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Title: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on January 27, 2014, 10:09:37 AM
Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly


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Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Seasons: Season 20
Current occupation: PhD student in biomedical physics at UCLA
Describe what you do: Currently, I am examining post-mortem brain tissue from Alzheimer's disease patients in an effort to correlate the pathology we saw using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging while the patient was still living with the disease. The field itself is tough, since so many individuals have or will have family members that will experience some form of dementia. In my lab at UCLA, we strive to find a biomarker that might be an early indicator at the onset of Alzheimer's disease, in which case we might be able to stop the disease before it heavily progresses.
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Not reading a clue properly and heading to the wrong location in the final leg.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Taking a beautiful detour through the Ngorogoro crater in Tanzania and happening upon a pair of twin baby elephants. One of the baby elephants trumpeted as they walked around our safari jeep. It was one of those moments that we will remember for as long as we are alive.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Tanzania, Africa.
Why do you want to run the Race again? To win the $1 million so I can buy my beautiful wife a house and also we can… wait for it… have a baby!!! We live in Los Angeles, so this is pretty much what it costs!
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I am married to Rachel and I would like to think that our relationship has grown considerably and we won’t be (knock on wood) arguing nearly as much during the Race!
What are you passionate about? My family and my future children with Rachel. After racing around the world, you quickly realize how much money and possessions can never replace the people you have in your life. I am passionate about my science and trying to do something that will have a positive impact on the world.
People would be surprised to learn: I was a competitive spelling bee kid when I was younger, and I absolutely hated it! I would sit at my house and read thousands and thousands of words and learn their root meanings. I enjoyed learning the words, but hated the competition itself. It is so nerve-racking for a child!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Making sure we are passing the reigns to one another when the time is appropriate and not fighting each other over small things.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Not listening to me. Just kidding! Rachel is an amazing racer and I am lucky to have her as my best friend and partner. Sometimes Rachel and I will both be too anxious in a task and rush, rather than making sure we are doing it correctly. So it is more of a team pet peeve!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa is somewhere we will always want to go back and visit. What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Get to make some more memories with my beautiful wife and have a baby after winning the million dollars!
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: We are going to make sure we read our clues carefully and make detour decisions more carefully.

Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Seasons: Season 20
Current occupation: Actress, reality TV personality, journalist and owner of Adventures4pets.com
Describe what you do: I compete in reality shows including The Amazing Race and Big Brother, as well as filming other reality lifestyle shows. Most people don't make a habit of doing competitive reality shows, but I keep getting asked back--obviously because I am so entertaining! I train for the shows mentally and physically for hours a day!!! I am going for the title of competitive reality TV tri-athlete, which means I will obviously have to compete on another CBS reality show.
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: That would be trying to take a cab ride to Hawaii Pacific University. I really just wanted to spend more time in Hawaii, and knew if we won I wouldn't get asked back for another season… so it was a win win!
Most memorable moment from your first Race: The African Safari with my hubby. The romance and splendor of the birth in the African savannah; seeing the little baby twin elephants; witnessing baboons carrying their new born children; and romantic dinners at the end of every leg. Also, trying beers in every country we visited!
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Every place was amazing; it’s hard to pick just one! That’s like asking if I would rather play Big Brother or The Amazing Race again!
Why do you want to run the Race again? My motivation to run the Race again stemmed from my deep need to compete on reality TV. I think that America, and the world, needed to watch another season of #Brenchel going at it! I have to give the fans what they ask for and they really wanted us back. Oh, and Brendon promised me if we win I can have a Brenchel baby!!!!!
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I think I am the same, just more awesome and experienced!! We also got married, so that probably made a difference.
What are you passionate about? Other than being passionate about the hubs... I am passionate about sharing my life with America. Brendon and I fell in love while you were watching, we had our first kiss while you waited to see if we would get voted out of the house, we won money to start a family while you cheered us on, we traveled around the world on an adventure of a life time while you laughed at my tears, we got married and you shed tears with your besties. I love the entertainment industry; from competing on reality TV shows to filming my day to day life and making good TV.
People would be surprised to learn: I am an artist and headband designer! You can buy my designs online. I also paint glass! Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Brendon and I just love each other too much and we always think the other one is right so it’s hard to make a decision.
Pet peeve about your teammate: My lil' bookie has no flaws; he's perfect in every way!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would like to scuba dive with sharks in the Pacific. You haven't lived until you've swam with sharks!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I would like to have a Race baby, that way when we win the Race and have a baby we can tell them a really cool story about how they came into our lil' #brenchel family!
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I won't make any changes, since I am so competitive and have never been eliminated. Brendon and I want to have the record of the team never being eliminated… and winning The Amazing Race 24!!!




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Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on January 27, 2014, 10:13:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/RAVbA_8uFvQ
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on January 27, 2014, 10:51:20 AM

TV Guide tweeted this article....

Exclusive: Brendon and Rachel "So Excited" to Return for Amazing Race All-Stars

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Brenchel's back!

Big Brother's Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly are among the returning teams on The Amazing Race's upcoming All-Stars season, TVGuide.com can exclusively reveal. Because ain't nobody gonna come between Rachel and $1 million twice... right? "When you go on these reality shows, I go to win $1 million, not to just be on TV, so I'm just so excited to get a second shot at this," she tells TVGuide.com. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we get to do it twice."

The pair, who married in 2012, finished third on Season 20, which is as famous for eventual champs Rachel and Dave's record-breaking eight leg wins and fan favorites Bopper and Mark as it is for Brenchel's bitter feud with Vanessa and Ralph, and Rachel's patented meltdowns.

But the couple promises things will be different this time around — and you might even see a new, softer side of Brenchel. See what else they have to say about their second trip around the world and what they learned from last time.

Rachel, on your Twitter bio, you had "Retired reality star," which is no longer there. So why did you unretire?
Brendon: I don't know why she would ever write that. C'mon!
Rachel: [Laughs] I know. That is so true. I wrote it because I was like, I feel like I'm getting old and tired, but it's Amazing Race, and you can't say no when they ask you. We're just so excited that we got the honor to come back on The Amazing Race again.
Brendon: And in case you haven't figured out, my wife's a little dramatic.
Rachel: A lot dramatic!

What was your reaction when you got the call? I don't think anyone is surprised they asked you back.
Rachel: We had kind of always hoped we would be asked. Brendon and I made final three on Season 20. We thought we did a pretty good job. We weren't surprised we were asked for an All-Stars season, but we were surprised it was this soon. The last one was Season 18, so we thought it would be in another year or two. But oh, my gosh! I was like jumping up and down [when they called].
Brendon: That's what usually happens. She says yes right away and I'm like, "Let's talk about this." I'm trying to do a PhD here. But of course we both wanted to do it. It's never a matter of if we want to do it, it's if can we do it and me not getting choked out by my professors at school.

I feel like you've been working toward this PhD for 10 years.
Brendon: [Laughs] Yeah, you and I both feel like it's been 10 years.

How did you approach this season knowing it's All-Stars and everyone's been through this at least once already, some twice?
Rachel: We actually didn't know that anyone was going to be on the third time. We decided that if we're doing this again, we really need to work together. I had to say to myself that I wasn't going to take the lead all the time, which I did a lot in Season 20. ... We're partners. We want to work together really well and make sure that our team was the strongest. We had the mindset of being focused on the Race. If we have an issue, we'll deal with the issue after the leg is over.

How did that work out for you guys generally speaking?
Brendon: You'll see! Honestly, for us, we realized we're both individually strong competitors. We know we can be stronger together, but we just have to work well. We have to listen to each other and not fight when we disagree. Whatever comes our way, we have to tackle it and not have our attention diverted.

Would you say that's the biggest lesson you learned from last time?
Rachel: Absolutely. I learned two lessons last time: That and I cried a lot! [Laughs] I knew I had to bring it down. I knew I had to focus more on what I'm doing and not getting emotional because you can have one second of an emotional breakdown and it totally throws you off your game the entire leg. I knew I had to look at everything logically and be super-competitive and work really hard. Brendon and I had to work really hard as a team.
Brendon: Last time, we came in as newbies. We only had two months to wrap our brains around doing it and didn't have a lot of time to prepare. We were learning as we were going. This time, we wanted to be more prepared. We watched probably 10 to 12 seasons of the show. Every time we would see something that a team did that we thought was a good idea of what to bring with you, we made sure we wrote it down.
Rachel: We got on a really strict training schedule. We'd wake up at 6 o'clock in the morning, run for three miles, do yoga, lift weights — anything we thought would help us, we would do. We really trained for Season 24. It's All-Stars and we knew everyone would be super-competitive.
Brendon: Rachel was training really hard. I actually got hit by a car before we left.

What? What happened?
Brendon: Yeah. I had to do some recuperating. I did some yoga and lifts here and there. I knew I would go no matter what, but I had to heal up. I ride my bike to school every day here in L.A. Somebody just took me out — I flipped over the car, I landed and scraped my arm, kind of hurt my ankle a little bit.
Rachel: You need to be careful!
Brendon: If L.A. were more bike-friendly, it wouldn't have happened. But I was OK.

It sounds like you're saying there'll be fewer Rachel meltdowns this season. So there's nothing on the scale of your meltdown in Italy last time?
Rachel: Yeah. Brendon and I talked about it before the Race, like, "OK, we're definitely not doing any salami challenges." [Laughs]
Brendon: The other thing about the meltdowns is if we're doing something where it gets to the point where we're having a meltdown, we just need to stop and focus on what we need to do. Deal with the emotions later. I'm sure you'll never be disappointed by Rachel in any capacity though!

Are we going to see a different side of Brenchel?
Rachel: Absolutely. Last time, Brendon and I had just come off Big Brother. We were newly engaged. You have a lot of issues to deal with. This time, we're married. All the stupid stuff, like not trusting your partner or in the back of your head you think they don't have your back — that's all gone. I think people will see that we're more comfortable with our relationship in general. You can tell we're a little more mature, we've learned a lot of lessons over four seasons of reality shows. We're married. Brendon can't leave me! [Laughs]
Brendon: So romantic! But don't mistake that for us not speaking our minds when one of us is upset with the other or in any terms of the Race. We're here to win $1 million. We were on last time for the experience, see the world. This time, we're here for the money. I told Rachel we have plenty of time to make friends after it's over. ... Some people get caught up in the Race and wants to make friends. We want to win the money. And we're doing it for the baby!

Do you have something to announce?
Brendon: Not yet! But yes, I do figure it'll cost about $1 million to raise a child in L.A. We want a house and a baby.

Were you surprised by any of the teams who were brought back?
Brendon: We went online to see who was prognosticated. Of course, there were some surprises. But it's fun because everyone speculates during an All-Star season. There are a lot of great Racers who have won, who have lost. ... We have some relationships with other Racers outside of the show from different seasons. We do a lot of charity events and we see a lot of the Amazing Race people, so who they brought back was interesting to us. Some of us talk to each other and are friends, so when you get back on the Race course, it could be hard to stab somebody in the back.

