Meet Your 'Amazing Race 12' Cast
Lesbians, Goths and Aspiring Actors? Oh my!
CBS has had to go into accelerated promotion mode on "The Amazing Race," which was only added to the network's line-up on Monday, following the ultra-swift cancellation of "Viva Laughlin."
The 12th installment of the franchise that has scored the past five reality competition Emmys will premiere on CBS on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET.
As always, the "Amazing Race" teams represent a fair amount of ethnic diversity and at least three contestants in their 50s and 60s are thrown into the mix with the usual assortment of waitresses, students and aspiring actors. This may, however, be the show's least geographically diverse season ever, with eight of 11 teams hailing from the Los Angeles area.
You also have lesbian Episcopal ministers (Kate and Pat) and dating Goths from Kentucky (Kynt and Vyxsin).
A quick peek (in no particular order) at the 11 teams:
Names: Ronald and Christina Hsu
Ages: 58, 26
Occupations: VP of sales, policy analyst
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash., Washington, D.C.
Names: Kynt Cothron and Vyxsin Fiala
Ages: 31, 29
Occupations: Waiter/hair salon receptionist (both of 'em!)
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Relationship: Dating Goths
Names: Lorena Segura and Jason Widener
Ages: 27, 33
Occupations: Bartender, wedding videographer/actor
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Names: Azaria and Hendeke Azene
Ages: 27, 27
Occupations: facilities engineer, aerospace engineer
Hometown: New Orleans, Torrance, Calif.
Names: Kate Lewis and Pat Hendrickson
Ages: 49, 65
Occupations: Episcopal clergy, ordained deacon
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Relationship: Marries ministers
Names: Shana Wall and Jennifer McCall
Occupations: Actress, legal assistant
Hometown: Los Angeles
Names: Donald Jerousek and Nicolas Fulks
Ages: 68, 23
Occupations: Retired, pilot
Hometown: Elkhorn, Wis., Chicago
Names: Jennifer Parker and Nathan Hagstrom
Ages: 23, 24
Occupations: Student, volleyball coach
Hometown: Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, Calif.
Names: Rachel Rosales and T.K. Erwin
Ages: 23, 22
Occupations: Florist/store owner, substitute teacher
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Relationship: Newly dating
Names: Marianna and Julia Ruiz
Ages: 25, 26
Occupations: Art gallery manager, office production assistant
Hometown: Los Angeles (via Miami)
Names: Ari Bonias, Staella Gianakakos
Ages: 21, 23
Occupations: Waiter, restaurant manager
Hometown: Long Beach and Fountain Valley, Calif.
Relationship: Best Friends