December 11, 2012 08:22 AM by Lisa Princ
This week on The Amazing Race, the final three teams duked it out in a race for the ultimate prize. Fans seemed a bit stunned however, when it was actually The Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, who ended up winning. After their big win, Josh and Brent responded to the fan criticism, and dished on what they will be doing next.
Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge went into the Amazing Race finale as the underdogs. Finishing close to last over five times during the season, and never once in the top spot, or even the top two, they were definitely not the likely choice to win. The pair managed to overcome the odds, and ended up winning, leaving some fans shaking their heads in disbelief. So, what exactly do the Beekman boys think about all the fan criticism?
After their win, the pair spoke to media, and did not appear to be affected by the negativity. Instead, Brent explained: “We started middle of the pack. I think just because of the way the last half of the Race went, people thought that we were always at the end. … And there was quite a bit switching around before Tex and Lex started dominating the last few legs. I think that because of approach that we took in that we weren’t always gunning to be the first team to reach the mat, when it came down to the end when it really mattered, we weren’t mentally exhausted, so we could make the right decisions.”
Meanwhile, Josh explained that he does not mind at all being referred to as the “worst winners,” as he revealed: “Let me go on record as saying, I would always rather be the worst winner than the best loser!”
So, what do the boys plan on doing with their winnings? “We’re going to pay off the mortgage on our farm so that I can move up to Sharon Springs full time and we can be together again. We’re also going to buy a building on the main street in our village that will become the headquarters of our business. … We’re also starting a line of food products, where 25 percent of the profits will go to help other farmers pay off their mortgages,” Josh revealed. Brent then went on to say that they are working on their next cookbook, which should be available next fall.
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