CBS, Phil Keoghan Reveal ‘Amazing Race 10’ Teams

CBS, Phil Keoghan Reveal ‘Amazing Race 10’ Teams

At the CBS session of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Phil Keoghan revealed the teams who will compete in the milestone 10th season of The Amazing Race.

For the first time since season 4 there will be 12 teams this go-around, and it seems as if the TAR10 cast is the most diverse yet. Included in the list of teams are the first Muslim team, the first Indian-American team, the first amputee, and a father and his lesbian daughter. Plus, there are the expected teams of models as well as a team of Miss USA contestants. (NBC’s “Treasure Hunters” features a team of 3 Miss USA contestants, while Miss USA and Miss Teen USA contestants were part of TAR5).

The new season will premiere in late-September on its new night, Sundays after “60 Minutes” and most likely NFL overruns.

Also mentioned at the Press Tour, producer Jonathan Littman said they wouldn’t be doing another Family Edition, while an All-Star Race is still a possibility.

The 12 teams are:


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VIPUL and ARTI PATEL
Ages: 29/26
Occupations: Sales/Nutritional educator
Hometown: Windermere, FL
Relationship: Married
Vipul and Arti are the first Indian-American team to run the Race. Both speak several languages and are well-traveled. Vipul admits to being a bit overzealous, while Arti takes great pride in her ability to reign in his emotions and focus his strengths – a skill she will undoubtedly be forced to call upon while racing around the world.

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LYN TURK and KARLYN HARRIS
Ages: 32/32
Occupations: Teacher/Program analyst
Hometown: Birmingham, AL/Helena, AL
Relationship: Best friends
These two Alabama mothers have known each other since 9th grade. The Amazing Race will be the first time the two have ever traveled abroad together. Both have limited traveling experience, but are hoping their resourcefulness and wit will make them the team to beat.
DAVID and MARY CONLEY
Ages: 32/21
Occupations: Coal miner/Homemaker
Hometown: Stone, KY
Relationship: Married Parents
David and Mary are married parents who met while working at McDonald’s 10 years ago. David was in the Army and did some traveling while Mary can count on one hand how many times she’s been on a plane. This hard-working couple is eager to expand their horizons and see the world.
BILAL ABDUL-MANI and SA’EED RUDOLPH
Ages: 37/39
Occupations: Medical supply technician/Power Lineman
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Relationship: Best friends
These best friends have spent years bonding over their love of food, Browns football and their shared Islamic faith. Bilal is energetic and outgoing while Sa’eed is quiet and passive. Their vastly different temperaments will be fun to watch as they attempt to navigate over 40,000 miles in under 30 days.
PETE HARSCH and SARAH REINERTSEN
Ages: 35/31
Occupations: Clinical prosthetitist/Motivational speaker
Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA/Trabuco Canyon, CA
Relationship: Friends
Peter and Sarah are both Iron Man competitors who have a long history of teamwork. Sarah recently became the first female with an artificial leg to complete the Hawaii Iron Man Triathlon. Peter works as a clinical prosthetist and travels the country speaking to amputees and consulting for prosthetic legs. Both are out to win and eager to show the world that a disability will not stop them from reaching their goals.
ROB DIAZ and KIMBERLY
Ages: 31/28
Occupations: Bartender, Real estate student/Public Relations
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Relationship: Dating
Rob and Kimberly met while bartending and have been dating for the last two years. Their relationship has experienced some rocky moments, yet they recently decided to take a leap and move in together. They are both looking to the Race to test the strength of their relationship and prove to them that they were meant to be together.
TYLER DENK and JAMES BRANAMAN
Ages: 29/27
Occupations: Models
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Relationship: Best friends
Tyler and James are not your typical “pretty boys”; they’ve both had their share of hard knocks. After losing track of each other several years ago, they reconnected after going through rehab and have been best friends ever since. They’re hoping their new found lease on life will help carry them around the globe and across the finish line.
ERWIN and GODWIN CHO
Ages: 32/29
Occupations: Insurance company manager/Financial analyst
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Relationship: Brothers
These overachieving, super-competitive brothers say they are ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Godwin has grown up in the shadow of his Harvard-educated brother and is eager to show his brother and his family that he has what it takes to win The Amazing Race. This team’s love for traveling the world and competing is infectious.
TOM ROCK and TERRY COSENTINO
Ages: 39/45
Occupations: College admissions director/Special events coordinator
Hometown: New York City, NY
Relationship: Dating
This feisty, fun-loving couple has been together for over two years. Their playful nitpicking is constant, but it always ends in shared laughter. This energetic couple is hoping the Race will prove to them they have what it takes to stay together.
KELLIE PATTERSON and JAMIE HILL
Ages: 22/22
Occupations: Student/Recent college graduate
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Relationship: Best friends
Don’t let their Southern Drawls fool you. These former co-captains of the University of South Carolina cheerleading squad are highly competitive and just might have what it takes to be the first female team to win The Amazing Race.
DUSTIN KONZELMAN and KANDICE PELLETIER
Ages:24/24
Occupations: Reigning Miss California USA and marketing director/Reigning Miss New York USA and Rockette
Hometown: Riverside, CA/New York City, CA
Relationship: Best friends
Dustin and Kandice met while rooming together at the Miss USA pageant. Rivals at first, they quickly became friends and have been inseparable ever since. Kandice is wild and impulsive, while Dustin is religious and more conservative. Their shared trait is they are both intense competitors who thrive on winning.
DUKE and LAUREN MAROCCIO
Ages: 52/26
Occupations: Tour company owner/Speech and language pathologist
Hometown: Warwick, RI
Relationship: Father and daughter
When Lauren told her family that she was gay, her father didn’t react well to the news and the two were estranged for several years. They are currently rebuilding their relationship and hope the Race will help them recapture the closeness they once shared.

From CBS and Zap2it.com

One thought on “CBS, Phil Keoghan Reveal ‘Amazing Race 10’ Teams

  1. i think i like the name Kames better than the name James. XP. n i think the whole kris lawrence + jasmine trias thing is a publicity stunt. who else wud kris lawrence be in the love team with? jimmy? yeah. exactly. XPglad 2 c ur doin ayte =)<333

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