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Art Velez and JJ Carrell (Best Friends)

Previous season: The Amazing Race 20

Art Velez
Age: 49

Hometown: Temecula, California
Current occupation: Federal Agent

Three words to describe you: Humorous, outgoing, and positive.

What excites you most about traveling?
Exploring new wonders.

Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways?
Racers!

JJ Carrell
Age: 49
Hometown: San Marcos, California
Current occupation: Border Patrol Agent / Immigration Enforcement


Three words to describe you: Loyal, strong, and determined.

What excites you most about traveling?
Everything about experiencing new cultures, sights, smells, and people.

Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways?
Racers.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 05:27:49 PM by georgiapeach »

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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 04:13:18 PM »
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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 07:28:32 PM »
Biography

JJ Carrell
Age: 49
Hometown: San Marcos, California
Current occupation: Border Patrol Agent / Immigration Enforcement

Describe what you do:
I am a Watch Commander (LT in police) in the USBP.  Enforce Immigration Law.

Three words to describe you: Loyal, strong, and determined.

Favorite hobbies: Playing football, taking my son to the skate park, and coaching my son in sports.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
Adopting my son Joseph.

What scares you most about traveling?
Being stuck somewhere with no way out.

What excites you most about traveling?
Everything about experiencing new cultures, sights, smells, and people.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
Russia, because of the history.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)?
Seeing the world through the eyes of the Race. Fast, overwhelming, and exciting.

Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways?
Racers.

Art Velez
Age: 49
Hometown: Temecula, California
Current occupation: Federal Agent

Describe what you do:
Arrest criminals entering the country illegally and those smuggling illegal contraband.

Three words to describe you: Humorous, outgoing, and positive.

Favorite hobbies: Competitive shooting, golfing, and barbecuing.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
My son attending the U.S. Naval Academy.

What scares you most about traveling?
Getting arrested.

What excites you most about traveling?
Exploring new wonders.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
New Zealand to see the Southern Lights.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? 
Travel to new places, experience different cultures, and meet new people.

Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways?
Racers!

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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 01:40:18 AM »
I've never been so happy with a returning team in my life. OMG YAS QUEENS SLAY.

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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 10:50:30 AM »
 :clap2:
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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 03:27:18 PM »
I'm gonna reiterate what Granth said - most satisfying first boots since S22.

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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 07:11:42 PM »
Terrible to see any team go through an injury!

But, let's not ask them back!
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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 07:22:42 PM »
Art and JJ (‘Amazing Race’ exit interview): This was the ‘absolute nightmare scenario’

Joyce Eng
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Art Velez had a terrible case of deja vu on Wednesday’s “The Amazing Race 31” premiere.

Seven years ago on Season 20, the $1 million was within his and JJ Carrell‘s grasp, but Art struggled at the final Roadblock, allowing Dave and Rachel, who had accidentally skipped the task, to return, crush it and cruise to the win. This time, after being in last place for most of the first leg in Tokyo, the border patrol agents had a chance to safely advance to the next leg when Rupert and Laura Boneham got hopelessly lost for more than two hours even though they were literally right next to the Roadblock the entire time. But Art, forced to do the second Roadblock, couldn’t scale the slippery 20-ft Mount Fuji slide and developed leg cramps so painful that JJ made an executive decision to take the four-hour penalty instead. Unfortunately, Rupert and Laura arrived at the task during that time and Rupert completed it on his first try, making Art and JJ the first elimination of the season.



Read more here: https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/the-amazing-race-31-art-velez-jj-carrell-exit-interview/
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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2019, 08:41:31 AM »
I'm gonna reiterate what Granth said - most satisfying first boots since S22.

And I'm gonna reiterate what I said - No.


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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2019, 11:36:37 AM »
I disliked them in TAR20, but I did feel quite bad for the both of them, having to leave due to that injury.


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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 10:13:42 PM »
I've come to the conclusion that they were only cast to:
(1) fill the "older team" quota (a la Mel & Mike and Dave & Connor... I know Art & JJ aren't THAT old lmao)
(2) potentially start drama with Rachel Reilly

Like I cannot imagine that even casuals were asking for them to return.

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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 10:24:32 PM »
JJ dont have any other bff?
Oh stop it probst

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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 08:55:42 PM »
I've come to the conclusion that they were only cast to:
(1) fill the "older team" quota (a la Mel & Mike and Dave & Connor... I know Art & JJ aren't THAT old lmao)
(2) potentially start drama with Rachel Reilly

Like I cannot imagine that even casuals were asking for them to return.
I wonder why we needed those two for that, because we already have Britney, who has had her fair share of conflict with Rachel in the past. And unlike Art & JJ, Brit's an actual fan favorite.

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Re: TAR31: Art Velez & John James "JJ" Carrell (Friends/Amazing Race)
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2019, 09:30:10 AM »
We have Eliza and Corrine to do that. And Leo and Jamal.

Why can’t they do a real FANS FAVOURITE? Instead of forcing some teams down our throats.
"The Amazing Race shows the best and worst out of you. But if only negative things are shown, then it's probably you. - Jobby"