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Title: TAR 23: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2013, 10:23:18 AM
Leo and Jamal  


(http://wwwimage.cbsstatic.com/base/files/styles/136x170/public/cast/leojamal.jpg)     

Name: Leo Temory
Age:
26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to your teammate: Cousin
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur
Describe what you do: I own and operate a restaurant and recently opened a bar/lounge..
3 words to describe you: Smart, funny and friendly.
Favorite hobbies: Hiking, traveling, tennis and cooking.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Climbing Mt. Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States, with no prior experience.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Bill Gates
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Kobe Bryant
What scares you most about traveling? Missing my flight or a bad taxi.
What excites you most about traveling? Meeting and interacting with different cultures.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Sometimes my cousin doesnít listen or take my advice or direction to heart. I want to show him that I mean well and have him listen and be patient with me.
Pet peeve about your teammate: That he is very secretive and sometimes isnít serious enough.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Venezuela, because the women are beautiful in South America.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to become closer to my cousin and show the entire world that Afghans are great, fun people and not just what we are portrayed in the media.

Name: Jamal Zadran
Age:
26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to your teammate: Cousin
Current occupation: CEO/Owner of Z.I.G. (Zadran Investment Group)
Describe what you do: I manage and operate Zadran Investment Group (Z.I.G.) where we own our own Independent Dealership to sell cars to the public. Z.I.G. also buys and flips homes in the Southern California area and operates as a Reality Firm to the Public. Part of my Investment Group also manages Equity Portfolios with trading of stocks, bonds and forex, and options.
3 words to describe you: Persistent, confident and energetic.
Favorite hobbies: Jet skiing, paintball and boogie boarding.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Working in Afghanistan for two years with the U.S. Military.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Kobe Bryant Ė competitor and champion.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Albert Einstein Ė his ideas are efficient and usually right.
What scares you most about traveling? A bird hitting the aircraft and the plane crashing.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the different cultural customs people have and being able to try it out with them if allowed. To interact with and actually leave a life-lasting memory to somebody across the world would give me a feeling of making some type of difference in their life even if itís only for a short time.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We need to trust one another more often and not be too stubborn. Sometimes we may need to agree to disagree and not bicker a lot.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Heís very sensitive to things I may say to him or when I critique him.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Kenya, because of the natural wildlife. Iím a big cat fanatic and love the characteristics. To see them in the wild would be nice.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To have more patience with one another and get through all challenges and obstacles with Leo. Though it will be difficult, the ultimate feeling should be worth it.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2013, 10:23:31 AM
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Leo and Jamal
 
Cousins Leo Temory (left) and Jamal Zadran (right). Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2013, 02:08:54 PM
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Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Hooky on August 28, 2013, 07:31:13 PM
They seem like nice guys. So far, they also seem like the team that is most likely to have neat interaction with locals, which is something that seems to have been missing from the more recent seasons I've watched. Hopefully they do take the time to do that, because it will make the Race that much better for those of us who are watching.

I can root for them! :cheer:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on August 29, 2013, 06:17:18 AM
This team is actually the only M/M team I am excited to watch. Cousins teams are usually epic <3

I hope they do well! Although, I have a bad feeling their what scares you about traveling answer might be forshadowing :lol:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: redskevin88 on August 29, 2013, 06:19:32 AM
This team is actually the only M/M team I am excited to watch. Cousins teams are usually epic <3

I hope they do well! Although, I have a bad feeling their what scares you about traveling answer might be forshadowing :lol:

This?
Quote
A bird hitting the aircraft and the plane crashing.
(knocks on wood).
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on August 29, 2013, 06:28:07 AM
This team is actually the only M/M team I am excited to watch. Cousins teams are usually epic <3

I hope they do well! Although, I have a bad feeling their what scares you about traveling answer might be forshadowing :lol:

This?
Quote
A bird hitting the aircraft and the plane crashing.
(knocks on wood).

I meant Leo's bad taxi/flight answer.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Jobby on August 29, 2013, 06:51:54 AM
I think this could be a really fun team but may be really careless and make some drastic mistake along the way and causing their elimination. They give me a Zev and Justin vibe.. anyone agrees?? :stare
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Kamineko on August 29, 2013, 07:01:49 AM
I think this could be a really fun team but may be really careless and make some drastic mistake along the way and causing their elimination. They give me a Zev and Justin vibe.. anyone agrees?? :stare
Yup! Leo really looks like Justin to me. :)

