|Amanda and Kris – Amazing Race 14 – Eighth Place
Why a second chance – The first victims of the Blind U-Turn. I’m glad of all the U-Turn victims, eliminated because of the U-Turn, they chose Amanda/Kris rather than Lorena/Jason or Crandy. Also interesting is that they are racing against the team that they now know directly were responsible for their elimination – Margie/Luke.
The couple is now engaged, and there is little we can really say about them since they weren’t really on for that long. They seemed like they would be a tough team before their rough leg. But how many good-looking young California teams have we seen in Race history? I love how Amanda cites their mutual BA’s in Communication as examples of how they should be better communicators. Amanda – I have a comm degree – trust me, most people in our classes could barely string a sentence together. Let’s be serious.
Mel & Mike – Amazing Race 14 – Sixth Place
LaKisha and Jennifer – Amazing Race 14 – Fourth Place
The team formerly known as Kisha/Jen elected for their longer full names to make me type more. For some reason, in both of their written bios, neither mention the pee incident. In fact, Kisha talks about leaving their bags at the dock as their biggest mistake. Really?
The sisters are clearly athletic enough – Kisha coaches basketball, and Jen coaches volleyball. The question is whether they can keep their focus.
Margie and Luke – Amazing Race 14 – Third Place
For those who don’t remember, Luke is a gay deaf man, and Margie is his mom. They are pretty awesome together. I think they should get their own sitcom. He is a motivational speaker and she is a nurse. If you remember, his deafness got a lot of attention last time – and deservedly so – but I hope that like Charla’s short stature it gets much less attention the second time around. He has already proven that point. Now this is about him and his mom, not about a deaf man and his mom.
Jamie and Cara – Amazing Race 14 – Second Place
They were under the radar last time, but won’t be this time. Jamie has gone on to become a Playboy Playmate. Really, she has. And she must now have to be considered the best-looking Racer ever. Due to having to do ample research for this article I was forced to check out her website. And yes, she wins that award now. Man, this job is tough sometimes.
Despite her looks, Jamie had a lot of “ugly American” moments last time, so I hope she won’t repeat that this time around. The former Miami Dolphin cheerleaders (as a Dolphins fan, there isn’t much else to be proud of these days. This is all we have) have some surprises – Jamie used to be a cop, and Cara is lugging around her law school studies on the Race.
Zev and Justin – Amazing Race 15 – Ninth Place
To refresh, Zev has Asberger’s Disease and Justin is his best friend. They too are a hoot. Zev’s bio is by far the funniest of them all.
And Justin’s pretty funny too…
Flight Time & Big Easy – Amazing Race 15 – Fourth Place
The Globetrotters are a popular team that was a no-brainer for inclusion – popular and a major gaffe. They talk about being Globetrotters and never losing – although I am not really sure if that’s a good analogy. That’s like saying I’m a great ping-pong player because I never lose to my four year old. They are loads of fun – if a bit trusting – and it will be fascinating to see them interact with the next team