Were you worried about people targeting you like last time? You guys are an easy target.
Rachel: We are! We always assume we're going to be targeted. But in an All-Stars season, it's a lot easier to blend in with the rest of the teams so that you're not as much of a target. Everyone has raced before. Brendon and I also didn't win a leg in Season 20, so we thought people shouldn't be that scared of us. There are other teams that have won a lot of challenges before.
Brendon: We were hoping to stay under the radar, but I can never assume that. I think the main thing is we were more prepared. I even had Rachel drive around L.A. navigating, practicing stick. Last time, there was a point if I had picked the Roadblock, she would've had to drive a stick shift.
Rachel: That didn't work out well. Every single time Brendon was like, "You're never driving on the Race." They made me drive on hills, which is probably the hardest thing to practice when you're driving stick. Let's just say that I'm happy Brendon had me practice.

That's one of Phil [Keoghan]'s biggest pet peeves: people who can't drive stick or swim.
Rachel: I know! As a viewer, I wonder that too. When you go on these reality shows, I go to win $1 million, not to just be on TV, so I'm just so excited to get a second shot at this. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we get to do it twice, and I'm going to make sure we're going to practice and train as long as we need to. I always get shocked when people don't train or practice for the Race.

Would you do the show or Big Brother again? Or are you going to retire again?
Rachel: I don't think our reality career is done.
Brendon: We're going to put on Twitter that we're going to retire. [Laughs] My body's getting beat up, but I want Rachel to do it. I really want to pursue a career in medicine. I've been working toward this PhD for 10 years. I think Rachel's fun to watch and entertaining and she should pursue a career in reality and entertainment. If I can be working in a hospital and she's doing reality, that's fine with me.
Rachel: It will be a dot dot dot. I feel like our Brenchel story is always "to be continued."
Brendon: And never say never.

So you won't put your foot in your mouth again.
Rachel: Exactly. We got married on reality TV, so we obviously need to have a baby on reality TV!

The Amazing Race premieres Sunday, Feb. 23 at 8/7c on CBS.

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Exclusive-Amazing-Race-All-Stars-Brendon-Rachel-1076536.aspx
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on January 27, 2014, 12:08:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/j6igWL7XPTA
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on January 27, 2014, 01:23:00 PM
Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas Will Compete on The Amazing Race – Again

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Will the second time again be the charm for Rachel Reilly?

It took two tries for Reilly to win Big Brother, and now, after coming up short on The Amazing Race in 2012, Reilly and husband Brendon Villegas are getting another chance at racing around the world on the new all-star edition of the CBS reality show.

"We were ecstatic to be asked back," Reilly tells PEOPLE. "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity that we have been lucky enough to do twice!"

The first time Reilly and Villegas – known to their fans as "Brenchel" – competed on The Amazing Race, their constant bickering wore on them, and they came in third after misreading a clue on the final leg of the race.

"This time we knew we had to put our emotions aside and focus on the game," says Reilly. "We want to win the million dollars so we can start a family."

The couple have been married since 2012 and are hoping the grand prize could help them buy a house with a yard for their Rottweiler shelter dog Benz and the family they hope to start soon.

"Brendon is a couple years away from finishing his Ph.D. from UCLA in biomedical physics, and living in Los Angeles can be expensive," Reilly says. "So this season, Brendon and I are racing for four now: Brendon, myself, Benz and our future baby."

But getting to the finals may prove tough for the couple, who will be going up against fan-favorites known as "The Globetrotters," "The Cowboys" and many other familiar faces.

Here's the full list of the all-stars "Brenchel" will be competing against when the new season of The Amazing Race premieres Feb. 23 on CBS.

• "Afghanimals" Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran, cousins, who placed 4th on season 23.

• "Twinnies" Natalie Anderson & Nadiya Anderson , twins, who placed 4th in Season 21.

• "The Cowboys" Cord McCoy & Jet McCoy, brothers, who placed 2nd in Season 16 and 6th in Season 18.

• "The Globetrotters" Nate “Big Easy” Lofton & Herbert “Flight Time” Lang, former teammates, who placed 4th in Season 15 and 2nd in Season 18.

• Margie O'Donnell & Luke Adams, mother and son, who placed 3rd in Season 14 and 8th in Season 18.

• Joseph “Joey” Graceffa & Meghan Caramena, YouTube hosts, who placed 5th in Season 22.

• William “Bopper” Minton & Mark Jackson, friends who placed 5th in Season 20.

• Jennifer Wayne & Caroline Cutbirth, two members of country group Stealing Angels who placed 4th in Season 22.

• David O'Leary & Connor O'Leary, father and son cancer survivors who placed 8th on Season 22.

• John Erck & Jessica Hoel, an engaged couple who placed 9th in Season 22.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20780374,00.html
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Marionete on January 27, 2014, 01:31:28 PM
plz win :lol:
Really one of the few teams I like among this cast!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 27, 2014, 03:55:53 PM
Brenchel <333333333
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Air on January 27, 2014, 07:35:40 PM
Brenchel <3

Second best team this season <3

Go far <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: SamualDude on January 27, 2014, 07:36:59 PM
Didn't like Brenchel in TAR 20 but I'm willing to give them a chance this season.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Leafsfan on January 27, 2014, 09:41:10 PM
lol Rachel's answers in the video :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: couchracer on January 27, 2014, 10:02:18 PM
I like their attitude, but I am sure there will still be plenty of entertainment.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: WinTar on January 28, 2014, 07:45:55 AM
Brenchel <3

They bring entertainment in the Race and without them, this season would probably be boring to watch.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ryan on January 28, 2014, 11:14:18 AM
...I can't tell if Rachel is being sarcastic about not throwing a fit or crying. I'll give them a better chance this time around, but I don't want them in the top 6. Season 22 teams all the way!!!

Brenden is a decent dude though, props on keeping on to the phD! I'm sure they've gotten a little endorsement money, but still all the expenses Rachel mentioned in that interview have gotta add up for B/C-list celebs.

If they keep a positive attitude and maybe make a fun alliance with a worthy team, I'll take these guys over the Globetrotters anyday (not interested in seeing them back a third time - give some other teams a chance, CBS!!)
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Mister RC on January 28, 2014, 12:45:42 PM
As one in a handful of teams to reach the Final 3 without finishing first in the show's run, they sure as heck made it worth watching (as much as they didn't).  Who knows what would have happened had they not gone up against a very good team and an elite team?!  What makes me enjoy them is that they have the traditional characteristics of that team you want to see lose, but somehow are a couple of people you'd want to party with (naturally).  Pretty smart and competitive, we'll find out what they have to offer this time around.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Jobby on January 29, 2014, 12:14:15 PM
Not their fan in the first season but am gonna root for these two this time round! They're gonna shine without Ass and JJ and Medusa and Ralph.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Air on January 29, 2014, 07:54:48 PM
Joab being converted <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Jobby on January 30, 2014, 12:57:47 AM
I didn't particularly dislike them the first time round. I hated TAR 20 as a whole and once Mark and Bopper got eliminated, I only watched the finale six months later because I honestly didn't care.

And... turns out the finale was lame. trolololol.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 30, 2014, 12:59:35 AM
Not their fan in the first season but am gonna root for these two this time round! They're gonna shine without Ass and JJ and Medusa and Ralph.

While I WILL say I like Vanessa & Ralph :P

I would say that without them, TAR 20 would be a VERY VERY boring season :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Jobby on January 30, 2014, 01:02:55 AM
Medusa and Ralph were entertaining, no doubt. But they were still mediocre as compared to Brendon and Rachel. I'll rather have them than Medusa and Ralph.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 30, 2014, 01:05:42 AM
Medusa and Ralph were entertaining, no doubt. But they were still mediocre as compared to Brendon and Rachel. I'll rather have them than Medusa and Ralph.

They broke up anyway so I doubt they would even return  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Reilly Queens on January 30, 2014, 01:16:54 AM
Rachel's answers, lol. So enthusiastic!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: David on February 13, 2014, 05:15:32 AM
Rachel, such a star <333333
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: FGCRep on February 14, 2014, 11:40:34 PM
So excited for Brenchel to be back. <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: redskevin88 on February 15, 2014, 12:26:51 AM
They melt-downed their way to F3 in their first season. Imagine what they can achieve if they keep calm and just race.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: carlsbad_bolt_Fan on February 20, 2014, 12:19:32 AM
Just found this out. Not sure if anyone else is here, but Rachel will be on Loveline with Dr. Drew in minutes.

http://www.ustream.tv/LoveLine


Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: carlsbad_bolt_Fan on February 20, 2014, 12:33:33 AM
Brendan joining her after this commercial break.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: carlsbad_bolt_Fan on February 20, 2014, 12:59:49 AM
Ruh roh!

Rachel said "sh!t".  :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on February 24, 2014, 05:09:24 AM
Their first episode coming back and they are STILL STARS <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ryan on February 26, 2014, 12:43:14 PM
Definitely didn't mind them for the opening, but I'll root for them only when I start to see Rachel complain less.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on February 26, 2014, 04:24:16 PM
Definitely didn't mind them for the opening, but I'll root for them only when I start to see Rachel complain less.

She didn't even complain on the first episode? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ryan on February 27, 2014, 09:26:37 AM
Definitely didn't mind them for the opening, but I'll root for them only when I start to see Rachel complain less.

She didn't even complain on the first episode? :lol:

Haha true, sorry meant that to be "whine at all". I mean, Brenden is always so positive! There's no reason with a great partner like him that Rachel should explode so often. I have a feeling she's calmed down though.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on March 02, 2014, 10:03:02 AM
EXCLUSIVE! Rachel Reilly Bashes ‘Amazing Race’ Competitors Caroline & Jennifer!

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“You will never get rid of me!”

Catfight alert!
 
Amazing Race contestant Rachel Reilly got nasty when discussing blond country singers Jennifer Wayne and Caroline Cutbirth, one of the teams she and husband Brendan Villegas competed against on the current ‘Amazing Race All-Stars’ season.
 
In an exclusive interview with The Ashley at Thursday night’s OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Party, Rachel held nothing back when discussing why she didn’t like the blond bombshells.
 
“The country singers, I don’t even know why they got asked back,” she told The Ashley. “The last time [they were on the show] all they did was flirt with all the guys and follow them around. It’s like, their trick is to stick their boobs out and it gets them ahead in the game.”
 
Rachel confirmed that Jennifer and Caroline did use their, um, ample assets to help further them in ‘All-Stars.’
 
“They [were] up to their old tricks again,” she said. “It got them far their first time around.”
 
Fans were less-than-thrilled when Rachel and Brendan were announced as part of the ‘All-Stars’ cast. The two seem to make their back to our TV screens every year or so. They previously starred on several seasons of Big Brother, in addition to their stint on Season 20 of ‘The Amazing Race.’ (Oh, and who could forget their made-for-TV David Tutera wedding special  (http://theashleysrealityroundup.com/2012/09/09/big-brother-stars-rachel-reilly-brendon-villegas-tie-the-knot-in-style/)back in 2012?)
 