They definitely looks entertaining to me. And I really love to see not-alpha-looking M/M team. Because, they won't only depend on their muscle, but also with their brain. :luvya:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on August 29, 2013, 07:12:25 AM
I think this could be a really fun team but may be really careless and make some drastic mistake along the way and causing their elimination. They give me a Zev and Justin vibe.. anyone agrees?? :stare
Yup! Leo really looks like Justin to me. :)

They definitely looks entertaining to me. And I really love to see not-alpha-looking M/M team. Because, they won't only depend on their muscle, but also with their brain. :luvya:

I just have Charla/Mirna style trainwreck awesomeness expectations from them. I hope they do that :lol:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Theo on August 29, 2013, 10:17:15 AM
Middle Eastern cousins <333 Male version of Charla & Mirna? :hearts:

It's rare that I pick M/M as pre-favorites, and I hope they will deliver their awesomeness. I'm sure they'll be awesome.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 30, 2013, 11:41:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/bx4bEPBXHsw
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Air on August 31, 2013, 01:04:38 AM
OMG OMG <3 AN ACTUAL GOOD MM TEAM <3 PLZ GO FAR <3 CHARLA & MIRNA PLZ <3

Prediction: F5 and above.

Ranking: Top tiergods <3
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Candi Lee on August 31, 2013, 11:32:34 AM
easy on the eyes  :luvya:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: ianthebalance on August 31, 2013, 01:47:46 PM
I will love them as long as they don't become the new Charla and Mirna.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on August 31, 2013, 05:22:34 PM
How can you not like Charla & Mirna. One of the best teams everrrrrrrr  :hrt:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Air on August 31, 2013, 06:58:01 PM
Your opinions are so correct SteKay <33333333333333333333333
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on August 31, 2013, 08:59:47 PM
I think Leo/Jamal could really go far though to get back on topic. Kind of remind me a little of Josh/Brent but with a lot stronger leg placings, I hope.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: georgiapeach on August 31, 2013, 09:04:15 PM
Let's keep the racers threads about the teams themselves, okay? Thanks!
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on August 31, 2013, 09:07:21 PM
Sorry Peach.  :hug?: 

These guys should get on with the locals very well, since Leo's job has a lot of people skills, but they also seem like the team that is going to embrace the race the most
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 05, 2013, 06:53:21 PM
Q&A with Amazing Race contestant Leo Temory
By jackie mansky ∑ Daily Trojan

Posted Yesterday at 10:29 pm


The Daily Trojan caught up with Temory to talk to him about what he learned at USC and how heís applied that in his life, from building a business to being a contestant on The Amazing Race:

 

DT: What made you decide to go on The Amazing Race?

Temory: My cousin and I were fans from season one, but we were too young at the time. Then he was off doing his own thing, and I was off doing my own thing. And then, finally, the stars aligned. The process is actually not as easy as it looks, but I got a call and the next thing you know, weíre on The Amazing Race and traveling [around] the world. It was probably the funnest, most memorable time of my life ó after USC, of course.

DT: This is your first reality TV show. Did you have any expectations before you started shooting?

Temory: Going in, watching 22 seasons of The Amazing Race on DVD, you think itís easy, but the production that goes into it, the amount of crew, the amount of staff that goes on to make such a show, itís like an orchestra and itís always perfectly orchestrated and itís just remarkable. Itís like if you put the million dollars aside itís like itís priceless, the experience you get.

DT: What was life like as a contestant on reality TV?

Temory: Well, I always love attention. With my group of friends, I like to crack jokes, go up to people, so in that regard I loved having a camera around you 24 hours a day practically recording everything you do, but definitely still to this day it feels surreal, like I canít believe I was on The Amazing Race. I just watched a commercial the other day, and Iím like, ďWow I canít believe thatís me.Ē Iím just thankful I get to relive it again when it airs.

DT: What do you hope audience members take out of your experience on the show?

Temory: I think I really brought the Trojan family mentality out in the race. You could see the humor that we bring, the smarts, the strength that we bring, basically the whole all-around perspective that encompasses the USC culture. I tried my best to bring it to the show with my cousin. Hopefully, everyone sees weíre fun-loving, crazy fans that want to have a good time.

DT: Did you learn anything at USC which you were able to apply to the show?

Temory: If USC taught me one thing, it was to network. I tell that to everybody, everyday, ďNetwork, network!Ē and that went along with The Amazing Race. Itís networking in a different perspective, communicating with different cultures, learning from different cultures, interacting, taking it all in Ö Itís not all about the million dollars, but the experience ó itís the experience of a lifetime.

DT: What do you think you and your cousin bring that gives you an advantage stand apart?

Temory: Definitely what we bring is culture. We bring a little diversity. We can actually connect with all the other cultures around the world, all the different people, different ethnicities from kids to adults. Our parents immigrated here, so they have that aspect. We have that within us because weíre Afghan Americans so I think itíll be easier for us to connect if we visit a third world country or if we visit another country, you know, weíre immigrants, theyíre immigrants so we can all sort of relate. Weíll bring the fun, diversity, excitement Ö a ton of things we bring weíre proud of. But youíll just have to watch and see.

http://dailytrojan.com/2013/09/04/qa-with-amazing-race-contestant-leo-temory/ (http://dailytrojan.com/2013/09/04/qa-with-amazing-race-contestant-leo-temory/)
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Mister RC on September 10, 2013, 05:33:50 AM
I think this could be a really fun team but may be really careless and make some drastic mistake along the way and causing their elimination. They give me a Zev and Justin vibe.. anyone agrees?? :stare

Agreed with the Zev & Justin vibes in a way, in terms of what they do throughout. I might lean toward a heartbreak exit through no errors, but just against other people better than them
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Candi Lee on September 28, 2013, 12:07:18 AM
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) ó ďAmazing RaceĒ is back on CBS this Sunday!

Contestants and cousins Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran, CEO/Owner of Zadran Investment Group, visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to talk about the upcoming season and the game changing twists from last season, the Double Express Pass.


video here >>   http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9355190
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: LoveRocked on September 30, 2013, 05:42:21 PM
They are cool and really funny!!! I really like them.. :)))) I going to predication is F4!!!
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Post by: stekay on September 30, 2013, 05:57:38 PM
I like them but people seem to think their comedy is forced.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: ianthebalance on September 30, 2013, 06:09:22 PM
They are definitely the love/hate team of this season
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on September 30, 2013, 06:11:17 PM
They are definitely the love/hate team of this season
I like them, in fact, I like the cast on a whole for once.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: ianthebalance on September 30, 2013, 08:24:32 PM
They are definitely the love/hate team of this season
I like them, in fact, I like the cast on a whole for once.

Me too, no one I dislike yet  :hearts:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Zachary on October 01, 2013, 10:51:17 AM
I like them but people seem to think their comedy is forced.

THIS !!!!

I don't like'em at all... yet ...
I understand they're trying to be funny and all goofy ...
But they're just really LOUD..
They made themselves look obnoxious on soo many levels ...
They're like the male version of Natalie & Nadiya
But at least I actually laughed at NN jokes
Theirs are just so forced ...  (:;)
If they just shut up for a while I might end up liking'em
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Air on October 01, 2013, 10:52:06 AM
Are you BuuYaa or a relative? Sorry your posts remind me of his :lol:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on October 13, 2013, 02:04:13 PM
I like these guys! They can do very well.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: WinTar on October 14, 2013, 10:22:35 AM
Hate this team, so annoying! :res:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Jobby on October 15, 2013, 12:47:35 AM
I like what I read on the other thread. Hate it when they are rude to each other, but love it when they always try to piss Marie off. Makes me re-think about how it's just innate in some people that they just take things easily and like to make fun out of most things.

I'm liking them a little better, and I think I'm the only one, but the whole husband and wifey thing with Ally and Ashley is great for me. <3

They don't just treat them as people who are disposable, but they make sure they tell them every single clue and such. It's nice to watch some race love at times.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on October 15, 2013, 04:45:32 AM
I don't really see what they've done wrong. Planting seeds can be a good strategy, but when it comes to the Uturn they'll wanna be there first.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on October 15, 2013, 11:02:19 AM
I agree. I think they are just enjoying the Race!
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Marionete on October 17, 2013, 09:35:44 AM
Sorry, MOST ANNOYING TEAM EVER.
Like, ever.

And I was so happy, expecting so much when I saw they were cousins.. :|
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Zachary on October 17, 2013, 11:33:19 AM
Sorry, MOST ANNOYING TEAM EVER.
Like, ever.

And I was so happy, expecting so much when I saw they were cousins.. :|

uugh u and me both!!!

can't believe they're trying to screw over Team Oklahoma
over my dead body!!!!  :meow:

go get a haircut !!!...
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Hooky on October 18, 2013, 05:43:55 PM
I'm not really sure what to think of them at this point. They seem really nice at some moments and then at other moments they just don't seem too friendly. For me they're in the "meh" category, although that noise they keep making is actually really annoying.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Vitoko on October 21, 2013, 03:21:46 PM
They are starting to remind me of Team Guido on Season 1, backstabbers and willing to play dirty to keep racing...
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on October 22, 2013, 07:40:13 AM
I liked them early, but they ARE starting to grate :/

