Author Topic: Ever wondered how TAR hires people in other countries to work on a leg?  (Read 1966 times)

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Offline Plaidmoon

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I found a Facebook post (in Vietnamese) from someone was hired to work on TAR in Hanoi. Unfortunately, it was not for TAR 31. It was for TAR 22. While it's not very current, I thought some of you might be interested in reading about it.

Translated from Vietnamese via the Facebook translator:

In November 2012, via facebook of a friend I read the letter hiring assistant for a game show, first I completely do not know this program. What, just because curiosity should want to participate. And so I subscribe NOW

In the interview, we were assigned to a room on the second floor of Hilton, in the interview about 10 more young people. We introduce ourselves in English, our strengths. After the interview I was very nervous whether I have achieved or not?

A few days later, I got the results. We went to see the live program. All of us before the start must sign a memorandum. It says that we are not allowed to release any of the program before the program is aired. Apart from that, there is something special that I am very excited about. Hanoi is part shooting / a destination in the 22nd edition of The Amazing Race US version.

My wife and I have been watching the Amazing Race program, translated into Vietnamese as the first version of the race, including three of my friends have participated.

Experiment with The Amazing Race (TAR) in 3 days with the support team of more than 100 people is very interesting and attractive. I am in charge of one of the six supervisors of the teams. We follow the racing teams to ensure that teams comply with the rules and support the team in the event of an emergency.

We have our own car, but my job is always to get ready for the car to "chase" the racing team. The distance between the team and the team is always 500m.

The teams are physically strong, they are always ready, running and running. Finished mission is that they run as flying to move to the next point. Their game is very mischievous and intelligent. We, the supporters are not allowed to chat with the teams. Unfortunately we did not take a photo together. I had an extremely enjoyable experience with The Amazing Race 22. Thank you for the friend who introduced me. Thanks to XXXXXX and thank you TAR

A few days after the show I received a letter. Below is a letter from the manager of XXXXXX thanks to the collaborators for filming for The Amazing Race US show in Hanoi on 22/10/2012.


I'm sorry I did not have the chance to see all of you before we left Hanoi. So I would like to take a chance to thank you all for working with us and being part of our production. We are delighted to have you in our exciting show and everyone gave their best to the work assisnged.

It has been a pleasure to work with you on what I was sure was a tremendous effort in such a short but very crazy time. We have already received some very positive feedback from our Executives and it was a SUCESS show.

We could not have done it without you. I hope we would have more chance to work together in the future.

Bests to all of you.
Cordially Yours,

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Spectacular find, Plaid! So glad the person got to share his experience on Facebook. What a thrill it must have been to travel around Hanoi documenting a team's potential $1 million journey. And what a crazy response that episode got from FOX back then.
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Great find. This is really cool.
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Oh wow!

This is AMAZING!

I'm sure EVERYONE here would LOVE that opportunity, should TAR visit their city <3333
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Thanks for the compliments. I've been thinking about this and believe it or not, I think I might have seen the Facebook ad he responded to. I recall one time when TAR went to Vietnam, I stumbled across a Facebook post (also in Vietnamese) that was asking friends if they were interested in a few days work with an American television show. It was a week or two before TAR filming started and it seemed likely to be TAR. So, it tipped me off that TAR was probably going to Vietnam (which they did). I can't recall which season it was. Probably TAR 22, though TAR 15 is possible.  :gman:

I thought I might still have some saved information about that find, but after searching, I came up empty. I did some housecleaning on my computer a while back and then got a new computer about 6 months ago and I appear to have lost it (if I even kept the information back then).

Update: After further thought, it wasn't TAR 15, since that was the first season I did any spoiling, so it wasn't then. When TAR 15 went to Vietnam, we found out when an Australian woman saw the teams doing a task in Cai Be (I think). Then a couple of days later the same woman saw Phil in Phnom Penh at the Ambassador Club. As far as I know that's the only time someone has randomly bumped into TAR on two different legs. It wasn't an earlier visit to Vietnam and TAR 29 was too recent, so the Vietnamese ad I remember seeing must have been for TAR 22. So, I do think I saw the ad he replied to.
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