>... YAY... <sob>' if they actually had 24/7 coverage of her the entire race. 
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 06, 2012, 11:59:07 AM
So I'm right if Rachel wins TAR she would be the first person to win two popular reality shows in the same season and in this. Case even though she's teammates with Brendon you would have to say that Rachel has once again been the dominating of the 2 on the tasks.Even though Brendon has ran marathons and was a swim coach Rachel has been the star of the star of Tar20 along with Mark and Bopper no matter if they win or not.Granted the Boring Rachel and her annoying husband won the majority of the 1st place legs and even if they lose because of a mistake if that's what happens Rachel has done great on the race also without having won a 1st place leg along with Brendon.The haters of theirs will always hate them and not give them their props or Rachel even if it was brenchel who had won all those legs.No matter what place they finish or if they win realty and tv. Watchers need to finally give brenchel/Rachel her due in being a great competeor and realty star.

If your idea of a great reality star is someone who whines and complains, who presents a false front to the camera, who escalates petty comments into full blown quarrels, who has to be consoled by her partner at every turn, and plays the victim every chance she gets - then yes, Rachel R is a great reality star.

But I find it a sad commentary about the viewing audience when those qualities are valued more highly than the quiet resourcefulness, strength, and grace under stress exhibited by Rachel B.

The fact that you find Rachel B. "boring" says far more about you than it does about her.

And once more for the record, no one "hates" Rachel R. This is a term SHE put out there ("Let them drink their Hateorade") so as to be able to play the victim. This is one of the most obvious manipulations she has performed. If you can't see this one, then of course you can't see the other more subtle ones she does.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Alenaveda on May 06, 2012, 12:35:58 PM
Rachel was the one who began the famous fight at the airport in their way to Tanzania.  Brendon and Ralph were talking on a civilized way, until she participated of the discussion ("listen, why don't you both get out of our faces?"), and everything blew up (with some little disinterested help of Art & JJ  :lol:).
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 06, 2012, 01:04:55 PM
Rachel was the one who began the famous fight at the airport in their way to Tanzania.  Brendon and Ralph were talking on a civilized way, until she participated of the discussion ("listen, why don't you both get out of our faces?"), and everything blew up (with some little disinterested help of Art & JJ  :lol:).

Huh?  How you can work that out from the little snippets they show in the HLs of it all I really don't know, maybe you have some psychic powers.  Anyway I think we all know that Vanessa started it at the watermelons.  Bopper and Mark have even said Vanessa's main purpose was to prey on 'poor Rachel' (their words). 

Rachel Reilly has definitely been one of the stars of the series.  Brendon is far from encouraging at times, his lack of sympathy at the head shave was sickening.  All the good guys like Rachel and all the bad ones (JJ/Art/Vanessa) don't, it doesn't take a genius to work that out.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2012, 01:07:13 PM
I tend to agree that Rachel was not an innocent lamb in that conflict, but Vanessa had plenty to do with it.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2012, 01:22:51 PM
So does anyone know if they are at TARCon?

NVM, they aren't.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 06, 2012, 02:25:02 PM
Rachel doesn't need Vanessa but Vanessa clearly thought she needed Rachel.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Alenaveda on May 06, 2012, 02:43:18 PM
I tend to agree that Rachel was not an innocent lamb in that conflict, but Vanessa had plenty to do with it.

That's my point (and by the way, as Louie & Michael with Brent/Caite vs. Carol/Brandy, Art & JJ were nourishing that animosity every time they could - the U-T in Tanzania is a proof).
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kungfuwomn on May 06, 2012, 02:45:55 PM
The other teams are not lying Bitchy Vanessa, jealous boring rachel and the Bully patrol all were against brenchel/Rachel from before show started.If it wasn't for Brenchel and Team KY this season would have been one of the most boring ever.Who wants to see Team Bullies and Robo Dave and Yawn wife win all the legs NoOne unless your their family!Granted Bullys were worse with Vanessa then Team Military But Brenchel were good enough to make it to the finals.And those fans who have followed them and Rachel for 2 yrs know that they are not only the most kindest and caring human beings to ever be on reality tv and treat their fans like their friends they hangout with but Phil said the same thing about them in his tv guide interview along with Team ky and the majority of racers on this season.The same hateful fans who just love to watch rachel on tv wouldn't have a life if they didn't have spread their hate on every website they can find.But CBS knew what they were doing Rachel is Tv gold and watching her win and having all those haters crying or angry will be my biggest thrill ever I can't wait. :umn:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 06, 2012, 02:47:52 PM
Rachel doesn't need Vanessa but Vanessa clearly thought she needed Rachel.

 :lol3:

How on earth do you figure that? It is exactly the opposite; Rachel NEEDS someone to pick on her so she can play the victim. And if that doesn't happen, then she overreacts to some trivial occurrence so she can play the victim, as we have seen several times throughout the legs.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2012, 02:48:41 PM
I would like to see Team Army win all the legs, and I'm not related to them at all nor do I know them personally (though I wouldn't mind meeting them) :lol:

And for the record, I don't hate Brenchel, I just don't like them.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 06, 2012, 02:54:52 PM
The other teams are not lying Bitchy Vanessa, jealous boring rachel and the Bully patrol all were against brenchel/Rachel from before show started.If it wasn't for Brenchel and Team KY this season would have been one of the most boring ever.Who wants to see Team Bullies and Robo Dave and Yawn wife win all the legs NoOne unless your their family!Granted Bullys were worse with Vanessa then Team Military But Brenchel were good enough to make it to the finals.And those fans who have followed them and Rachel for 2 yrs know that they are not only the most kindest and caring human beings to ever be on reality tv and treat their fans like their friends they hangout with but Phil said the same thing about them in his tv guide interview along with Team ky and the majority of racers on this season.The same hateful fans who just love to watch rachel on tv wouldn't have a life if they didn't have spread their hate on every website they can find.But CBS knew what they were doing Rachel is Tv gold and watching her win and having all those haters crying or angry will be my biggest thrill ever I can't wait. :umn:


...sigh...

You just don't get it, do you?  Until you can wrap your head around the fact that THERE IS NO HATE FOR RACHEL, that some of us merely find her childish and irritating, then there is no possibility of having a rational discussion with you.

And please note that it is you who insists on giving derogatory labels to certain teams and people - demonstrating the very "hate" for them that you find so distasteful when you imagine it directed at Rachel.   
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Polaroid on May 06, 2012, 03:18:05 PM
Uhhhhhhhhh. :stare People are really divided on Rachel... :lol:

Hoping Brenchel wins! :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: slpdx on May 06, 2012, 03:18:23 PM
The other teams are not lying Bitchy Vanessa, jealous boring rachel and the Bully patrol all were against brenchel/Rachel from before show started.If it wasn't for Brenchel and Team KY this season would have been one of the most boring ever.Who wants to see Team Bullies and Robo Dave and Yawn wife win all the legs NoOne unless your their family!Granted Bullys were worse with Vanessa then Team Military But Brenchel were good enough to make it to the finals.And those fans who have followed them and Rachel for 2 yrs know that they are not only the most kindest and caring human beings to ever be on reality tv and treat their fans like their friends they hangout with but Phil said the same thing about them in his tv guide interview along with Team ky and the majority of racers on this season.The same hateful fans who just love to watch rachel on tv wouldn't have a life if they didn't have spread their hate on every website they can find.But CBS knew what they were doing Rachel is Tv gold and watching her win and having all those haters crying or angry will be my biggest thrill ever I can't wait. :umn:


...sigh...

You just don't get it, do you?  Until you can wrap your head around the fact that THERE IS NO HATE FOR RACHEL, that some of us merely find her childish and irritating, then there is no possibility of having a rational discussion with you.

And please note that it is you who insists on giving derogatory labels to certain teams and people - demonstrating the very "hate" for them that you find so distasteful when you imagine it directed at Rachel.

Well said, BlueSky.   

But just a question for Kungfu because I must have missed something.  I can't seem to recall one time in either the aired shows or the extra videos where Rachel B acted or said something inferring jealousy of Rachel R.  Can you let me know what I missed.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Alenaveda on May 06, 2012, 04:18:15 PM
The other teams are not lying Bitchy Vanessa, jealous boring rachel and the Bully patrol all were against brenchel/Rachel from before show started.If it wasn't for Brenchel and Team KY this season would have been one of the most boring ever.Who wants to see Team Bullies and Robo Dave and Yawn wife win all the legs NoOne unless your their family!Granted Bullys were worse with Vanessa then Team Military But Brenchel were good enough to make it to the finals.And those fans who have followed them and Rachel for 2 yrs know that they are not only the most kindest and caring human beings to ever be on reality tv and treat their fans like their friends they hangout with but Phil said the same thing about them in his tv guide interview along with Team ky and the majority of racers on this season.The same hateful fans who just love to watch rachel on tv wouldn't have a life if they didn't have spread their hate on every website they can find.But CBS knew what they were doing Rachel is Tv gold and watching her win and having all those haters crying or angry will be my biggest thrill ever I can't wait. :umn:


...sigh...

You just don't get it, do you?  Until you can wrap your head around the fact that THERE IS NO HATE FOR RACHEL, that some of us merely find her childish and irritating, then there is no possibility of having a rational discussion with you.

And please note that it is you who insists on giving derogatory labels to certain teams and people - demonstrating the very "hate" for them that you find so distasteful when you imagine it directed at Rachel.

Well said, BlueSky.   

But just a question for Kungfu because I must have missed something.  I can't seem to recall one time in either the aired shows or the extra videos where Rachel B acted or said something inferring jealousy of Rachel R.  Can you let me know what I missed.

Davechel could U-T Brenchel - as Art & JJ gently demand to their allies at the airport while they wait to travel to Tanzania -, but they chose not to.  If there was something like that, what a better opportunity than that to demostrate it.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 06, 2012, 04:19:45 PM
Bluesky stop your trolling & Brenchel jealousy.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2012, 04:25:32 PM
...sigh...

You just don't get it, do you?  Until you can wrap your head around the fact that THERE IS NO HATE FOR RACHEL, that some of us merely find her childish and irritating, then there is no possibility of having a rational discussion with you.

And please note that it is you who insists on giving derogatory labels to certain teams and people - demonstrating the very "hate" for them that you find so distasteful when you imagine it directed at Rachel.   


:tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 06, 2012, 04:51:04 PM

How on earth do you figure that?

Very simple.  The focus is already on Rachel, people know her and are interested (like or dislike).  Vanessa however is completely unknown, so a way to get camera time is obviously to try and antagonize Rachel and get a reaction.  Even on Facebook after the show Vanessa is still doing the same things.  Very few people on the race itself who saw things first hand even support Vanessa, the only people who do seem to be are those on the outside who think she is 'hot' (though I think she is overrated there anyway) or just like her as she dislikes Rachel.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: supah on May 06, 2012, 05:02:07 PM
So I'm right if Rachel wins TAR she would be the first person to win two popular reality shows in the same season and in this. Case even though she's teammates with Brendon you would have to say that Rachel has once again been the dominating of the 2 on the tasks.Even though Brendon has ran marathons and was a swim coach Rachel has been the star of the star of Tar20 along with Mark and Bopper no matter if they win or not.Granted the Boring Rachel and her annoying husband won the majority of the 1st place legs and even if they lose because of a mistake if that's what happens Rachel has done great on the race also without having won a 1st place leg along with Brendon.The haters of theirs will always hate them and not give them their props or Rachel even if it was brenchel who had won all those legs.No matter what place they finish or if they win realty and tv. Watchers need to finally give brenchel/Rachel her due in being a great competeor and realty star.
Wow, the star of the star of Tar20(??)... She probably would not have gotten past Episode 2 if it wasn't for Mark giving her the answer at the RB.  In addition, Brendon was also forever having to calm and comfort her and talk her through her breakdowns.  You must have been a superfan of Flo as well, she contributed just as much (air time).

While Rachel is a strong, motivated person, as well as a strong competitor, her personality is so overbearing and 'in your face!' that it turns many people off.  "We're not here to make friends.... NObody come between me and MY million dollars!"  She is a poor winner in so many ways and is an even poorer loser.  I'd bet you'd have seen a lot more of the BB 'YAY... <sob>... YAY... <sob>' if they actually had 24/7 coverage of her the entire race.