I really hope they pull a 180 away from my "meh team list" like Nicky and Kim :lol:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on October 23, 2013, 10:55:25 AM
They started off well, but now they are starting to be annoying.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on October 23, 2013, 11:54:52 AM
They are so love/hate :lol: Love the way they are messing with Pinky but wish the Ice Girls would break away from them
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Candi Lee on October 23, 2013, 02:03:01 PM
They are starting to remind me of Team Guido on Season 1, backstabbers and willing to play dirty to keep racing...
I love them they are so entertaining and funny they remind be a lot of Boston Rob as well  :keeta:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: AmazingRace on October 25, 2013, 07:34:48 AM
Amy: Ass-animals!  :funny:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Leilani on October 25, 2013, 04:31:03 PM
They're not my least favorite team this season, but their close.  I'll put them in the twinnie category.  I won't be rooting for them to lose (unless my least favorite team gets out), but I won't be sad if they go.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: inilham on October 30, 2013, 07:30:59 AM
I love them!!  :conf:  :conf:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on October 31, 2013, 06:26:48 PM
They got to step up. Else they will go home.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on November 05, 2013, 09:54:23 PM
I think they might have an advantage in Abu Dhabi.they know Arabic.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Air on November 05, 2013, 10:54:38 PM
Are you sure? Not all Muslims know Arabic.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on November 06, 2013, 09:42:22 AM
Their parents are from Afghanistan I think so I think they should know some Arabic possibly.  I could be wrong but I think they would try and keep the tradition going. :-)
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Air on November 06, 2013, 02:40:44 PM
Afghanistan doesn't speak Arabic, its main languages are Dari and Pashto, then Uzbek and Turkmen.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on November 06, 2013, 09:04:24 PM
I think Dari is a form of Persian that is understood by people in the UAE. I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Jobby on November 10, 2013, 03:46:11 AM
As far as I know, they have been a really rude team, but their edit hasn't been all negative. (Somewhat similar to Max and Katie)

I'm worried. I hope that sounds like a second place edit. :(
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on November 12, 2013, 06:42:27 PM
These two are growing on me again!
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: richard2013 on November 14, 2013, 08:15:06 AM
I think if they focus more on the challenges and are more alert then they could go far.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on November 15, 2013, 08:39:31 AM
I HATE THEM.

I liked them at first, but as the Race went on I started to find them annoying. -_____-
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on November 15, 2013, 11:55:02 AM
I HATE THEM.

I liked them at first, but as the Race went on I started to find them annoying. -_____-

Mine is the other way around  :funny:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on November 15, 2013, 10:07:08 PM
I HATE THEM.

I liked them at first, but as the Race went on I started to find them annoying. -_____-

Mine is the other way around  :funny:

Says the guy who had an Afganimals Avi on the start of the season....
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Zachary on November 15, 2013, 10:34:13 PM
I HATE THEM.

I liked them at first, but as the Race went on I started to find them annoying. -_____-

LOL!!!! Where's the like button on this thing???
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: georgiapeach on November 16, 2013, 12:07:14 AM
Right here...:lol:
 
 
 :like:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Jobby on November 16, 2013, 03:22:50 AM
Them and Tim and Marie = Ew.

At least Marie is fun to watch and crash and burn. These two are just... Rude.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on November 16, 2013, 07:41:23 AM
Afghanimals supporters club of 1 right here  :funny:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: SamualDude on November 16, 2013, 01:19:29 PM
Afghanimals supporters club of 1 right here  :funny:

I'm neutral towards them  :funny:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Zachary on November 17, 2013, 10:43:59 AM
They can use the U-Turn no more!!!!

 :wohoo:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Spitty2013 on November 17, 2013, 09:00:45 PM
Afghanimals supporters club of 1 right here  :funny:

Don't worry! Your're not alone! I'll join you!  :ghug:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Quoc Nghia on November 17, 2013, 09:47:50 PM
The've grown on me. They were uturned twice and come back twice, i hope they can make to the final right now (but not win)  :funny:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Marionete on November 18, 2013, 02:25:49 PM
Team #2 to have faced the U-Turn twice and survived both times.
Actually the second half of the race they're fine. If they were like this from the beginning, maybe I could've liked them now. But the annoyance from the past still remains ...
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Mister RC on November 30, 2013, 10:28:31 PM
They're fine. The current annoyance is probably what will drive people crazy. It brings personality as opposed to other boring (and hateful) teams.  I agree, they are second to Marie in terms of awesomeness.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Bookworm on December 06, 2013, 07:10:19 PM
Afghanimals supporters club of 1 right here  :funny:

Don't worry I like them, too.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: ianthebalance on December 07, 2013, 12:53:47 AM
I hated how they were yelling at 2 am in the morning in the halls of their hotel in the UAE.  :cmas11
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: krabbe on December 08, 2013, 12:33:46 PM
I personally find them to be the male version of Brooke & Claire. Loud & trying too hard to always look fun & entertaining. But when they just focus on the race, they (just like B&C) are actually great.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 09, 2013, 06:03:25 AM
I hated how they were yelling at 2 am in the morning in the halls of their hotel in the UAE.  :cmas11

Am I the only one who really noticed this :lol:

If I was there and these two idiots woke me up.... :lol:
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Leilani on December 09, 2013, 06:58:29 AM
I hated how they were yelling at 2 am in the morning in the halls of their hotel in the UAE.  :cmas11

Am I the only one who really noticed this :lol:

If I was there and these two idiots woke me up.... :lol:

I thought the same thing, but then it occurred to me that maybe production had that whole floor so I gave them the benefit of the doubt.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Marionete on December 09, 2013, 01:52:28 PM
I personally find them to be the male version of Brooke & Claire. Loud & trying too hard to always look fun & entertaining. But when they just focus on the race, they (just like B&C) are actually great.
What, no... just no......
BC are so much better & more entertaining. The afghanimals are just loud, while BC really have some personality  :cmas12

hate to say it but these two actually deserved a spot in the final 3 along with Jamy and Timarie
Totally, dude! That's what I was hoping for  :cmaslol Can't stand Travis for his behaviour towards Nicole in the past few legs.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: krabbe on December 09, 2013, 02:43:22 PM
Agree to disagree. I find Brooke & Claire to be loud, period. When they don't ham it up for the cameras they were ok for me, but otherwise, no.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on December 09, 2013, 11:07:44 PM
I love this picture of Leo, Jamal, Ally and Ashley. They clearly will be friends forever!

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p370x247/1476280_10152068676631215_526012753_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 10, 2013, 07:40:09 AM
I didn't really like them, but I have to admit Jamal grew on me :lol:

Leo is still annoying and horrid.

Jamal is fine :lol:

And them having meltdowns are way better than their camera whoring  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: WinTar on December 10, 2013, 08:02:13 AM
They kinda a bit grew on me in their last few legs, but yeah, I still kinda dislike them.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: krabbe on December 10, 2013, 11:05:30 PM
No interviews?
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Alenaveda on December 11, 2013, 08:11:59 AM
FROM CBS.COM:
http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/elimination_interviews/1001656/

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Elimination Interview: Leo and Jamal

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 06:05pm

Read what Jamal and Leo had to say about their time on The Amazing Race and how they stayed positive!

Lee J: Afghanimals: How cheated do you guys feel when Amy had to help Nicole complete what seemed like half of her road block challenges? And on a more positive note, what's the future with you and your new girlfriends?
Jamal:
it was pretty tough to see what a road block that would consist of one person completing see 2 people complete. It proved that we were the team to beat and for them to accomplish that was to simply help each other every step of the way. As for the Ice Queens we made friends for life with them and are always in touch.
Leo: Hey Lee! I guess it all depends on how you look at it. From a strategic standpoint it was brilliant for Nicole to have someone else help her with her roadblocks. We most likely would have been in it, if everyone worked on it by themselves, because it was definitely not an easy roadblock. I'm pretty sure Ally and Ashley would have helped us out, if we all were at the make-up challenge in the previous leg. We have made new friends for life with our race wives. I talk to them on a daily basis and have made memories to cherish for a lifetime. They definitely made the race that much more memorable for us and am excited to create more memories with them. We have a Vegas trip in the works, so that will be tons of fun!

Christine S: You had such an amazing head start going into that final challenge of building the robot. Do you wish you had not told that other team where the smaller version was?
Jamal:
it was in our nature to help a team we liked and we would not think twice to help Marie because she never did anything wrong to us. We love Marie and Tim!!
Leo: Hey Christine! Yes, we had a great start and that haunts me till this day. Of course I could dread on it, shoulda coulda woulda sort of thing. I''m sure if I didn't tell her, it would of bought us a little more time, but towards the end we became really close with Marie and Tim. I only regret not working with them earlier in the season, we would have been a force to reckon with. I love Marie!! No regrets here!

Wai K: To Leo&Jamal: I love you guys and wish you win the race! How far were you guys behind Nicole & Travis in Japan?
Jamal:
only 10 mins and looking back now the speed bump took us 12mins and if that wasn't there maybe things could have been different.
Leo: Thanks Wai! I appreciate it! We were about 10 minutes behind Travis and Nicole. Things might have been different had we not had a speed bump!