Rachel revealed to The Ashley that, while she doesn’t know if she will do another season of ‘The Amazing Race,’ she and Brendan will be coming back to our TVs–again.
 
“Actually there is a TV show in the works,” she said. “I can’t really talk about it too much but I tell all my fans to keep your eye out for Rachel and Brendan. You haven’t seen the last of us!”
 
Dun.Dun.Dun.
 
http://theashleysrealityroundup.com/2014/03/01/exclusive-rachel-reilly-bashes-amazing-race-competitors/ (http://theashleysrealityroundup.com/2014/03/01/exclusive-rachel-reilly-bashes-amazing-race-competitors/)
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on March 02, 2014, 10:06:12 AM
ALL Discussion of THIS ^^^article is to take place HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,29812.0.html), NOT in this thread please.


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Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Dånooky on March 02, 2014, 09:39:32 PM
they're very rootable this time around
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: David on March 03, 2014, 05:30:10 AM
Rachel has been a Goddess in this episode. <3333
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: NMC on March 03, 2014, 11:52:08 AM
You know, when I saw they were returning in the Spoilers, I was hoping they just happened to drop in to say hello to Phil, coz I really disliked them in Season 20.
But with 2 Legs down this season, I think my entire opinions changing on them, and I'm actually starting to like them. :lol:
Lets hope they keep going as they are because they're actually a pretty rootable team this time around.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: a1mamacat on March 03, 2014, 06:08:15 PM
I think with every incarnation they appear in, they get more and more likeable.  "just regular folks"  :funny:


Love me my Brenchel!!! :luvya: :luvya: :luvya:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Leafsfan on March 03, 2014, 08:54:15 PM
Is there a gif of her reaction to winning the leg? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Alenaveda on March 03, 2014, 09:38:09 PM
Is there a gif of her reaction to winning the leg? :lol:

(https://i.imgflip.com/7bmtm.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/7bmtm)
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Jobby on March 03, 2014, 10:13:45 PM
The first leg they won! <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: NMC on March 04, 2014, 01:26:41 PM
Is there a gif of her reaction to winning the leg? :lol:

(https://i.imgflip.com/7bmtm.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/7bmtm)

I want a Gif of Lukes reaction to not coming 1st!!!  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: a1mamacat on March 05, 2014, 01:32:12 PM
Is there a gif of her reaction to winning the leg? :lol:

(https://i.imgflip.com/7bmtm.gif) (https://imgflip.com/gif/7bmtm)

I want a Gif of Lukes reaction to not coming 1st!!!  :funny:

Seems like his reaction is there too LOL.. Margie seems genuinely pleased for them.  I think she knows that was the first ever '1st' for them.

Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Alenaveda on March 10, 2014, 05:25:12 PM
Sorry, but I have to post this only for Rachel's facial expression:

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR24/Tar2400187_zpsa97d722d.png)

Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ryan on March 10, 2014, 08:09:11 PM
Sorry, but I have to post this only for Rachel's facial expression:

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR24/Tar2400187_zpsa97d722d.png)

LOL I love it. Rachel was a peach in this episode, she freaked a bit on the river, but so would I, scary stuff! She kept it together x1,000 better than her first race. This past episode made them move up a bit in my mind, and now I'm praying it's the Globes, Cowboys, or Marg/Luke to go next.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: a1mamacat on March 17, 2014, 10:56:12 AM
Okay, I know Brenden has always been rather on the calm side, but this Rachelgoddess has fully evolved.

RACHELGODDESS  :luvya: :luvya: :luvya: :luvya:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Wanna Bee on March 17, 2014, 01:24:49 PM
I never thought I would become a fan of these two based on their earlier appearances on BB and TAR, but they are seriously the most fun team to watch this season.  I have avoided the spoiler threads but I really hope they survive elimination next week.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Vitoko on March 17, 2014, 05:55:38 PM
I've never been on  Brenchel side, I think she is annoying and a crybaby... however, I totally admit, in leg 4 I saw a totally different side of her, encouraging Margie&Luke to keep going, that prayer with Brendon, her will to keep going without giving up on the race, it was a new side of her that I've never considered, a new side that I hope I'll see more of...  so yeah... Hopefully this wasn't a one time thing :)
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Jobby on March 18, 2014, 01:00:24 PM
They are officially my top 3 favourite team this season alongside with Margie and Luke and Caroline and Jennifer. <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Hooky on March 22, 2014, 12:33:36 AM
They are officially my top 3 favourite team this season alongside with Margie and Luke and Caroline and Jennifer. <3

They are officially my top 3 favorite team this season alongside Dave & Connor and John & Jessica.

Clearly we differ in our fan favorites, but here we have something in common. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Marionete on March 22, 2014, 02:05:29 PM
Omg EVEN some of the facebook fans changed their opinions after the last episode <3 I really hope their flight decision helps Brenchel climb back to the top and hopefully win some more legs!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 14, 2014, 07:40:47 PM
I loved them last episode <3

It was really funny when Rachel went flying and when they sabotaged Dave & Connor :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ryan on April 16, 2014, 09:11:52 AM
I loved them last episode <3

It was really funny when Rachel went flying and when they sabotaged Dave & Connor :lol:

They do have a lot of fun one-liners. Rachel always says something to the camera as if she's talking to a class of 4th graders in a really goofy voice, haha. And somehow Rachel always falls and has her skirt basically fly off each episode :P
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Hooky on April 17, 2014, 08:29:45 PM
Uh oh. If they U-turn Dave & Connor next leg my liking for them may completely go out the window. :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Marionete on April 18, 2014, 07:14:58 AM
Uh oh. If they U-turn Dave & Connor next leg my liking for them may completely go out the window. :ascared
Jeez, what? U-Turns are part of the game and just because someone U-Turns your likable team by being strategic and playing the game, it doesn't mean you should hate them :res:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Jimmer on April 18, 2014, 09:39:50 AM
By the look of the promos, it does not look strategic, it looks like it would be  a personal U-Turn though, if they U-Turn Dave & Connor
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ryan on April 18, 2014, 10:23:31 AM
By the look of the promos, it does not look strategic, it looks like it would be  a personal U-Turn though, if they U-Turn Dave & Connor

Yeah, wouldn't be very smart to use it on them instead of Jet/Cord (unless the cowboys are way out in front..always a possibility.)
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Air on April 18, 2014, 10:41:58 AM
If Brenchel were pedantic about figuring out the perfect person to U-Turn, Dave & Connor have a slightly better average than the Cowboys.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 18, 2014, 10:48:53 AM
If Brenchel were pedantic about figuring out the perfect person to U-Turn, Dave & Connor have a slightly better average than the Cowboys.

AND the Cowboys are obviously using the Express Pass next leg. :P
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ryan on April 18, 2014, 11:01:52 AM
If Brenchel were pedantic about figuring out the perfect person to U-Turn, Dave & Connor have a slightly better average than the Cowboys.

AND the Cowboys are obviously using the Express Pass next leg. :P

Valid, forgot about that. Dang cowboys! Also definitely had to google pedantic, good word Air.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Hooky on April 19, 2014, 01:16:41 PM
Uh oh. If they U-turn Dave & Connor next leg my liking for them may completely go out the window. :ascared
Jeez, what? U-Turns are part of the game and just because someone U-Turns your likable team by being strategic and playing the game, it doesn't mean you should hate them :res:

Good point. If it's a strategic move then it's nothing to be upset about.

I'm just worried it might knock Dave & Connor out of the race. If that happens, it will be hard not to be a little more upset because they're basically the only team I'm rooting for (or even watching for) at this point.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 20, 2014, 08:19:08 PM
Brenchel winning the leg and defeating a team with an Express Pass <3

It could be just linear leg design though so :P

Still, happy for them and I hope they win the Race!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 05, 2014, 08:25:43 AM
Randomly jumping to 2nd place <3333333333333

The haters can say what they want, THIS Brendon & Rachel are true All Stars <3

I hope they overcome another potential Rachel meltdown like Leg 3 and win the Race <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Leilani on May 05, 2014, 08:30:24 AM
Looks like the Rachel that I've come to know and despise is back.  I had softened to her a little when they were doing that bar task with Margie & Luke.  She was so calm and so mature that she was almost likable.  Last night she reminded me why I don't care for her.  Good grief sweetheart if you want to play with the big boys; then, you have to expect to be treated like the big boys.  If she didn't want to get knocked on her butt; then, they should have chosen the dance task.  Oh and as far as the "bullying" thing, if she was doing a play on words (because they were getting hit by "bulls") that's one thing.  If she seriously thought she was being "bullied"; then, she's out of her freaking mind and needs to spend a little time with real victims of bullying.  Heck, I'd even give her a pass if she made the argument that Dave & Connor, Leo & Jamal, and Caroline & Jennifer were bullying her since that's a possibility depending based on what we've been shown.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 05, 2014, 08:47:14 AM
Looks like the Rachel that I've come to know and despise is back.  I had softened to her a little when they were doing that bar task with Margie & Luke.  She was so calm and so mature that she was almost likable.  Last night she reminded me why I don't care for her.  Good grief sweetheart if you want to play with the big boys; then, you have to expect to be treated like the big boys.  If she didn't want to get knocked on her butt; then, they should have chosen the dance task.  Oh and as far as the "bullying" thing, if she was doing a play on words (because they were getting hit by "bulls") that's one thing.  If she seriously thought she was being "bullied"; then, she's out of her freaking mind and needs to spend a little time with real victims of bullying.  Heck, I'd even give her a pass if she made the argument that Dave & Connor, Leo & Jamal, and Caroline & Jennifer were bullying her since that's a possibility depending based on what we've been shown.

I'm pretty sure she was only joking or playing with the word "bullying" because bulls rammed her :P
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Alenaveda on May 05, 2014, 10:31:36 AM
On the way she was racing the whole season, we should allow her to have at least one old "drama queen" moment.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Jobby on May 05, 2014, 10:46:47 AM
I'll take drama Rachel over "CANCER. ACHILLES INJURY. 60 YEARS OLD" any day. Thanks.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: David on May 05, 2014, 10:57:21 AM
Looks like the Rachel that I've come to know and despise is back.  I had softened to her a little when they were doing that bar task with Margie & Luke.  She was so calm and so mature that she was almost likable.  Last night she reminded me why I don't care for her.  Good grief sweetheart if you want to play with the big boys; then, you have to expect to be treated like the big boys.  If she didn't want to get knocked on her butt; then, they should have chosen the dance task.  Oh and as far as the "bullying" thing, if she was doing a play on words (because they were getting hit by "bulls") that's one thing.  If she seriously thought she was being "bullied"; then, she's out of her freaking mind and needs to spend a little time with real victims of bullying.  Heck, I'd even give her a pass if she made the argument that Dave & Connor, Leo & Jamal, and Caroline & Jennifer were bullying her since that's a possibility depending based on what we've been shown.

