The Amazing Race 17 Preview: Meet The Contestants

By Kelly West 2010-09-01 17:18:07 discussion comments
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This month the seventeenth season of The Amazing Race will premiere on CBS. We have some information on the eleven teams who will be competing in the race around the world, as well as a video to introduce them to you.

The Amazing Race may have not have won the Outstanding Reality Competition Emmy this year (for the first time in the category’s history), but the series is still going strong. Below is a video featuring the teams for Season 17. Among the racers are a set of singing college kids, a daughter and her birth-mother, and a tattooed couple.



And here’s CBS’ series description, as well as the specifics on the contestants.
THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.


Home Shopping Hosts


Brook Roberts
Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Home Shopping Host

Claire Champlin
Age: 30
Hometown: Reno, Nev.
Occupation: Home Shopping Host



Dating


Nick DeCarlo
Age: 26
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
Occupation: Bartender

Vicki Casciola
Age: 26
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
Occupation: Hair Stylist



Best Friends


Ron Kellum
Age: 45
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Director/Choreographer

Tony Stovall
Age: 42
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Occupation: Doctoral Student (University of Arizona)



Father/Son


Michael Wu
Age: 58
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Occupation: Software Consultant and Content Creator

Kevin Wu
Age: 20
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Occupation: Student/Internet Entertainer



Newly Dating


Chad Waltrip
Age: 26
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Operations Manager

Stephanie Smith
Age: 23
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Hair Stylist



Doctors/Friends


Nat Strand
Age: 31
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Occupation: Doctor

Kat Chang
Age: 35
Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Doctor



Father/Daughter


Gary Ervin
Age: 53
Hometown: Morganfield, Ky.
Occupation: Entrepreneur

Mallory Ervin
Age: 24
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Occupation: Miss Kentucky 2009



Ivy League A Cappella Singers


Connor Diemand-Yauman
Age: 22
Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio
Occupation: Student (Princeton)

Jonathan Schwartz
Age: 22
Hometown: Cranford, N.J.
Occupation: Student (Princeton)



Dating


Jill Haney
Age: 27
Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif.
Occupation: Hair Stylist

Thomas Wolfard
Age: 30
Hometown: Marina Del Ray, Calif.
Occupation: Ad Sales Director



Birth Mother/Daughter


Andie DeKroon
Age: 43
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Jenna Sykes
Age: 21
Hometown: Athens, Ga.
Occupation: Student (University of Georgia)



Beach Volleyball Partners


Katie Seamon
Age: 23
Hometown: Rahway, N.J.
Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player

Rachel Johnston
Age: 24
Hometown: Moorestown, N.J
Occupation: Beach Volleyball Player


The Amazing Race 17 premieres Sunday, Sept. 26 (8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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