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Amazing Race Twelfth Season Teams Announced

October 24, 2007 10:05 PM by Joe Blackmon

Amazingrace12teamsSince the premiere of Amazing Race 12 has been moved up to Sunday,
November 4, CBS has now officially announced the 11 teams that will be
competing.  The 11 teams include the usual mixture of married couples,
dating couples, best friends, and relatives.

The best news for Amazing Race fans though might be that CBS had recognized the problem of NFL games running over and delaying the airing of The Amazing Race.  No, they aren’t going to cut off the football games in progress, but they have launched something called “CBD Eye-Lert,” where viewers can receive notification via email and text messages if the start time of their program will be delayed.  Details can be found at http://www.cbs.com/eye-lerts/ 

The 11 teams that will compete in Amazing Race 12 are listed below with descriptions:

Occupation: VP of Sales
Age: 58
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Occupation: Policy Analyst
Age: 26
Hometown: Washington, D.C. via Tacoma, Wash.

Description:  This father/daughter team is certain they can win the Race by relying on their intellect.  Christina’s main goal on the Race is to have her father, a self-proclaimed workaholic, stop and smell the roses for once in his life.    

Occupation: Waiter/Hair Salon Receptionist                  
Age: 31                                                            
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Occupation: Waiter/Hair Salon Receptionist
Age: 29            
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Relationship: DATING GOTHS

Description:  Representing the "Goth" community in Louisville has embedded a strong sense of "us against the world" mentality in these two Racers.  Therefore, don’t look for them to fall apart when the chips are down – a trait that will undoubtedly be tested on the Race. 

Occupation: Bartender
Age: 27                        
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Occupation: Wedding Videographer/Actor       
Age: 33                        
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Relationship: DATING

Description:  This couple met at a bar over three years ago, quickly started dating, and have been trying to figure out if they really belong together even since.  Lorena is from Puerto Rico and Jason hails from Arkansas … and the cultural differences between them has often caused friction in their relationship.  Both are running the Race to see if they have what it takes to withstand the pressures of traveling around the world in under 30 days.

Occupation: Facilities Engineer
Age: 27                                                                                    
Hometown: New Orleans

Occupation: Aerospace Engineer
Age: 23            
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
Relationship: BROTHER/SISTER

Description:  This brother sister team has all the intelligence, wits and skills to win the Race.  Although their personality differences could be the X factor.  She describes him as confrontational and emotional, while he describes her as irrational.  Both are worried that the big brother/little sister power struggle will rear its ugly head on the Race.

Occupation: Episcopal Clergy
Age: 49            
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Name: PAT HENDRICKSON            
Occupation: Ordained Deacon
Age: 65
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.       

Description:  These lesbian Episcopal ministers dated for seven years before tying the knot three years ago.  Kate and Pat are ready for the adventure of lifetime – but don’t let the collars fool you – they can play dirty too. 

Occupation: Actress
Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles

Occupation: Legal Assistant
Age: 32            
Hometown: Los Angeles
Relationship: FRIENDS

Description:  Don’t let their good looks fool you – this all-female team is ready to do whatever it takes to bring home the $1 million prize.  Shana and Jennifer met six years ago and have been friends ever since.  These women are both very competitive and eager to become the first all-female team to win the Race.

Occupation: Retired
Age: 68            
Hometown: Elkhorn, Wis.

Occupation: Pilot                                             
Age: 23                                                                        
Hometown: Originally from Chicago

Description:  Nicolas started his aviation career at the age of 17 at the University of Illinois and currently works as an airline pilot based out of San Juan.  He describes himself as reliable, competitive and goofy. He describes his teammate as rough around the edges and not too accepting of people who go against his advice.
                                                                                                                                                      Name: JENNIFER PARKER
Occupation: Student
Age: 23                                    
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Name: NATHAN HAGSTROM                                 
Occupation: Volleyball coach
Age: 24                        
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.
Relationship: DATING       

Description:  This athletic couple first met in college while living together with other friends.  Both admit they couldn’t stand each other at first, but soon grew closer and started dating.  Each will tell you that they are soul mates, yet they drive each other crazy.

Occupation: Florist/Store Owner
Age: 23                        
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Name: TK ERWIN                              
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
Age: 22                                                            
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Relationship: NEWLY DATING

Description:  This eccentric couple has only been dating for close to a year.  Their mothers were friends while they were growing up in Huntington Beach, Calif., yet TK and Rachel had never really spent time together until recently. They always seem to be laughing and they’re eager to put their carefree relationship to the test while dealing with the rigors of the Race.

Name: MARIANNA RUIZ                              
Occupation: Art Gallery Manager
Age: 25                        
Hometown: Miami, now residing in Los Angeles

Name: JULIA RUIZ                
Occupation: Office Production Assistant            
Age: 26                                                            
Hometown: Miami, now residing in Los Angeles
Relationship: SISTERS

Description:  These feisty sisters describe themselves as best friends and worst enemies, but they’re convinced they’ll make for an unbeatable team.  Julia serves as the problem solver while Marianna is the athlete.  Both are super competitive.

Name: ARI BONIAS               
Occupation: Waiter      
Age: 21                        
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

Name: STAELLA GIANAKAKOS                
Occupation: Restaurant Manager
Age:  23                                                          
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.
Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

Description:  These fun-loving friends are all about having a good time.  They hope their laid back approach to the Race will result in the $1 million prize.  Ari is not afraid to speak his mind, while Staella is prepared to flirt her way to the front of the pack.

These 11 Teams will travel approximately 30,000 miles, covering five countries never before visited on the Race, including Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia.  The Amazing Race 12 premieres on Sunday, November 4 from 8:00PM to 9:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS.

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2 Responses to “Amazing Race Twelfth Season Teams Announced”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    October 25th, 2007 at 2:14 am

    Aww man, what happened to Chilltown?

  2. lomi tomi Says:
    October 29th, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Why is everybody from California?


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