Kimberly S: Leo and Jamal, if you had to do it over again would you still tell that lie about the U-Turn? Do you think it engendered more ill will than it was worth?
Jamal:
it was a lose-lose situation for us. If we told the truth they would have been upset as to why we u-turned them. The reason why we were forced to lie was to show other teams we were still a threat when the next u-turn board comes. You only get one u-turn per season and for us it worked. Amy was scared the second leg in Abu Dhabi and told Travis and Nicole please don't let them u-turn us. So our strategy worked.
Leo: Hey Kimberly! If we had to do it again, we would not change a single thing. We ran the race on our own and didn't change who we were. Unfortunately we were forced to U-turn Brandon and Adam. We knew that since everyone was against us, most likely nobody would have believed that we were forced to do so. If we didn't U-turn Brandon and Adam, we would have been eliminated. Another part to the "lie" was strategic. You are only allowed one U-turn, so if other teams realized we already utilized our U-turn we wouldn't be considered a threat in an upcoming U-turn episode. It played to our advantage at the end, because Amy was flustered in Episode 8 thinking that we were going to U-turn them, even though we couldn't have. It did engender a lot of ill will, but at the end it didn't affect our game as much as people might have thought.

Shannon B: Afghanimals- was it hard staying so positive even though all the other teams were out to see you fail?
Jamal:
When teams were aiming to get us out that only made us more focused and determined to succeed. We like the extra pressure and sometimes we ask ourselves what if the table was turned and teams ganged up on team Boston or Travis and Nicole I wonder how they would have broken down especially now seeing they couldn't complete the last 3 road blocks!!
Leo: Hey Shannon! It was not hard at all staying positive. It's how we run our lives every day. The other teams just motivated us even more to have fun and prove everyone wrong. It added more fuel to the fire. One of our biggest goals from day one was to interact with the locals, take in the different cultures, and to have fun. The amazing race wasn't just about winning 1 million dollars, it was about the experiences, the locals, the cultures, and all the challenges. Everything we were tasked to do had purpose. Having the privilege to dive into people's daily lives was awesome, and we wanted to make sure that we left our Afghanimal foot print everywhere we stepped. We didn't want to act like robots and not acknowledge our surroundings, so staying positive was the only way to go!

Lavin M: Afghanimals - what was your most favorite leg of the show? What was your most challenging task?
Jamal:
I liked the leg in Austria and the singing road block with the choir. It was challenging and was fun in the same time. Austria was very rich in history and looked very beautiful.
Leo: Hey Lavin! My favorite leg of the show was definitely the first day in Bandung, Indonesia. I had such an amazing time during the road block with all the kids. It made me forget that we were racing, and I just wanted to dance with everybody haha. It was very memorable, not to mention we won that leg as well. The energy in that dome was awesome, the people were awesome, and the music was awesome. It felt like a coming home party for the Afghanimals and we definitely let everyone know we arrived! The most challenging task was finding those shears in the tea fields. It didn't help that all we ate that day was a king cobra snake. After a while, all I kept seeing were tea leafs over and over again, and that ultimately put us in last place from a potential first place finish. I hope I never have to find another pair of garden shears again!
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: georgiapeach on December 12, 2013, 11:02:19 AM
Amazing Race's Leo and Jamal: Travis and Nicole Were Hypocrites


Joyce Eng

Dec 12, 2013 10:25 AM ET
by Joyce Eng
 
 


After scoring an earlier flight to Tokyo on The Amazing Race 23, Leo and Jamal overcame a Speed Bump, but were undone by an alliance... and buttons on a robot. "Those damn buttons! I did not see them at all," Leo tells TVGuide.com. "It sucked because we were feeling so good. We got the earlier flight. We did the Japanese game show Detour, killed the Speed Bump and we could taste [the final three spot]." Instead, the cousins/Afghanimals came up short, as Amy helped their Race nemeses Travis and Nicole again. Get their thoughts on that alliance, the infamous angklung Roadblock, and why they didn't mind being ganged up on.



You guys started the leg so well. Does it sting more because you made such a great comeback?
Jamal: Yeah, it was tough. It was tough watching it. It was right there. Seeing it on TV, it was like, "Ugh! So close!" If Amy and Nicole hadn't helped each other, we would've been a guaranteed top three team. Those pieces were big and heavy, and I can't imagine them doing it by themselves, so they sort of "cheated" us a spot in the final three. Maybe Amy was the smart one helping a weak team so they wouldn't have to go up against a male-male team. It was probably strategy, but it was like that the last three legs, where [Travis and Nicole] just got assisted and helped and babied through the Roadblocks and Detours. It was kind of hard as a fan to watch. I've never seen anything like that.

