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TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« on: December 07, 2017, 01:12:52 PM »




Name: Henry Zhang

Age: 22

Hometown: Los Angeles

Connection to teammate: Dating

Qualifications: Former president of the Yale debate team

Instagram: @HenryTZhang

Twitter: @HenryTZhang

Name: Evan Lynyak

Age: 22

Hometown: Los Angeles

Connection to teammate: Dating

Qualifications: Top-ranking female debater in the world in 2016

Instagram: @evan.lynyak
"I can't speak for production, but I really like that people see us when we're traveling around the world. If you're a fan of the show, ... you're going to be more excited because you want to see what happens."Phil Keoghan

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 03:15:42 PM »




Henry Zhang And Evan Lynyak (#TeamYale)

Henry

Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current occupation: Management Consultant
Three words that describe you: Entrepreneurial, caring, and ambitious.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)?
I think Evan and I, though young, have a serious relationship, and running the race, I'm hoping to learn lots more about her and about us. Also, it'll be an awesome travel experience!


Evan


Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current occupation: Management Consultant
Three words that describe you: Thoughtful, sarcastic, and compassionate. 
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)?
Despite having only dated for a year and a half, I view my relationship with Henry as a serious one, and would like to learn more about how we function as a team. Additionally, running the race and getting as far as possible would allow me to see the world and have a unique adventure!
"I can't speak for production, but I really like that people see us when we're traveling around the world. If you're a fan of the show, ... you're going to be more excited because you want to see what happens."Phil Keoghan


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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 03:18:16 PM »
Biography


 
#TeamYale

Name: Henry Zhang
Age: 22

Instagram: @HenryTZhang
Twitter: @HenryTZhang

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Current occupation: Management Consultant

Describe what you do: I work on a team that helps companies, governments, and NGOs improve their performance and realize their goals.

Three words to describe you: Entrepreneurial, caring, and ambitious.

Favorite hobbies: Soccer, coding, and ukulele.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
 I taught myself to code and created a website to provide debate preparation materials to disadvantaged students.

What scares you most about traveling?
 Coming back injured—wouldn't want to worry my mom while I get these opportunities to travel.

What excites you most about traveling?
 Seeing, experiencing, and eating entirely new things and getting to share these experiences with people I care about.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
 Rio de Janeiro. I've never been to Brazil or even South America, and the place has a real holistic appeal to me. Also, I'm a big soccer fan and I'd love to play with locals on the beach.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)?
 I think Evan and I, though young, have a serious relationship, and running the race, I'm hoping to learn lots more about her and about us. Also, it'll be an awesome travel experience!


Name: Evan Lynyak
Age: 22

Instagram: @evan.lynyak

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Current occupation: Management Consultant

Describe what you do: I work on a team that helps companies, governments, and NGOs improve their performance and realize their goals.

Three words to describe you: Thoughtful, sarcastic, and compassionate.

Favorite hobbies: Watching movies and reading.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
 As a junior in college, I was the seventh overall best speaker out of more than 700 individual competitors at the 2016 World Universities Debating Championship, making me the top ranking female debater that year.

What scares you most about traveling?
 Getting into a car accident or otherwise seriously injured while being far from family and without understanding the medical system.

What excites you most about traveling?
 Traveling uniquely humbles me; I feel insignificant in such a big, amazing world, but that thought motivates me to savor life.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
 Israel, as it is so rich with historical and cultural significance.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)?
 Despite having only dated for a year and a half, I view my relationship with Henry as a serious one, and would like to learn more about how we function as a team. Additionally, running the race and getting as far as possible would allow me to see the world and have a unique adventure!
"I can't speak for production, but I really like that people see us when we're traveling around the world. If you're a fan of the show, ... you're going to be more excited because you want to see what happens."Phil Keoghan

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 05:30:33 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/s04DNaB8OjA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/s04DNaB8OjA</a>
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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 07:04:02 PM »
"I can't speak for production, but I really like that people see us when we're traveling around the world. If you're a fan of the show, ... you're going to be more excited because you want to see what happens."Phil Keoghan


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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 01:28:07 AM »
iconic <3 love them i hope they continue doing well and stop being screwed over by bad leg design.

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 07:54:54 AM »
Well deserved win on the 3rd Leg. That horrible Face-Off/Head-to-Head almost screwed them in Antwerp.

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 07:07:56 AM »
Yale alumni star on reality TV

Niki Anderson & Lorenzo Arvanitis   |11:45 pm, Jan 22, 2018

Staff Reporter & Contributing Reporter



After graduation, Yalies go on to succeed in medicine, law, the financial sector and a wide range of other fields. And recently, a few Yale alumni have broken into an area with a less distinct Yale presence — reality TV.

Evan Lynyak ’17 and Henry Zhang ’17 — a couple dubbed “Team Yale” who started dating after working as partners in the Yale Debate Association — are competing on Season 30 of CBS’s “The Amazing Race.” And Seinne Fleming ’12 is one of 15 remaining contestants vying for the heart of Arie Luyendyk on this year’s rendition of “The Bachelor.”

“We never imagined that we would be able to do something like this,” Zhang said of his time on the set of the Amazing Race. “It felt almost unreal.”

The Amazing Race follows 11 teams around the world as they compete to win a $1 million dollar grand prize. This season, Lynyak and Zhang travelled to Iceland, Belgium, Morocco, France, Zimbabwe and the Czech Republic. Challenges this season included a “SkyClimb,” in which teams climbed a ladder hanging from a moving crane, and navigating the streets and rooftops of foreign cities.
 
The two were selected for the show after CBS reached out to the YDA seeking a Yale debate couple. They then had to navigate a series of interviews, physicals and psychological tests before earning spots on the show.




https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/01/22/yale-alumni-star-on-reality-tv/
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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 08:16:39 AM »
The geeky team, adding some needed variety.

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 08:29:21 AM »
They're well beyond being defined as just 'geeks'.
They are really smart, sure, but I love their personalities as well, and they have lively team dynamics.

A really fun team to watch and root for! :cheer:


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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 09:21:55 PM »
Evan is starting to rub me the wrong way. I find her quite b*****.  Overconfident lady, liked Evan the 1st half of the Race. Feel bad for Henry, I just hate dominating women like her especially in a relationship.
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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 10:01:06 PM »
They have a negative edit, but so did Brooke and Scott last season and we know what happened there...
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1 win and 7 losses. 109 point loss. Sigh, back to old times...

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 10:35:11 PM »
I just hate dominating women like her especially in a relationship.
... why is that something to hate, anyway? ???

They have a negative edit, but so did Brooke and Scott last season and we know what happened there...
Yep, we got the best winners in years! :cheer:

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2018, 10:07:19 AM »
She's not that self aware at times, but all the last four teams were a mix of good and bad points and that's what made it interesting.  There's a case for them to come back for an unfinished business season.

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Re: TAR 30: Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak (Dating) #TeamYale
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2018, 07:47:56 PM »
What they did on these last 2 episodes was brutal/sensacional.
Freedom is a lonely road.

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"I can't speak for production, but I really like that people see us when we're traveling around the world. If you're a fan of the show, ... you're going to be more excited because you want to see what happens."Phil Keoghan