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Russell & Cindy (Friends/Dating) – Russell is a 32-year-old model/actor/entrepreneur and Cindy is an inventor who believes she was once a supermodel. I can already tell these people are going to get on my nerves. Speaking of which, haven’t we already had a Russell and Cindy already, only spelled differently? You remember them, Team Rev? Oh well, hopefully they will be as nice as Team Rev was. By the looks of things, they have some extensive traveling experience and that will help them when it comes to getting around and booking flights because I’m sure they have experience in the airport, especially from seeing all the places that Cindy has been. They are both there for the adventure of doing all the traveling but they have never traveled together so this should be fun. I like the fact that they really can’t think of weaknesses for one another and that shows they are looking on the positive. Wow, and I thought they were going to get on my nerves. Change of opinion, I like them. Let’s see how well they can work together though. They are confident and seem to have faith in one another as a team. I think they will get pretty far.
Steve & Josh (Father & Son) – Steve is 47 and a supervisor at a juvenile detention center. Josh is 21, attends a junior college and is a computer technician. Now, I promised myself I wouldn’t make any “junior college jokes” so let me just hold back. Anyway, Steve is a huge Amazing Race fan and basically stalked his son to go on the show with him. Nice to see that they are bonding. While Steve is more of a conservative, Josh is a huge liberal. Kind of reminds me of my father and me. I got my ear pierced in high school and he was ready to send me to military school. This team doesn’t have all that much traveling experience and virtually none traveling together unless it was a family trip. I think this will play against them, especially considering that they are so different. They are doing the race for the same reason – the cash and the bonding, but I really don’t see this team doing all that well. Call it a hunch, but I think they are one of the first three teams gone this time around.
Tian & Jaree (Friends/Models) – Apparently, Tian is a 30-year-old model/actress/singer (See: Unemployed) who thrives on attention. Jaree is also a model/actress who attended a junior college (oh dear) and she is 33. They have done traveling in the past and some of it has been together. They say they had a good time so that may play in their favor. I think this is going to be one of those teams that really doesn’t fight. They seem to be really good friends and since they have traveled with one another before, I don’t think stress between themselves will be an issue for them. Their reason of adventure and fun is the same for doing the race, but I don’t really buy it. I think it’s for attention, although we already know we have to pay all of our attention to Tian or she will have a fit. According to their profiles, Tian speaks blonde and Jaree speaks redneck. For some reason, I’m not surprised. Why are they rubbing me the wrong way? I’ll give them the fact that they are pretty women, but I think they are going to be a little suck up, especially Tian. She seems to be a little too obnoxious for her own good. My guess is that they last midway. I’m not seeing them as much of a threat in this go around and think they may stick around if they link up with a better racing team and ride their coattails for as long as they possibly can.
Steve & Dave (Air Traffic Controllers) – Steve and Dave are both air traffic controllers from Chicago, Illinois. Steve is 46 and Dave is 43. Since they work at an airport, you would imagine that they have done some extensive traveling, although Dave has described his traveling experience as “limited at best.” Um, Dave… you work with planes, take a trip! They seem to have pretty good personalities and I think they will be one of the more fun teams. Steve treasures his Advil in his backpack because apparently he has popping knees. I’m not even going to touch that one. I respect Steve’s reason for wanting to be in the race so that he doesn’t have to shovel snow. That may be the best reason anyone has ever said. It’s so true! That stuff is hard on the back! They have never traveled together before but I don’t think that will really have an effect on this team. They seem to be pretty positive and there for a good time. I think the fact that they are not taking this seriously though may bring some consequences. They admit they can’t speak any other languages and pretty much aren’t prepared for any country outside of North America. They are basically doing this on a whim. I don’t think they are going to last long. Another pick to be one of the first three teams eliminated, unless they can nab the Fast Forward and hold onto an early lead.
Kelly & Jon (Engaged) – Kelly is a model and Jon is a real estate agent who was a model and bartender in a past life. She is 30 and he is 28. Now this team has a good profile. They have done some pretty extensive traveling in Europe and Asia, some together. They have done some backpacking together as well. I think they will do well, although I’m a little concerned that they are not going to always get along. They are doing the race for the adventure and to spend more time together so I guess they know how to work together as a team. They are in great shape and by the looks of things, they know their way around. I like the fact that they know they argue about stupid things but still can recognize that they are a good team all while figuring out each other’s strengths and weaknesses. My prediction is that they will make the final three. Actually, I think they will win the race. Let it be known, this is my pick to win it all. I hope they don’t let me down.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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