How long did it take before you realized it was the buttons?
Jamal: I think Leo attempted it seven times before he figured it out.
Leo: Yeah, I don't know. It was a while. ... I was cranking it out. I found a way to level the whole robot and lifted it up with another leg, and Amy and Nicole copied me. That's something we never did. We never copied like that. I never even thought about the buttons. It was like tunnel vision. All the adrenaline and dehydration and not eating, with my eyes and mixing notes ó it was just a bad combo. I knew I had a little cushion because I knew Amy and Nicole's mistake, but when I saw that they figured it out, I was like, "Aw, crap." But we still kept it together.
Jamal: Right when Travis and Nicole got theirs, he figured it out. We were like 10 minutes behind. We kept going strong. We didn't give up in case something happened.

Do you resent Amy for helping Nicole?
Jamal: [Laughs] No. We're good sports. The way a team is going to race just shows their character. Since the first leg, we played one way and that was to compete at a high level and have fun, respect the people and the countries we visited. ... The fact that they did what they had to do to get us out, it worked as their strategy, but we know if we had been in the final, things would've been very different based on how much pressure we put on them. We were the only male-male team and they were on their toes going crazy wondering where we were after we got the earlier flight. That's the pressure we wanted to put on them to distract them. It worked for us.
Leo: We didn't really think about it in the moment, but now that I've seen the episodes, if she hadn't helped Nicole, the Race would've changed quite a bit. Ally and Ashley would've probably still been there. That would've helped us with the makeup Detour. ... It was smart on their part to string them along, but it wasn't our cup of tea for someone to do the tasks for someone else. Ally and Ashley asked us for help, but we never did the whole task for them, and we wouldn't. There's a line you have to draw, I think.

I don't think people have a problem with teams helping each other, but it's that she literally did the challenges for her.
Leo: Yeah, totally. She did the angklung and the robot. It just showed how the team dynamics changed at the end. They saw us as manipulative, but they were doing it behind people's backs. They would say one thing and do something else. Us saying, "Our wife is pregnant" ó that's funny. It was clearly a joke. You have to understand our humor. They didn't and tagged us as manipulative and sneaky. But everyone else was doing the same thing. Nicole comes up with this whole pact, "Let's band together and get the Afghanimals out." Then what happens when Marie comes around at the robots? They ignored her. That's something we would never do. When people asked us for help, we wouldn't not help someone. But people always thought that we were being sneaky


Let's talk about the angklung Roadblock.
Leo: Oh, my God! That was the definition of hypocrisy when [Nicole] chased me! They were saying they were running the Race in an honest fashion and they don't cheat and don't lie. That was the definition of cheating. They were hypocrites. We never stooped to that. They had just U-Turned us and were on our case for lying about the U-Turn, and for them to try to cheat? That's really ironic. It's kind of sad. Be up-front with it. Don't lie and then come in the area when it said clearly, "Do not come in the judging area." They aired me saying, "You're not supposed to be here." That's why I said it.
Jamal: Yeah, the rules clearly said, "When a team's being judged, no other team is allowed in the judging area." All of the sudden I just see her running like a velociraptor chasing Leo. I was like, "Leo, destroy it!" They didn't show it, but Travis said to me, "You're cheating. You can't tell him that." I was like, "No, your wife is cheating running over there when it clearly says you can't." It was those things, being hypocritical and having a one-way street for them, but everyone has a two-way street.

Why didn't they get penalized then?
Leo: That's a good question. I don't know. Maybe because she couldn't see it and copy it. Who knows? We didn't let it get to us though. We had fun with the kids. Our main goal was to have fun no matter what.

Were you surprised how upset Travis and Nicole were about you lying about using your U-Turn?
Jamal: I didn't know you can't lie as part of gameplay on The Amazing Race. That they distinguished us as liars, I think it went a little far and I think they're feeling the backlash now. ... It was very frustrating to see on TV how much they see us as liars, as if we lied just to lie and to be mean. We didn't spread rumors about teams or anything. The U-Turn thing was about strategy. We're not the first team to withhold information as part of strategy, and it worked. Amy was worried that we would U-Turn her later even though we couldn't.

