Redheaded former NFL cheerleaders. Stuntmen siblings. Blonde flight attendants. A gay dad and his filmmaker son. Can you smell another season of CBS’ The Amazing Race?
The Emmy-winning competition series returns to air with its 14th installment on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This season will span a grueling 40,000 miles through nine countries, including Siberia and Romania, in just 22 days as 11 teams compete for the ultimate prize of $1 million.
Announced on Monday (Jan. 26), the teams include good-looking pairs of women such as the former NFL cheerleaders going head-to-head with the flight attendants. There are also various couples looking to test their relationship and see if they can take it to the next level after the world tour has ended. Sibling rivalry also takes hold with a few other pairs who think that blood is thicker than the frustrations of competing.
As always, host Phil Keoghan will be there to greet the teams at the mat.
This season’s 11 “Amazing Race” teams:
Names: Mark and Michael Munoz
Ages: 48, 51
Occupations: Stuntman/jockey, stuntman/actor
Hometown: Los Angeles, Maui
Names: Tammy and Victor Jih
Ages: 26, 35
Hometown: San Francisco, Los Angeles
Miscellaneous: Both have degrees from Harvard
Names: Lakisha and Jennifer Hoffman
Ages: 28, 24
Occupations: Program coordinator, marketing assistant
Hometown: Bronx, NY; Louisville, KY
Names: Christie Volkmer and Jodi Wincheski
Ages: 37, 40
Occupations: Flight attendants
Hometown: Choctaw, OK; Houston, TX
Names: Cara Rosenthal and Jaime Edmondson
Ages: 26, 29
Occupations: Law student, former police officer
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Relationship: Former NFL cheerleaders for the Miami Dolphins
Names: Brad and Victoria Hunt
Ages: 52, 47
Occupations: Distribution dispatcher, tax manager
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Relationship: Married for nine years
Names: Mel and Mike White
Ages: 68, 38
Occupations: Writer/clergyman; Writer, producer aned actor
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA; Santa Monica, CA
Relationship: Father and son
Miscellaneous: Mel White came out to his family when his son was only 11. Mike is a screenwriter for films such as “Nacho Libre” and “School of Rock,” in which he costarred with Jack Black.
Names: Lynda and Steve Cole
Ages: 52, 43
Occupations: Customer service supervisor, carpenter
Hometown: Martinsville, VA
Miscellaneous: Steve was with a date at Linda’s party. She asked her brother to keep Steve’s date occupied while she made her move. They’ve been married 17 years.
Names: Jennifer Hopka and
Ages: 26, 28
Occupations: Student, Software engineer
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Miscellaneous: She’s ready to get engaged. He’s not.
Names: Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka
Ages: 23, 24
Occupations: Student, sales rep
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Names: Margie and Luke Adams
Ages: 51, 23
Occupations: Clinical research associate, college grad
Hometown: Denver, CO
Relationship: Mother and son
Miscellaneous: Luke has been deaf since he was 2 years old
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