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TAR Australia 4: Alana & Niko (Siblings)
« on: October 22, 2019, 01:37:36 AM »


Alana & Niko (Siblings) (Adelaide, South Australia)

Alana and Niko are ready to bring some sibling rivalry to the race. Close and competitive in equal measure, these Adelaide students are ready show Australia what they’ve got. Although Alana loves her baby brother, she’s known for losing her cool with him quickly. They are the youngest team to race and count on support from the whole Greek community.

Individually they’ve travelled to many countries including Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Qatar and Spain. They’ve also travelled to the Netherlands and Germany together.
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Re: TAR Australia 4: Alana & Niko (Siblings)
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 01:38:40 AM »
Alana, 21

What’s the best part of travelling with your teammate?
The best part about travelling with Niko is that we are such good mates and can make any situation fun, by being our weird selves.
Are you a good packer? I am an extremely good packer. My last trip was a month long and I took a little 7kg backpack. I like using packing cubes to keep everything organised, and only pack essentials pretty much. Cute essentials though.

Niko, 19

What is the biggest challenge or weakness you’ll need to overcome?
An eating challenge would definitely test me to my absolute limits. I should be able to eat any type of meat, but if it’s a weird delicacy or anything spicy count me out – especially if there is a time limit. I would give it a go, however I would be definitely taking my time and drinking lots of water between each bite.
What is one destination that you’d like to tick off your bucket list? I would love to go anywhere in Latin America, but if I had to choose, I would say maybe either Colombia or Cuba. I would say Colombia because it seems like such a fun, vibrant place packed with heaps of culture and fun things to do whereas Cuba would be amazing because it would be so different to anywhere else due to its unique history.
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There was a long silence, followed by a low groan when we asked siblings Alana, 21, and Niko, 19, how they were feeling about their time on 'The Amazing Race Australia'.

Speaking to 10 daily via phone after leaving the competition in last place, the Generation Z duo said they were still processing their premature elimination.

"It went so badly and we were not expecting it to turn out like this," Niko said, adding that they had "thought about all the possible scenarios in our heads and not once did we think of being one of the worst teams".

The pair's inability to hail a cab at the start of the race in Seoul set their disastrous day in place, with Alana and Niko falling so far behind the other teams they didn't even get to participate in any detour or roadblock challenges.

"We still don’t regret the decisions we made because they made sense at the time for us," Alana said. "We don’t regret anything, really. "

Most viewers would agree with Niko when he says that "luck was not on our side that day" but the siblings are well aware that they're probably going to get dunked on because of their age.

"We know that people are going to look at us like the dumb kids but we’re not," Alana explained.

"Young people are capable of many things and it just sucks for them that we’re representing them, it wasn’t meant to go like this!" she laughed, adding that it was "just annoying we didn’t get to prove to those people that think Gen Z are just kids".

If you watched the premiere and made the assumption that the youngsters tripped up in the South Korean capital because they were out in the analogue wilderness without smartphones, you'd be wrong.

"Niko and I are not on our phones constantly so it’s not really an issue for us. That whole week [ahead of the race] we didn’t have our phones, it was fine. It wasn’t like we needed them," Alana told 10 daily.

"How we fell apart in the race, wasn’t really due to a lack of technology," Niko added.

The pair said it was a cruel mix of excitement and devastation when they finally reached Beau Ryan at the Seoul pitstop, well after nightfall.

The superfans used to construct their own 'Amazing Race' courses -- pretending different rooms in their house were different countries -- as kids and have long dreamt of standing on the race's pitstop mat.


"It’s literally so exciting because you dream about when the host will say, ‘You are the blah blah team to arrive’ it’s so exciting!" said Alana

"But then it was just so devastating at the same time."

Niko explained that it was a "really tough night" after filming wrapped up and the reality of coming last began to sink in."After the cameras stopped rolling and we stepped off the mat I just cried, we both cried.

"It was really hard to come to terms with what had happened because it happened so quickly," he said.

Luckily, their family has been extremely supportive -- even if they had their doubts that Alana and Niko would make it far in the competition.

"They were just proud that we’d made it on," Alana told 10 daily.

"They keep saying to us, ‘It doesn’t matter about what happens, it only matters that you’ve made it and you’ve made us proud'.

"It’s been really nice to hear that because we felt like we were representing our family and it didn’t quite go to plan."

'The Amazing Race Australia' Airs Mondays And Tuesdays From 7.30 pm, Only On 10 And WIN Network.

Source: https://10daily.com.au/entertainment/tv/a191028pzfju/alana-and-niko-apologise-to-gen-z-for-coming-last-in-the-amazing-race-20191028?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D34094783036105812880072036310947260192%7CMCORGID%3D508F0C3A53DB1A8A0A490D4D%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1572328706
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