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[07/17/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Unveils the Identities of the 12 Teams Competing in "The Amazing Race 10"

[via press release from CBS]

CBS UNVEILS THE IDENTITIES OF THE 12 TEAMS COMPETING IN "THE AMAZING RACE 10"

Three-Time Emmy Award Winner THE AMAZING RACE Moves to a New Night and Time This Fall, Sundays at 8:00 PM

CBS today announced the identities of the 12 Teams set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 10 this fall. The three-time Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series is making its home on a new night and time this fall, moving to Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Starting in Seattle, WA, the 12 Teams will travel over 40,000 miles in under 30 days, spanning four continents and 13 countries. Teams will travel to such exotic locations as Kuwait, Mongolia, Beijing, Madagascar and Hanoi, Vietnam. The 12 teams will compete against one another in a race around the world for a $1 million prize.

Following are the 12 Teams, listed in no particular order:

Name: VIPUL PATEL
Occupation: Sales
Age: 29
Hometown: Windermere, Fla.

Name: ARTI PATEL
Occupation: Nutritional Educator
Age: 26
Hometown: Windermere, Fla.

Relationship: MARRIED

Vipul and Arti are the first Indian-American team to run the Race. Both speak several languages and are well-traveled. Vipul admits to being a bit overzealous, while Arti takes great pride in her ability to reign in his emotions and focus his strengths -- a skill she will undoubtedly be forced to call upon while racing around the world.

Name: ERWIN CHO
Occupation: Insurance Company Manager
Age: 32
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.

Name: GODWIN CHO
Occupation: Financial Analyst
Age: 29


Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.

Relationship: BROTHERS

These overachieving, super-competitive brothers say they are ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Godwin has grown up in the shadow of his Harvard-educated brother and is eager to show his brother and his family that he has what it takes to win THE AMAZING RACE. This team's love for traveling the world and competing is infectious.

Name: TOM ROCK
Occupation: College Admissions Director
Age: 39
Hometown: New York City

Name: TERRY COSENTINO (Male)
Occupation: Special Events Director
Age: 45
Hometown: New York City

Relationship: DATING

This feisty, fun-loving couple has been together for over two years. Their playful nitpicking is constant, but it always ends in shared laughter. This energetic couple is hoping the Race will prove to them they have what it takes to stay together.

Name: KELLIE PATTERSON
Occupation: Student: Broadcast Journalism
Age: 22
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Name: JAMIE HILL
Occupation: Recent College Graduate
Age: 22
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

Don't let their Southern drawls fool you. These former co-captains of the University of South Carolina cheerleading squad are highly competitive and just might have what it takes to be the first female team to win THE AMAZING RACE.

Name: LYN TURK
Occupation: 4TH Grade Teacher
Age: 32
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Name: KARLYN HARRIS
Occupation: Program Analyst
Age: 32
Hometown: Helena, Ala.

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

These two Alabama mothers have known each other since 9th grade. THE AMAZING RACE will be the first time the two have ever traveled abroad together. Both have limited traveling experience, but are hoping their resourcefulness and wit will make them the team to beat.

Name: DAVID CONLEY
Occupation: Coal Miner
Age: 32
Hometown: Stone, Ky.

Name: MARY CONLEY
Occupation: Homemaker
Age: 31
Hometown: Stone, Ky.

Relationship: MARRIED PARENTS

David and Mary are married parents who met while working at McDonald's 10 years ago. David was in the Army and did some traveling while Mary can count on one hand how many times she's been on a plane. This hard-working couple is eager to expand their horizons and see the world.

Name: BILAL ABDUL-MANI
Occupation: Medical Supply Technician
Age: 37
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Name: SA'EED RUDOLPH
Occupation: Power Lineman
Age: 39
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

These best friends have spent years bonding over their love of food, Browns football and their shared Islamic faith. Bilal is energetic and outgoing while Sa'eed is quiet and passive. Their vastly different temperaments will be fun to watch as they attempt to navigate over 40,000 miles in under 30 days.

Name: PETER HARSCH
Occupation: Clinical Prosthetist
Age: 35
Hometown: Laguna Beach, Calif.

Name: SARAH REINERTSEN
Occupation: Motivational Speaker
Age: 31
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, Calif.

Relationship: FRIENDS

Peter and Sarah are both Iron Man competitors who have a long history of teamwork. Sarah recently became the first female with an artificial leg to complete the Hawaii Iron Man Triathlon. Peter works as a clinical prosthetist and travels the country speaking to amputees and consulting for prosthetic legs. Both are out to win and eager to show the world that a disability will not stop them from reaching their goals.

Name: ROB DIAZ
Occupation: Bartender/Real Estate Student
Age: 31
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: KIMBERLY CHABOLLA
Occupation: Public Relations
Age: 28
Hometown: Los Angeles

Relationship: DATING

Rob and Kimberly met while bartending and have been dating for the last two years. Their relationship has experienced some rocky moments, yet they recently decided to take a leap and move in together. They are both looking to the Race to test the strength of their relationship and prove to them that they were meant to be together.

Name: TYLER DENK
Occupation: Model
Age: 29
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: JAMES BRANAMAN
Occupation: Model
Age: 27
Hometown: Los Angeles

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

Tyler and James are not your typical "pretty boys"; they've both had their share of hard knocks. After losing track of each other several years ago, they reconnected after going through rehab and have been best friends ever since. They're hoping their new found lease on life will help carry them around the globe and across the finish line.

Name: DUSTIN KONZELMAN
Occupation: Reigning Miss California/Marketing Director
Age: 24
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.

Name: KANDICE PELLETIER
Occupation: Reigning Miss NY/Rockette
Age: 24
Hometown: New York

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

Dustin and Kandice met while rooming together at the Miss USA pageant. Rivals at first, they quickly became friends and have been inseparable ever since. Kandice is wild and impulsive, while Dustin is religious and more conservative. Their shared trait is they are both intense competitors who thrive on winning.

Name: DUKE MARCOCCIO
Occupation: Owner -- Tour Company
Age: 52
Hometown: Warwick, R.I.

Name: LAUREN MARCOCCIO
Occupation: Speech & Language Pathologist
Age: 26
Hometown: Warwick, R.I.

Relationship: FATHER/DAUGHTER

When Lauren told her family that she was gay, her father didn't react well to the news and the two were estranged for several years. They are currently rebuilding their relationship and hope the Race will help them recapture the closeness they once shared.

THE AMAZING RACE 10 features 12 Teams of two on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each Team will compete in a series of challenges -- some mental and some physical -- and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first Team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with Touchstone Television and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

RATING: To Be Announced





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