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Re: TAR CANADA 4 CONTESTANTS - Steph LeClair & Kristen McKenzie (Dating)
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2016, 09:13:41 PM »
Their win this week was a first in a way :)

Across all franchises, there's been a lack of lesbian teams cast, compared to quite a few of the male variety. And they are the first to win a leg.


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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2016, 03:14:36 PM »
A winning team from my hometown! Grew up right next to Kitchener and Guelph. So not literally, but it's all so close together it's like one city.

Solid team all season.


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« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2016, 10:21:43 PM »
They were very consistent and not pronce to breaking down, totally deserved the win
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2016, 12:19:22 PM »
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Re: TAR CANADA 4 CONTESTANTS - Steph LeClair & Kristen McKenzie (Dating)
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2017, 11:49:57 AM »
Kind of a "year later" thing the social media just posted. Not mentioned is that they also have a YouTube channel that's since become pretty popular.

Steph and Kristen’s whirlwind year: Travelling the world and hosting ‘The Amazing Race Canada Auditions’
Sheri Block
June 02, 2017


Since winning Season 4 of “The Amazing Race Canada” Steph and Kristen have had a whirlwind year travelling around the world, hosting “The Amazing Race Canada Auditions” and inspiring others to follow their dreams.

The dating couple was the first ever all-female team to take home the grand prize when they were crowned the winners last September.



“One of the most special things for us is definitely the messages we get from not only young girls but from fathers who say, ‘We’ve been trying to tell our daughter since she was a baby you can do anything that guys can but to see a real life example is really powerful,’” says Kristen, who adds, “I get goosebumps.”

After quitting their jobs in order to focus on all the trips they won, the couple has already visited Costa Rica, New York City, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and Ireland.

“New Zealand, we rented a camper van and drove and slept in it, drove from the north to the south. We’d never traveled like that at all. It was so cool,” says Kristen.



“And Fiji, I’ve never seen a beach like that or water like that in my life. They were all so great and different.”

And even though they could travel at a much more leisurely pace than they did on the race, they say it was hard to completely get out of “race mode.”

“It’s hard to lose that mentality. When we walk by map stores I’m (still) like, ‘We need to get a map’ because that’s what we always had to do or look for the clues. Or if we get lost we say, ‘Oh we would’ve lost that leg for sure,’” says Kristen with a laugh.

They’ve also been travelling around Canada as hosts of “The Amazing Race Canada Auditions,” premiering June 5 on Bell Fibe TV1.

The third season of the special features Steph and Kristen visiting Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s and back home to Toronto to share their Top 10 audition videos from last season. The couple also had the chance to meet some of the hopefuls, who re-enacted their original auditions.

“They (got us to try) some different things. We did pole dancing, we did rock climbing. We tapped dance,” says Steph. “It was fun to interact with other people that applied for the show.”



The couple particularly enjoyed visiting Montreal, where the final leg of Season 4 took place. As well as attending Cirque du Soleil, they also visited St-Viateur Bagel, the site of the bagel challenge that slowed down many of the teams.

“They were actually adorable they gave us mugs and cream cheese spreaders. They took a picture with us. They had an ‘Amazing Race Canada’ plaque in their place now,” says Kristen.

But Kristen did not take the opportunity to deliver any bagels.

“No, I’m retired,” she says with a laugh.
 
With their year of free travel winding down, Steph and Kristen still have a few trips left to take before they get back to full-time jobs.

They say being on the show has changed their whole perspective.

“That’s the best part about ‘The Amazing Race Canada.’ Running it was a real experience and I think it really opens your eyes to how cool Canada is, how many opportunities there are in the world and obviously by winning it and taking this year off I know our whole lives have changed,” says Steph.

Season 5 of "The Amazing Race Canada" premieres Tuesday, July 4 at 8/7C on CTV.