Edit: comment on the topic please, NOT each other.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Leilani on May 05, 2014, 12:12:56 PM


 Wow, I get a "what about Rachel" type comment to my post about Dave's whining and an "anti-Dave" comment to my post about Rachel's whining.   :funny: 
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: David on May 18, 2014, 09:03:16 PM
Best team ever to run the race twice. Able to complete it twice, and make it to the finish line, completing everything they came across.

Lots of love, babez. <3

PS: If only you had not one, but TWO million dollars in your bank account... I'd have been way happier.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 18, 2014, 09:05:14 PM
They are the TRUE racers with integrity, fun, drama, and excitement. Brenchel forever <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Air on May 18, 2014, 09:07:09 PM
Let's use revisionist history for good and pretend that they won
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: SamualDude on May 18, 2014, 09:21:56 PM
I'll be honest, I wasn't a fan coming into this season but I gave them another chance and I loved them this season. A great performance!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Quốc Nghĩa on May 18, 2014, 11:11:54 PM
Trying to steal CaroJen's cab. I'm so glad that the driver didn't buy it.  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ticasmom on May 19, 2014, 09:19:41 AM
Just as Dave and Connor's backstory is annoying to some, so is Rachel's obsession with winning a million dollars to have a baby.   Babies can be had without a million dollars, every day.  Didn't she want to win the last time so they could get married?  And didn't she basically got it paid for by reality tv.  Well, now she can go to Plan B and join Michelle Duggar and whelp her kids on tv.    :lala  But have the good taste :o to not subject us to that.  Besides whatever happened to her winnings from Big Brother-has she blown through that money already?
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: NMC on May 19, 2014, 09:43:31 AM
Just as Dave and Connor's backstory is annoying to some, so is Rachel's obsession with winning a million dollars to have a baby.   Babies can be had without a million dollars, every day.  Didn't she want to win the last time so they could get married?  And didn't she basically got it paid for by reality tv.  Well, now she can go to Plan B and join Michelle Duggar and whelp her kids on tv.    :lala  But have the good taste :o to not subject us to that.  Besides whatever happened to her winnings from Big Brother-has she blown through that money already?

OMG!!! I said pretty much the exact same thing over on the TAR 24 Leg 12 Finale thread!  :hearts:   :<3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 19, 2014, 09:46:24 AM
Rachel at least brings entertainment. Dave & Connor went from being boring old people on TAR22 to being old boring whiny people on TAR24. Rachel may be many things to many people, but at least she wasn't a bully who consistently put down others in front of the other teams and whined.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ticasmom on May 19, 2014, 04:12:55 PM
Entertainment????Brenchel???  Entertainment, I guess, is in the eye of the beholder.  They have had their 15 minutes of fame and then some.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Leafsfan on May 19, 2014, 04:16:12 PM
Entertainment????Brenchel???  Entertainment, I guess, is in the eye of the beholder.  They have had their 15 minutes of fame and then some.

lol at this comment if you think boring cancer was more entertaining then Brenchel.  :res:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 19, 2014, 08:27:46 PM
http://www.wetpaint.com/big-brother/articles/2014-05-19-rachel-reilly-brendon-villegas-brenchel-baby-exclusive

No wonder they were so angry at their taxi! :o
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: SamualDude on May 19, 2014, 08:42:54 PM
http://www.wetpaint.com/big-brother/articles/2014-05-19-rachel-reilly-brendon-villegas-brenchel-baby-exclusive

No wonder they were so angry at their taxi! :o

Just reading the stuff about the Country and Cancer, Wow they are pissed off.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Hooky on May 19, 2014, 09:33:45 PM
Entertainment????Brenchel???  Entertainment, I guess, is in the eye of the beholder.  They have had their 15 minutes of fame and then some.

I'm surprised and disappointed to see so many jumping on a bandwagon to support this team. Brendon & Rachel lost all my respect when they said they wanted to win so they could have a baby. Don't they already have enough money to have a baby? Haven't they participated in enough reality tv shows that they could afford it? I'm sorry, but to me it's just too obvious to me that they only wanted to win for the money and fame. And that makes me sick.

I completely agree with you, Ticasmom. If watching a team of two ordinary people win TAR has become less satisfying to everyone here than watching a team of 3-peat (or more) re-cast reality tv semi-celebs win TAR, than the TAR of the good old days is truly dead. I don't watch TAR to see semi-celebs (no matter how "entertaining" they may be [and "entertainment" is a completely subjective concept anyway]) run around the world creating pointless drama, only to win a million dollars for their third (or more) time in a row. I watch TAR because I want to see teams of two ordinary people be placed in extraordinary situations and eventually come out victorious, all while strengthening their relationship along the way.

The most memorable and significant moments from TAR come from times when such things actually happened. Think of Uchenna & Joyce's unlikely comeback in Season 7. Think of Lyn & Karlyn making it all the way to 3rd place in Season 10. Think of when Flo & Zach (two very ordinary people you could meet at the grocery store) won. Think of the (possibly) even more unlikely 2nd place finish of Teri & Ian. Think of all the teams whose relationships were strengthened by the Race (too numerous to mention, but sadly mostly from the earliest seasons).

The money (or even the "entertainment") are not the most important thing. The most important thing about The Amazing Race is the relationships strengthened, the memories experienced, and the lessons learned.

Brendon & Rachel seem to embody the exact opposite of all of that. And that is why I am glad they didn't win.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 19, 2014, 09:43:53 PM
At least they don't whine over being U-Turned and use age as an excuse!!!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: WinTar on May 19, 2014, 09:47:47 PM
Edit. Comment on the topic, not each other please.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: SamualDude on May 19, 2014, 09:48:07 PM
At least they don't whine over being U-Turned and use age as an excuse!!!

Agreed with Racer, I became a fan of Brendon & Rachel because of their improved strategy, racing ability and attitude overall. Yeah Rachel whined a few times but nowhere near what she did in Season 20.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 19, 2014, 09:48:52 PM
At least they don't whine over being U-Turned and use age as an excuse!!!

Agreed with Racer, I became a fan of Brendon & Rachel because of their improved strategy, racing ability and attitude overall. Yeah Rachel whined a few times but nowhere near what she did in Season 20.

EXACTLY. Rachel truly matured since the last race, my family hated watching her on TAR20 but loved her on TAR24 :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Quốc Nghĩa on May 20, 2014, 05:01:34 AM
Rachel's fans complain about Dave's age card all the time but they don't see that she uses baby-born card every minutue she opens her mouth.

And what she did in the final episode totally lost all my respect. Trying to steal taxi, talking trash about the other teams in and after the race. That's rude behaviour and I'm happy that they left the race with nothing.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 20, 2014, 05:06:29 AM
Rachel's fans complain about Dave's age card all the time but they don't see that she uses baby-born card every minutue she opens her mouth.

And what she did in the final episode totally lost all my respect. Trying to steal taxi, talking trash about the other teams in and after the race. That's rude behaviour and I'm happy that they left the race with nothing.

I don't recall her talking trash during the race? All I can say was the "Accidental Alliance" started it first. Even the other teams (Like Team YouTube and Twinnies) supported Brenchel after the Accidental Alliance episode aired.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ticasmom on May 20, 2014, 07:24:48 AM
O my, O my, do we all have selective memory.  Trash talking-the customs incident, hole digging, see the bonus clips.  None of the teams were immune from this.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 20, 2014, 07:43:18 AM
O my, O my, do we all have selective memory.  Trash talking-the customs incident, hole digging, see the bonus clips.  None of the teams were immune from this.

How about your adored Cowturds who trash-talked Afghans after their U-Turn? :res:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Air on May 20, 2014, 07:47:17 AM
O my, O my, do we all have selective memory.  Trash talking-the customs incident, hole digging, see the bonus clips.  None of the teams were immune from this.

Brenchel trash talked teams that disliked them and were also trash talking them? What terrible people they must be.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ticasmom on May 20, 2014, 08:08:31 AM
Every team trashed-talked some team at one point or another.  No one, not even the "saintly" Brenchels were immune to this.   
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 20, 2014, 08:10:28 AM
Every team trashed-talked some team at one point or another.  No one, not even the "saintly" Brenchels were immune to this.

How about Mark & Mallory? Natalie & Nadiya? Jessica & John? Flight Time & Big Easy?

As far as I know, these teams never trash talked others on TAR24.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Air on May 20, 2014, 08:14:01 AM
Every team trashed-talked some team at one point or another.  No one, not even the "saintly" Brenchels were immune to this.

Yes...? Your point being?

I am only saying that Dave did literally nothing except whine during the majority of the race, whereas Brenchel *did things*. The U-Turn is obviously a highlighted example because Cancer got mad at Brenchel...for doing something that was a part of the game?!?. They then decided to create an alliance with everyone against them...because they used a hindrance device? Because Dave was a sixty year old man? That's rather ****ty, Brenchel did nothing wrong and got hate, not just 'oh I don't like you so plz like get yourself eliminated kthxbye :) ' hate but 'THE BRENCHELS ARE TERRIBLE HUMAN BEINGS, I MUST GO OUT OF MY WAY TO TERMINATE THEM AND THEIR EXISTENCE[/robot]' hate. Which one is worse do you reckon?
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Leafsfan on May 20, 2014, 08:54:22 AM
removed. Comment on the topic please, not each other.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 20, 2014, 09:10:53 AM
AIR <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on May 20, 2014, 09:35:57 AM
This is a thread to discuss Brendon and Rachel, not other teams. If you have issues from  what happened on the show, take it to the show discussion thread.

And we RESPECT each other's opinions here. We do NOT make personal attacks on other posters' opinions EVER. You can discuss the SHOW/the RACERS but NOT each other's opinions.

Knock it off.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 21, 2014, 09:33:49 PM
http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/05/21/ruth-myles-brendon-says-he-and-rachel-never-got-a-fair-shot-on-the-final-leg-of-the-amazing-race-all-stars/
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 21, 2014, 09:35:47 PM
http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/tv/tvguide/article/Amazing-Race-s-Brendon-and-Rachel-We-Don-t-5495334.php#page-1

Did you expect Dave and Connor to be so angry about the U-Turn?
Rachel: Oh, my gosh! We were shocked how much they complained about it. And not only did they complain about it that one leg, but they did the rest of the race, and they had a personal vendetta against us that they told Caroline and Jen to join in on. We told them that day, "We're U-Turning you because you're literally right behind us and we want to win the leg." And on Season 19, when Cindy and Ernie didn't U-Turn the snowboarders, they didn't come in first that leg. It's a race and we want to win. And [you should] just deal with it. The U-Turn is part of the race.

