CBS has announced the eleven teams that will make up the upcoming 21st season of The Amazing Race. Among them, a heavy metal rocker, a double amputee, and a set of Chippendales dancers. There's also a twist this season that could have a major impact on the grand prize. Details ahead!

On the subject of the twist, CBS announced today that the million dollar grand prize could be doubling:
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.

Two million dollars would be a neater split between two people than one! We'll have to see if whichever team wins the first leg manages to hold their lead, or at the very least, stay in the game until the end.



And speaking of teams, this year's set of contestants include a pair of Chippendales dancers, married monster truckers, a world champion lumberjack, a double amputee professional snowboarder, and Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge ("The Fabulous Beekman Boys.") There's also James LoMenzo, the 53-year-old former band member of White Lion and Megadeth. Rock on!
Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order: Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Physical Therapy Student
Name: Nadiya Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace
Connection: Twin Sisters

Name: Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Age: 43
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Goat Farmer/Advertising Executive/Author
Name: Brent Ridge Age: 38
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Beekman 1802
Connection: Goat Farmers/Life Partners

Name: Rob French
Age: 46
Hometown: Boston, Ga.
Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver
Name: Kelley Carrington-French
Age: 50
Hometown: Boston, Ga.
Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver
Connection: Married Monster Truckers

Name: Trey Wier
Age: 23
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current occupation: Land Consultant/Former College Athlete
Name: Alexis “Lexi” Beerman
Age: 22
Hometown: Dripping Springs, Texas
Current occupation: Clothing Designer
Connection: Dating

Name: James LoMenzo
Age: 53
Hometown: Burbank, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional Musician/Former Band Member of White Lion and Megadeth
Name: Mark “Abba” Abbattista
Age: 45
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Current occupation: Entertainment Lawyer
Connection: Friends

Name: Abbie Ginsberg
Age: 31
Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.
Current occupation: Dance Instructor/Choreographer
Name: Ryan Danz
Age: 35
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Current occupation: Financial Service Company Owner
Connection: Dating Divorcees

Name: Jaymes Vaughan
Age: 30
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Chippendales MC
Name: James Davis
Age: 27
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Chippendales Dancer
Connection: Chippendales Dancers/Best Friends

Name: Rob Scheer
Age: 52
Hometown: Ketchikan, Alaska
Current occupation: Lumberjack and Entrepreneur
Name: Sheila Castle
Age: 44
Hometown: Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Current occupation: Retail Manager
Connection: Engaged

Name: Caitlin King
Age: 24
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Current occupation: Special Ed Teacher
Name: Brittany Fletcher
Age: 25
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current occupation: Medical Device Sales
Connection: Best Friends

Name: Gary Wojnar
Age: 52
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
Current occupation: Substitute Teacher
Name: Will Chiola
Age: 53
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Current occupation: Substitute Teacher
Connection: Best Friends/Substitute Teachers

Name: Amy Purdy
Age: 32
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Motivational Speaker/Snowboarder
(Amy is a double amputee)
Name: Daniel Gale
Age: 36
Hometown: Crested Butte, Colo.
Current occupation: Executive Director
Connection: Dating On and Off

The Amazing Race Season 21 premieres Sunday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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