The 27th Season of the 10-time Emmy Award-winning Series "The Amazing Race" Premieres

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"The Amazing Race"
New Season Premieres Friday, September 25 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT

 

          The 11 destinations for the new season of THE AMAZING RACE are announced and include Agra, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Hong Kong/Macau, China; Krakow, Poland; Long Island, New York; Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Antonio de Areco, Argentina; and Victoria Falls Zambia. Plus, for the first time, the Race visits the country of Zimbabwe and the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

          The 11 new teams will depart from Venice Beach, Calif. and travel to their first destination, Rio de Janeiro, where they’ll immediately encounter a potentially game changing fast forward. Along the route, teams will race through five continents, 10 countries and more than 34,000 miles. They will learn a tango with a twist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, drop mics with a French rapper in Paris, France, partake in a high-flying water show in Macau, China, and freefall more than 200 feet into the Batoka Gorge and swim with crocodiles in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The 27th season of the 10-time Emmy Award-winning series premieres Friday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.

THE AMAZING RACE Season 27 Destinations (in alphabetical order):

Agra, India

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hong Kong/Macau, China

Krakow, Poland

Long Island, New York

Paris, France

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rotterdam, Netherlands**

San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe*

*First visit to the country for THE AMAZING RACE

**First visit to the city for THE AMAZING RACE 

THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world.  Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another.  At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges — some mental and some physical — and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination.  Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1 million.

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

Name: Alex Manard 
Age: 22
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
Connection to Teammate: Cousin

Name: Adam Dingeman
Age: 24
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Connection to Teammate: Cousin

_______________________________

 Name: Cindy Chac
Age: 36
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.  
Connection to Teammate: Married

 Name: Rick Chac
Age: 38
Hometown: San Diego, Calif. 
Connection to Teammate: Married

_______________________________

Name: Denise Williams
Age
51
Hometown: Prattville, Ala. 
Connection to Teammate: Mother

 Name: James Earl Corley
Age: 26
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.  
Connection to Teammate: Son

_______________________________

 Name: Ernest Phillips
Age: 29
Hometown: Boston
Connection
 to Teammate: Brother

Name: Jin Lao
Age: 26
Hometown: Boston
Connection to Teammate: Brother

_______________________________

 Name: Jazmine Lewis
Age: 23
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif. 
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

 Name: Danielle Littleton
Age: 23
Hometown: Riverside, Calif. 
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

_______________________________

Name: Justin Scheman
Age
30
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Connection to Teammate: Engaged

Name: Diana Bishop
Age: 30
Hometown: Sharon Hill, Pa.   
Connection to Teammate: Engaged

_______________________________

Name: Kelly Berning
Age
37
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to Teammate: TMZ Co-Workers

Name: Shevonne Sullivan
Age: 31
Hometown: Taunton, Mass.  
Connection to Teammate: TMZ Co-Workers

_______________________________

Name: Kelsey Gerckens
Age: 25
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.    
Connection to Teammate: Dating Co-Workers

Name: Joey Buttitta
Age: 26
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif. 
Connection to Teammate: Dating Co-Workers

_______________________________

Name: Logan Fazio
Age: 36
Hometown: Miami, Fla. 
Connection to Teammate: Dating
 

Name: Chris Gordon
Age: 46
Hometown: Miami, Fla. 
Connection to Teammate: Dating

_______________________________

Name: Tanner Kloven
Age: 26
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend  
 
Name: Josh Ahern
Age: 28
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

_______________________________

Name: Tiffany Chantell TorresAge28
Hometown: Little Falls, N.J.
Connection to Teammate: Former NFL Cheerleader for the NY Jets

Name:  Krista DeBono
Age: 28
Hometown: New York
Connection to Teammate: Former NFL Cheerleader for the NY Jets

 

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