BOLD x 1000000
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on May 06, 2012, 06:26:11 PM
Bluesky stop your trolling & Brenchel jealousy.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 06, 2012, 06:34:24 PM

How on earth do you figure that?

Very simple.  The focus is already on Rachel, people know her and are interested (like or dislike).  Vanessa however is completely unknown, so a way to get camera time is obviously to try and antagonize Rachel and get a reaction.  Even on Facebook after the show Vanessa is still doing the same things.  Very few people on the race itself who saw things first hand even support Vanessa, the only people who do seem to be are those on the outside who think she is 'hot' (though I think she is overrated there anyway) or just like her as she dislikes Rachel.


Your explanation makes a lot of sense; I see where you're coming from now. Thanks.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on May 06, 2012, 06:40:46 PM
Finally someone who says Vanessa's looks are Overated.  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 06, 2012, 06:47:14 PM
Bluesky stop your trolling & Brenchel jealousy.


jeal·ous·y

1. jealous resentment against a rival, or against another's success or advantage.

I assure you that neither one is a rival of mine, nor do I have any resentment against their potential success in the next couple of hours.

I simply would prefer not to see petty squabbles and childish behavior on a show that at its best, shows us the awesome beauty and majesty of the world we live in, and the depths of strength, ingenuity and compassion that ordinary people will bring forth under pressure.

The ridiculous drama, and false crying and meltdowns, detract from the power and vigor of The Amazing Race. You can go find that crap anywhere.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Declive on May 06, 2012, 06:48:05 PM
Brenchel will win TAR . Done.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on May 06, 2012, 06:55:06 PM
Brenchel will win TAR . Done.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on May 06, 2012, 06:56:00 PM
Gee, I'm quoting a lot. I'm getting pretty lazy.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: David on May 06, 2012, 07:38:07 PM
Please, win for me! :D

Hope this brings them good luck for the rest of the finale.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2012, 09:03:55 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bcp19 on May 06, 2012, 09:09:35 PM
Brenchel will win TAR . Done.
OOPS, lol
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 06, 2012, 09:12:01 PM
RACHEL is still amazing and is an amazing competitor <333 They made up time surprisingly fast!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Declive on May 06, 2012, 09:17:41 PM
3rd place , wtf?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on May 06, 2012, 09:22:38 PM
Not the outcome I was hoping for but still, Congratulations Brendon & Rachel!!!  It would've been nice to see them win one leg this season (especially Leg 12) but at least they made it through til the end!!!  :hearts:  Brendon & Rachel <3
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 06, 2012, 09:53:46 PM
RACHEL is still amazing and is an amazing competitor <333 They made up time surprisingly fast!


To be fair, there are certainly a ton of people out there who would never in their wildest dreams have been able to go up and down that building. And she certainly kept going when she was obviously exhausted. She she does deserve a lot of credit.

I hope next season you find a team that captures you enthusiasm just as much.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Snooky on May 06, 2012, 10:05:31 PM
*Needs moar Miss Alki* ^_____________^
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: supah on May 07, 2012, 02:42:26 AM
Never seen Big Brother, and after watching Brenchel on TAR, I have gained a newfound respect for them.  :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: TARismyfavoriteshow on May 07, 2012, 06:17:57 AM
Brenchel will win TAR bring up the rear as usual. Done.
Fixed!
Honestly, how their final placement surprises anyone is beyond me.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 07, 2012, 06:33:12 AM
Rachel got an awful edit and Brendon a very good one.  They only ever seemed to show Rachel's reaction to Brendon and not what caused it.  So missing the coach we never saw what actually led up to it.  So annoying that the edit has been so biased through the whole season, I wish the producers didn't just cater to those who want to hate Rachel.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2012, 06:36:39 AM
Brenchel will win TAR bring up the rear as usual. Done.
Fixed!
Honestly, how their final placement surprises anyone is beyond me.

Exactly, if you used logic there was no way to expect them to win. They had never even had a chance to win any leg. They proved that they could rarely compete with the top teams on individual tasks or transport.

The other two teams were superior in skill so the finishing order makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 07, 2012, 10:57:58 AM
Rachel got an awful edit and Brendon a very good one.  They only ever seemed to show Rachel's reaction to Brendon and not what caused it.  So missing the coach we never saw what actually led up to it.  So annoying that the edit has been so biased through the whole season, I wish the producers didn't just cater to those who want to hate Rachel.
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Let's try this one more time....  no one hates Rachel. All that anyone has ever done is express that they find certain of her actions and reactions while on camera to be less than ideal. THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS DISLIKING THE PERSON. It is only disliking a very, very tiny number of things that person did, out of the thousands of things they did in any given day.

It grows very wearisome that whenever any of us so much as suggests that Rachel might have made a better choice, the Rachel defenders leap up and accuse us of hatred. This is total hogwash.

But certainly the producers pick and choose what to show about all the teams so as to elicit maximum viewer interest.

I am sure that Rachel and every other person that competed this season is a perfectly wonderful upstanding citizen.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: kungfuwomn on May 07, 2012, 11:30:35 AM
The important thing is without Brenchel or Rachel and Team Ky the show would have gone down as one of the worst seasons ever with the bully patrol cops who bullied teams including off the race see boppers interview about how they held that money they gave them over them when they thougth bopper still in race and when they found out he wasnt. Also people dont like to see two teams win all the legs especially one team that will go down as one of the most hated teams on the race bully patrol and one team that maybe the most winningist but the most bland and boring team to win the race after Megan and shayne.Uchenia and Joyce are the example couple of a winning team and they will be rememberd in 5 years over Rachel and Dave ( i predict their marriage wont even last 5 years).So no matter that Brenchel finished first they were one of most competetive to team to ever run the race and Phil says that too.If their is an unfinished business show again you know Team Ky and Brenchel will be on it and this time no teams with extensive training aka military and police training i still think that was why both teams won all those tasks.If not for them I think Brenchel and Team KY could easily have been the top two teams of the season.Even though all the Brenchel haters are out in droves once again a reality show that Rachel didnt win like bb12 she still came out a star like she and Team KY did in TAR20 over the winners.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 07, 2012, 11:41:52 AM
and this time no teams with extensive training aka military and police training i still think that was why both teams won all those tasks.If not for them I think Brenchel and Team KY could easily have been the top two teams of the season.


Actually, in any competition, if you remove the first and second place team, the third place team is then likely to become the winner.

Thank you Captain Obvious.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2012, 01:51:42 PM
one team that maybe the most winningist but the most bland and boring team to win the race after Megan and shayne.Uchenia and Joyce are the example couple of a winning team and they will be rememberd in 5 years over Rachel and Dave ( i predict their marriage wont even last 5 years).

:res: :res: :res: :res: :res:

(talk about haters)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2012, 05:01:27 PM
Bluesky stop your trolling & Brenchel jealousy.


jeal·ous·y

1. jealous resentment against a rival, or against another's success or advantage.

I assure you that neither one is a rival of mine, nor do I have any resentment against their potential success in the next couple of hours.

I simply would prefer not to see petty squabbles and childish behavior on a show that at its best, shows us the awesome beauty and majesty of the world we live in, and the depths of strength, ingenuity and compassion that ordinary people will bring forth under pressure.

The ridiculous drama, and false crying and meltdowns, detract from the power and vigor of The Amazing Race. You can go find that crap anywhere.

Very true. I am tired of the jealousy defense. I am not jealous of anything they have ever done because I don't want their life. If anything I am jealous of the team who won tons of money, vacations, and cars and got to complete the most amazing game ever, travel, the world for free, and be considered the most successful team on an extremely hard show.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 07, 2012, 05:09:26 PM
Very true. I am tired of the jealousy defense. I am not jealous of anything they have ever done because I don't want their life. If anything I am jealous of the team who won tons of money, vacations, and cars and got to complete the most amazing game ever, travel, the world for free, and be considered the most successful team on an extremely hard show. I think the season would have been better without Brenchel on the screen but that has nothing to do with jealousy.


:res: :res: The season would have been WORSE if Brenchel wasn't on. It would have been like TAR15/13 where one team won everything and the other teams were pretty boring and didn't do much. Brenchel was very good in the finale and could have won if they went on foot first without taking the taxi(they did the sledding task pretty good and everything else pretty quick) Brenchel deserves some respect as amazing competitors.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2012, 05:15:41 PM
Fine. They did better than me on the Race, since I haven't been fortunate enough to go on (but I can't say I would be able to make the final three, who knows). I'm not calling their talent into question. I happen to believe Rachel R has talent, skill, and ability; I just wish she would stop whining about everything and just work. That's really my issue with her.

On the point about teams winning every leg, I happen to think this is an amazing accomplishment and is only achieved by hard work. Hard work should be rewarded, hence Davechel, one of the hardest working teams ever, winning 2\3 of the legs and getting lots of cool stuff. Maybe people are really jealous about one team winning so many legs. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 07, 2012, 05:44:31 PM
The Amazing Race, just like Big Brother, is stressful though so I'm willing to be rather more understanding than some people who really just watched it wanting to hate anyway (you know some people did).  I think just about every team struggled at some point, and certainly the winners did.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on May 07, 2012, 08:00:01 PM
http://www.thedeadbolt.com/1003026278-the-amazing-race-brendan-and-rachel-we-had-a-target-on-our-back.html (http://www.thedeadbolt.com/1003026278-the-amazing-race-brendan-and-rachel-we-had-a-target-on-our-back.html)

The Amazing Race: Brendon and Rachel, “We had a target on our back”
by Reg Seeton

In the Season 20 finale of The Amazing Race, Big Brother couple Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly finished third after touching down in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Although Rachel Reilly won Season 13 of Big Brother and found love with former contestant, Brendon Villegas, the two reality lovebirds made it into the final three of The Amazing Race, finishing in third place behind winners Dave and Rachel Brown and border patrol agents Art Velez and J.J. Carrell. Like Big Brother, however, The Amazing Race was filled with drama this season since some of the other Amazing Race teams already knew who Brendon and Rachel were and considered them reality targets.

Despite butting heads with others on The Amazing Race, Brendon and Rachel gave it their all to win but fell just shy of another reality victory.

The day after their third place finish on The Amazing Race, The Deadbolt caught up with Brendon and Rachel to learn more about their time on the show, get their side of the drama, and what they’re most proud of during their time on The Amazing Race.

THE DEADBOLT: How tough was the race compared to Big Brother?

RACHEL REILLY: I think it was harder than Big Brother. It’s like an endurance race. Big Brother is so mental and The Amazing Race is so physical. In the race, you’re not eating, you’re not sleeping, and you’re just constantly going and going. It’s hard. The fact that Brendon and I made it to the final three and that we were running the race the entire time, I think that’s an achievement on its own. The race is really tough. Being in the Big Brother house for 76 days is a mental stress but being on The Amazing Race is hard.

BRENDON VILLEGAS: Big Brother is tougher mentally by far. The Amazing Race is just physically exhausting. So by the end of the race, the last leg, even the last interviews we did, we were falling asleep we were so tired. It just takes so much out of you and you don’t have time to recover. In Big Brother, your worst enemy is your own brain. Being in that house, you just have so much down-time that you drive yourself crazy. That’s what’s hard to deal with in Big Brother.

THE DEADBOLT: Did you guys feel like you had a target on your back from the beginning?

BRENDON: Oh, yeah!

RACHEL: Definitely, we had a target on our back as far as the other teams not liking us, Ralph and Vanessa plus Art and J.J.. The good thing about The Amazing Race is that even though you have a target on your back, it doesn’t matter because you’re not being voted out. They may not have liked us and made our lives a bit harder, but the good thing was that Brendon and I had the chance to run the race and we didn’t have to worry about any of the other teams voting us out.

THE DEADBOLT: Since Dave and Rachel were way ahead, did you still feel like you had a shot at winning in the final leg?