It didn't seem to bother you at all that they ganged up on you.
Leo: Nope. In a way, it makes you feel good that everyone has their eye on you and feels threatened. But to say that we're being manipulative and sneaky, and then they do it themselves? Travis and Nicole were sneaky about getting the Express Pass. We were outside and we saw the whole thing go down. But everyone decided that Leo and Jamal was the sneaky team. We were on that boat ride from Norway. It was like a 36-hour boat ride with 15-minute stops. Jamal and I got off to get ice cream and oh, my God ó the whole ship was just chaos. They were all like, "Oh, my God! What are they doing? They left!" It's like, "Can a brother get some ice cream in Norway?" [Laughs]



Do you think they were thrown off by your personalities? Not just how loud and boisterous you were, but you always appeared very confident and self-assured.
Leo: I definitely think that has something to do with it. I think that's in our blood. Our parents immigrated here with nothing. We learned a lot from our parents. Being so fortunate by being born in America and having so many opportunities, that builds your confidence. Jamal and I both have our own businesses. We're running our own Race every day. You have to have your confidence up. And you sort of needed that confidence with everyone ganging up on you. We always had an outlet, which was our humor and our fun. We always felt like we had a relative in the country we were in. We always knew our taxi driver's name, we were singing with them. We made a point to learn phrases of the languages of the countries we went to. We knew key words. It all added to us being confident.

What are you up to now?
Jamal: Back at work. We have our own businesses here in California. Leo has a restaurant and bar. I have my own investment group and brokerage firm and a used car dealership. We have a lot of things on our hands. Winning the Race would only help us venture out even more and expand.  We hate losing, but we didn't think about the money when we were on it. It was just a blast. ... But everything happens for a reason. We were blessed to go on the Race and make an impact. The amount of support we have from our fans is crazy. I get stopped all the time! I didn't think this would happen, but people recognize me. It's pretty surreal.


http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Leo-Jamal-Afghanimals-1074638.aspx
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: inomu on December 12, 2013, 11:04:55 AM
They were absolutely my favorite team from the beginning! :xmas146 Almost always on good mood. I feel it was just unfair from other teams to ally against them for really minor reason, one white lie. I would've loved to see Afghanimals to win! :xmas146
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: SamualDude on December 12, 2013, 08:53:48 PM
If anyone is interested, Leo will be doing a AMA on Reddit this Sunday at 2pm PST. It may be in TheAmazingRace subreddit but I don't know yet.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: krabbe on December 13, 2013, 07:56:35 AM
What's an AMA?
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: MrDeerShank on December 13, 2013, 12:22:15 PM
What's an AMA?

Ask Me Anything
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: krabbe on December 15, 2013, 08:29:59 AM
Thanks, MrDS! I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Bookworm on December 25, 2013, 04:45:42 PM
They were absolutely my favorite team from the beginning! :xmas146 Almost always on good mood. I feel it was just unfair from other teams to ally against them for really minor reason, one white lie. I would've loved to see Afghanimals to win! :xmas146
YESSSSSS! I have been WAITING for someone else to write this!
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: TARP_Lover on December 27, 2013, 11:28:00 PM
They were absolutely my favorite team from the beginning! :xmas146 Almost always on good mood. I feel it was just unfair from other teams to ally against them for really minor reason, one white lie. I would've loved to see Afghanimals to win! :xmas146

They didn't just do one white lie IMO. They were lying, manipulative ***, and not the good kind.
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Leafsfan on December 27, 2013, 11:36:38 PM
They were absolutely my favorite team from the beginning! :xmas146 Almost always on good mood. I feel it was just unfair from other teams to ally against them for really minor reason, one white lie. I would've loved to see Afghanimals to win! :xmas146

They didn't just do one white lie IMO. They were lying, manipulative ***, and not the good kind.

 :cmas11
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: Jobby on December 30, 2013, 12:24:57 PM
I think it was also the way they treated every other team except Marie + Icecrew Girls. Didn't we have an interview from the theatre performers with the way they treated the rest? :(
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on December 30, 2013, 12:38:58 PM
I think it was also the way they treated every other team except Marie + Icecrew Girls. Didn't we have an interview from the theatre performers with the way they treated the rest? :(

Well as much as I liked Bingo, can they really be accurate after spending a short amount of time with them in only 2 legs?
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 30, 2013, 01:57:05 PM
I think it was also the way they treated every other team except Marie + Icecrew Girls. Didn't we have an interview from the theatre performers with the way they treated the rest? :(
Actually, Leo & Jamal stole Ally & Ashley's taxi right in front of them in Gdansk. :groan: Note the Rihanna billboard at 1:02 :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHlDA-NLa38
Title: Re: Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran "Cousins"
Post by: stekay on December 30, 2013, 03:27:34 PM
I like a ruthless team, ruthless moves and strategy. Other than that, the boys ENJOYED the EXPERIENCE which is way more important than the money IMO. Most legs they commented on the country or the experience. They weren't annoyed by other teams, but they new a tiny white lie would drive others crazy! One of my favourite teams (or mm team) in recent seasons. Fantastic characters!