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Jet & Cord
Brothers

Age: Jet (30) & Cord (29)
Occupation: Jet (Cowboy) & Cort (Professional Bull Rider)
Hometown: Jet (Ada, OK) & Cord (Tupelo, OK)

Jet
Pet peeve about your teammate: Punctuality or lack thereof
Favorite hobbies: Reading
Achievements: Making it on THE AMAZING RACE
Lifelong to do list: To remain a cowboy
If I could switch places with someone: Nobody, I am happy being me ... I haven't worked out all of my own problems so I wouldn't want to start on anyone else's
Role Model/Hero: Cord would be my hero
What are you passionate about? Horsemanship
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Pay off my house
People would be surprised to learn: How much I read. I read every single day
Favorite place you have ever visited: Texas
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communication
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks?) To broaden my horizons and gain a better appreciation for the world in general

Cord McCoy
Pet peeve about your teammate: He likes to voice his opinion
Favorite hobbies: Riding horses
Achievements: Rode world champion bucking bull, "Big Bucks"
Lifelong to do list: Get married, have lots of babies and live happily ever after
If I could switch places with someone: I wouldn't trade with anyone.
Role Model/Hero: My parents
What are you passionate about: My beliefs
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Buy a big ranch
People would be surprised to learn: I don't have a television or a radio in my house
Favorite place you have ever visited: I love visiting everywhere, but home sweet home is always the BEST
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Choosing one idea and going with it
What did you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks): Spending time with my best friend and brother

Jordan & Jeff
Newly Dating

Age: Jordan (22) & Jeff (31)
Occupation: Jordan (Receptionist) & Jeff (Salesman)
Hometown: Charlotte, NC) & Jeff (Norridge, IL)

Jordan
Pet peeve about your teammate: He gets irritated easily
Favorite Hobbies: Swimming, playing tennis and socializing
Achievements: Winning "Big Brother" and graduating high school
Lifelong to do List: To be a dental hygienist, and to get married and have kids
If I could switch places with someone: Carrie Underwood
Role Model/Hero: My mom
What are you passionate about? Being with family and friends
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Buy a house by the beach
People would be surprised to learn: I'm a moody person
Favorite place you have ever visited: Cherry Grove in North Myrtle Beach
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communicating
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Understanding each other

Jeff
Pet peeve about your teammate: She doesn't think sometimes
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, sports, outdoor activities and working out
Achievements: Graduating college
Lifelong to do List: Visit as many places I can around the world
If I could switch places with someone: A Heisman Trophy winner
Role Model/Hero: Alive: My father. Deceased: Walter Payton
What are you passionate about? My family
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Travel
People would be surprised to learn: That I played college football and graduated with a business degree from Aurora University
Favorite place you have ever visited: Western Europe
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communicating with each other without bickering
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To have an experience of a lifetime and get to learn more about our relationship

Brent & Caite
Dating

Age: Brent (28) & Caite (20)
Occupation: Models
Hometown: Brent (Columbia, SC) & Caite (Lexington, SC)

Brent
Pet peeve about your teammate: She is hard headed and can't take criticism
Favorite Hobbies: Sports and traveling
Achievements: My faith. I've been in some crazy situations and around some not-so-cool people and still stand my ground with my beliefs
Lifelong To Do List: Travel the world; have a fulfilling, rewarding and successful career; solve the mystery of who killed JFK; make a difference in someone's life; have a family; hit a hole-in-one and host my own show
If I could switch places with someone: Actually no one, I enjoy my life and who I am. I look forward to the journey that lies in front of me
Role Model/Hero: My Mom
What are you passionate about? My relationships and enjoying life! I never take a moment for granted
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Go on a vacation with my family and friends, give back to my parents and in some way better myself so that I could be in a position to help others
People would be surprised to learn: I'd rather give than receive
Favorite place you have ever visited: Grand Cayman
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We are both "Type A" personalities and need to do some work on the way we communicate with each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to build on the already great relationship I have with Caite and prove to myself and others that I have the strength and faith to endure the craziest of circumstances