BRENDON: We really got the wind knocked out of us when we realized that we were supposed to proceed on foot but took the cab. That was really our downturn. We just really got hung up on that. I didn’t really think we had a shot at first but I did think we had a shot at second. So that’s why I wanted to press on. But you never know, that’s the hard part. You don’t know what’s in front of you. There could be a roadblock that’s completely difficult for two people but easy for Rachel to do. You can’t ever think that you’re out of the race.

THE DEADBOLT: Rachel, have you patched things up with Vanessa?

RACHEL: I’m not opposed to patching things up with her, but I don’t think we’ll be friends anytime soon. I wish her all the best and I think that Vanessa outside of the race is probably a great girl, but in the race we just butted heads so much. She made some really mean comments and I don’t think we’ll be friends anytime soon. Some of those comments were just unnecessary and that was the biggest part of it. We were running a race and the race wasn’t about tearing down other racers. The race is about running your own race.

THE DEADBOLT: What was it that sparked the fight in the airport? What didn’t we see?

BRENDON: I’ll take the blame for that one. Well, actually, maybe not. It wasn’t me entirely. I bumped Ralph when we were running to get in line and he was like, “Watch it, buddy!” At that point, I was kind of hyped up on animosity from what was going on between Vanessa and Rachel, and I flipped Ralph off because I was pissed.

So we get in line, and Vanessa had been shoving Rachel, so they get into it, and then we all get into it. Then Art and J.J. decide to jump in when they had nothing to do with it and they try to start bullying us. So after the dust settled, I apologized to Ralph and we were cool at that point. I had no animosity towards Ralph, it was all with Vanessa. It was just hard for me to watch her behave the way she did to Rachel. If anyone wants to say something to me, go ahead. I couldn’t give a crap. But when you start talking about Rachel, and it starts to get to her and bother her, that’s when I become vocal.

THE DEADBOLT: What was the toughest aspect of the race that you weren’t expecting?

RACHEL: I think not sleeping and not eating. For me, that was the toughest. I wasn’t expecting that it was literally like, go, go go. Going into the race, I was kind of thinking that we would have more time to sleep or more time to take breathers and breaks, or have time to eat, but you don’t. From the moment the race began and the word “go,” the race is literally on. You don’t have time to mess up and redeem yourself. Any mistake you make, the race could be over.

BRENDON: When you get money for the leg, you don’t know what you’re going to spend it on. Me, I’m a hoarder on the race. I don’t want to spend any money because I always think it’s going to help us in some way. And if it does, I want to have that advantage. So anything we got for free, we’d take like five of them and shove them into our bags.

In between legs, we had food. Once the leg was running, we didn’t know if we had time to spare or if we had cash to spare or even time to eat. Like when we had the salami, we were actually very hungry. It was good for about the first two laps but by the tenth we were ready to puke it all back up.

THE DEADBOLT: Brendon, what side of Rachel did we not get to see on the show?

BRENDON: I think they did a pretty well-rounded job of being fair to us. They could have easily shown Rachel just crying down and lashing out and people would think she’s just a bitchy reality girl and whatnot. But they did do a good job of showing where we were coming from. Art and J.J. were trying to gang up on us, and Vanessa never let up on Rachel, so I think they did a good job of showing the sides of us.

Do I wish they had’ve shown a bit more of us being compassionate and loving as a couple? Yeah. But again, during the race, we’re very intense people and we’re going until we’re gone. Once we’re done, then we can relax.

I wish they would have shown some of the nicer moments. In Africa, for instance, Rachel wanted to spend all of our money. These cute little African kids would come up and wanted to sell you jewelry. Of course, Rachel was buying it left and right and we’re trying to race. In Africa, my stomach got upset and I had to go to the bathroom. I was going to the bathroom and Rachel’s outside, I could hear her asking the kids, “Here, do you want some money?” I was like, “Rachel, stop giving away our money!”

There were lots of those moments on the race that you don’t get to see.

There was another time when we were walking to the mat and I gave a homeless guy our leftover food. Then Bopper came along and gave him a blanket that he used to sleep at night. To me, that’s what the race is about, learning that this world is a lot bigger. No matter how bad we have it, or think we have it, there are people out there that are much worse. If these people can overcome that to find happiness, we definitely have something to learn.

THE DEADBOLT: Rachel, what was the hardest part about watching Brendon do the rubber chicken challenge?

RACHEL: It was awesome watching Brendon fall. That was my favorite part, when Brendon dove onto the mat and went all the way back into the balloons. That was totally like Japanese game show.

BRENDON: I was just excited to have fallen and on a Japanese game show. That, to me, was a real experience.

THE DEADBOLT: Looking back, what are you guys most proud of?

RACHEL: I’m most proud of the fact that we made it as far as we did and we were in the final three. Brendon and I competed so hard and we put all of our hearts into the race. Whether we were crying or laughing, happy or sad, we put our hearts into it and we really gave it our all. We may not have won a million dollars, but we made it to the final leg. We had an amazing and incredible adventure, the adventure of a lifetime.

BRENDON: I’m proud of the fact that we made it through The Amazing Race and we’re still a couple!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 07, 2012, 08:11:00 PM
I wish they would have shown some of the nicer moments. In Africa, for instance, Rachel wanted to spend all of our money. These cute little African kids would come up and wanted to sell you jewelry. Of course, Rachel was buying it left and right and we’re trying to race. In Africa, my stomach got upset and I had to go to the bathroom. I was going to the bathroom and Rachel’s outside, I could hear her asking the kids, “Here, do you want some money?” I was like, “Rachel, stop giving away our money!”


 :lol: :lol: :luvya:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Snooky on May 07, 2012, 10:59:00 PM
Fine. They did better than me on the Race, since I haven't been fortunate enough to go on (but I can't say I would be able to make the final three, who knows). I'm not calling their talent into question. I happen to believe Rachel R has talent, skill, and ability; I just wish she would stop whining about everything and just work. That's really my issue with her.

On the point about teams winning every leg, I happen to think this is an amazing accomplishment and is only achieved by hard work. Hard work should be rewarded, hence Davechel, one of the hardest working teams ever, winning 2\3 of the legs and getting lots of cool stuff. Maybe people are really jealous about one team winning so many legs. :lol:
There have clearly been several seasons with much tougher competition. I'm not one to judge talent, but in my own opinion, there have been several teams with more ability but less luck. (Eric & Danielle (Or Eric & Jeremy), BJ & Tyler, Colin & Christie, Rob & Amber, Kris & Jon, Dustin & Kandice, Megan & Cheyne, Brooke & Claire, Nat & Kat, Tammy & Victor, to name a few).
Stats mean hardly anything to me.

 Anyway, I don't like the hate coming towards Rachel. It's easy to tell that she didn't grow up being taught certain life skills that others see as human nature.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2012, 06:55:17 AM
Anyway, I don't like the hate coming towards Rachel. It's easy to tell that she didn't grow up being taught certain life skills that others see as human nature.

There's no hate for the hundredth time...
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 08, 2012, 09:18:03 AM
Anyway, I don't like the hate coming towards Rachel. It's easy to tell that she didn't grow up being taught certain life skills that others see as human nature.

There's no hate for the hundredth time...


:tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Snooky on May 08, 2012, 11:56:04 AM
Anyway, I don't like the hate coming towards Rachel. It's easy to tell that she didn't grow up being taught certain life skills that others see as human nature.

There's no hate for the hundredth time...
Does yelling at your TV count? ;)
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bcp19 on May 08, 2012, 12:06:03 PM
Anyway, I don't like the hate coming towards Rachel. It's easy to tell that she didn't grow up being taught certain life skills that others see as human nature.

There's no hate for the hundredth time...
Does yelling at your TV count? ;)
Only if you count everybody that yelled "Nooooooooooooooooooo!" when they got in the taxi.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on May 08, 2012, 12:57:40 PM
http://www.digitalspy.ca/ustv/s66/the-amazing-race/interviews/a380483/amazing-race-brendon-rachel-qa-thank-god-for-waterproof-mascara.html (http://www.digitalspy.ca/ustv/s66/the-amazing-race/interviews/a380483/amazing-race-brendon-rachel-qa-thank-god-for-waterproof-mascara.html)

'Amazing Race' Brendon, Rachel Q&A: 'Thank God for waterproof mascara'
By Catriona Wightman

Team Big Brother's Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly didn't have the easiest time on The Amazing Race - let's just say there were a lot of tears and cross words - but they still made it into third place!

Digital Spy spoke with Brendon and Rachel about their time on the Race, their Vanessa and Ralph feud, wedding plans and whether they want to do any more reality shows...

Hey Brendon and Rachel - how are you?
Rachel: "Good, good! We're excited. The finale was so amazing - it was so fun to watch."

How are you feeling about coming in third place?
Rachel: "Oh well! It was hard, you know, because we made a million-dollar mistake and not reading the clue correctly or not processing the clue correctly was our million-dollar mistake. So that was really hard for us because right when that happened, too, we realized after - we were in the cab and when it said, 'Go on foot', that's when we realized we just made that million-dollar mistake. So that was really hard, but you know, we had an incredible journey. We had an amazing adventure. I think it was the adventure of a lifetime. So I'm okay with jumping out of a plane in Argentina, going on an African safari, climbing up the side of a building in Hawaii - I'll take all that if I had to get third place!"

You mentioned you misunderstood the clue, but you did catch up with Art and JJ - do you think that clue was what cost you the Race?
Brendon: "I think it was. There were two things in our last leg that really cost us - that mistake, which cost us probably 20, 25 minutes. And then our cab driver dropped us off in the wrong spot when we were going to Coral Kingdom, so that cost us another 20 or 25 minutes. All in all, we probably were cost about an hour. One was our mistake, the other... I mean, there's nothing we can do with the cab. They just dropped us off and we were sure they dropped us off in the right spot and it caused us to fall behind further. The Race, there's a lot of variables you really can't control. You can fight your heart out and do great in the competition but you have one bad taxi driver or somebody who doesn't know where they're going or how to get there - they can be the end."

You called yourselves the underdogs going into the leg, but were there any points you thought you could win it?
Rachel: "Yeah, I think so. Especially in the beginning of the final leg, when Art and JJ were not at the towers and they had gotten mixed up and they weren't there. We thought we had a really good shot because we were right neck and neck with Dave and Rachel. I mean, anything could have happened and it could have ended up being a sprint to the finish for all we know, if we wouldn't have messed up and had continued at that pace. So I think we definitely thought that in the very beginning of the final leg we had a great shot at beating Dave and Rachel and that it was definitely possible, and when we messed up the clue that's when we realized - we were like, 'Ah, we made that million-dollar mistake', and it was just the worst!"

You obviously had a lot of arguments during the Race - do you think those held you back at all?
Brendon: "Yes, I do think any time anybody argues in The Amazing Race when they're competing, it slows them down tremendously. I think a great example of that was the twins. They got in a huge fight and they went out. I think if they hadn't gotten in that huge fight, they probably would have still been in the Race. And the same with us. We had a lot of good points where we were doing really well, but you start to lose focus on what you're doing when you start arguing with each other and that's what can cause you costly mistakes. And not even that our arguments caused us to lose the last leg of the Race, but they don't help and they slow us down and when we're fighting with each other we're not moving. Even that last leg when you saw Rachel throw down that fanny pack and she was p*ssed, I kept telling her, 'Let's just go to the helicopter', but she was already convinced that we were out of the Race and that's more detrimental to an Amazing Race contestant than fighting, because as soon as you think you're out and your mindset is already, 'I'm in last place', it's hard to come back from and it's even harder for the teammate that's trying to drag you along. It's like trying to stay, even when you think that you might be out or you might be in last place, to keep going with all your might because you might actually get first place and you never know."
Rachel: "I think it's like, when Brendon and I work well together, we're, like, unstoppable. In the leg in Paraguay, Brendon and I were on the second plane and we fought so hard and we worked together so well in that leg that we came in second place. So when we work well together and we're a strong team together and in sync, we're unstoppable. We're really fierce competitors. But when we do argue and fight and we're just going back and forth with each other, both of us were our own worst enemies because when we do that we lose focus and we definitely get way behind.

