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TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:15:31 AM »






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Hung & Chee

Name: Chee Lee
Age: 38
Hometown: Houston
Current occupation: Financial planning and analysis

Describe what you do: I run the budgeting and forecasting process to ensure my company achieves its profit targets. 

Three words to describe you: Laid-back, trusting, and athletic.

Favorite hobbies: Tennis, playing with my kids, and binge-watching shows with my wife.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
I devoured 5 pounds of pizza in 60 minutes to win a pizza-eating challenge.

What scares you most about traveling?
Food poisoning.

What excites you most about traveling?
The possibility of seeing, doing, and eating things I’ve never seen, done, or eaten before!

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
I’d like to go anywhere in Africa because it’s the continent I know least about, and it would be so
different than any other place I’ve been.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race with your partner (other
than winning one million bucks)?

I want to laugh a lot with my wife.

Name: Hung Nguyen
Age: 39
Hometown: Houston
Current occupation: Professional development coach

Describe what you do: I turn potential into promotions.

Three words to describe you: Sharp, resilient, and compassionate.

Favorite hobbies: Cuddling with my dog, trying new foods, and practicing mindfulness.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
I am so proud of and inspired by the kind, curious and strong daughters that I’ve raised.

What scares you most about traveling?
Suffering a tragic accident and dying without seeing my family again.

What excites you most about traveling?
Experiencing new foods, learning about different cultures, and being humbled by people’s clever
and resourceful ideas.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
I’d like to go to Indonesia. I was born in a refugee camp in Galang, Indonesia, which has since
been turned into a memorial site. I’ve never been back since leaving as a newborn.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race with your partner (other
than winning one million bucks)?

My husband and I never went on a honeymoon. This is the ultimate honeymoon!
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 09:03:29 AM »
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I devoured 5 pounds of pizza in 60 minutes to win a pizza-eating challenge.

Food poisoning.

The possibility of seeing, doing, and eating things I’ve never seen, done, or eaten before!
Confirmed: Chee is going to be the one doing the gross eating Roadblocks. :funny:
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 12:14:26 PM »
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Describe what you do: I turn potential into promotions.

This really caught my eye as Hung is the same age as my boss and also of Asian descent.
Hung turns potential into promotions whereas my boss turns potential into burnouts.


 :lol: :naughty:
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 11:17:46 PM »
Please WELCOME Hung to RFF!


 :welcome2:





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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 09:10:35 AM »
Please WELCOME Hung to RFF!


 :welcome2:
Welcome to the pre-game festivities, Hung! :conf:
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2020, 09:42:58 PM »
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Describe what you do: I turn potential into promotions.

This really caught my eye as Hung is the same age as my boss and also of Asian descent.
Hung turns potential into promotions whereas my boss turns potential into burnouts.


 :lol: :naughty:

This is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh! :)

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2020, 09:45:38 PM »
Please WELCOME Hung to RFF!


 :welcome2:

Thank you for the warm welcome! We hope you guys enjoy this season! This is a very special cast - we've had 2 years to bond over this huge secret!

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2020, 09:46:47 PM »
Please WELCOME Hung to RFF!


 :welcome2:
Welcome to the pre-game festivities, Hung! :conf:

Really appreciate all of the positive support and encouragement!  :clap2:

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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2020, 09:58:42 PM »
:hiya, :bigwelcome: to the R.F.F.! Hope you enjoy the fun just like us!
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2020, 10:01:52 PM »
Welcome to RFF Hung! We all hope you mold into the family extremely nicely!

All the very best of luck to you and Chee on the Race! We are all hoping you go far on your journey!  :conf: :cheer:
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 09:36:23 PM »
I have a quick question for Hung. Did you and Chee get a Leg 1 prize?
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 05:46:20 AM »
Okay we need to discuss that first insider video. One backpack, a shared toothbrush, no deodorant and a single razor blade?? :lol3: I think that's the most insane packing we've ever seen lol.

Funny how James too wished he'd thought of the single backpack idea, shows these two did their research before they left. Clearly a strong contender and a well deserved win for the first leg, congrats!  :)x

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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2020, 08:54:07 AM »
Hung, my sister is happy that you're representing 5'0 women (she's the same height as yours). What a force!

