[09/01/10 - 06:02 AM]
CBS Announces the Cast for the Next Installment of "The Amazing Race," Which Premieres with a Special 90-Minute Debut on Sunday, SepT. 26
Plus: the team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.

[via press release from CBS]


11 Teams Will Travel Over 32,000 Miles, Spanning Four Continents and 30 Cities, with Inaugural Visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and a Trek Deep into the Arctic Circle

CBS announced today the 11 new teams competing in the next installment of THE AMAZING RACE, which premieres with a special 90-minute debut on Sunday, Sept. 26 (8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Phil Keoghan is the host.

This season's cast of Racers will travel over 32,000 miles, covering four continents and 30 cities, with first-time visits to Bangladesh, Ghana and the Arctic Circle. Additionally, for the first time in the history of the Race, the Team to finish in first place during the premiere episode will be awarded a surprise, game-changing advantage.

The new season features Racers from all walks of life, including a Team of Home Shopping hosts, newly dating couples, an Internet entertainer, Ivy League a cappella singers and a birth mother/daughter Team who were recently reunited after the mother gave her newborn daughter up for adoption over 20 years ago.

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

Brook Roberts
Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Home Shopping Host

Claire Champlin
Age: 30
Hometown: Reno, Nev.
Occupation: Home Shopping Host

Relationship: Home Shopping Hosts

Nick DeCarlo
Age: 26
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
Occupation: Bartender

Vicki Casciola
Age: 26
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
Occupation: Hair Stylist

Relationship: Dating

Ron Kellum
Age: 45
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Director/Choreographer

Tony Stovall
Age: 42
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Occupation: Doctoral Student (University of Arizona)

Relationship: Best Friends

Michael Wu
Age: 58
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Occupation: Software Consultant and Content Creator

Kevin Wu
Age: 20
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Occupation: Student/Internet Entertainer

Relationship: Father/Son

Chad Waltrip
Age: 26
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Operations Manager

Stephanie Smith
Age: 23
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Hair Stylist

Relationship: Newly Dating

Nat Strand
Age: 31
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Occupation: Doctor

Kat Chang
Age: 35
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Doctor

Relationship: Doctors/Friends

Gary Ervin
Age: 53
Hometown: Morganfield, Ky.
Occupation: Entrepreneur

Mallory Ervin
Age: 24
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Occupation: Miss Kentucky 2009

Relationship: Father/Daughter

Connor Diemand-Yauman
Age: 22
Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio
Occupation: Student (Princeton)

Jonathan Schwartz
Age: 22
Hometown: Cranford, N.J.
Occupation: Student (Princeton)

Relationship: Ivy League A Cappella Singers

Jill Haney
Age: 27
Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif.
Occupation: Hair Stylist

Thomas Wolfard
Age: 30
Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif.
Occupation: Ad Sales Director

Relationship: Dating

Andie DeKroon
Age: 43
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Jenna Sykes
Age: 21
Hometown: Athens, Ga.
Occupation: Student (University of Georgia)

Relationship: Birth Mother/Daughter

Katie Seamon
Age: 23
Hometown: Rahway, N.J.
Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player

Rachel Johnston
Age: 24
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J
Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player

Relationship: Beach Volleyball Partners

THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, 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 Elise Doganieri are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

For more information on THE AMAZING RACE and the 11 new Teams, log on to www.cbs.com.

  [september 2010]  


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