Did you get along before that?
Rachel: I think we did. But again, it's a race. Brendon and I came to win and we're very competitive. I don't know if we got along with them that much.
Brendon: Well, a lot of these teams are very good at putting on shows. They go on the race and they race as the person they think you want to watch. For Rachel and I, we race with our hearts on our sleeves. We're emotional. You see that. You saw it [on the finale]. I do think we matured a lot on this one. But we're out there to win it; we don't hide that. We are who we are. Other teams try to come off as really nice, really sweet all-around people, and all of the sudden, if something doesn't go their way, you see their true personalities come out. I think we got to experience that a little this time around. For Rachel and I, we've had our moments where we've wanted to kill people on Big Brother, especially, but we were able to set that aside and after the show say, "Hey, it's nothing personal." And it's all good. We were expecting that to happen here. I honestly expected them to reach out afterward and for Dave to apologize to Rachel, not necessarily to both of us, but to her. He never did that.

This is my favourite part of the interview <3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Alenaveda on May 22, 2014, 08:04:07 PM
FROM CBS.COM:
http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/elimination_interviews/1002543/

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Elimination Interview: Rachel & Brendon

Posted on May 21, 2014 11:25am

The Amazing Race: All-Star, Rachel Reilly, answers fan questions about her time on the Race with husband and partner, Brendon Villegas.

Lester B.:  How does it feel being the only team to step on the Finish Line twice?
Rachel:
Hi Lester! It's really cool to be the only team twice to cross the finish line! It feels really crazy to say we've never been eliminated! Hehe but we always come to bring it and we never give up!

Charlotte B.: Do you think your tendency to rush through reading the clues and into/out of the venues cost you the race again?
Rachel:
Hi Charlotte! We didn't really have any issues with the clues in the final leg- our biggest issue was at the Mirage but that was because we had a horrible cab driver.

Jared B.: What do you plan to do now?
Rachel:
Jared- heeeey :) I am hosting a talk show on bitesizeTV and I am working on my TV stuff - Brendon is working in his pHD and were going to start trying for a baby! Yay!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Alenaveda on May 25, 2014, 07:30:29 PM
FROM TWITLONGER.COM:
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s1t3kg

Amazing Race All-Stars' Brendon and Rachel: We don't regret u-turning Dave and Connor ------

Kristin · @tvinsiderscoop - 26th May 2014 from TwitLonger

Brendon and Rachel came up short on The Amazing Race All-Stars finale, coming in third again thanks to a bad cab driver. Not only that, but they had to watch their nemeses/U-Turn targets Dave and Connor win. "They earned that, but it was tough because we were so close and we couldn't race the leg we wanted to race," Rachel reveals. "We were out of it once we got into that cab, but the episode was still exciting to watch. It was cool to see how close it was between [Dave and Connor, and Caroline and Jennifer]." But how far behind were they? Find out below, and get the Big Brother duo's take on the U-Turn drama, their baby plans and more.

Did you guys know that you're the first team to complete the full Race course twice? So you have that consolation prize.
Rachel: Yeah, I heard that. Isn't that cool? The first team to cross the finish line twice! We've never been eliminated from a reality show! [Laughs] It could've gone better. Stupid cab drivers!

Do you know how far behind you were?
Brendon
: We weren't that far behind. Probably minutes. We knew we were third. When we got to the helicopter and read the clue and saw what the challenge was, we knew at that point. It was really hard to mess that up.

Were you hoping for an extra task after the landing instead of a run to the finish?
Rachel:
Yeah! That was crazy! I was like, "Oh, my God! Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We might have to race around the track." We thought it would be something super-crazy, but it was just land and run, so whoever got in the helicopter first was going to win. But it was really cool watching Brendon come down. I don't think you could see it that much on TV, but they were wearing futuristic suits, so you could see them in the air. They had all these cool dots that lit up.

Do you think you overthought the leg because you're from Vegas? You ended up running inside the Mirage.
Brendon:
Yeah. We got dropped off at a different area. I think the big part was the frustration. We already knew we were behind.
Rachel: I think because our cab was so bad and we knew we were third, we were so flustered. The clue said to go to the employee entrance, but our cab driver didn't drop us off at the employee entrance. We were dropped off on the other side of the Mirage, so we had to run and find that entrance.

How much time did you waste searching in the Mirage?
Brendon:
It was like three minutes. We were running, so we ran through. Finally, we went outside.
Rachel: When we got there, Dave and Connor, and Jen and Caroline were still getting changed to go up.

They accused you of playing dirty and then you tried to steal Caroline and Jen's cab.
Rachel:
Yeah, but oh my God! Our cab driver was the worst cab driver ever. Seriously, we were telling her to turn right and she couldn't read her GPS. We knew exactly where we were going and the sign on the freeway even said to go right, and I'm not even kidding you, she stopped in the middle of the freeway on one of those meridian things in the center and was pulling into it. We thought she was going to go off the highway.
Brendon: It was into the divider. She stopped in the middle of the freeway in the triangle area in front of the divider. She still couldn't figure it out. It felt like this could not be real. It was bad. She literally had a GPS and did not know how to use it.
Rachel: They need to take away her cab license. ... When we got to the Neon Graveyard, we thought A) it would be the smartest thing to do to give Caroline and Jen a horrible cab driver and B) there was no other taxi. It was late at night, so it was tough. We wanted to switch, but there were no cabs and we were so far off the strip. If the cab driver would've switched cabs with us, it would've been amazing. Their cab driver was so good. We would've been right in it. And it's not like we forced him to take us. It's ultimately up to the cab driver if they want to take us or not, and he didn't.

Did you expect Dave and Connor to be so angry about the U-Turn?
Rachel:
Oh, my gosh! We were shocked how much they complained about it. And not only did they complain about it that one leg, but they did the rest of the race, and they had a personal vendetta against us that they told Caroline and Jen to join in on. We told them that day, "We're U-Turning you because you're literally right behind us and we want to win the leg." And on Season 19, when Cindy and Ernie didn't U-Turn the snowboarders, they didn't come in first that leg. It's a race and we want to win. And [you should] just deal with it. The U-Turn is part of the race.

Did you get along before that?
Rachel:
I think we did. But again, it's a race. Brendon and I came to win and we're very competitive. I don't know if we got along with them that much.
Brendon: Well, a lot of these teams are very good at putting on shows. They go on the race and they race as the person they think you want to watch. For Rachel and I, we race with our hearts on our sleeves. We're emotional. You see that. You saw it [on the finale]. I do think we matured a lot on this one. But we're out there to win it; we don't hide that. We are who we are. Other teams try to come off as really nice, really sweet all-around people, and all of the sudden, if something doesn't go their way, you see their true personalities come out. I think we got to experience that a little this time around. For Rachel and I, we've had our moments where we've wanted to kill people on Big Brother, especially, but we were able to set that aside and after the show say, "Hey, it's nothing personal." And it's all good. We were expecting that to happen here. I honestly expected them to reach out afterward and for Dave to apologize to Rachel, not necessarily to both of us, but to her. He never did that.

You're obviously used to people ganging up on you, but do you regret U-Turning them because they weren't eliminated and it gave way to the Accidental Alliance. Before that, it didn't seem like anyone was specifically targeting you.
Rachel:
I don't think we regret it, but honestly, it's a race. Brendon and I came to compete and if people hate us because we're playing the game, so be it. We're here to play the game and race how The Amazing Race should be raced. We don't really care that they hate us, but it did make it harder because of course, it's easier to have teams who want to form alliances with you. But when it comes down to it, Amazing Race isn't about having alliances with teams, so it's silly when they have them.
Brendon: But the Accidental Alliance did work well this season. They carried themselves for two legs.

In a way, you U-Turned the right team since they wound up winning.
Rachel:
Yeah. We U-Turned them and made a good decision. It doesn't matter that they weren't eliminated. Not every team who is U-Turned is eliminated. Not only were they a strong team, but they also were right behind us and they were right behind us in every leg. Dave and Connor were never in the back of the race. We were making a strategic decision and it turned out well in our favor.
Brendon: It's funny because everybody made a big deal about it when [the episode aired] and when you see us make us make it past the next U-Turn, I never heard anyone say that it was a bad decision. We knew it was risky.

You had to have been scared as hell about getting U-Turned then.
Rachel:
We were totally, 100 percent expecting to be U-Turned. We were so worried because we couldn't U-Turn anyone, so if the Afghanimals didn't decide to U-Turn the cowboys instead, who knows. The way that leg unfolded was crazy.

Where are your baby plans now since you didn't win the $1 million?
Rachel: [Laughs]
We're definitely trying. Brendon's graduating in about a year, a year in a half. Winning the $1 million would've been nice because that would definitely help us afford a house and diapers in L.A., and just put down roots for our family. But we want to have a baby and we're not going to plan our baby around our Amazing Race schedule!

Last time, you said you were retiring from reality TV and you obviously un-retired. Are you going to make that same proclamation again?
Rachel: [Laughs]
You know, never say never!
Brendon: Rachel's the Michael Jordan of reality television. She'll retire every two years and then come back.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 29, 2014, 10:15:36 PM
http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/interview-brendon-rachel-talk-the-amazing-race-all-stars

:(
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: SamualDude on May 29, 2014, 10:22:05 PM
http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/interview-brendon-rachel-talk-the-amazing-race-all-stars

:(

Their respect for Margie & Luke is great as well as their reason for motivating them. I could definitely tell watching that episode in Kuala Lumpur that Brendon & Rachel did have a lot of respect for Margie & Luke.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Alenaveda on May 31, 2014, 11:28:31 AM
FROM INSIDE PULSE.COM:
http://insidepulse.com/2014/05/31/murtz-on-the-scene-exclusive-interview-with-the-amazing-race-all-stars-brendon-villegas-rachel-reilly/

Murtz On The Scene: Exclusive Interview With The Amazing Race All-Stars‘ Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly

by Murtz on May 31, 2014

In the last 14 years, I have conducted many interviews with reality personalities from practically every show. I can tell you with certainty, that this interview with Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly (or “Brenchel” as they have been affectionately dubbed by their fans) is the most explosive and the most shocking. I caught up with the married couple a week after the finale of The Amazing Race All-Stars to discuss their third place finish on the show, their issues with country singers Jennifer Wayne and Caroline Cutbirth and why winners David and Connor O’Leary had such a problem with Brenchel U-Turning them. This is one you do not want to miss.

Murtz Jaffer: Brendon, when you saw that you were up against Dave and Connor and Jen and Caroline, did you think that you had it in the bag?
Brendon Villegas:
I think with Amazing Race you never think that you have anything in the bag because there is a lot of luck involved. Even as skilled and navigation-savvy as people may be, I don’t think you ever have it in the bag. I think we both felt like we definitely had an advantage because I definitely think Rachel and I were more athletic than either the two teams we faced in the finale. And knowing that it was in Vegas when we found about the clue, we believed that we definitely had a very, very strong chance of winning.