And Rachel, you were quite emotional during the show! What was it like watching that back?
Rachel: [laughs] "Oh my gosh - every time I watch it I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, thank God I had waterproof mascara!' It's so funny because I didn't realize I was that emotional, but I think that's just the way I handle stress. So for me, crying and venting to Brendon is something that I do naturally anyways and it's the way I handle stress. And on the Race you're tired, you're not eating, so I'm just releasing all this stress through the tears. And I mean, all I have to say again is, 'Thank God for waterproof mascara'. I think if I ran the Race again I wouldn't be as emotional."
Brendon: "And I think for me when I watched the Race - and again we always have to keep in mind you're watching a very small portion of the entire race and our entire day - I think that I got a little bit more introspective. Because watching, I realized a lot of times I was completely talking to Rachel in a bad manner or kind of a disrespectful tone. So it is good for us, I think, to see how we do act, especially with each other, because I really don't care how I'm interacting with the other people in the Race so much as Rachel, because she's the person I'm coming home to every day. And I want to make sure that she has respect for me and I treat her respectfully and even if we're not winning a million dollars, she's still out there with me racing The Amazing Race and trying her heart out. So it's good for us to see each other in this light and be able to step back from it and say, 'OK, you know what, maybe in this situation I definitely could have been...' Rachel made mistakes, I made mistakes - at the end of the day, no one person's responsible for losing a million dollars and that's the thing about being a team. I think it's good to see, especially in relationships so we can improve how we talk and how we see each other and how we communicate better."

So the Race brought you closer together?
Brendon: "Oh yeah, yeah, absolutely! We're still together!"
Rachel: "Yeah! I think with Brendon and I, after two seasons of Big Brother and after The Amazing Race we just realized that we always have to put each other first and we're the most important people in our relationship. And while competing and having all these amazing opportunities is great, we realized we have to put each other first and we have to focus on Brendon and I, and then we can focus on everything else we're doing, otherwise our relationship would crumble. I think that's what makes us such a strong team and such a strong couple."
Brendon: "And I think we're also trying to develop a relationship. That's the thing people forget - in the span of about 18 months approximately, we have been on almost seven months of reality television. So a big portion of our relationship has been spent in a pseudo-reality environment, where we have to learn about each other but we also have to do it in the presence of 12 strangers or 20 strangers. So there's a certain amount of trying to find out who we are together as a couple outside the cameras and just be a normal, healthy relationship, so that I think has been a challenge but I think it really has brought us that much closer together. We figured out a long time ago that Rachel and I are the two people that we can trust outside of our family and friends, and, no matter what, we've always got each other's back."

So you're not planning to do any more reality shows for a while?
Brendon: "Well, yeah. We said that about two times already!"
Rachel: "Yeah!"
Brendon: "I love reality television because obviously it has brought me the girl I'm going to marry, so I'm ecstatic about our experience so far. In the future, if Rachel wants to do some more reality shows I think she is more than welcome to do them, but for me I'm going to finish my PhD. I'm just starting research so I'm getting the ball rolling right now, so I'm going to be committed for several years."

Now I have to ask you about Vanessa and Ralph - what was it about them that you just didn't get along?
Rachel: "I think it wasn't us. I would have totally gotten along with them but they were just so mean to us. Ralph was a nice guy and we actually really look back at it and we're like, 'Well, Ralph seems like he's really nice', but Vanessa, man, she's mean! So I think that it's just the mean comments that she makes that are just unnecessary because we're all running the Race and there's no reason for her to say things about my nose or that you could see my butt through my pants, just stuff like that, these little cutting comments like that. I have no ill will toward her - I wish her all the best. I'm glad that we finished ahead of them, obviously!"
Brendon: "I think everyone else is glad too!"

Are there any Racers you do want to stay in touch with?
Brendon: "I actually just hung out with Bopper and Mark on Tuesday night, and we talk to them all the time. Those are two people that we're going to be lifelong friends with, for sure. And then we keep in touch with Jamie and Nary and actually Cherie and Dave were just at our finale party, the clowns. So you know what, honestly, I'm not going to lie - outside of Art and JJ and Vanessa and Ralph, we pretty much like every single person on the Race."
Rachel: "We talk to Joey and Danny and Rachel and Dave and Misa and Maiya. I feel like we try to keep in touch with everyone - Kerri and Stacy. We really like everyone - it's just Art and JJ and Vanessa and Ralph are just... no!"

What was your favorite moment from the Race?
Rachel: "I think my favorite moment in the entire race was going on a safari in Africa and just everything in Africa, in the entire two legs that we did in Africa. It was so incredible that just being in Africa, seeing the beauty of the landscape and the safari and, oh my gosh, everything, it was like my dream come true. I've always wanted to go to Africa - I've always wanted to go on safari, so that was amazing. Jumping out of a plane in Argentina, skydiving was amazing; climbing up the building even though it was so scary in Hawaii, it was such a cool experience to get to rappel and walk down the side of the building. How many people can say they've done that? And so many different really cool experiences that we've had, and it's been such an incredible adventure and just, I mean, the adventure of a lifetime."
Brendon: "Rachel, her favorite moment - I know she's a little long-winded! - was Africa. When we did our leg in Africa, those tents that we put up, which were a pain in the butt and took us a while, we stayed in them the night of the leg. So when we were driving back to our camp, it was about sunset, we got stopped because probably about 70 or 80 elephants came pouring out of the jungle where our camp was. We had to stop on the road and all these elephants were walking - a few were walking between us, one of them even turned, faced our jeep and walked sideways to protect the other two elephants. So for me that was one of the coolest moments and even the camera guy said people pay thousands of dollars just to see this. I mean, this is natural, this is real. It was one of the most beautiful things we've ever seen. And to have it be natural - we go to zoos and we go to wild animal parks, so to actually see nature in its true form and animals that are not being caged or enclosed was really, really amazing."

So what's next for you - have you got any big plans for the rest of the year?
Rachel: "I mean, we have a few plans. We have our wedding that's coming up and we're buying a house, so those are our big plans. I have a pet travel website, so I'm working on that. Brendon's busy getting his PhD, and we're really focusing right now on our wedding and planning the wedding, and that's a full time job in itself! So we're really focused on that right now."
Brendon: "Yeah, and just trying to plan. At this point we have a lot of people we know, Rachel and I, because there's a lot of people involved in us meeting! So we would love to have a giant wedding but that's also a tough thing when you didn't win a million dollars. So we thought about having a destination wedding and looking at what our options are. But we're excited. I think we're both excited to get married and start our lives together, because we're ready. We're living together... we enjoy being together and I think we're ready to make it official. And God forbid we spend one summer that's not on reality television, right?"
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Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2012, 12:58:29 PM
Does yelling at your TV count? ;)

Surprisingly, I've never done that. :lol:
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Post by: starrynight on May 08, 2012, 03:05:43 PM
I think all the teams made mistakes in the final leg, but as said elsewhere here I really wish taxis were used less and they allowed teams to drive their own way around (give them a map to find their way).
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Post by: Bluesky on May 08, 2012, 05:25:50 PM
I think all the teams made mistakes in the final leg, but as said elsewhere here I really wish taxis were used less and they allowed teams to drive their own way around (give them a map to find their way).
 

Agree that the taxis have too big an impact on teams, especially in the last leg.
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Post by: DrRox on May 08, 2012, 06:03:42 PM
I think all the teams made mistakes in the final leg, I really wish they allowed teams to drive their own way around (give them a map to find their way).

I apologize for editing your post. I believe I just condensed it down to what you really meant. This is about the worst idea I have ever seen posted about changing the race. There is a reason that World Race Productions has never allowed teams to self drive in the finale and probably never will. I don't think you have really thought this through.
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'The Amazing Race' Exit Interview: Rachel & Brendon
The 'Big Brother' crossover team discuss how they lost one million dollars
By Diane Vadino

Though they fought some of the worst battles on this season's "Amazing Race," former "Big Brother" contestants and "The Amazing Race 20" third-place finishers Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly are actually both completely engaging and engaged. Here are their thoughts on the nail-biter of a season finale, which saw them make what Rachel termed "a million-dollar mistake."

What was it like going straight from the Big Brother house to "The Amazing Race"? 

Rachel: That was the craziest part. We only had a month between the two shows. And after you finish "Big Brother," you need a year-long vacation. But I was coming in from the house -- which I was in for 76 days -- on such a high [after winning].

Brendon: It's just such a different ball game. "Big Brother" is a mentally challenging game, even when you're not [directly] competing with somebody else. "Amazing Race" is really just about your partner and how well you communicate.

Rachel: That's the biggest thing. On the "Race," you are your own biggest enemy.

Brendon: We learned a lot about each other. You see how you act, and sometimes you're proud, and sometimes you're not so proud.

And are you still together?

Rachel: Oh, of course. We're going to get married soon. We're going from "The Amazing Race" to planning a wedding. We're shooting for September. We're house hunting right now.

Where did the fights with Vanessa start?

Brendon: I had animosity toward both of them the whole race. But it was really stuff Vanessa was saying. It wasn't really Ralph. She was just not a nice girl. Vanessa's very attractive, but she's threatened by other girls who are pretty.

Do you regret not taking advantage of the Fast Forward that would have meant shaving your head?

Rachel: I don't really have any regrets about the race. If I'd known the prize [for winning the leg] was $10,000 each, maybe! But I'm getting married.

Brendon: It was going to be up to her. As a guy, I can't know what it would be like to shave her head. I understood it when she said, "The wedding" -- and I thought, "Let's move on."

And what about that final error last night, when you guys misread a clue leading to the helicopters?

Rachel: That one is so hard. You guys saw our reaction, when you realize you just made a million-dollar mistake that ultimately cost us the race. We were neck and neck with Dave and Rachel. And if we'd continued racing the way we had been ... they had made a mistake. I completely lost it. I was mad at Brendon; I was mad at myself. It was my fault. It wasn't like a taxi driver. That was the worst.

Will we see you back on another reality TV show?

Rachel: I guess never say never. But I think Brendon and I are really focused on our wedding and buying a home.

Brendon: I'm doing my Ph.D., so I'm focused on that. But if Rachel wanted to, I wouldn't get in her way.

So what's better:"The Amazing Race" or "Big Brother"?

Rachel: They're so different!

Brendon: You're asking us to choose between our children.
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Post by: bc922 on May 08, 2012, 11:24:09 PM
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Exclusive: Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas talk 'Amazing Race' (Pt. 1)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas finished The Amazing Race's twentieth season in third place during Sunday night's two-hour finale broadcast, which featured the edition's eleventh and twelfth legs, of the CBS reality competition.

The "Engaged Couple" and former Big Brother houseguests finished ahead of "Dating Divorcees" Vanessa Macias and Ralph Kelley but were beat by champions and "Married Couple" Rachel Brown and Dave Brown and "Border Patrol Agents and Friends" Art Velez and J.J. Carrell -- who came in second place overall -- and lost the one-million dollar grand prize.

On Monday, Rachel and Brendon talked to Reality TV World about their The Amazing Race experience -- including when they plan to get married, what comment was made by Rachel that Brendon was thrilled to catch on tape, which two major errors they believed cost them the win, and how they really felt about their rocky relationship with Vanessa and Ralph when everything boiled down. 

Below is the first half of our exclusive interview with Rachel and Brendon. Check back with Reality TV World in the coming days for the concluding portion. To read Rachel B. and Dave's interview, click here. To begin reading Vanessa and Ralph's interview, click here.

Reality TV World: So just to clarify, how is your relationship going now and have you two set a date yet for your wedding?

Rachel Reilly: (Laughs) We're doing really well. We are shooting for this year. We're definitely getting married this year. We haven't set an exact date or anything like that, but we're definitely getting married this year and we're more in love than ever. So, The Amazing Race, we definitely had our times, but it definitely brought us closer together. (Laughs)

Brendon Villegas: Yeah, we were hoping for September. That was the ideal for us, but it's also already May and we really haven't planned much because a lot goes into a wedding.

So again, I think we're ready to start our lives together and we've had an amazing experience on reality television, and CBS has been very kind to us in allowing us to be on three other shows. So I think now, we're ready to start our lives together too!

Reality TV World: That's awesome. Congratulations you guys.

