Thursday, January 26, 2012

"The Amazing Race 20" Cast Revealed

CBS has revealed the identities of the eleven teams competing on "The Amazing Race 20". As I reported back in November, engaged couple and "Big Brother" All-Stars Brendan and Rachel are one of the eleven teams. The other ten teams are brand new pairs who range in age from 25 to 45. The twentieth season covers 40,000 miles and includes visits to five continents and 22 cities, including first time trips to Paraguay and Azerbaijan. Challenges this season include skydiving in Argentina, training with Masai warriors in Tanzania and a race through Africa's "Garden of Eden." The competitors will also face a food challenge in Italy and search King Ludwig's quarters in the German castle that was the inspiration for the castle in "Sleeping Beauty." The new season debuts Sunday February 19th at 8pm. Here's a look at all eleven teams...

"Married Couple" Dave Brown Jr. and Rachel Brown
Dave is a 33-year-old U.S. Army officer and Rachel is a 30-year-old project manager. They are both from Madison, WI.

"Friends" William "Bopper" Minton and Mark Jackson
Bopper is a 41-year-old motorcycle mechanic and Mark is a 45-year-old state inspector. They're both from Manchester, KY.

"Federal Agents/Friends" Nary Ebeid and Jamie Graetz
Nary is 32-years-old and Jamie is 33-years-old. They both are federal agents from Los Angeles, CA.

"Engaged Couple" Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly
Brendon is a 31-year-old PhD student and Rachel is a 27-year-old event hostess. They are both from Westwood, CA

"Friends" Joey "Fitness" Lasalla and Danny Horal
Fitness is a 29-year-old trainer and supplement company owner from Whitestone, NY, and Danny is a 27-year-old nightclub promoter from Holbrook, NY.

"Sisters" Misa Tanaka and Maiya Tanaka
Misa is a 27-year-old car buyer and Maiya is a 25-year-old professional golfer. They are both from San Diego, CA.

"Married Clowns" Dave Gregg and Cherie Gregg
Dave and Cherie are both 44-year-old Ringling Bros. "ambassadors of laughter" from New Port Richey, FL

"Twin Brothers" Elliot Weber and Andrew Weber
Elliot is a 28-year-old musician from Scottsdale, AZ, and Andrew is a 28-year-old pro soccer player from Menlo Park, CA

"Cousins" Kerri Paul and Stacy Bowers
Kerri is a program coordinator and Stacy is self employed and a basketball wife. They're both 30-years-old & from Gulfport MS

"Dating Divorcees" Vanessa Macias and Ralph Kelley
Vanessa is a 31-year-old freelance writer and Ralph is a 36-year-old bar owner. They are both from San Antonio, TX.

"Border Patrol Agents/Friends" Art Velez & J.J. Carrell
Art is a 43-year-old from Temecula, CA and J.J. is a 42 year old from Carlsbad, CA. They are both border patrol agents.