Caite
Pet peeve about your teammate: He picks his nose with tissue paper, throws it in the toilet and doesn't flush
Favorite Hobbies: Art, sports, modeling and acting
Achievements: Being able to overcome the embarrassment from the flub I made on national television during the Miss Teen USA pageant
Lifelong To Do List: To advance my career as an actress and model. I also want to complete my college career in art with a minor in business at UCLA
If I could switch places with someone: Nobody, I'm very content with who I am.
Role Model/Hero: Johnny Unitas because he continued to be a good person while in the limelight and was very headstrong, genuine and determined to achieve everything he put his mind to
What are you passionate about? My lifelong goals and dreams
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Buy a Maserati and a round of drinks for my friends. Hah
People would be surprised to learn: I'm very athletic and can pretty much beat every guy in anything. I am also an amazing artist
Favorite place you have ever visited: Montabaur, Germany.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We both are headstrong and feel as if we are alpha males in the relationship. We will also need to do a better job listening to each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to learn how to stay calm in tense situations

Joe & Heidi
Married

Age: Joe (42) & Heidi (37)
Occupation: Joe (Software Sales Executive) & Heidi (Homemaker)
Hometown: El Segundo, CA

Joe
Favorite Hobbies: Coaching youth sports, poker and golf
Achievements: My biggest achievement is my family.
Lifelong to do List: Travel around the world.
If I could switch places with someone: My son Jameson who has unlimited potential.
Role Model/Hero: My parents. They immigrated here to USA to provide a better life for me.
What are you passionate about? Raising my kids to be the best they can be.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Pay for my kids' college education.
People would be surprised to learn: I was born in Taiwan and speak fluent Mandarin Chinese
Favorite place you have ever visited: Fiji
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Getting a task that we both can't do and being away from our kids for an extended period of time.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? Create a closer bond with Heidi
Pet peeve about your teammate: She can't multi-task.

Heidi
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, gourmet cooking, shopping, golfing and reading
Achievements: Giving birth to my two beautiful and intelligent kids, having a successful finance career prior to choosing to stay home to raise my children.
Lifelong to do List: Run a marathon, improve my golf game and to never stop learning new things
If I could switch places with someone: It would have to be with my daughter, Herason. The opportunities and potential for a young girl today are endless.
Role Model/Hero: My parents, Richard and Yohko Leeser. They sacrificed everything for their children to give them a better life. I have the utmost respect and admiration for both of them.
What are you passionate about? My family. There are no words for the love and devotion I have for my husband and children.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Invest it towards my children's college education fund
People would be surprised to learn: In high school, I was voted Senior Class President, Most Likely to Succeed, Most Likely to win a Nobel Peace Prize and Most Likely to Total Their Car
Favorite place you have ever visited: My home. Although I've traveled extensively and visited many wonderful places, there really is "no place like home."
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Being away from our children for so long and not being able to eat sushi.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? Spending quality one-on-one time with my husband. We both could use some extra, uninterrupted time and attention from the other. Additionally, I plan to re-enter the professional workplace soon and I hope this experience makes me a better job candidate.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Joe is a very intense and short tempered individual who thinks he's right all the time!

Daniel & Jordan
Brothers

Age: Daniel (24) & Jordan (22)
Occupation: Daniel (Financial Advisor) & Jordan (Strategic Consultant)
Hometown: Barrington, R.I.

Dan Pet peeve about your teammate: He is very intense
Favorite hobbies: Watching and playing sports
Achievements: Being at the Winter Classic when the Bruins won in overtime
Lifelong to do list: Get a job with a major Boston sports team, get married, have kids and make them huge Boston sports fans
If I could switch places with someone: Theo Epstein (GM of the Red Sox)
Role Model/Hero: My dad and my grandfather
What are you passionate about? Boston sports
What would you do if you won the million dollars? I'd save and invest it.
People would be surprised to learn: That I really dislike traveling and it will probably be the most difficult part of the race for me
Favorite place you have ever visited: Fenway Park
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Staying under the radar and not rubbing the other teams the wrong way, and finding food that I like
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Jordan always wanted to be on the Race because it was his #1 dream in life. All I really want is to make it far enough so Jordan feels as if his dream is achieved