Brendon Villegas: Aw, thank you.

Rachel Reilly: Yay! Thank you!

Reality TV World: How are you two feeling about finishing in third place? Are you guys disappointed because you came so close to winning that million dollars or would you say you're very satisfied with how you ran the Race regardless of the finishing order?

Brendon Villegas: I think both of us are very satisfied with the fact that we made it to the end, because when we first went on this, our biggest concern was, "Let us not be out on the first leg," especially because people were kind of nervous for us since [former Survivor castaways Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca] had gone out [of The Amazing Race] pretty early last season.

And then we started going along, and we were like, "Okay, well, we love [former Racers and Big Brother houseguests Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd], but we need to get farther than them in The Amazing Race. So, once we got past like sixth, where I think was when they had gone out, we were like, "Okay, we have a good shot at making it to the end."

I told Rachel, "I don't care about winning every single leg. I just want to make it to the final leg." And we did that, and that was our goal -- to get a shot at the million dollars -- and we didn't win, but you know what? We at least got one of our goals, and we managed to stay together as a couple, which I think is probably one of the hardest things on The Amazing Race.

Rachel Reilly: And I think too that we had such an amazing adventure, like an incredible journey while we were on the Race -- just traveling around the world and doing so many crazy and fun competitions. I mean, jumping out of airplanes and going on a safari in Africa -- even climbing to the top of a 45-story building and rappelling down. (Laughs)

We got to experience it all and not very many people that have run the Race can say that, so it's really cool that we got to actually experience everything that we could on the Race.

Reality TV World: When I talked to Rachel and Dave today, they said you got to the Pit Stop about 40 minutes after them and around 20 minutes after Art and J.J. Would you say that was accurate or no?

Brendon Villegas: Well maybe, we don't know. They would know better than we would. So, yeah. I mean, after Rachel and I were behind Art and J.J., we knew that we were pretty much in third place. And we weren't killing ourselves to get there because we knew that Rachel and Dave were already there and that Art and J.J. were already there ahead of us too.

So at that point, we were kind of just like, I hate to say it, but at that point, we kind of knew we were in third place. So we were racing through it, but we weren't killing ourselves either.

Rachel Reilly: Yeah.

Reality TV World: It looked like your downfall in the Race was failing to catch the fact you had to walk on foot to the baseball field where the helicopters took off, but you guys hopped in a cab instead. How long into the cab ride did it take you guys to figure out your mistake and about how much time do you think you wasted total because of that error?

Brendon Villegas: We probably wasted a huge 25 to possibly 30 minutes. It was the death cap for us.

Reality TV World: So then would you say that mistake was totally responsible for your third-place finish or do you think other factors contributed to slowing you down as well?

Brendon Villegas: Well, no, because we even -- I think that if we had gone and actually found where we were supposed to do the sledding right off the bat, because our taxi driver dropped us off at the wrong spot, and it cost us like another half hour probably. So, we probably could've -- we would've had a good shot at getting first place at that point still being behind.

Rachel Reilly: Well, I think it was a combination of a few things that cost us the Race, but I think that our million-dollar mistake 100% percent was not reading the clue correctly and not going on-foot to the final Pit Stop, or to the final helicopter ride. I think that was definitely what definitely cost us the million dollars.

So for me, that's the biggest thing that I wish we would've paid attention to. And when we found out that we were so wrong, it was so hard on us, because we were just like, "This is horrible!" And it was so frustrating!

Reality TV World: Yeah, I was going to ask you guys about that little argument you got into on the way to the helicopters, because it seemed like Brendon, you wanted Rachel to hustle and run, while Rachel, you were simply exhausted and didn't have it in you. Could you talk about that a little bit? Did you determine one of you was wrong in that argument and at what point did you just let the fight go?

Brendon Villegas: Well...

Rachel Reilly: (Laughs) I think I was wrong. I'll be honest. The thing is, in the Race, you can never give up.

Brendon Villegas: Wait, wait. This is being recorded, right? (Laughs)

Rachel Reilly: (Laughs) I know, I know! So I think that that's the thing. In the Race, [host Phil Keoghan] says it a million times, he's like, "Never give up. Don't think that your race is over until you get to the Pit Stop and they tell you it is." And at that point, we were going to the helicopter and I was like, "Brendon, it's done! I'm exhausted."

And I was exhausted. I was exhausted, I was hungry, we had just made that mistake, I was frustrated. And if I would have -- maybe if I would have ran, we would've caught five more extra minutes, I don't know.

You can't ever play the "what if" game, but I definitely think that giving advice to someone else running the Race, that I would say, "Never -- always read your clue first, but if you mess up, never give up. Keep running the Race like you're still running the Race. Just keep running it and don't give up."

The problem is, with so many Racers, is that when we give up, you can tell. That's usually when you do lose, because you give up and you don't have that motivation.

Reality TV World: Brendon, you seemed to breeze through the chicken-game Roadblock task while many of the other teams struggled. How long did it actually take you to complete that and why do you think it was easy for you?

Brendon Villegas: Well, I'm a runner. I just did the L.A. marathon last month. I run on a treadmill in the gym when I can't run outdoors, so I'm pretty good at the treadmill and I'm pretty quick. Now given that, they also had my treadmill up pretty high, because I noticed my first chicken wasn't too bad, my second one -- I had to jump a little higher -- and the third one was pretty high and I had to jump.

So I came back down and as soon as I lost my footing, I was toast. But I told Rachel afterwards, I was like, "Honestly, in my head, I thought I'd be quick enough to get back up after I fell." So when I was down, I was really trying to regain my footing and get back up and keep running, and all it did was just shoot me into all the balloons.

Reality TV World: During the sushi bingo Detour task, Vanessa and Ralph caught up to you guys and it seemed to make you very flustered. So how long did that take you and what made it so difficult?

Rachel Reilly: I think we were having a problem hearing the announcer, and it was hard because everyone around you was screaming, "Ah, sushi!" And clapping and cheering. So we couldn't hear the announcer and then the two guys that we were with to help us, I think they were so caught up in the game and just having fun, that we would ask them questions and I don't think they heard what we were asking.

Brendon Villegas: Well, it was kind of like a joke. They were like the Japanese fraternity guys. They were there just like drinking, having fun, and everybody was yelling.

It was so loud in there, that even when we were yelling to each other, we were sitting right there but we had to yell. So it's like, it was intense and then people are yelling, and it's like, "Ahh!" It was crazy, so it was just getting caught up in the moment that I think was very difficult for that task.

Reality TV World: While you were at that Detour task, were you guys pretty sure you were in third place at that time or were you thinking you might've been in even better standings?

Rachel Reilly: Yeah, we thought that -- well, we thought that the sumo challenge was going to be really hard, and that's why we didn't want to do it. So we thought Rachel and Dave might've still been at the sumo challenge.

So we didn't know -- we saw Art and J.J. leave. We were there when they left, so we knew that they were ahead of us, and we knew that Ralph and Vanessa were behind us. So we kind of thought that Dave and Rachel were behind us.

Brendon Villegas: And Rachel, when her and I were in Japan and we were asking people for help, they don't really want to talk to you. They just kind of like shy away, so when her and I saw that task and it's like, "Okay, you've got to take pictures with 10 sets of three people, so 30 people."

We were like, "This is going to be kind of challenging in Japan," because people aren't super -- they're not as comfortable talking to strangers as we are here in the U.S. So, we thought since we were starving, the sushi in Japan, boom, done.

Reality TV World: During the final leg, Rachel, Art was struggling terribly with the sledding portion of that Hawaiian-games Roadblock task. However, you seemed to nail it in two tries just like the other Rachel. Do you think the women had an advantage in that task or do you think it just favored lighter people in general? Or do you think Art was simply really bad at it?

Rachel Reilly: Well, I kind of think all three, (laughs) but I do think the women had an advantage. I think your waist did play a role because you had to balance your weight. So maybe it wasn't necessarily if you were lighter or heavier, but it was how you could balance your weight.

I mean, someone like Brendon, I think would have a really tough problem because he's so tall. He'd probably as tall as that whole [sled]. But the guys that do this for a sport, they're men and they're not skinny little guys. They're like big men -- these big Hawaiian guys that are out there doing this for sport, you know?

So I mean, obviously, if it's a man's sport -- like a competition sport like that -- then I don't think it has anything to do with being a woman or a man. But I think it's just balancing.

Really, that task was balancing. I thought about it and I was like, "Alright, I remember in cheerleading when I would have to stand ontop of someone's feet and you'd be up in a lift, you had to like 'pinch a penny.'" So I was just like, "Okay, I gotta pinch a penny and just go." So, yeah! (Laughs)

Reality TV World: So you guys seemed to have the biggest issue with Vanessa and Ralph throughout the season. Rachel, especially you. So could you talk a little bit about what problems you had with them, and although you guys seemed to both apologize and bury the hatchet during one of the legs, was that actually sincere or were you just kind of being polite?

Brendon Villegas: (Laughs)

Rachel Reilly: I think we were being polite and I think the problem with Vanessa and Ralph is that Vanessa was just being so mean for no reason. I just thought a lot of the things she was doing were unnecessary, because we weren't on Survivor. We're not on Big Brother, and there's no reason -- like we're not getting eliminated, so she didn't have to say some of the comments she made.

You know, the whole nose job thing, that was just mean and there was no reason to say it. Nobody's going to get along with everyone, and she might hate my guts, but she doesn't have to be so mean to say things like that.

I think that was my biggest problem with that -- that she was just -- she's one of those girls that just decided she didn't like me and she was going to be super mean and go out of her way to be mean.

Above is the first half of our exclusive interview with Brendon and Rachel. Check back with Reality TV World in the coming days for the concluding portion.
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Post by: BlooperGuy on May 09, 2012, 12:24:21 PM
Kandace has a point. This season would've been a heck of a lot worse without Bretchel.
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Post by: AmazingRace on May 09, 2012, 05:26:28 PM
Kandace has a point. This season would've been a heck of a lot worse without Bretchel.

You're so right!  :jam:
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The Amazing Race 20: Exclusive Interview with Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly
by Gina Scarpa

Whenever Brendon and Rachel are around, there's never a shortage of drama. However, there's never a shortage of competitive spirit and they ran their hardest this season on The Amazing Race. The former Big Brother players made it all the way to the end but made a potentially million dollar mistake when they didn't fully read their clue and finished in third. We talked to them today in an exclusive interview about their experiences on The Amazing Race and whether or not there's more reality in their future.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: I feel like teams really underestimated you this season but they clearly didn't see you on Big Brother! You won a lot of challenges. Why do you think people overlooked you as a threat?
A. Rachel: I think they overlooked us as a threat to win because I think they looked at the fact that I was wearing sequins, had the extensions, and am a very girly girl in my outfit choices. I don't know! I don't know if they overlooked us because we did win Big Brother but I think that they did see us as a threat.
A. Brendon: I think it's because we didn't win a first place leg. You're watching these prizes get handed out and you're not getting them but I didn't care about that. I just wanted to compete in one leg, and that was the last one. Even with the bad decisions we made, I think we did a good job of always playing to stay in the race. It was such a crucial thing that we made those safe choices. In Azerbaijan, we saw Danny and Joey and Dave and Rachel go for the Fast Forward. I didn't wanna take the chance and race for last place.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You guys really didn't have a bad leg and only finished towards the bottom of the pack in Italy. Why do you think that leg was so tough for you? Was it that damn salami!?
A. Rachel: Oh my god! It WAS that damn salami! That leg was just the worst. I think it was the salami and I was really tired. I had just gotten an IV and we were just beat. That damn salami... oh my gosh.
A. Brendon: I can tell you where it started. We were driving the Ford Focus and they had that automatic parking function. I love Rachel but she's one of the worst drivers I've ever seen. She was trying to tell me what to do but it turned into a fight. I felt like we deserved it but for we overcame it.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: When you watch back the episodes and see yourselves fighting with one another, do you say, "I can't believe I acted that way?" or do you laugh it off?
A. Brendon: We laugh it off! We have to! If we got upset every time we were saying something stupid or mean, we wouldn't be together. We know how easy it is, in reality television, to get caught in the moment. I don't hold people accountable for what they said on the show. Once it's all over, just give me a handshake and leave it on the field. With Rachel and I, we know that we said stuff and fought and we just got caught up in the moment. We had a little finale party and we all started dying laughing. She's trying to argue with me and then it cuts and she's doing her makeup.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: The ascending and rappelling of the building in Hawaii was insane - was that the scariest thing you've ever done?
A. Rachel: Oh my god, literally... everything I did this season was scary. Jumping out of a plane was so scary but that was the scariest! The building was so scary. You see how high it is and you're just looking down. You want to enjoy the view but you can't. Going face down ... I can't imagine anything scarier than that.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: It must've been tough when you knew you hadn't won but it's still a big accomplishment to make it to the finish line. You ran a really great race. How do you feel you did, overall, this season?
A. Rachel: Thanks, I think our performance was really good! Obviously, we made a million dollar mistake in the final leg. Not reading the clue properly was the biggest mistake we made in the entire race and that's such a bummer. Besides that, I think we ran a really good race. Dave and Rachel are amazing, fierce competitors. To be able to keep up with a team like that, I'm proud of ourselves for getting that far and competing against such good teams.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Are the two of you hoping to do more television? What's next for you - more reality tv?
A. Brendon: Uhh... I would never, ever say never! Every time we say it's our last reality show, we pop up. I'm trying to do my phD and I'm really committed to that. I'm in a field that's amazing and I'm in a school that has been supportive of us. We're ready to get married, we're looking to do it in September. You might see Rachel on reality television. You never know!
A. Rachel: I have a website called adventures4pets.com and just the same as Brendon, I'm rolling with the punches and seeing what's coming next. We're planning a wedding...