MJ: Rachel, this is the second time you and Brendon have made it all the way to the final leg but ended up finishing in third. Do you think it is just bad luck?
Rachel Reilly:
Yes, it’s the worst because we make it to the final leg (this is the second time for us) and we are the only team that has ever made it to the final leg twice and then when push comes to shove in the final leg, you have to race just like any other leg. Everyone starts off at the same starting point and we all finish at the same finish line. That’s the thing with the Amazing Race. It doesn’t matter how hard you have worked the entire season to get there. You will start the final leg at the same point.
BV: I think we took third two different ways. The first time it was our mistake and this time it was a mistake that was out of our hands and that is the frustrating part, when it is outside your control. With Big Brother, Survivor, stuff like that, you lose because it is you most of the time. With something like Amazing Race, when it’s a loss at the hands of somebody else, that’s what is hard to accept.

MJ: Brendon, is it better to lose one way than the other? Is it better to lose when it is inside or outside of your control?
RR:
In control.
BV: In control, because as hard as it was the last time that we messed up… I felt like it was easier to let it go and accept it at some point. It’s hard because you just keep wishing and thinking you could have done this, you could have done that. We think about that. I have the same mentality afterwards here because you think about, ‘man we should have just jumped a cab’ but we tried. We tried everything and it was very, very hard. I think at the end of the day you think about all these things you could have done differently but that may not have even mattered in the grand scheme of things. Because, at the end of the day, we were still at the hands of the taxi driver and that is what really killed us.
[
b]MJ: Was the competition tougher this season or the first time you raced?
RR:[/b] The first time we raced, 100%. The competition, the first time we raced was so much harder. They were so much more aggressive. The teams were there to win a million dollars and they were there to play the Amazing Race. There wasn’t, you didn’t see these alliances with people. You saw people playing for themselves. It was so frustrating as a fan of the show and a viewer to watch people play in all these alliances because, it’s like you came here racing for a million dollars and you are in an alliance the final leg, like what is wrong with you?

MJ: Rachel… this season your edit really seemed to change. At first it seemed like the other teams were just ganging up on you because you U-Turned Dave and Connor, but then in the final episode, it made it seem like you were the villains as you threw dirt into Dave and Connor’s hole and the country singers accused you of pushing them in the airport on the way to Vegas. Do you think you guys were the heroes or the villains this season?
RR
: Well, I don’t even know but let’s first clear up this whole dirt incident. We did not throw dirt in their hole, we literally were digging and we were minding our own business. We did not maliciously scoop a chunk of dirt and throw it in their hole. If we wanted to do that we would have done that. So why the hell would we waste our time throwing dirt in Dave and Connor’s hole when we are racing for a million dollars? Like that was not our intention and I can’t believe that CBS and The Amazing Race would ever edit it like that because that’s absolutely absurd.
We were not there to throw dirt in someone’s hole; we were there to race for a million dollars. If I wanted to throw dirt in his hole I would have literally grabbed a shovel myself and started scooping dirt into his hole while he was shoveling. If I am going to be a villain, I’m going to be a villain. I am not going to be a beat-around-the-busher. If I am going to do something to maliciously mess someone up then I am going to maliciously mess them up. It was not on camera. It was Jen saying I pushed her and she is a trifling, little manipulative girl. What if I go around defaming her character…
BV: Rachel, can I talk? You can tell that Rachel is still a little upset about this. So Murtz, honestly, we were digging frantically. Our car left in seconds from the airport and then we showed up to the dig in third. We already knew that we were at a disadvantage. We were trying and I was frantically digging. I don’t think any of the other teams have ever dug a hole in their lives. My father is a bricklayer, so I have dug plenty of trenches… plenty of ditches… I know how to dig and I dig fast. I was digging a lot faster than they were. You guys saw this in the season… it became like a junior high school or middle school mentality where all they wanted to do the entire race is try and make us look bad.
So with that what better way to do it than to say that we are doing things that we are not doing? Just to try and make us look petty and make us look stupid by them saying that we are throwing dirt in their hole and that Rachel is pushing the girls. The girls at the airport tried to cut in front of us in line and we were like ‘no.’
RR: And they got pissed because we wouldn’t let them cut in front of us. They got pissed when we wouldn’t give them directions. Caroline up in the thing in Switzerland asked Brendon for help and he wouldn’t help her, so she is like ‘fine, I didn’t want to ever be friends with them anyway. They are not part of the Accidental Alliance.’ And they called us aliens, why because Brendon is a Mexican? So they are racist. And I don’t like how nobody addressed that fact that Caroline and Jen are racists.
BV: Rach, Rach… calm down!
RR: They are obviously racists for calling us Mexicans. Well I am sorry they are racists. They are homophobic because they made comments about gay people on the Race. I think I should start tweeting that up. I have a 190,000 twitter followers, would they like that?

MJ: I think this is spiraling out of control!
BV:
Yeah, from now on I will address the stuff about Dave and Connor.
RR: Let’s address the real issues. Let’s address the racism and the homophobia. Let’s address the fact that Caroline and Jennifer are little gigolettes and they were sticking their boobs in old men’s faces at the airport, sixty-year old men to give them money. Do you know what they were doing while Brendon and I… let’s start about this… While Brendon and I were at the airport doing research, Caroline and Jen were getting drunk in another room with sixty-year old men who took their bags to them at the end of the leg in Las Vegas. So what they are prostitutes too? That ís 100% the truth.
BV: Okay, she ís upset so I’ll tell you how it really is.
RR: That is what happened! That is exactly what happened!

MJ: Okay, Brendon just bottom line it for me.
BV:
Yeah, so essentially with the country singers and Dave and Connor, the whole time they were trying to make us look bad because obviously they got mad. They got pissed that we U-Turned Dave and Connor. They wouldn’t accept our apologies, were rude to us, they went out of their way to like make us feel like outsiders. In the challenge when we were up in Switzerland and I was doing the milk challenge, they were all hanging out and Rachel had left her jacket in the car. She asked the other guys, Dave, Jamal, Jen and Jet if they could stand like ten feet back from where they were in like the doorway so she would be a little warmer because apparently they all stayed together and everybody went out of their way to make sure they didn’t. They were like ‘no, sorry.’
And it’s just like stupid stuff like that and that’s what it was the entire race. So when you see in the finale that they are saying that we are pushing them… that’s not on film. We are throwing dirt in their hole… but that’s not on film either. You get to wonder like really what it is about. It’s about these self-entitled rich white people who think that we are different from them.
RR: Because we are of another race.
BV: Rachel let me talk, I am talking! You hear them say that they are not our kind of people. At the end of the day really what does that mean? It means that I didn’t grow up in Orange County, I didn’t grow up in Salt Lake City with all the white people, I am Mexican…
RR: And your grandfather isn’t Jon Wayne…
BV: Yeah we come from different set of values. The whole U-Turn thing. You see Leo and Jamal handle it like champs, we handled it like champs our last race, but all of a sudden you had Dave and Connor racing the entire race…

MJ: Actually Brendon that was my next question. The Accidental Alliance couldn’t believe that you U-Turned Dave and Connor, can you explain the methodology behind the move?
BV:
Absolutely because when we got to the U-Turn board, Dave and Connor were right behind us. When we last saw them, they were getting ready to get on the donkeys (which we knew only took us like ten minutes at most to complete even with us falling off). So basically we only have like a ten-minute lead on them and we saw them all season come to a task and get out real quickly. We knew that if we didn’t stop them, there was a good chance that they might pass us on the next roadblock. The Cowboys were nowhere in sight, so at that point, if we had used the U-Turn on the Cowboys we would essentially have been helping everybody behind us. We would have burned our only U-Turn and we would have had no advantage.
People also forget this. In our very first season, Season 20, we only had one U-Turn. If we didn’t use that U-Turn, then we would maybe not have gotten another chance. People were acting like we knew there was a second U-Turn coming up…
RR: We didn’t know and on top of it, my point to Dave and Connor (which they never showed on the episode either because apparently Brendon and I are villains which we are not) was that in Season 19 when Ernie and Cindy didn’t use the U-Turn, the snowboarders ended up winning that leg and Ernie and Cindy were ahead of everyone that entire leg. And I said that seven times on the show and I said it in seven different interviews. So let’s talk about editing with Caroline and Jen saying that I pushed them, I never pushed them.
BV: I know. We got that babe. We got that.
RR: I am just so mad! Why didn’t they put on the episode that Caroline and Jen were drunk with sixty-year old men? The reason she thinks I pushed her? She was probably drunk. She was probably falling over her own feet drunk because she was drinking the whole night. That’s probably exactly what happened and that is a 100 percent not a lie.
They were literally drunk at the airport. Drunk, like not just tipsy, not like they had a glass of wine… they were drunk at the airport. They got on the airplane and they are like, ‘hey we are so drunk right now.’ And me and Brendon were just like well good, I hope they stay drunk.
BV: That is true.

MJ: Wow!
BV:
What Rachel is saying about the girls is that the entire Race (and this was something that we felt like really takes away from the Race) is that you had all of these girls, these two girls at every single place we went to getting money from old men and I mean for me that just takes away from the ethics and the Race mentality. It’s supposed to be a race. I know they put rules in place to try to not give any team an advantage but in this situation they do because as far as those girls go, they pull their shirts down, they walk up, they flirt with old men, the old men give them money…
RR: They go and drink for four hours in a private lounge with the old men. I’m not even kidding you. They were drunk and like it was not like they were like tipsy. They were drunk.
BV: Rachel let me explain this. So Murtz, before we left for Vegas we got into the Sky Lounge whatever in England. So we went in there and did all our homework. It turns out that the girls got into that lounge too, so we spent like four or five hours in there. Plus we knew so much about Vegas anyway. But anyway aside from our personal knowledge, we had done our preparation. They had been in the other lounge but apparently rather than doing research they were just drinking the whole time.
RR: With sixty-year-old men.
BV: Yeah.

MJ: I don’t even know how to follow that up.
BV:
Well to see them do as well as they did in the race in the All-Star season was very disappointing, because they shouldn’t ever have been there. There is no way. This was an All-Star season.
RR: They shouldn’t have been in an All-Star season. They got two non-elimination legs and an express pass.
BV: So three non-eliminations.