Jordan
Pet peeve about your teammate: He hates to travel
Favorite hobbies: Tennis, New England Patriots, dancing to my own beat
Achievements: Graduating from Emory University's Goizueta Business School with High Distinction in May 2009
Lifelong to do list: Travel the world, meet Tom Brady and start my own company.
If I could switch places with someone: I wouldn't
Role Model/Hero: My parents. Their love for each other and our family, their work ethic, and the way they have supported me have really shaped who I am today. Also, Karen Rein, my best friend, who has taught me to never give up on my dreams and means the world to me.
What are you passionate about? Tackling life challenges and chasing after new ones and Boston sports
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Save the money and use it to pay for my MBA
People would be surprised to learn: I was considerably overweight during a decent portion of my teenage years. I weighed 200 lbs and was only 5'1".
Favorite place you have ever visited: Israel
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Focusing our intensity and competitive spirits on the Race itself rather than on each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to create memories with my best friend and show my brother that there is more to our world than what we see at home

Dana & Adrian
High School Sweethearts/Married

Age: Dana (39) & Adrian (40)
Occupation: Dana (Market Manager) & Adrian (Medical Sales)
Hometown: Arlington, TX

Dana
Pet peeve about your teammate: His obnoxious burps
Favorite hobbies: Swing dancing, taking spontaneous trips and fine dining
Achievements: Earning a Masters Degree from University of Texas at Arlington with three kids under 6. Owning a property management and real estate firm with my husband and purchasing my first home by the age of 22
Lifelong to do list: To share my story of overcoming abuse and a failed restaurant business at the age of 23. Also, to do more traveling, enter a national dance competition and complete a book that I started on adversity
If I could switch places with someone: Oprah
Role Model/Hero: Jesus Christ is my role model. My mother is my hero
What are you passionate about: Compelling others to think and live outside the ordinary by sharing my stories of victory
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Give to meaningful organizations (United Way, YMCA, etc), save and have a little fun
People would be surprised to learn: That my spouse and I have enjoyed each other for 26 years and I am not even 40 yet
Favorite place you have ever visited: Puerto Vallarta
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Not holding it against my husband if he is responsible for us losing
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Showing that high school sweethearts can still love, respect and have fun with each other while trying to accomplish a common goal

Adrian
Pet peeve about your teammate: Her double standards on household issues
Favorite hobbies: Weight lifting, golfing and playing "Texas Hold'em"
Achievements: I graduated from San Jose State University as a first generation college graduate
Lifelong to do list: Raise my children to be healthy, contributing members of society and then help raise my grandchildren to be the same
If I could switch places with someone: I would not want to switch places with anyone.
Role Model/Hero: Tom Hicks, the owner of the Texas Rangers
What are you passionate about: Running my own company
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Pay off debt and donate money to my church and the United Negro College Fund
People would be surprised to learn: With me there are no surprises...what you see is what you get
Favorite place you have ever visited: Hawaii
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Making the right choices under pressure and not arguing
What did you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks) I'd like to show the unity that can exist between husband and a wife

Monique & Shawne
Friends

Age: 39
Occupation: Moms/Attorneys
Hometown: Monique (West Orange, NJ) & Shawne (Bowie, MD)

Monique
Pet peeve about your teammate: She will go to great lengths for a bargain
Favorite Hobbies: Going to the spa, dancing with friends and spinning
Achievements: Having my kids and passing the New York Bar
Lifelong To Do List: Travel the world
If I could switch places with someone: I wouldn't. I'm very content with my life.
Role Model/Hero: Suze Orman, Tina Turner
What are you passionate about? Empowering women
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Buy my husband a membership to a golf club and save for my kids' education
People would be surprised to learn: I love to travel, but I get nervous during turbulence
Favorite place you have ever visited: Nairobi, Kenya (the Masai Mara)
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Following each others lead
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Pushing myself beyond my physical and mental limitations

Shawne
Pet peeve about your teammate: When she says I'm acting like her mom
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, connecting with other women looking to grow a business and living life to the fullest
Achievements: My growing relationship with God, passing the New York Bar exam, giving birth to my kids, marrying my husband, creating a successful wellness business and helping others earn additional income
Lifelong to do List: Raise my kids to be dynamic, kind and inspiring individuals, create generational wealth and visit every continent with my husband
If I could switch places with someone: Michelle Obama
Role Model/Hero: Marian Wright Edelman (champion for Children's rights)
What are you passionate about? My family, becoming a better person, creating generational wealth
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Pay off my law school debt, help my grandparents and invest in real estate
People would be surprised to learn: I'm uncomfortable with too much attention on me
Favorite place you have ever visited: Salvador, Bahia
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Knowing when to move on to the next challenge
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Pushing myself to another level and to help other moms/women step out of the box and take risks

Louie & Michael
Friends

Age: Louie (47) & Michael (45)
Occupation: Undercover Detectives
Hometown: Providence, R.I.