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Rachel and Brendon's Giant Reality TV Wedding Extravaganza?
A. Brendon: I think that would definitely be entertaining!
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'The Amazing Race' Exit Interview: Rachel & Brendon
The 'Big Brother' crossover team discuss how they lost one million dollars
By Diane Vadino


Brendon: It was going to be up to her. As a guy, I can't know what it would be like to shave her head. I understood it when she said, "The wedding" -- and I thought, "Let's move on."

Rachel: That one is so hard. You guys saw our reaction, when you realize you just made a million-dollar mistake that ultimately cost us the race. We were neck and neck with Dave and Rachel. And if we'd continued racing the way we had been ... they had made a mistake. I completely lost it. I was mad at Brendon; I was mad at myself. It was my fault. It wasn't like a taxi driver. That was the worst.

Journalists like to exaggerate, they obviously didn't lose a million dollars as they never had it in the first place.  A better way to put it is that that they didn't win a million dollars.  You could say all teams lost a million dollars if you want to put it dramatically as they all make mistakes, but I don't think it is very accurate.

And the head shave...all the edit emphasised was the extensions, which I thought was pretty typical of the kind of edit Rachel got.

As for the mistake, maybe if the taxi driver knew there was a nearbye helicopter landing area and didn't take them somewhere completely irrelevant it wouldn't  have cost them as much time as it did.  Taxi drivers when used always have a big impact in this.
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'The Amazing Race' Exit Interview: Rachel & Brendon
The 'Big Brother' crossover team discuss how they lost one million dollars
By Diane Vadino


Brendon: It was going to be up to her. As a guy, I can't know what it would be like to shave her head. I understood it when she said, "The wedding" -- and I thought, "Let's move on."

Rachel: That one is so hard. You guys saw our reaction, when you realize you just made a million-dollar mistake that ultimately cost us the race. We were neck and neck with Dave and Rachel. And if we'd continued racing the way we had been ... they had made a mistake. I completely lost it. I was mad at Brendon; I was mad at myself. It was my fault. It wasn't like a taxi driver. That was the worst.

Journalists like to exaggerate, they obviously didn't lose a million dollars as they never had it in the first place.  A better way to put it is that that they didn't win a million dollars.  You could say all teams lost a million dollars if you want to put it dramatically as they all make mistakes, but I don't think it is very accurate.

And the head shave...all the edit emphasised was the extensions, which I thought was pretty typical of the kind of edit Rachel got.

As for the mistake, maybe if the taxi driver knew there was a nearbye helicopter landing area and didn't take them somewhere completely irrelevant it wouldn't  have cost them as much time as it did.  Taxi drivers when used always have a big impact in this.

In the race, you lve and die by your taxi driver. :(
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 10, 2012, 12:49:59 AM
I know, I wish they had a smaller role though.  Just use public transport more.  Or if they are driving around themselves have the cameraman give them penalties if they go through red lights or are speeding or just driving dangerously.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bcp19 on May 10, 2012, 08:16:17 AM
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'The Amazing Race' Exit Interview: Rachel & Brendon
The 'Big Brother' crossover team discuss how they lost one million dollars
By Diane Vadino


Brendon: It was going to be up to her. As a guy, I can't know what it would be like to shave her head. I understood it when she said, "The wedding" -- and I thought, "Let's move on."

Rachel: That one is so hard. You guys saw our reaction, when you realize you just made a million-dollar mistake that ultimately cost us the race. We were neck and neck with Dave and Rachel. And if we'd continued racing the way we had been ... they had made a mistake. I completely lost it. I was mad at Brendon; I was mad at myself. It was my fault. It wasn't like a taxi driver. That was the worst.

Journalists like to exaggerate, they obviously didn't lose a million dollars as they never had it in the first place.  A better way to put it is that that they didn't win a million dollars.  You could say all teams lost a million dollars if you want to put it dramatically as they all make mistakes, but I don't think it is very accurate.

And the head shave...all the edit emphasised was the extensions, which I thought was pretty typical of the kind of edit Rachel got.

As for the mistake, maybe if the taxi driver knew there was a nearbye helicopter landing area and didn't take them somewhere completely irrelevant it wouldn't  have cost them as much time as it did.  Taxi drivers when used always have a big impact in this.
You could also say the same for Art/JJ 'losing a million' since they 1) couldn't keep up with D/R's cab, 2) were 40-50 minutes behind at the rappel, 3) couldn't complete the last RB quickly and 4) were 20 minutes behind at the finish.  Erase the cab follow failure or the RB problems and they would have won.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on May 10, 2012, 05:03:16 PM
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'The Amazing Race' Exit Interview: Rachel & Brendon
The 'Big Brother' crossover team discuss how they lost one million dollars
By Diane Vadino


Brendon: It was going to be up to her. As a guy, I can't know what it would be like to shave her head. I understood it when she said, "The wedding" -- and I thought, "Let's move on."

Rachel: That one is so hard. You guys saw our reaction, when you realize you just made a million-dollar mistake that ultimately cost us the race. We were neck and neck with Dave and Rachel. And if we'd continued racing the way we had been ... they had made a mistake. I completely lost it. I was mad at Brendon; I was mad at myself. It was my fault. It wasn't like a taxi driver. That was the worst.

Journalists like to exaggerate, they obviously didn't lose a million dollars as they never had it in the first place.  A better way to put it is that that they didn't win a million dollars.  You could say all teams lost a million dollars if you want to put it dramatically as they all make mistakes, but I don't think it is very accurate.

And the head shave...all the edit emphasised was the extensions, which I thought was pretty typical of the kind of edit Rachel got.

As for the mistake, maybe if the taxi driver knew there was a nearbye helicopter landing area and didn't take them somewhere completely irrelevant it wouldn't  have cost them as much time as it did.  Taxi drivers when used always have a big impact in this.

What does the taxi driver have to do with it? This was all about READING THE CLUE. The baseball field where the helicopters were located was a short walk from the Shave Ice ROADBLOCK.

Later in the finale a good taxi drive helped Art and JJ gain time and bad taxi drivers hurt both Rachel and David and Rachel and Brendon. I would rate this one of the finales where taxi driver karma had the least impact.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Bluesky on May 10, 2012, 07:10:45 PM
"Brendon Villegas: And after the fact, after it got settled, me, I'm a guy. I know how intense things get especially in sports. After a game, you just give a handshake and you're just like, "Hey, sorry about the on-the-field stuff," you know what I mean? Leave it on the field. That's how I play.

So they never even wanted to do that, so I just feel like these were two guys (Art and J.J.) who definitely let their egos get the best of them, because throughout the Race, all they were ever saying and how they talked was always about how good they were, how this, how that, blah, blah. You know, Rachel won Big Brother, which is an amazing accomplishment.

But never once did I ever hear her say anything about how she won Big Brother and that makes her better and more [fit] for a competition or better than somebody at anything. So, like for me, I just appreciate humble people and I appreciate humility."

-- I found Rachel's crying and complaining to be annoying during the show, but Brendon does make a good point here.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 11, 2012, 03:09:58 AM


What does the taxi driver have to do with it? This was all about READING THE CLUE. The baseball field where the helicopters were located was a short walk from the Shave Ice ROADBLOCK.

Later in the finale a good taxi drive helped Art and JJ gain time and bad taxi drivers hurt both Rachel and David and Rachel and Brendon. I would rate this one of the finales where taxi driver karma had the least impact.

Because the taxi driver drove them a long way from the site, if the driver had known there was a potential landing area nearer that wouldn't have happened and less time would have been lost.  I thought taxi drivers had a big role as usual,  even if you want to say the bad luck was spread out among them.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bcp19 on May 11, 2012, 11:29:51 AM


What does the taxi driver have to do with it? This was all about READING THE CLUE. The baseball field where the helicopters were located was a short walk from the Shave Ice ROADBLOCK.

Later in the finale a good taxi drive helped Art and JJ gain time and bad taxi drivers hurt both Rachel and David and Rachel and Brendon. I would rate this one of the finales where taxi driver karma had the least impact.

Because the taxi driver drove them a long way from the site, if the driver had known there was a potential landing area nearer that wouldn't have happened and less time would have been lost.  I thought taxi drivers had a big role as usual,  even if you want to say the bad luck was spread out among them.
How can you blame the Taxi driver?  Dave and Rachel asked "Is there a baseball field in this park?", where Brendon and Rachel asked "Is there a big stadium here?".
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 11, 2012, 01:51:06 PM
We don't know all that was asked, we only see a little snippet.  They must have thought a bit about it and asked about possibilities before going a long distance somewhere.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bcp19 on May 11, 2012, 02:17:22 PM
We don't know all that was asked, we only see a little snippet.  They must have thought a bit about it and asked about possibilities before going a long distance somewhere.
Well, you see B/R get clue, Rachel reads "Make you way on foot to one of the helicpoters waiting in the outfield", cut to outside the taxi, you see Rachel getting in while saying "I think it's the stadium", cut to inside the taxi and Brendon asking "Is there a big stadium here?" to which the driver replies "Yea, big stadium", Brendon: "What stadium?", driver: "Aloha stadium", Brendon: "Ok, let's go there."  The building outside the window of the cab as Brendon says this is ~1/2 mile down the road from the parking lot, so they had already commited to the taxi before deciding on Aloha Stadium.  Clear cut did not comprehend the clue and no fault of the driver.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 12, 2012, 07:37:46 AM
I'm not blaming the taxi driver, just that with a better one they may well have saved some time.  I'm sure they must have read the clue to the taxi driver (they always do) to see what they made of it.  There was an area as described near to the ice task so if the taxi driver knew that that would have helped them.  As it was I suppose the driver didn't know and they made their own guess and it was wrong. 
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: apskip on May 12, 2012, 11:37:59 AM
If that did occur, then wouldn't either Rachel or Brendon have caught the directive to walk to the ballfield? So I don't think they read the entire clue to the taxi driver.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bcp19 on May 12, 2012, 12:00:41 PM
I'm not blaming the taxi driver, just that with a better one they may well have saved some time.  I'm sure they must have read the clue to the taxi driver (they always do) to see what they made of it.  There was an area as described near to the ice task so if the taxi driver knew that that would have helped them.  As it was I suppose the driver didn't know and they made their own guess and it was wrong.
:lol3: Not blaming the driver, just that with a better one... :lol3: Sure sounds like blame. :lol3: I suppose the driver should also have been a mind reader and a clairvoyant in order to know that they misread the clue and could see from the future that they should have never gotten into the cab :lol3:

Google maps has a copyright watermark of 2011 on the satellite pics, so they could be a little over/under a year old.  I have looked over the entire park and see no baseball field, so IF there now is one, it is new, and not is likely well known.  Also, from the clips and earlier sleuthing, it is obvious that the distance they must travel on foot is around 3/4 mile from the ice RB, AND the helicopters are seen in a parking lot, not in an actual outfield.