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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2020, 12:59:25 PM »
I take more than that when I go to the grocery store lol! What great packing!
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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2020, 01:22:09 PM »
They are hands down my favourite team! Really hope they can pull off a win!!

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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2020, 03:43:32 PM »
Welcome to RFF Hung! We all hope you mold into the family extremely nicely!

All the very best of luck to you and Chee on the Race! We are all hoping you go far on your journey!  :conf: :cheer:

Thank you!! Hope we make you proud!!

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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2020, 03:44:21 PM »
:hiya, :bigwelcome: to the R.F.F.! Hope you enjoy the fun just like us!

Thanks for the warm welcome! Thanks for coming along this awesome adventure with us!


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Re: TAR32: Hung Nguyen & Chee Lee (Married Parents)
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2020, 03:48:29 PM »
Meet Hung & Chee VIDEO

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFz4gQcD_da/]https://www.instagram.com/p/CFz4gQcD_da/]https://www.instagram.com/p/CFz4gQcD_da/

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18106597561197547/

This is a super cool site! I'm definitely a newbie here, but very impressed with all the content!  :conf:

How is the feeling of reading all the 'following' of us during the filming  :funny:

I am SUPER impressed with this underground network of dedicated spies!

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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2020, 03:50:13 PM »
I have a quick question for Hung. Did you and Chee get a Leg 1 prize?

Nope, unfortunately, we did not get a Prize for Leg 1. Funny that you ask b/c there was a team who tried to accuse of lying/hiding an 'advantage' like a Fast Forward or something... I am not sure if they really believed this or if they just wanted folks to hate us. This conspiracy theory didn't catch on or go anywhere... :)

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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2020, 03:52:51 PM »
Okay we need to discuss that first insider video. One backpack, a shared toothbrush, no deodorant and a single razor blade?? :lol3: I think that's the most insane packing we've ever seen lol.

Funny how James too wished he'd thought of the single backpack idea, shows these two did their research before they left. Clearly a strong contender and a well deserved win for the first leg, congrats!  :)x

Glad our antics could make you laugh! We aim to please! :) I travel a lot for work and always pack light b/c it's just easier that way. (Never THAT light... but I'm great with all sorts of packing hacks!) I also pack/travel with 3 kids, so if we didn't pack light.. we would never be able to do much!


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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2020, 03:54:53 PM »
Hung, my sister is happy that you're representing 5'0 women (she's the same height as yours). What a force!

Rock on!!! Short women are usually the most fierce! Just lil packs of C4 explosives!

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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2020, 03:55:30 PM »
Hung, my sister is happy that you're representing 5'0 women (she's the same height as yours). What a force!

Fun fact: The shortest person (me) is actually 18 inches shorter than the tallest racer who is 6'6''!!!

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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2020, 03:56:30 PM »
I take more than that when I go to the grocery store lol! What great packing!

HA!! It's b/c I would rather be gross than be tired... which might not always be a good tradeoff. :)

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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2020, 03:57:07 PM »
They are hands down my favourite team! Really hope they can pull off a win!!

Thanks for the positive vibes! Really hope we make your proud!

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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2020, 03:59:07 PM »
I take more than that when I go to the grocery store lol! What great packing!

Fun fact. Total weight of our backpack was less than 15 lbs. 2 lbs was the actual backpack. 6 lbs was protein powder. Our personal stuff was less than 7 lbs.

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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2020, 05:04:32 PM »
I have a quick question for Hung. Did you and Chee get a Leg 1 prize?

Nope, unfortunately, we did not get a Prize for Leg 1. Funny that you ask b/c there was a team who tried to accuse of lying/hiding an 'advantage' like a Fast Forward or something... I am not sure if they really believed this or if they just wanted folks to hate us. This conspiracy theory didn't catch on or go anywhere... :)

OMG! 👀 Hung spilling tea. We love to see it.

We're so happy to see you come on this site! You and Chee are doing so good so far, winning the first two legs in a row back to back?? Outstanding!