Louie
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's a control freak
Favorite hobbies: Competing in power lifting competitions and Mixed Martial Arts
Achievements: The birth of my two sons, numerous awards for being a police officer and setting records as a power lifter
Lifelong to do list: To retire healthy, comfortable, and preferably wealthy
If I could switch places with someone: My dad
Role Model/Hero: My Dad. He has accomplished so much in life and is loved by his family, friends and peers. Though he lives in a lot of physical pain, he's always there to do whatever he can regardless of his condition
What are you passionate about? Life and living it to the fullest and teaching my children to do the same
What would you do if you won the million dollars? I would live comfortably and do a lot of traveling
People would be surprised to learn: My life is pretty much an open book, so I'm not sure I could surprise anybody
Favorite place you have ever visited: Germany and Singapore
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Keeping up with each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To show my children that anything is possible as long as you put your heart and soul into it

Michael
Pet peeve about your teammate: He loves everyone
Favorite hobbies: Working out, running and lifting weights
Achievements: Numerous awards in the field of narcotics enforcement
Lifelong to do list: Raise my children to be honorable, productive, loving and happy people. I would also like to write a book
If I could switch places with someone: Nobody, I am very happy with my life
Role Model/Hero: A father who stays with his family and teaches their kids to be happy, well accomplished people
What are you passionate about: Coaching Little League, New England Patriot football and Red Sox baseball
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Work less, spend more time with family and put my kids through college
People would be surprised to learn: That I will enjoy the Race whether I win or lose
Favorite place you have ever visited: Southern California
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: None
What did you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks): Completing the Race no matter what place we come in

Steve & Allison
Father/Daughter

Age: Steve (57) & Allison (23)
Occupation: Steve (Professional Baseball Coach) & Allison (Marketing)
Hometown: Encinitas, CA

Steve
Pet peeve about your teammate: She's a very talented person but occasionally lacks the confidence in her God-given abilities
Favorite Hobbies: Golfing, swimming and working out
Achievements: Getting my degree, getting married, having my kids and winning the World Series
Lifelong to do List: Continue to enjoy life
If I could switch places with someone: My son Garrett who is living the good life in college
Role Model/Hero: My Mom and Dad who are still living life to the fullest
What are you passionate about? My family
What would you do if you won the million dollars? I would treat each of my family members and friends to something special
People would be surprised to learn: It took me 20 years in professional baseball before I finally made it to the big leagues
Favorite place you have ever visited: Encinitas. That's why I live here
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Not getting lost because we tend to get lost in our own neighborhood
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Making memories with my daughter that will last forever

Allison
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's always late and likes to embarrass me
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, dancing and golf
Achievements: Receiving my B.A. from Pepperdine University in Public Relations
Lifelong to do List: Find a job that I'm passionate about, create new adventures every day, get married and have a family
If I could switch places with someone: Phil Keoghan. Talk about a job I'd be passionate about
Role Model/Hero: My parents. My mom is the backbone of our family and such a strong woman. My Dad encourages me to pursue my dreams everyday
What are you passionate about? My relationship with God, Pepperdine, baseball, golf, dance, traveling the world, spending time with family and friends and fantasy football
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Do some traveling and invest it for my future
People would be surprised to learn: My father is a World Series-winning professional baseball coach, but during the only year I played baseball (8th grade) I made it to first base once and was promptly picked off
Favorite place you have ever visited: Malibu -- I have amazing memories there
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Not having mom around. She does everything for us
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To meet all kinds of people around the world and have tons of fun with my Dad. I'm planning to have THE AMAZING RACE theme song as the Father/Daughter dance at my wedding

Jody & Shannon
Grandmother/Granddaughter

Age: Jody (71) & Shannon (22)
Occupation: Jody (Personal Trainer) & Shannon (Healthcare Outreach Contract Analyst)
Hometown: Jody (Round Rock, TX) & Shannon (Georgetown, TX)

