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TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:23:46 AM »




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Alana & Leo

Name: Alana Folsom
Age: 29
Hometown: Somerville, Massachusetts
Current occupation: Internal Communications Associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and
Harvard

Describe what you do: I work alongside a team to help write all the communications (our newsletter, internal and news stories, social media, HR announcements, event promos... you name it) for all the folks who work at my company.

Three words to describe you: Talkative, excitable, and smart.

Favorite hobbies: Poetry, cooking, and running.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
Im most proud of writing and defending my poetry thesis (a.k.a. a freaking poetry book!) when I
got my MFA all while also working to co-found my MFA programs literary magazine. It was a really difficult time because I was
trying to finish school and my dad was very sick.

What scares you most about traveling?
As a woman, Im scared about being harassed because Im viewed as not being able to defend
myself.

What excites you most about traveling?
I know this is what everybody probably says, but Im really excited to see new places and
experience new cultures! As a poet, its the little things; when I was in Ireland, I still remember
learning that there are over 30 words for "green" in Gaelic.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
I spent eight hours alone in Helsinki when I was 20 and absolutely loved, loved, loved it. I felt
somehow connected to the city. Take me back, Phil!

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

I hope to gain a deeper trust and better understanding of Leo, especially in high-stress situations.
My trust in myself can falter, and I want to see how much I can rely on him. We are great
complements to each other, great partners, and, yeah, I want to test that.


Name: Leo Brown
Age: 31
Hometown: Somerville, Massachusetts
Current occupation: Senior healthcare data analyst

Describe what you do: I crunch numbers and build software to inform healthcare decisions.

Three words to describe you: Determined, social, and eager.

Favorite hobbies: Playing the violin, vegetable gardening, eating peanut butter, and hosting friends in our backyard.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
Managing my diabetes with a low-carb diet, which reduces my reliance on insulin.

What scares you most about traveling?
Losing my passport, getting abducted, missing my flight, riding the train in the wrong direction
that sort of thing.

What excites you most about traveling?
Exposing my senses to everything a search engine or social media post could never capture.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?
Id like to visit Australia to meet a platypus.

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

I want to convince Alana that Im a keeper!
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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 06:54:48 PM »
This season took so long to air that they're now married (since the summer)


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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 09:45:22 PM »
This season took so long to air that they're now married (since the summer)

They've got married a couple of weeks ago.

https://www.myregistry.com/wedding-registry/alana-folsom-and-leo-brown-somerville-ma/2399819?lang=en
https://www.leoandalana.com/

On the second link above, they are planning for a second wedding next year.
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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 08:45:54 AM »
This season took so long to air that they're now married (since the summer)
:lol:

Congratulations to them! Praying for Alana to recite their team description in poetry at the start, and that's it.
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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 07:16:04 PM »
I think these two are my preseason faves, they're so adorable together  :2hearts:

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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2020, 08:49:53 PM »
I think these two are my preseason faves, they're so adorable together  :2hearts:
Thank you!!! And hi everyone! 🤓💚 can't wait to see what you think of our season! I hope we did enough to prepare for the race.

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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2020, 08:59:02 PM »
Hi, Leo!

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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2020, 09:00:19 PM »
:hiya, and :bigwelcome to the R.F.F.! Great to have you here!
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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 09:58:58 PM »
Hi Leo! Welcome to the RFF!  :waves:

We all hope you go very far on the Race! Best of luck to you and Alana! :)  :conf: :cheer:


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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2020, 10:40:14 PM »
Welcome to the pre-game party, Leo! :conf:
<3 Family, friends, food, freedom...FULFILLED <3
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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2020, 03:59:43 PM »
Hi guys!

We're so excited to be interviewing Leo and Alana on "Hello Morning," the morning show on the 2MBStudios Twitch channel. Stop by Monday, Oct. 12 at 9:30am EDT to watch our interview and interact with our hosts and guests from the chat. Hope to see some of you there: twitch.tv/2mbstudios

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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2020, 04:25:18 PM »
Hi guys!

We're so excited to be interviewing Leo and Alana on "Hello Morning," the morning show on the 2MBStudios Twitch channel. Stop by Monday, Oct. 12 at 9:30am EDT to watch our interview and interact with our hosts and guests from the chat. Hope to see some of you there: twitch.tv/2mbstudios

Welcome racheljane! We are happy to have you here!

Please keep us posted on any and all interviews...we have waited TWO YEARS for this!


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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2020, 09:16:33 AM »
Did y'all know Leo has diabetes from congenital hyperinsulism?

Watch here to learn what happened when he left for the Race and forgot his insulin!

This is a little known medical condition and this story may save lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFaNaZjj9qc
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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2020, 03:25:41 AM »
I am firmly on Team Leo & Alana in that rivalry  :2hearts: :2hearts: :2hearts:

Slow start but picking up steam recently, hoping they win a leg eventually or go the distance!

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Re: TAR32: Alana Folsom & Leo Brown (Dating)
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2020, 05:10:29 PM »
Yes me too gamer, I'm so pleased with my preseason pick  :2hearts: I don't think I've genuinely liked a team so much in a long while, I just get a vibe they're really good wholesome people.

How much fun are they every time they're on screen?? Them deciding to be each other's crushes in Paris, Leo's speed running down the carpark ramp, Alana nerding out over the paintings. I am here for it all, completely adorkable.

And then of course I love Alana being very vocal about how much she thinks Will & James *suck*  :funny: