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“We Do Not Do Cold Weather!” – Reality News Online’s Exclusive Interview with The Amazing Race 20's Kerri & Stacyby Teeuwynn Woodruff -- 03/27/2011
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Reality News Online: Hi Kerri & Stacy! Thanks for talking to Reality News Online! What made you decide to apply for The Amazing Race?
Kerri: It was Stacy’s idea because she’s been a fan of the race for years. We’ve been separated with her living overseas with her husband playing basketball. Stacy thought it would be a great opportunity for us to be together and be double trouble again like we were in high school.
RNO: How cold was that leg?
Kerri: Oh, my gosh! Did you not hear me say the weather outside was frightful?
Stacy: It was freezing!
Kerri: Right now I’m in little shorts and a little tee shirt because we are in the southern heat and it is 80-something degrees. We do not do cold weather!
Stacy: I don’t do snow – the only snow I do is snow cones.
RNO: You weren’t in last place in this leg until right at the end – do you know how far behind Nary & Jamie you got to the Pit Stop?
Stacy: I don’t think we were very far behind them – or at least I’m hoping we weren’t. I knew we had left [the Roadblock] within five minutes of them because, watching the show, Nary got it after a couple more tries.
If we could have just gotten the right directions we wouldn’t be talking to you now.
RNO: Kerri, you said you were lucky to navigate yourself to the mall at home – why were you navigating for the team and was that a problem for you during the race?
Kerri: I feel like Stacy’s stronger at driving in Europe because she lives in Europe for half the year. I’m not going to say that I’m a self-proclaimed “great navigator,” but I’m okay. We were both navigating together, but of course she was the driver so she couldn’t look at a map.
At that point we had a map. I was trying my best. I’m a smart person and I can still overcome that one, small weakness. I’m a woman – we’re good at multitasking.
RNO: How long do you think you were lost looking for the Pit Stop?
Stacy: It felt like forever! Every minute feels like an hour, but I would guess we were lost for maybe 15 minutes. When we left the Roadblock someone sent us to the castle. We showed them exactly where we needed to be and, despite that, we were looking at the castle a minute later. We were just getting bad directions the entire evening. Goodness gracious!
RNO: You also went to the wrong castle first – what made you choose that castle as Sleeping Beauty’s castle?
Stacy: Actually, Kerri and I – the way that we had come into the little town [was a bit different]. Other teams came from a higher angle. We came into town from a different directions so we didn’t see the [correct] castle right away.
So we ran up to the yellow castle. When we got to the top we said, “Stop. Is this the right castle?” When we were going up the first hill to that castle we then saw the other castle. So we checked before we even went in there because we both had that feeling that something wasn’t right. I would expect Sleeping Beauty’s castle to be a bit more jazzy.
RNO: You did the gingerbread Detour. How long did it take you to actually get to the witch?
Kerri: It felt like forever because we had to get enough gingerbread to complete the gingerbread house – and we had no idea how big the house was so we wanted to make sure we had enough.
It was very, very hard to find the house. They didn’t show the whole thing, but we were probably walking through that little enchanted forest for a good 30-45 minutes. We went through a neighborhood and the house was at the bottom of a hill. We had to go up the hill to follow the gingerbread path, but the house was at the bottom. It was kind of like a path to nowhere.
Plus it was heavy snow. Sometimes we would have to search through the snow for some gingerbread pieces because the snow covered it up. Then we had other teams with us – and that was a distraction in and of itself.
RNO: When it came to actually making the gingerbread house you completed it the fastest of those teams with you. Did you feel pretty good about your chances when you were leaving the Detour?
Kerri: Yeah, Stacy and I definitely were feeling good. In every challenge we did we made sure to focus and stay on task. Some of the other teams got off task by singing or whining or crying. We were so focused. We had no time for singing. That’s how we were able to get out of that challenge before everybody else.
RNO: Why did you choose the gingerbread Detour option over the beard styling?
Kerri: Well, we didn’t! We originally wanted to do the beard challenge. We’re sassy divas – we do our own hair. But we couldn’t find the challenge and we saw a couple of the other teams going to the gingerbread challenge – and we knew it was better to be in a group – so we just decided to change plans and go with them.1 2 Next-->
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