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$2 million pot for 'Amazing Race' winner; teams list
First things first: There are no couples from Long Island in the new edition of "The Amazing Race," arriving Sept. 30. But there is this interesting new twist - the winning team can possibly score a $2 million pot. That's not the biggest pot in reality TV history by a long shot ($5 million for "The X Factor") but double the money for "Race." Here's the line from the release describing the twist:
If the Team that wins the first leg of the season can outrace the other 10 Teams and win the final leg of the Race, they will double their money and win a $2 million grand prize instead of $1 million.
So, yes, it sounds tricky, no? But what the heck. Still interesting. Here are the teams:
Natalie Anderson Age: 26 Hometown: Edgewater, N.J. Current occupation: Physical Therapy Student // Nadiya Anderson Age: 26 Hometown: Edgewater, N.J. Current occupation: Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace Connection: Twin Sisters
Josh Kilmer-Purcell Age: 43 Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y. Current occupation: Goat Farmer/Advertising Executive/Author / Brent Ridge Age: 38 Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y. Current occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Beekman 1802 Connection: Goat Farmers/Life Partners
Rob French Age: 46 Hometown: Boston, Ga. Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver // Kelley Carrington-French Age: 50 Hometown: Boston, Ga. Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver Connection: Married Monster Truckers
Trey Wier Age: 23 Hometown: Austin, Texas Current occupation: Land Consultant/Former College Athlete // Alexis “Lexi” Beerman Age: 22 Hometown: Dripping Springs, Texas Current occupation: Clothing Designer Connection: Dating
James LoMenzo Age: 53 Hometown: Burbank, Calif. Current occupation: Professional Musician/ Former Band Member of White Lion and Megadeth// Mark “Abba” Abbattista Age: 45 Hometown: Denver, Colo. Current occupation: Entertainment Lawyer Connection: Friends
Abbie Ginsberg Age: 31 Hometown: Encinitas, Calif. Current occupation: Dance Instructor/Choreographer // Ryan Danz Age: 35 Hometown: San Diego, Calif. Current occupation: Financial Service Company Owner Connection: Dating Divorcees
Jaymes Vaughan Age: 30 Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev. Current occupation: Chippendales MC//James Davis Age: 27 Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev. Current occupation: Chippendales Dancer Connection: Chippendales Dancers/Best Friends
Rob Scheer Age: 52 Hometown: Ketchikan, Alaska Current occupation: Lumberjack and Entrepreneur // Sheila Castle Age: 44 Hometown: Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Current occupation: Retail Manager Connection: Engaged
Caitlin King Age: 24 Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. Current occupation: Special Ed Teacher // Brittany Fletcher Age: 25 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Current occupation: Medical Device Sales Connection: Best Friends
Gary Wojnar Age: 52 Hometown: Livonia, Mich. Current occupation: Substitute Teacher//: Will Chiola Age: 53 Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich. Current occupation: Substitute Teacher Connection: Best Friends/Substitute Teachers
Amy Purdy Age: 32 Hometown: Summit County, Colo. Current occupation: Motivational Speaker/Snowboarder (Amy is a double amputee) // Daniel Gale Age: 36 Hometown: Summit County, Colo. Current occupation: Executive Director Connection: Dating On and Off