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“Strength Doesn’t Come in What You Bring in Your Bag” - An Interview with The Amazing Race 9’s John & Scottby Jenn Brasler -- 03/02/2006
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RealityNewsOnline: Hi, Scott and John! I wish you’d been able to stick around longer. I feel like we didn’t get to know you at all. Why did you guys pick each other as partners for the race over anyone else you could have gone with?
John: The opportunity came up when we were together during the 4th of July while in Provincetown.
RNO: What did you think you guys had that none of the other teams had that would make the producers want to pick you?
John & Scott: We were the gay team. We also have longevity in our friendship.
RNO: Did either of you pack anything interesting or out of the ordinary?
John: The most important thing that I packed was butt wipes because I didn’t want to be stranded without them, but I didn’t get a chance to use them! Also, I brought with me a carved wooden ornament of my Great Dane Percy for good luck. And the other thing is we brought a lot of attitude.
Scott: I brought Vicks for my nose for some unusual smells and La Mer cream.
RNO: How did you handle the stress and pressure of the race?
Scott: We were too wrapped up in the moment that we didn’t really get to acknowledge the stress we were feeling.
John: Looking back now, we can see how much stress we were really under.
RNO: What do you think was your specific downfall?
John: Staying in the cab too long.
Scott: The inability to communicate.
RNO: If you could have done anything different, what would it be?
John: We would have brought a tiny backpack. The stress of packing the bag and thinking what to pack and carrying the backpack took a toll on me. I learned now that the strength doesn’t come in what you bring in your bag, it comes from what you bring inside.
RNO: Why do you think you connected with Lisa & Joni so easily?
Scott: I believe that it was just chemistry. We knew as soon as we saw them that we would like them immediately.
John: They were almost like the female version of us. We just love their frosted hair and we nicknamed them the Frosties right from the start.
RNO: I know you didn’t get to spend much time with the other teams, but who did you think would be the pair to beat?
Scott: Right from the start, I believed Ray & Yolanda because physically they were just in top shape.
John: I believed that Eric & Jeremy would be the team to beat because they are so incredibly hot. Their sexiness and stamina will be able to carry them around the world.
RNO: Has your relationship changed at all?
Scott: I believe that it is getting better.
John: I think that we know each other a lot better now and it has filled in a lot of blanks in our relationship.
RNO: So, John, how many times have you flown since the race?
John: Zero since the race, and I actually chose to drive to NYC for the press day as opposed to flying.
RNO: Did you cure your fear for good?
John: I think I always will be afraid of flying but at least now I will do it.
RNO: Thanks for the interview! I hope you two have fond memories of your experiences on the race.
Jenn Brasler is an Assistant Editor of Reality News Online and an aspiring writer from Falls Church, VA. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would have packed the attitude, too.
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