MJ: Rachel, what did it ultimately come down to on the final leg? Was it just the bad cab driver that you had?
RR:
Well, it was 100 percent the bad cab driver. If that guy would have switched cabs with us, we would have gotten to the airport first. Because Caroline and Jen got to the airport first, they got to the Mirage first. If we would have gotten to the airport first, then we would have gotten to the Mirage first. We would have finished our lettering first and we wouldn’t have had to look for a cab to get to the Henderson Airport. I really think if that guy would have switched cabs with us, we would have won The Amazing Race this season.
BV: The taxi was the death of us. Even before that when we ran out of the airport and jumped in the cars and took off… we left in second but then showed up to the dig in third. So we were already put at the back of the pack right off the bat.
We dig, we finish ahead of the girls, we leave in second and then we magically show up to David Copperfield in third again. That driver (who was not a cab driver), we didn’t pay him, as far as we understood she couldn’t speed, she couldn’t go any faster than the other cars. She put us in third place. So when we got to David Copperfield we are in third. We even opened the box, nobody else did that, so we had an advantage there but it really didn’t matter because finishing slightly ahead didn’t matter because when we came out and ran to get in this taxi. It was extremely slow and there were no other taxis around.
It was almost unbelievable, so she really was the death of us because she acted like she had never driven a car before. She stopped on the freeway… almost drove us into a median on the freeway… she was driving so slow it was dangerous. And when people think that we were yelling at her and that is why she was driving slow, from the get go we were encouraging her like ‘come on we are in a race’ and we were nice, we were gracious. It was the second leg of her driving where it was just getting worse and worse.
RR: She went 30 miles on the freeway, on a 70 mile hour freeway, she went 30 miles.
BV: We really wanted to dump her because we knew that if we didn’t get another cab that that was probably going to be it. We looked, there was no cab and it was so far off the strip. We were driving over to the Mirage and there were no cabs, there were no cabs anywhere. It’s Vegas. Cabs don’t hang out off the strip. We were driving back over, she even dropped us off at the side of the hotel. Not even in the right spot. So we had to run. That’s how we missed the clue box because we came running through the employee entrance and it turns out that the box was right on the other side of the wall of the employee entrance and that’s why we couldn’t see it.
RR: And we were not villains. I just want to make that point known. We were not villains!
BV: Honestly? At the end of the day, we raced our hearts out. I think we raced fairly. We didn’t do anything unethical. We didn’t do anything illegal. We followed the rules, but I felt like you have people in life that try to spend all their time telling you what great people they are and how they are so good and how this and how that. And The Amazing Race is just like that. It’s a reflection of life. Dave and Connor and the country singers… they try to act like they are the sweetest people in the world but as soon as they don’t get their way, as soon as something goes against them you see their true colors come out. And that is what happened this season when Dave flipped out and was saying horrible stuff about Rachel, horrible stuff about us and the country singers were…
RR: He said that I was scary looking and he is sixty-years-old. That’s not fair.
BV: And he has never once apologized. He has never once reached out. Even on twitter they are retweeting like mean stuff about us.
RR: Even Connor. The night that they won, Connor rubbed it in our faces that they won just because they were still mad about the U-Turn. The night that they won, they just won a million dollars and we just lost and he rubbed it in our faces that they won, and Brendon and I were like, are you kidding me?

MJ: Right, but doesn’t that in a way, Rachel, doesn’t that justify the fact that you U-Turned them? You ended up using your U-Turn on the team that ended up winning. So I don’t really understand when people say, ‘why did they use it on them?’ Obviously you used it on the strongest team and they were the strongest team.
RR:
Exactly, it justifies it but I am just saying that they are so entitled that he just won a million dollars and we just lost. They talk about us not being good sports. They just literally, the night that they won a million dollars, rubbed it in our faces. He said to me ‘I don’t care I just won a million dollars, Rachel, because I U-Turned him.
BV: The salt in the wound was hearing from all other racers and the ones that we were friends with and we get along with is that when both of those teams finished on the mat they were talking crap about us. And it’s like you just won a million dollars yet you are still talking bad about us. So you are not a poor loser, you are a poor winner, which is even worse than a poor loser.
MJ: What do you think the biggest misperception people have about The Amazing Race is and the biggest misconception people have about this season as well?
RR: I just think that Caroline and Jen and Dave and Connor are bullies. They are bullies. That is the biggest misperception. We are not villains, we are not villains, we were playing strategically. When I cried in England it was because I was so broken down that we were going to get eliminated. When I cried at the final leg of The Amazing Race, (I didn’t even cry first of all let’s just put that out there), I teared up because we just lost, I knew we lost, who wouldn’t tear up when you put your entire souls into something?
Brendon and I are like students of the game. We studied the game. We watched hours and hours. We ran four miles every single morning. We would go to an hour of yoga and we would weight train. We prepared for this Race. We studied this Race. We were students of the game. I dedicated my entire life to it. I quit my job so that I would do well and perform on The Amazing Race. We were not villains, we went into this very strategically and we went into this season with the goal to win, knowing that we might not win and that was okay but we were going to give it everything that we could give it. We were going to put our whole entire souls into it. And that’s what we did in every single game that we played. We put our entire souls and our entire everything that we have into this game. And that is why you get upset at the end if you just know that there is nothing you can do. That’s why we got upset and I think that that’s the common misconception. Brendon and I trained for this game, we worked really hard to play this game and to do well at this game. Between studying and training and everything, it takes up your entire life when you are going on these shows. Whereas like Caroline and Jen just show up and Dave and Connor, who knows what they even did but the point is that we did U-Turn them and they hated us so much because of it They don’t want to hang out with us and they think we are such bad people… the only thing that we are doing is trying to be strategic and play a game. We never once had a personal attack on any of them. We never once did anything personal to them or any of the teams. I helped Margie and Luke.
BV: If you want to get a good understanding of the race in general, you have to really talk to all of the racers. There are a lot of racers in general that are just going to say ‘oh I like everybody I don’t not like anyone…’
RR: There is not one team, except for Dave and Connor that like Caroline and Jen. Every single team this season hates them.
RR: Rach, can I talk please?
RR: Sorry go ahead.
BV: Jen and Caroline made no effort anytime during the race; you can ask all the females in the. Race, to talk to the other girls.
RR: Caroline and Jenn don’t like girls…
BV: They just went out of their way to try to stroke the egos of the guys and get as much help as they could as possible. And like I said with Dave and Connor… Dave every two seconds it’s about his age, about his Achilles tendon and everybody heard it a lot on the show, we heard it ten times as much on the Race.
I get it and we appreciate it. Yeah I think you should be given consideration. Yeah I think it’s amazing that you have overcome cancer and I get it. But you are coming on a Race where you want to be treated like everybody else. Like why do you get upset when you are treated like everybody else? I don’t quite understand it.

MJ: And real quick Brendon what do you think is the biggest misconception that people have about this season?
RR:
We are not villains. Brendon and I are not villains.
BV: Rachel! I think you said that 300 times! Just stop!
RR: Well that’s the big question!
BV: The biggest misconception about this season is that, I guess what you see is not always what you get. People see the show and they think that is the way it happened, this is how it happened, this is blah, blah blah. There is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes that people don’t see and people don’t know. A lot of people’s misconceptions is based on editing. That’s funny because we had a lot of support and a lot of people hated Dave and Connor because of Dave’s behavior and constant behaviors for like three episodes where he continuously talked nonstop smack about us. Then they win and they try to make it look like we are throwing dirt and we are pushing and we are being villains and then all of a sudden everybody is fine with Dave and Connor winning.
It’s viewers realizing that sometimes they have spun the editing in a way to make you feel a particular way about a person and sometimes that is correct but a lot of times it’s not. This season, like Rachel and I kept thinking that we were getting a good edit but we realized we weren’t getting a good edit we just didn’t give them any bad material to work on.
We weren’t fighting, we weren’t arguing, we weren’t being mean to people. So it wasn’t like we got a good edit. We just didn’t have any bad material for them to put at the forefront of the episodes. And that’s why I say with Dave and Connor… of course they wanted to show them behaving that way because they expressed to everybody that they such a sweet down to earth group of people but they are not.
The majority of the time, they are the greatest people on earth, but as soon as things change and it don’t go their way and they don’t get what they want, they turn into these spoiled brats and then they start talking smack about you like middle-schoolers. When we were in our last season, we had Ralph and Vanessa and the border patrol guys and they kept talking a lot of smack, but from them we expected it. That’s how Vanessa came off. That’s how the border patrol guys came off. With the country singers and Dave and Connor, they try to come off like they are not those types of people. So when push comes to shove, that’s how they act. Like if you are going to be that way then don’t try to act like you are an all around good person.

MJ: Rachel, what is your relationship like with the other teams now and specifically Jen and Caroline?
RR:
I would never do The Amazing Race again.
BV: That wasn’t even the question Rachel.
RR: And if I saw them on the street I would walk the other way.

MJ: Let me ask that again. Rachel what is your relationship like with the other teams now and specifically Jen and Caroline?
RR:
If I saw them on the street I would walk the other way (and they would probably be drunk on the arm of some eighty-year-old man).
BV: That may be true, Murtz. Honestly we are friends with everybody. I don’t think there is a team that we don’t like. Of course Dave and Connor and Jen and Caroline… in the beginning of the season they were trying to like act like they liked us because they realized we have a huge fan following. So you’d see them on Twitter saying ‘oh Rachel is a strong girl.’ And then Dave is starting to, not even apologize but just like, oh they are strong team and stuff like that on twitter but never apologized. They never apologized once for anything they said or related behavior or anything. If they have ever apologized, it wasn’t to us.
And I guess to me that was the most surprising. I thought a guy who explained to us that he is sixty-years-old, a hundred teams would at least act like a sixty-year-old at some point. And I guess that was just disappointing. But we are great friends with pretty much everybody. Meghan and Joey, John and Jessica, these are people that we have seen since the Race, outside the Race and hung out. Flight Time, we have seen. Big Easy. The Afghanimals. And the Afghanimals are perfect examples. They are a team that was mixed up in that Accidental Alliance but did not act like Jen and Caroline. Because Jamal and Leo, if you go back and watch it, you’ll see that they are in the mix but they are not joining in and going crazy and like slamming us because that’s not who they are. You know what I mean?
MJ: Who are you more likely to have over for Thanksgiving dinner… Jen and Caroline or Art & JJ?
RR: Art and JJ, and actually Art and JJ and Brendon and I are actually friends now, go figure.

MJ: And Brendon, were surprised about how few physical tasks there were this season? And do you think this was so that teams who weren’t as physical as you would have a fair shot?
RR:
In the final leg?

MJ: I think in general. I don’t think it was a very physical season.
BV:
No it wasn’t and that is where we kind of disappointed by a lot of the tasks because we were, I am not going to lie, don’t get me wrong, sewing a T shirt was one of the hardest tasks that they have had to do on The Amazing Race but it wasn’t what we expected from an All-Star season. We expected them to pull out all the stops. Make us sky dive through a water fall or just unbelievable things. Things that were out of this world and crazy. I mean we could sew a shirt here in LA if we wanted to.

MJ: And my last question now. Rachel, it’s for you. At the end of the day, what do you think the best part about doing the show was?
RR:
I’ll always say it’s a cool show. Brendon and I won some money. I have travelled around the world twice now with my best friend. Brendon and I have so many memories and so many things that we could never do on our own. Some people would pay to go on these trips but at the end of the day like it is just an amazing experience.
And I think that that is the coolest part about being on The Amazing Race, that you get to go and sample so many different cultures and there are so many different experiences that you get to do. And I think that that’s something that everyone can take out of The Amazing Race. Not only did Brendon and I not ever get eliminated from The Amazing Race but we have gotten to do every single leg of The Amazing Race twice. We’ve done twenty-six legs and it’s just, it’s so crazy to us to think that we’ve actually gotten to do every single challenge that we have ever had on The Amazing Race. So it is a really cool experience. We won a trip to Australia, we won some money and when it comes down to it, that’s how you go on. You go on because you want to win but then at the end of the day it’s also about the experiences and the journey and the adventure to get there.

