The long-running, award-winning reality competition show has a new night and a whole new set up in the show’s 29th cycle. This season of The Amazing Race will bring together 22 racers from across the US, but the twist this year is each person will be paired with someone they have never met. After sizing up their competition on the starting line, after the race begins, the men and women will pair off based solely on their first impressions.
“For years, The Amazing Race fans have suggested we line up complete strangers and match them up at the starting line to see what would happen. These newbie racers begin with no pre-existing relationships or emotional baggage, and the excitement of traveling around the world to complete dozens of gut-busting, mind-blowing challenges quickly ignites tension,” Keoghan said in a statement.
“The Amazing Race, in scope, is the biggest reality show ever created. It brings people from all walks of life together on a global scale, and traditionally sends teams with established relationships on an adrenaline-packed, exotic adventure. However, this season, we are excited to pair complete strangers and see how they handle the pressure of traveling the world with someone they just met,” said The Race co-creator and executive producer Bertram van Munster.
The show kicks off in Los Angeles, CA on March 30, 10 P.M.
– Ashton Theiss, a 25-year-old residential realtor from Fort Worth, TX
– Floyd Pierce, a 21-year-old college drum major from Boulder, CO
– Brooke Camhi, a 36-year-old criminal attorney from New York, NY
– Liz Espey, a 24-year-old auctioneer from Maryville, MO
– Francesca Piccoli, a 33-year-old U.S. Army drill sergeant from St. Plano, TX
– Jennifer Lee, a 25-year-old professional model from Los Angeles, CA
– Jessica Shields, a 28-year-old K-9 police officer from Youngstown, OH
– Joey Covino, a 46-year-old police sergeant from Saugus, MA
– Kevin Ng, a 31-year-old athletic trainer from San Diego, CA
– Logan Bauer, a 27-year-old surgical consultant from Columbus, GA
– London Kaye, a 27-year-old artist from Brooklyn, NY
– Matt Ladley, a 25-year-old pro snowboarder from Denver, CO
– Michael Rado, a 37-year-old butcher from Pittsburgh, PA
– Olive Beauregard, a 24-year-old firefighter from Providence, RI
– Becca Droz, a 26-year-old rock climbing instructor from Boulder, CO
– Redmond Ramos, a 28-year-old former U.S. Navy corpsman from Murrieta, CA
– Sara Fowler, a 27-year-old luxury realtor from St. John, Virgin Islands
– Scott Flanary, a 34-year-old recruiting manager from West Hollywood, CA
– Seth Tyler, a 37-year-old police officer from Seattle, WA
– Shamir Arzeno, a 28-year-old Wall Street banker from Jersey City, NJ
– Tara Carr, a 38-year-old U.S. Army officer from Alexandria, VA
– Vanck Zhu, a 28-year-old Wall Street analyst from New York, NY