Face it, B/R misread/misunderstood the clue and took a taxi.  I don't know why you cannot accept they only have themselves to blame.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Prophet on May 12, 2012, 03:53:10 PM
They clearly made a mistake by taking a taxi and not reading the clue.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Alenaveda on May 12, 2012, 05:43:33 PM
Sadly, they broke the rule number 1 of the race. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: coolio on May 12, 2012, 06:17:33 PM
Sadly, they broke the rule number 1 of the race. :duno:
Which is?
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on May 12, 2012, 07:30:00 PM
READ THE CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: AmazingRace on May 12, 2012, 07:37:31 PM
READ THE CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: coolio on May 12, 2012, 08:27:39 PM
READ THE CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:-[
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: slayton on May 12, 2012, 09:28:53 PM
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Amazing Race's Brendon and Rachel: Vanessa Is Mean Just to Be Mean
by Joyce Eng

For a bit, The Amazing Race finale seemed like a two-team race between eventual winners Rachel and Dave, and Brendon and Rachel. But then the Big Brother duo took a cab instead of going on foot to a helicopter. "That was awful," Rachel tells TVGuide.com. "It was the $1 million mistake that you don't want to make. If it was any other leg, it wouldn't have been that bad because those are about survival; the goal is to win on the final leg." The pair finished in third, but not before having another one of their notorious meltdown fights. Where there more meltdowns that we didn't see? Find out below. Plus: Get their side of their feud with Vanessa and Ralph.

How far behind Art and JJ were you?
Rachel: I don't really know. We've heard it was like 20 minutes. But we were so focused on running our own Race that we weren't really paying attention to them or the time. It's crazy because in Hawaii, I feel like we did a week of vacation fun in one day, so it was so exhausting.
Brendon: We knew we were last. At that point, I think all of the teams were just exhausted. I was just like, "Let's just finish it. Even if we're in last, let's finish it. We made it all the way through."

How much time did you lose in the cab?
Brendon: Probably 20 minutes. ... Then our cab dropped us off at the wrong spot [for the second Roadblock], so we lost even more time.
Rachel: It was hard. After we made that mistake, we both felt like we had just kissed $1 million goodbye. We both want to be as good as we can for the other one and we're also individually competitive. ... That's why I lost it on Brendon. We started going at each other because we were so frustrated. When we got in the helicopter, we realized that we had to focus.
Brendon: We said before, "If we make a mistake, just keep going because you never know what's ahead or who's stalled." [Rachel and Dave] made a huge mistake! We don't know what could've happened if we didn't take the cab. I said if we didn't and our taxi had dropped us off in the right spot at the second Roadblock, we might have beaten Dave and Rachel. You never know. The problem is there are so many variables on The Amazing Race. So many things are determined by other people and that's, I think, the hardest pill to swallow.

I think everyone who's seen Big Brother was expecting at least three spectacular meltdowns a leg from you, Rachel, but we didn't see that many. Italy was your biggest one. Were there more that they didn't show?
Rachel: [Laughs] No. I didn't lose it that much. But everyone relieves stress in a different way and I cry!
Brendon: There weren't any other meltdowns. If there were, they most likely would've shown them. The worst one was in Italy. We just hit a wall that leg. After that, we got it together and we were bickering here and there like everybody else.

Let's talk about your friends, Vanessa and Ralph. I just talked to them and Vanessa said your feud started because you didn't agree with her liberal political views and that Rachel said to her, "Oh, so you kill babies?" [Ed. Note: Check back Thursday for our interview with Vanessa and Ralph.]
Rachel: What?! She said I said that? That's insane! I did not say that.
Brendon: Wow. Well, apparently Vanessa is just like she is off the show as she is on the show. First of all, if she's saying that you said that in response to her being pro-choice, we're both pro-choice, so I don't understand that. I don't even think we talked about that. If we did talk about it, we never said that.
Rachel: Yeah, that makes no sense. I can't believe she's saying I said this. Anyone who knows me or has seen me on Big Brother — they film us 24/7 — know words like that would never come out of my mouth.
Brendon: But I can tell you how it started. It started before we even raced. Rachel and I were meeting and talking to the teams at the airport, which is what all the teams do. Rachel heard Vanessa say to Ralph, "Oh, that girl's staring at me" and blah, blah, blah. It wasn't even that Rachel did something; it was just that Rachel was there. I think that Vanessa is really one of those girls who wants to be the prettiest girl in the room all the time. If there's another pretty girl, she's gonna want them to get knocked down or not get the attention. I think that's what it was with her. It would go away and come back. The watermelons — it was really bad. In Europe, we sat down with them, had a beer and it was all cool. Then it started up again later. And it was all her, not Ralph. Even when we had that whole mat thing with them and shook hands afterward, I was like, "She's being super fake."

And she made that nose job comment.
Rachel: That was just mean. I know I said stuff about her too and I own up to that, but nothing I said was as mean as that. Like, cattiness — I get it. We were on Big Brother. People are gonna be mean and hateful, but it's a different kind of dig when you're making fun of people's appearance. OK, I have a big nose, but you don't have to rub it in my face. It's super mean, catty and b----y.
Brendon: I'm thinking, "If she's gonna go there, let's start ragging on each other's genetics." Let's just go to the fundamental core.

Why did you let it get under your skin so much?
Rachel: I shouldn't have. But when someone's constantly in your face and constantly talking about you behind your back and you're in a competitive situation, you let them affect you when you shouldn't. Maybe that was their strategy to throw people off their game by being mean. I think Vanessa is one of those girls who wants to get attention. She's just mean to be mean. You don't have to be my best friend or like me, but you don't have to constantly dig at me and make fun of me and talk about me. It's just unnecessary. What did it have to do with the Race? The Amazing Race is not that kind of game. It wasn't like she was trying to get allies and get me evicted or voted off an island. If that were the case, then I would at least understand.

Art and JJ weren't very fond of you either.
Brendon: [Laughs] They were probably the two people we talked the least to the entire Race. So for them to have the hatred they had for us was comical to me. We don't know if it's Big Brother or whatever. When we got into at the airport with Vanessa and Ralph — it was just between us two teams — they were behind us and wanted to jump in and start talking smack to us. No one else wanted part of it, but they did. I think that says it all. If I weren't part of a fight, I wouldn't join in when it has nothing to do with me. I might try to stop it, but I wouldn't join in. When we started interacting with them, I felt like these were two guys who got picked on in high school, became border patrol agents to become tough and carry guns and to be able to tell other people what to do and boss them around.

It seemed like you had good relationships with other teams. Nary and Jamie told you and Bopper and Mark they were federal agents.
Rachel: Yeah. Vanessa and Ralph, and Art and JJ were the only ones who didn't like us. At the end, we formed a really close bond with Rachel and Dave. As you guys saw, we worked together when we were in Japan. I think we had good bonds with the teams. Once people got past the whole "You guys were on Big Brother," it was fine. People on the Race and some fans seem to not like teams who come on from other shows. It happened with the Survivor team and the other Big Brother teams.

Did you say yes right away when they asked you to do the show?
Brendon: Rachel always said yes right away. I always said no right away. ... I was like, "Hold on. I've got my PhD. Let's stop and think about this and us." I told Rachel, if we're gonna go on The Amazing Race, I don't want us fighting all the way through and them airing it. We put ourselves in these situations voluntarily, which is insane to think about, but I don't want this to be the downfall of our relationship. If it's gonna mean us giving up a chance to win $1 million, then fine. Our relationship's more important. You see how easy it is to get into a fight with a significant other. You put yourself in that situation, you have to be willing to take a risk, but you also have to say that at the end of the day, no matter what happens, we're still gonna be together. We're still engaged and we're still best friends.
Rachel: Yeah, that's the most important thing. When I lost my cool on Brendon in Hawaii, watching it back, I was so embarrassed. But we have to remember that in that moment, we were under so much stress and we have to remember that we're still best friends. If we have other opportunities, like when this came up, we have to remember that we come first. That's what's gonna keep us healthy and strong.

When I talked to Phil, he said you guys are like rocky road ice cream. Do you agree with that or do you think you're another flavor?
Brendon: I like rocky road, so I'm good with that. [Laughs] ... The truth is, Rachel and I both realized on Big Brother that we're very emotional people, so when you put us in situations like this, we have a hard time maintaining and controlling our emotions every single second of every single day. When we get caught up in the moment, we get caught up in the moment. I know that annoys some people, but it's just who we are. We tried not to say things that were below the belt or something that we would regret later. We're passionate people and with passion comes emotion and sometimes we got overemotional. Sometimes the overdramatic expressions that Rachel makes are out of control!
Rachel: [Laughs] I'm really trying to control my emotions better. But I like rocky road too!

How are your $500 extensions doing, Rachel?
Rachel: [Laughs] Oh my God! If I had known that [third place] was $10,000, I think I would've shaved my head.
Brendon: Yeah, she says that!
Rachel: Yeah, I say that! [Laughs] It's so hard because I'm getting married and I didn't want to just shave my head. I was thinking about my wedding and my extensions and all these things. And it really wasn't necessary for us to do the Fast Forward because we knew Mark and Bopper were so far behind. We knew that if we left right away, we still had a chance to catch up with everyone. It probably would've given us first place, but I would've done it if it was seriously the only thing that was gonna keep us in the Race.

What are you up to now? Any more reality shows?
Brendon: I need a break from reality television! I really do. I try to tell Rachel every time. Every reality show adds one more year to my PhD. We're excited about getting married. That's what we're focusing on. We're getting settled in L.A. We're looking for a house and ideally we'd love to get married and move into our first new house together. I think we're ready to have a normal relationship that isn't a spectacle.

So no special on your wedding?
Brendon: Exactly! Watch — we'll say this now and three months later we're getting ready to be filmed. [Laughs]
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: bc922 on May 12, 2012, 09:34:30 PM
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Exclusive: Rachel Reilly, Brendon Villegas talk 'Amazing Race' (Pt. 2)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly finished The Amazing Race's twentieth season in third place during Sunday night's two-hour finale broadcast, which featured the edition's eleventh and twelfth legs, of the CBS reality competition.

The "Engaged Couple" and former Big Brother houseguests finished ahead of "Dating Divorcees" Vanessa Macias and Ralph Kelley but were beat by champions and "Married Couple" Rachel Brown and Dave Brown and "Border Patrol Agents and Friends" Art Velez and J.J. Carrell -- who came in second place overall -- and lost the one-million dollar grand prize.

On Monday, Brendon and Rachel talked to Reality TV World about their The Amazing Race experience -- including why they argued they weren't "followers" in the Race despite what Art and J.J. claimed, whether they thought Vanessa was simply a mean person or just had mean things to say, whether they believed racing with each other or a friend would be easier, and how Rachel felt about refusing to shave her head after having some time to look back on the situation and think more about it.

Below is the concluding portion of our exclusive interview with Rachel and Brendon. Click here to read the first half. To read Rachel B. and Dave's interview, click here. To begin reading Vanessa and Ralph's interview, click here.

Reality TV World: Art and J.J. said you two actually didn't deserve to be in the Race at all because they believed you were just followers and had no real racing skills. They were shown bashing you quite often during the season, so what did you think about Art and J.J. in general and what were your thoughts on how they viewed you as a team in the Race?

Rachel Reilly: Yeah, I think it was unfair because I don't think they thought we were followers -- I mean, that's what they said -- but I think they just didn't like us because we were on Big Brother, and I think that's why they really didn't think we deserved to be there. But as far as following, we're all racing to the same place, so we're not "following" everyone.

We're all going the same place. What were we supposed to do? (Laughs) And I thought they were unfair with a lot of the comments they made and a lot of the reasoning behind justification for not liking us, but I don't know. I just thought that they were kind of mean too. So, we probably won't be friends with them.