Jody
Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes her clothing choices seem a bit too revealing
Favorite Hobbies: Triathlons, writing, reading and challenging myself
Achievements: Other than giving birth to my four children, I am most proud of leaving behind my sedentary lifestyle five years ago and starting to live a healthy, athletic lifestyle
Lifelong to do List: Finish a half ironman triathlon. Finish a full marathon. Publish another book. Motivate people to become active. Climb more Colorado mountains. Walk the Appalachian Trail. Go trekking in Norway. Bicycle through the Netherlands. Develop a TV show featuring elderly athletes
If I could switch places with someone: It might be fun to be Carol Burnett for half a day, but then I'd want to come home
Role Model/Hero: Sister Madonna Buder who finished the Kona ironman at age 78.
What are you passionate about? I'm passionate about giving hope to people who think they can't change and helping them improve their lives
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Donate half to the Strengthmobile Foundation and spend the other half on a 500-square foot condominium within a mile of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas
People would be surprised to learn: For two years in the mid 1990s, I performed amateur stand-up comedy to compensate for a really grim period I was going through
Favorite place you have ever visited: Rural Ireland and Hua Hin, Thailand
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communicating and working together as a team
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? As the oldest person who has ever participated in the Race, I hope to show that age is more than a number

Shannon
Pet peeve about your teammate: Grandma can get a bit uptight at times and has a tendency to get carried away
Favorite Hobbies: Running, dancing and swimming
Achievements: Getting my degree in Economics from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas
Lifelong to do List: Run a marathon, earn a medical degree or physician assistant degree and join Doctors Without Borders
If I could switch places with someone: I would never switch places with someone
Role Model/Hero: All the strong-willed and capable women that I am related to -- my mom, grandma and great-grandma
What are you passionate about? Staying fit and healthy and helping others do the same
What would you do if you won the million dollars? I would backpack across Southeast Asia
People would be surprised to learn: I lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from eight months old until I was almost 10-years-old
Favorite place you have ever visited: Either Angkor Wat in Cambodia or the Great Wall of China
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Making quick decisions without my Mom acting as a middleman
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To get a chance to travel with my grandma and to have an opportunity to practice making decisions in a fast-paced and competitive environment

Carol & Brandy
Dating

Age: Carol (47) & Brandy (40)
Occupation: Carol (Consultant) & Brandy (Actress)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Carol
Pet peeve about your teammate: She's a biter
Favorite hobbies: Reading, the theater, art, architecture and travel
Achievements: Coming out, starting my own company
Lifelong to do list: Learn to play the piano, re-read all the classics, become a really good chef and a wine connoisseur
If I could switch places with someone: Diana Krall -- I'd like to know what it would be like to have that kind of talent
Role Model/Hero: Any strong, accomplished women, female writers, politicians, artists and musicians
What are you passionate about: My dog, equal rights, mountains and the ocean
What would you do if you won the million dollars: Travel
People would be surprised to learn: That I am shy
Favorite place you have ever visited: Paris
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Communication
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Choosing to participate in the Race is very out of character for me so the fact that I am doing it is an accomplishment

Brandy
Pet peeve about your teammate: She is much more structured and schedule-oriented than I am, which at times limits a go-with-the-flow, spontaneous attitude
Favorite hobbies: Speaking Spanish, my dogs, traveling, cooking, music, art, hiking.
Achievements: I am an accomplished, independent, talented, creative and kind woman who is committed to constantly learning and growing
Lifelong to do list: Speak Spanish fluently, learn to dance the tango, create a charity that helps educate and offer better quality of life to children, leave a positive impact/imprint on the world, lead a life with purpose
If I could switch places with someone: No one
Role Model/Hero: I draw inspiration from too many people to list here
What are you passionate about? Integrity, honesty, intelligence, compassion, constantly striving to better myself
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Pay off debts, purchase a new car, start a direct sales children's educational game company with a portion of the profits going to fund a foundation dedicated to building schools. I would also like to create and host a travel show based on going to villages throughout the world and participating in projects that better the community
People would be surprised to learn: That I'm bisexual
Favorite place you have ever visited: Mexico, Greece and sailing through the waters of the Caribbean
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We will likely be competing against teams that are younger, stronger and faster than us which may be difficult and daunting
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To challenge myself physically, mentally, emotionally and to discover the extent of my competitive spirit