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Amazing Race 17: The New Cast is revealed!
« on: September 01, 2010, 11:25:42 AM »
The World is Waiting!!


11 Teams Will Travel Over 32,000 Miles, Spanning Four Continents and 30 Cities, with Inaugural Visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and a Trek Deep into the Arctic Circle


CBS announced today the 11 new teams competing in the next installment of THE AMAZING RACE, which premieres with a special 90-minute debut on Sunday, Sept. 26 (8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).  Phil Keoghan is the host.


This season's cast of Racers will travel over 32,000 miles, covering four continents and 30 cities, with first-time visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and the Arctic Circle.  Additionally, for the first time in the history of the Race, the Team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.



The new season features Racers from all walks of life, including a Team of Home Shopping hosts, newly dating couples, an Internet entertainer, Ivy League a cappella singers and a birth mother/daughter Team who were recently reunited after the mother gave her newborn daughter up for adoption over 20 years ago. 


Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:


Brook Roberts

Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Home Shopping Host

Claire Champlin
Age: 30
Hometown: Reno, Nev.
Occupation: Home Shopping Host

Relationship: Home Shopping Hosts


Nick DeCarlo

Age: 26
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
Occupation: Bartender 

Vicki Casciola

Age: 26   
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
Occupation: Hair Stylist

Relationship: Dating


Ron Kellum

Age: 45
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Director/Choreographer

Tony Stovall

Age: 42
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Occupation: Doctoral Student (University of Arizona)   

Relationship: Best Friends


Michael Wu

Age:  58
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Occupation: Software Consultant and Content Creator 

Kevin Wu

Age: 20
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Occupation: Student/Internet Entertainer

Relationship: Father/Son


Chad Waltrip

Age: 26
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Operations Manager

Stephanie Smith

Age: 23
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Hair Stylist 

Relationship: Newly Dating


Nat Strand

Age: 31
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Occupation: Doctor

Kat Chang

Age: 35
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Doctor

Relationship: Doctors/Friends


Gary Ervin

Age: 53
Hometown: Morganfield, Ky.
Occupation: Entrepreneur 

Mallory Ervin

Age: 24
Hometown: Lexington, Ky. 
Occupation: Miss Kentucky 2009

Relationship: Father/Daughter


Connor Diemand-Yauman

Age:  22
Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio
Occupation: Student (Princeton)

Jonathan Schwartz

Age: 22
Hometown: Cranford, N.J.
Occupation: Student (Princeton)

Relationship: Ivy League a cappella Singers


Jill Haney

Age: 27 
Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif. 
Occupation: Hair Stylist

Thomas Wolfard

Age: 30
Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif.
Occupation: Ad Sales Director

Relationship: Dating


Andie DeKroon

Age:  43
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Jenna Sykes

Age: 21 
Hometown: Athens, Ga. 
Occupation: Student (University of Georgia)   

Relationship: Birth Mother/Daughter


Katie Seamon

Age: 23
Hometown: Rahway, N.J.
Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player

Rachel Johnston

Age: 24
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J
Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player

Relationship: Beach Volleyball Partners


THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world.  Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another.  At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination.  Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.
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Re: Amazing Race 17: The New Cast is revealed!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 04:19:53 AM »
3 months later and we're done with the season already! Time flies! :cmas26
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