Brendon Villegas: Yeah, with Art and J.J., we've heard people say that they're nice and that people actually know them. And we're like, "Well maybe they are. They just weren't nice to us during the Race."

Rachel Reilly: Yeah.

Brendon Villegas: And after the fact, after it got settled, me, I'm a guy. I know how intense things get especially in sports. After a game, you just give a handshake and you're just like, "Hey, sorry about the on-the-field stuff," you know what I mean? Leave it on the field. That's how I play.

So they never even wanted to do that, so I just feel like these were two guys who definitely let their egos get the best of them, because throughout the Race, all they were ever saying and how they talked was always about how good they were, how this, how that, blah, blah. You know, Rachel won Big Brother, which is an amazing accomplishment.

But never once did I ever hear her say anything about how she won Big Brother and that makes her better and more [fit] for a competition or better than somebody at anything. So, like for me, I just appreciate humble people and I appreciate humility.

And even Dave and Rachel, a bunch of times they won a ton of stuff, but I didn't hear them once toot their own horn and talk about how great they were in front of other people, you know? That to me is something that I think some people just don't have.

Reality TV World: You guys were shown bickering a lot throughout the Race, and when I talked to Rachel and Dave today, they both admitted it probably would've been more efficient to race with a partner who's a friend, so do you agree with them? Do you think it's harder to compete as a couple during the Race or did you think you actually had an advantage working together as an engaged couple?

Rachel Reilly: Well, I think it's definitely harder to race with a couple because you take everything personally. With a friend, if you're an idiot, your friend's going to be like, "Okay, well..." But if Brendon said that to me, I get emotional and I start crying and I get sad.

Brendon Villegas: She cries. She cries. (Laughs)

Rachel Reilly: I mean, if my friend told me that, I would be like, "Really, what am I doing?" I think it's easier with a friend for sure, but I also think you have advantages to being a couple because you know each other inside and out. You know how the other one's going to compete and I think you can kind of -- you almost have that couple mindset -- so you're always thinking the same thing as the other [member of] the couple.

Brendon Villegas: We have been through this before, especially with Big Brother. But going into it as a couple, you've only had it out with your significant other probably at some point in your life. So you know how to argue and you know how to fight, which can help you so you don't end up stomping on and murdering each other during The Amazing Race.

But I mean, I think couples do have it the hardest because you have all these drag-out fights and then just let it go. Like guys for instance, if it were my buddy, I will tell you, "I'm going to beat you up as soon as we touch that mat. We're going to have it out, but we gotta get there first."

I can do that! We can leave it and be done with it, but as a couple, your emotional history is carried with you throughout everything, so if something happens, God forbid 10 years ago -- some people's memories are very good, so. (Laughs)

Reality TV World: When I talked to a few of the other teams this season, I asked them about the drama that played out between yourselves and Vanessa and Ralph, and most of them sided with you two -- claiming Rachel, you are a very nice girl, while they thought Vanessa was kind of the opposite. So what's your reaction to that Rachel? Would you say Vanessa was simply a "mean girl" like other Racers had suggested and what did you do differently than her to get your competitors to like you despite all the drama?

Rachel Reilly: Well I think Vanessa -- I don't think she's a mean girl, but she made comments that were mean and comments that were unnecessary, and that's the biggest thing. You're not going to like everyone and it's a race.

You're racing for a million dollars, but when the racing is done and when Brendon and I had opportunities on planes or whenever, we would try to get to know people and we talked to them. We put the Race aside from the actual people.

So, I think that that's actually a big difference. Vanessa just didn't. She was a mean girl and said unnecessary things. She did unnecessary things, and I think in general, Brendon and I, you might hate us and you might want to -- or whatever, you don't like us. But we're not going to sit there and say something unnecessary.

We're never going to sit there and call someone a name based on their looks, and we're never going to tear someone down just to tear them down. They could be our worst enemy and our biggest competition, but we're not going to tear them down just for the fact of tearing them down. We'd rather beat them fair and square, and that's just how we are.

Brendon Villegas: I mean, even with all of this, you're going to say things that you don't mean. That's going to happen in the midst of pressure and in the midst of intensity, but like I said, the ability to say, "Hey look, I stepped outside my boundaries and I said some things that I shouldn't have said and I'm sorry." That's all it really takes, and if you can't even do that, then I don't think you should be opening your mouth to begin with.

Rachel Reilly: Right, and that's another thing. Brendon and I will be the first two to admit we were wrong and apologize. Like Brendon said, we leave it on the field and even with Big Brother, we made up with so many houseguests that we played the game with.

I think that's because we don't take things that happened in the game personally, and we tell them, "We're sorry for what we did," and move on. With Vanessa, we just can't seem to do that, so.

Brendon Villegas: Even for instance with Big Brother, we're at the round table just before we voted on this season, and at one point, I looked at everybody and said, "Look, we have all talked smack about each other at some point in this game." And everybody kind of looked at each other awkwardly. They were just like, "Yeah, well yeah, he's kind of right." Everybody it happens to at some point, but I liked having everybody just drop it.

Reality TV World: Rachel, when you and Brendon decided to take advantage of a Fast Forward this season, you chose not to shave your head for obvious reasons. Looking back now, do you regret not doing it or do you still stand by the decision you made?

Rachel Reilly: Yeah, I stand by the decision I made because I'm getting married and I love my extensions and my hair. (Laughs) I'm a super -- I felt like it wasn't necessary. [Mark Jackson] and [William "Bopper" Minton] were so far behind us, and we weren't that far behind the other Racers, so it wasn't like, "This is going to make a huge difference."

If I had known it was going to be $10,000 each, that would have been nice, but (laughs) I still think I wouldn't have shaved my head, because I'm getting married and I love my hair. It's a hard decision to make and when you're in that situation, it's a really hard decision. But I would've done it if it was a make or break for the Race.

If it was like, "If you don't do this, you'll be out -- you'll be eliminated," I would've shaved my head. And if it was a situation where it would've put us in the Final 3, I would've shaved my head, but it wasn't. There were still five teams and we were still in a good spot in the Race, so I didn't think it was necessary.

Reality TV World: There's been people suggesting that task was unfair for the women. Would you two agree with that?

Rachel Reilly: I agree with it. I think it's super embarrassing. No matter what, if you're a woman that's prepared to shave their head or not, it's still a hard decision that you have to make, and I think that's why it's kind of unfair. Because it's a really hard decision. For two guys, like come on. They're going to shave their head. They have short hair. It's going to grow back.

Brendon Villegas: You know what? On Big Brother, they did something during the show that was probably a little bit more fair for girls -- is that if a girl got the choice to shave her head, she could do that or basically dye her hair -- which would probably be more comparable. Because as a guy, shaving my head is no big deal. Girls, obviously, it's a much different scenario.

Rachel Reilly: To grow your hair out as a woman, it takes you almost a year. And when you shave your head, you're going to be in that -- you have to go through that awkward stage where your hair is in-between the bangs-length, and then it's to your nose.

It just takes a long time to grow back your hair out, and it's a really hard decision to make, because that's like a decision that affects a year at least of your life. I do think it is unfair. I think for guys, it's so easy to make that decision.

Brendon Villegas: But for a million dollars, they can do whatever they want. (Laughs)

Reality TV World: Earlier in the season, Rachel and Dave made a pact with Art and J.J. to U-Turn you two depending on who got to the Double U-Turn board first, however, Rachel and Dave ended up deciding not to U-Turn anybody. Once you saw the season play out, what was your reaction to that? Did it really surprise you considering how their decision had created so much tension between themselves and Art and J.J. for the rest of the season.

Brendon Villegas: Well, we already knew that happened after the fact -- after the leg. But I think for me, it gave me a tremendous amount of respect for Dave and Rachel because they were able to play their own game and they could also win in their own right and not need to do something to mess with another team's game to do better, you know what I mean?

Rachel Reilly: Exactly, and that's when I felt that Dave and Rachel -- they are fierce competitors. They are so good and they proved, even there, that they weren't doing things just because someone told them to. They're there to run their own race and they did a good job, so I think I did get more respect for them when they didn't U-Turn us. And after that point in time, we started becoming really close with Dave and Rachel.

Reality TV World: The best you guys ever did throughout the Race was finishing in second place. Why do you think that was? Was it simply because Art and J.J. and Rachel and Dave were really strong competitive teams, or looking back, do you think you could've done anything different to better your racing ability?

Brendon Villegas: I think personally from my point of view, I think Rachel and I -- and I think this could be in part a lot of my push -- I wanted to play the game conservatively and make sure that we made it all the way to the end. And if that meant us not taking first place in legs, then I was okay with that.

I think that's how we really played the game, and I think that's why we made it to the last leg and even had a chance at winning a million dollars.

Rachel Reilly: And I mean, the other teams we were competing against -- the teams in the Final 3 were, I think hands down, the Final 3 teams are amazing competitors, and so regardless if we made decisions differently, I think that everyone in the Final 3 deserved to be there.   
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: starrynight on May 13, 2012, 06:34:01 AM
Totally agree with Rachel that the most competitive teams were in the final three, the average placings show that.

Don't agree that shaving your head isn't a big deal for men, it most definitely can be.  Overall, maybe, more black men shave their heads.  I wonder if maybe more black women could accept it than white too in some cultures.  But even then I'm sure that often some wouldn't want to lose their hair and would feel bad about it.  Even historically losing hair hasn't necessarily been seen as a thing that men just accept, the legend of Samson.  Much of it I suppose is about how society views people with their head shaved, which is probably not in a positive light due to various prejudices and portrayals.  It may seen as more of a way of humiliating people, as with prisoners for instance.  Society shapes perceptions of people.   

With the whole clue about helicopters they obviously did read the clue, we saw them do it, but it didn't sink in.  If they had read it again, I would hope that they would have registered with the 'on foot' part.  And if they had read it fully to the taxi driver maybe he could have pointed out to them that it said 'on foot', or maybe he would have kept quiet just so he could get his fare lol.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Squall on May 16, 2012, 12:57:12 PM
Figure i'd share this surprise as i just got home from running errands, Rachel and Brendon were on "The Price is Right" and did present a showcase that included trips to Santa Barbara, Germany, and India, with $3,000 cash....as it was inspired by their Amazing Race.
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Jobby on June 03, 2012, 01:27:07 AM
Figure i'd share this surprise as i just got home from running errands, Rachel and Brendon were on "The Price is Right" and did present a showcase that included trips to Santa Barbara, Germany, and India, with $3,000 cash....as it was inspired by their Amazing Race.

Can anyone get me a bucket right now? I thought Romber was bad. :groan: :gaah:
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: BlooperGuy on June 04, 2012, 04:20:37 PM
Figure i'd share this surprise as i just got home from running errands, Rachel and Brendon were on "The Price is Right" and did present a showcase that included trips to Santa Barbara, Germany, and India, with $3,000 cash....as it was inspired by their Amazing Race.

Can anyone get me a bucket right now? I thought Romber was bad. :groan: :gaah:
For saying that, I refuse to give you a bucket. >:(
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 18, 2012, 10:52:40 AM
We may have this already somewhere, but it is cute!

 
http://www.youtube.com/v/7e_JvYnN6qg

Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Plaidmoon on September 15, 2012, 08:40:29 AM
I ran across this on Facebook and thought I'd post it here.

Guess who is honeymooning in Aruba...Branden and Rachael from big brother and amazing race!!! We talked to them for quite awhile and took our picture with them..WOW he is very handsome and she is very pretty in person...It was so exciting.I saw her rings and his..He is getting ready to go back to school. They didn't seem to mind all the attention . Most people didn't seem to notice them but <name omitted - her husband> and I sure did..fun fun..oh yes I also won a drawing at the casino $$$$
Title: Re: TAR 20: Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly *Engaged*
Post by: Plaidmoon on September 16, 2012, 08:01:23 AM
Here's a link from a newspaper in Aruba that has a short story about Brendon and Rachel's honeymoon. It has a few pictures of them posing at the resort they are staying at.

http://aruba-daily.com/newspaper/?p=24147