MJ: Rachel final thing that you want to say to Dave and Connor and Caroline and Jen?
RR:
I’d just say good job. Dave and Connor did run a good race and personal feelings aside, they raced very well and there is nothing that I would want to say to them except they did a really good job and that is unfortunate the way that everything turned out and we are not villains. So stop saying we are villains and stop acting like we threw dirt in your hole and stop acting like we pushed you because we didn’t. We absolutely never did that; nobody can prove it and we absolutely never did it.
And I would not ever do that to someone on the Race because I am athletic and I believe in sportsmanship. I have been on these shows, this is my fourth reality competition show and I have never acted in a way like that, so why would I do it now? I literally have never played dirty like that. It’s my fourth competition reality show, why would I do that now? Why would I push you? I have never pushed anyone on any show.
BV: Alright babe, this is really long-winded. Just stop.
RR: Okay.

Coordinating Publicist: Your publicist says she has to go to a meeting!
MJ: I am good too, guys thank you so much Brendon good luck with school. Rachel good luck with Reality Relapse.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: coolio on May 31, 2014, 02:24:33 PM
This is the interview to end all interviews. No more interviews need to be ever taken. They all pale in comparison to this.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ticasmom on May 31, 2014, 05:02:56 PM
Well, when you are angry or pissed off,  half the people you are pissed off at don't know it and the other half who do know, don't care.   New career course-competitive reality contestant.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Marionete on June 15, 2014, 10:46:39 AM
Wow, I just read that entire interview, gotta be the longest TAR interview I ever read, but it was definitely interesting, especially the CaroJen drinking aspect o.O I still cannot believe that, but I trust Rachel that she's not just plain lying or making up things.

Really the interview to close all TAR 24 talk. :<3
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: selfeviction on June 15, 2014, 02:09:16 PM
Wow, I just read that entire interview, gotta be the longest TAR interview I ever read, but it was definitely interesting, especially the CaroJen drinking aspect o.O I still cannot believe that, but I trust Rachel that she's not just plain lying or making up things.

Really the interview to close all TAR 24 talk. :<3
Makes me dislike CaroJen even more lol
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Bookworm on July 08, 2014, 06:12:03 PM
The interview is amazing!
Go Brenchel!
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: saacman on July 09, 2014, 04:39:25 PM
Interesting reading the interview.  Can't think of a better example of what it means to be a sore loser.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on July 09, 2014, 04:48:52 PM
Interesting reading the interview.  Can't think of a better example of what it means to be a sore loser.

Well TBH, if your entire final leg was determined by a taxi, I mean, you would be mad too right? Better to be a "sore loser" than an "undeserving and pure luck-based winner".
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: saacman on July 09, 2014, 04:53:57 PM
Well TBH, if your entire final leg was determined by a taxi, I mean, you would be mad too right? Better to be a "sore loser" than an "undeserving and pure luck-based winner".

Hmm, can't say I agree at all.  I'd obviously prefer a lucky win to an unlucky loss, and I'd certainly opt for showing respect and dignity or even just remaining silent over being a whiny, sore loser.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on July 09, 2014, 05:09:35 PM
Well TBH, if your entire final leg was determined by a taxi, I mean, you would be mad too right? Better to be a "sore loser" than an "undeserving and pure luck-based winner".

Hmm, can't say I agree at all.  I'd obviously prefer a lucky win to an unlucky loss, and I'd certainly opt for showing respect and dignity or even just remaining silent over being a whiny, sore loser.

The thing is, they were bullied by the eventual winners for utilizing a tool meant to help you further your path in the Race.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: saacman on July 09, 2014, 05:18:16 PM
Well TBH, if your entire final leg was determined by a taxi, I mean, you would be mad too right? Better to be a "sore loser" than an "undeserving and pure luck-based winner".

Hmm, can't say I agree at all.  I'd obviously prefer a lucky win to an unlucky loss, and I'd certainly opt for showing respect and dignity or even just remaining silent over being a whiny, sore loser.

The thing is, they were bullied by the eventual winners for utilizing a tool meant to help you further your path in the Race.

No argument there.  That was another case of just awful sportsmanship, and just another contributing factor to making that the worst season I can think of.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: couchracer on July 12, 2014, 06:24:15 PM
Rachel is pretty emotional. How could people think they played dirty using a tool of the game that indeed got them first place in that leg. It gave me a distaste for Dave with all his fussing about that. Don't let pettiness get under your skin. Caro and Jen came across as fun loving, I could see them drinking.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Lemontail on July 18, 2014, 09:59:35 PM
Haha! I see in Wikipedia that she is died in MH17 crash, and the guy who edited it got his edit about she, is got deleted, thanks for me and other users, because I saw in Twitter that she is alive because I see her recent post is posted 5 hours ago.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: redskevin88 on July 18, 2014, 11:55:27 PM
Haha! I see in Wikipedia that she is died in MH17 crash, and the guy who edited it got his edit about she, is got deleted, thanks for me and other users, because I saw in Twitter that she is alive because I see her recent post is posted 5 hours ago.

That's pretty mean, and I'm not talking about your grammar!

People shouldn't joke about this type of thing.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Lemontail on July 19, 2014, 12:48:08 AM
Haha! I see in Wikipedia that she is died in MH17 crash, and the guy who edited it got his edit about she, is got deleted, thanks for me and other users, because I saw in Twitter that she is alive because I see her recent post is posted 5 hours ago.

That's pretty mean, and I'm not talking about your grammar!

People shouldn't joke about this type of thing.

They're vandalizers! They're should have been banned. The editor aka faker is should be in police! I'm respecting all privacy. Thanks to real editors of Wikipedia! I laugh because the vandalism is deleted and the faker is got warned by other users. Sorry if this offended you.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2014, 01:35:41 AM
That is a horrible thing to do, and certainly nothing to joke about. Many thanks to those of you who got it fixed. There are hundreds of grieving families and friends today, let us all respect their grief.

Comments closed, please.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on February 25, 2016, 01:25:33 PM
Rachel at 9 months....she's due in a few weeks.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcFVf5yUMAAVJM3.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 06, 2016, 12:55:11 PM
Brendon and Rachel will be revealing the gender of their unborn child in a few hours via periscope at the Botanical Garden at UCLA. I will post the gender once it's revealed. I'm 99.9% sure it's going to be a girl as they've teased in some pictures before with the color of pink. We shall see.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on March 06, 2016, 02:57:26 PM
THE GENDER REVEAL

CONGRATULATIONS, BRENDON AND RACHEL

IT'S A GIRL!

To view the announcement...

https://www.periscope.tv/brendonvbb12/1BdxYLbzejvJX
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: ghmorello on March 06, 2016, 09:39:19 PM
THE GENDER REVEAL

CONGRATULATIONS, BRENDON AND RACHEL

IT'S A GIRL!

To view the announcement...

https://www.periscope.tv/brendonvbb12/1BdxYLbzejvJX

Is it rude to say I'm disappointed that it's a girl?
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on March 07, 2016, 01:22:39 AM
THE GENDER REVEAL

CONGRATULATIONS, BRENDON AND RACHEL

IT'S A GIRL!

To view the announcement...

https://www.periscope.tv/brendonvbb12/1BdxYLbzejvJX

Is it rude to say I'm disappointed that it's a girl?

Yes???

A child is precious no matter what, gender has nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: ghmorello on April 10, 2016, 01:55:38 AM
Well, the baby has been born.  Hope they don't give her a terrible celebrity-like name.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: redskevin88 on April 10, 2016, 04:58:17 AM
Well, the baby has been born.  Hope they don't give her a terrible celebrity-like name.

We can rule out Caroline, Jennifer, Rachel...
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: ghmorello on April 18, 2016, 10:40:31 PM
Well, the baby has been born.  Hope they don't give her a terrible celebrity-like name.

We can rule out Caroline, Jennifer, Rachel...

And it's Adora.  What a terrible name?  Can names be rejected by an official or is that a violation of the parent's 1st Amendment.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 18, 2016, 11:12:59 PM
Adora isn't a stupid name. There are much stupider names out there in the world :res:
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: ghmorello on April 18, 2016, 11:17:16 PM
Adora isn't a stupid name. There are much stupider names out there in the world :res:

How is it not bad?  What happened to the normal names like Susan, Catherine, Lauren, Alice, etc.?
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: elthemagnifico on April 18, 2016, 11:23:04 PM
Well, the baby has been born.  Hope they don't give her a terrible celebrity-like name.

We can rule out Caroline, Jennifer, Rachel...

And it's Adora.  What a terrible name?  Can names be rejected by an official or is that a violation of the parent's 1st Amendment.

lol. Adora is a anagram of "Adore", so what cause is that name  as a dumb name? just want to know :)
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: ghmorello on April 18, 2016, 11:49:39 PM
Well, the baby has been born.  Hope they don't give her a terrible celebrity-like name.

We can rule out Caroline, Jennifer, Rachel...

And it's Adora.  What a terrible name?  Can names be rejected by an official or is that a violation of the parent's 1st Amendment.

lol. Adora is a anagram of "Adore", so what cause is that name  as a dumb name? just want to know :)

That's not an anagram.  Because it's just trying to show off their baby as "adorable" or something like that.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Marionete on April 19, 2016, 11:23:00 AM
Which it obviously is to them??? ??
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Alenaveda on April 19, 2016, 11:50:59 AM
More info here:

http://www.inquisitr.com/3005488/big-brother-alums-rachel-reilly-and-brendon-villegas-announce-baby-name-birth-story-and-baby-pictures/
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: stekay on April 19, 2016, 12:56:20 PM
Names like Susan are old fashioned nowadays!  :funny: Trends change!

Good luck to Brenchel
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: AmazedArrow on April 19, 2016, 01:24:06 PM
Adora is a short form for the name Adoración, which is Spanish, and means devotion, adoration, and has also other short forms, such as Dori.

However, it's a bit old fashioned. I mean nobody names their daughters Adoración now, at least in Spain, I don't know if it's common in Latin America nowadays.

I have read they named it like that because Brendon's hispanic ancestry or sth like that.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: WinTar on April 19, 2016, 11:30:17 PM
lol people criticizing Brenchel for the name they gave their daughter. how ignorant.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Bookworm on April 20, 2016, 07:04:22 AM
lol people criticizing Brenchel for the name they gave their daughter. how ignorant.
X
There are much worse names out there, and who are we to judge other's decisions? It's their life.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: elthemagnifico on April 20, 2016, 07:06:42 AM
lol people criticizing Brenchel for the name they gave their daughter. how ignorant.

^^
that <333
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Ticasmom on April 20, 2016, 07:43:24 PM
Having a more unusual name given to me by my parents that could be brutalized (and was) in childhood,  I hope this child can bear it.
Title: Re: TAR 24: Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (TAR 20) "Newlyweds"
Post by: Marionete on May 01, 2016, 06:10:32 AM
My name is very rare in my country and I've only met 3 people with the same name in my life :P That's actually cool!