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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2020, 09:41:09 AM »
They are hands down my favourite team! Really hope they can pull off a win!!

Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. We hope that we can make you proud!

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« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2020, 09:53:07 AM »
Y'all are SO much fun to watch! Can't wait to see more!

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« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2020, 12:29:34 PM »
Hung, how chaotic actually was the market and post-Manaus Municipal Market boat frenzy when you experienced it? :funny: I watched the CBS extra of you, Chee, and Michelle & Victoria alerting each other about the Double U-Turn and boats, and I feel like there's so much more panic that we missed behind the scenes and from other teams.
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« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2020, 10:08:15 AM »
Hung, how chaotic actually was the market and post-Manaus Municipal Market boat frenzy when you experienced it? :funny: I watched the CBS extra of you, Chee, and Michelle & Victoria alerting each other about the Double U-Turn and boats, and I feel like there's so much more panic that we missed behind the scenes and from other teams.

The market was so chaotic! We thought we were at the back of the pack (which we were!) and so were so surprised when we checked in 2nd b/c we made such giant mistakes! Now that I've actually experienced it, the chaos, exhaustion, dehydration, is real!!! Because of time, most of the crazy never makes it on TV! :)

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« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2020, 10:09:09 AM »
Y'all are SO much fun to watch! Can't wait to see more!

The Insider Videos now show the other teams picking up on that you are a team to watch!

Yes - I'm surprised to see how so many teams were talking about us in the 'Insider Videos'! :)

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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2020, 10:11:37 PM »
Hung, how chaotic actually was the market and post-Manaus Municipal Market boat frenzy when you experienced it? :funny: I watched the CBS extra of you, Chee, and Michelle & Victoria alerting each other about the Double U-Turn and boats, and I feel like there's so much more panic that we missed behind the scenes and from other teams.

The market was so chaotic! We thought we were at the back of the pack (which we were!) and so were so surprised when we checked in 2nd b/c we made such giant mistakes! Now that I've actually experienced it, the chaos, exhaustion, dehydration, is real!!! Because of time, most of the crazy never makes it on TV! :)

That's so exhilarating to hear! I have a couple of other questions from the Amazonian leg if you don't mind.

After you checked in to the Amazonian riverboat Pit Stop, what was the ride like? Did you end up spending time with the other 8 teams over dinner, makeshift entertainment, and whatnot, and what were your reactions after noticing Jerry & Frank's elimination? In the past newer seasons, we rarely had teams being shown on the broadcast interacting with each other during the rest periods. It was refreshing and almost shocking to see after a long drought of these clips.
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« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2020, 09:55:50 AM »
Very happy to answer your questions!

The riverboat took us from the pitstop back to down the river to our starting point. This was one of the first times that we spent with the other teams. It happened to be Maddison's bday, so we sang happy birthday, had beers, and had an AMAZING dinner cooked by a local chef. After dinner, there was a live band and some dancing/hanging out at the top deck.

It was sad to see Frank and Jerry go. They were really great people.

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« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2020, 02:42:53 PM »
Oh what fun! Glad you all got something special. Thanks Hung!  :luvya:
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« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2020, 07:14:14 PM »
Very happy to answer your questions!

The riverboat took us from the pitstop back to down the river to our starting point. This was one of the first times that we spent with the other teams. It happened to be Maddison's bday, so we sang happy birthday, had beers, and had an AMAZING dinner cooked by a local chef. After dinner, there was a live band and some dancing/hanging out at the top deck.

It was sad to see Frank and Jerry go. They were really great people.
That's a Brazilian vacation dream! Glad there were moments of exciting thrills afterward during that stressful leg.

More questions incoming if you don't mind.
-During the floating garden Detour option in Siem Reap, you mentioned your green thumb. What plants do you typically tend in your garden?
-In Hyderabad, we saw you and Chee completing the Swiggy food delivery Detour option. Did you get to see the food that you were delivering beforehand, and how hungry did the food make both of you while running around the city with them?
-Did you get to tour the expansive Angkor Thom complex after checking in?
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