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The Amazing Race Announces New Cast For Season 23

August 29, 2013 04:47 AM by Lisa Princ

On your mark…get set…go! The new season of the Emmy Award winning hit CBS show, The Amazing Race is right around the corner. If you can’t wait to find out who will be competing for the coveted million dollar prize, you’re in luck as the new cast has been revealed!

Nine time Emmy Award winning Amazing Race returns on September 29, and CBS has revealed the identities of those competing this season! Below is the official announcement from the network.

“This season, which marks the 23rd race around the world for the series, will bring back the Double Express Pass twist that was introduced last season, in which the first Team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two ‘Express Passes’ – one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fifth leg of the Race.

As Teams travel through four continents and nine countries, spanning more than 35,000 miles, they will paraglide high above the skies of Iquique, Chile, subject themselves to a bone-chilling plunge in Norway and buckle up for Formula One Racing in Abu Dhabi.

This season’s diverse cast includes former NFL teammates, married ER doctors, theater performers, childhood friends, baseball wives, cousins and more.”

Here is the list of contestants competing this season:

Hoskote Venkatesh
Age: 60
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: ER Doctor
&
Naina Venkatesh
Age: 27
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: Fitness Instructor
Connection: Father/Daughter

Jason Case
Age: 33
Hometown: Attleboro, Mass.
Current occupation: Owner of a Snowplow Company
&
Amy Diaz
Age: 29
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Current occupation: Social Media Manager
Connection: Dating

Leo Temory
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur
&
Jamal Zadran
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: CEO/Owner of Z.I.G.
Connection: Cousins

Tim Wiyninger
Age: 26
Hometown: Cordell, Okla.
Current occupation: Oilfield Plant Operator
&
Daniel “Danny” Merkey
Age: 25
Hometown: Cordell, Okla.
Current occupation: Oil Field Operator
Connection: Best Friends

Rowan Joseph
Age: 56
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Current occupation: Actor, Producer, Director
and Voiceover Artist
&
Shane Partlow
Age: 47
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Current occupation: Actor/ Producer
Connection: Theater Performers. They call themselves
the “Queens of Bingo.”

Brandon Squyres
Age: 34
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Current occupation: Contractor
&
Adam Switzer
Age: 34
Hometown: Chico, Calif.
Current occupation: Eco-friendly farmer
Connection: Childhood Friends

Allison “Ally” Mello
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: The NHL’s LA Kings Ice Crew Girl
&
Name: Ashley Covert
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: The NHL’s LA Kings Ice Crew Girl
Connection: LA Kings Ice Crew

Nicole Jasper
Age: 39
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current occupation: ER Physician
&
Travis Jasper
Age: 43
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current occupation: ER Physician
Connection: Married ER Doctors

Nicole “Nicky” Getz
Age: 27
Hometown: Splits time between Kansas City
and Troy, Mich.
Current occupation: Baseball Wife/Training to be a
Pilates Instructor
*Married to Chris Getz, who played for
the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals (currently)
&
Kim DeJesus
Age: 32
Hometown: Chicago
Current occupation: Baseball Wife
Connection: Baseball Wives

Timothy Sweeney
Age: 32
Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
Current occupation: Sports Marketing
&
Marie “Reebs” Mazzocchi
Age: 29
Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
Current occupation: Fitness Trainer/Gym Owner
Connection: Exes

Chester Pitts II
Age: 33
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
Current occupation: Sports Analyst for “Texans Insider,”
Executive Consultant for ZT Wealth and Altus HMS.
*Played for Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks for
more than 10 years in the NFL
&
Ephraim Salaam
Age: 36
Hometown: Studio City, Calif.
Current occupation: Co-host of “Fox Sports Live.”
*Played for Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit
Lions, Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons for 13 years in the NFL
Connection: Former NFL Teammates

Sounds like a fun cast! Are you excited about the new season of The Amazing Race? Comment below to share your thoughts with us!

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