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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Foreign Reality: THE AMAZING RACE XV starts August 20th


THE AMAZING RACE 15 is a six-time Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series hosted by Emmy-nominated host, Phil Keoghan, which pits 12 teams, each team comprised of two members, against each other on a trek around the world.  At every destination, each team will have to compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location.  Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

MEET THE TEAMS:


Herbert "Flight Time" Lang:
Hometown: Brinkley, Ark                                                        
Age: 32
Occupation: Harlem Globetrotter

Nathaniel "The Big Easy" Lofton:
Hometown: New Orleans
Age: 28
Occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
Relationship: Teammates

Their athletic talent brought these two friends together five years ago when they met at the Harlem Globetrotters training camp.  Herbert, aka "Flight Time," stands at 6'3" and believes he can get along with anyone on the planet.  Nathaniel goes by the name "The Big Easy" and towers over his competition at 6'9."

Lance Layne:
Hometown: Salem, Mass.  
Age: 41
Occupation: Lawyer

Keri Morrione:
Hometown: Peabody, Mass.
Age: 33
Occupation: Finance Manager
Relationship: Engaged

Lance and Keri have known each other for over two years.  Lance proposed six months ago and they are planning to be married this fall.  Lance, a black belt in Karate, has an uber-aggressive personality and does not shy away from confrontation.  Keri admits to getting frustrated when he interrupts her and fails to listen to her input, but Lance insists that he is always right and does not need to listen.

Maria Ho:
Hometown: Arcadia, Calif.                                                                  
Age: 26
Occupation: Professional Poker Player

Tiffany Michelle:
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Age: 25
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Relationship: Professional Poker Players

These two professional poker players have been friends for over five years and have been going head-to-head at the tables the entire time.  From Vegas to Monte Carlo, both have been the last females standing in a male-dominated sport on more than one occasion.  Well traveled, extremely competitive and strong-minded, these savvy players can deal with the cards they are dealt and will not be afraid to battle to the end

Eric Paskel:  
Hometown: Encino, Calif. via Michigan                                                                      
Age: 41
Occupation: Yoga Studio Owner and Instructor

Lisa Paskel:  
Hometown: Encino, Calif. via Michigan
Age: 43
Occupation: Yoga Studio Owner and Instructor
Relationship: Married Yoga Teachers

Eric and Lisa have been married for over 18 years.  Both are vegans, who have a passionate and fiery approach to their personal and professional lives, and are extremely dedicated to helping others.

Gary Tomljenovich  
Hometown: Laurel, Mont.                                                                  
Age: 47
Occupation: Construction Manager and Mortgage Banker

Matt Tomljenovich:  
Hometown: Bozeman, Mont.
Age: 22
Occupation: Student
Relationship: Father/Son

Gary is a PC and Matt is a Mac. Gary enjoys hunting and Matt enjoys video games. Gary enjoys classic rock and Matt enjoys metal.  This father and son duo does not have a lot in common and they never have ... that is why they are running the RACE.  They are eager to share the experience of a lifetime with one another and establish a bond for the rest of their lives.

Zev Glassenberg:    
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.                                                                  
Age: 26
Occupation: Unemployed

Justin Kanew:  
Hometown: Los Angeles
Age: 30
Occupation: VP of Development for National Lampoon
Relationship: Friends

Zev and Justin's friendship started six years ago when they were working as camp counselors and the two have been very close ever since. Zev has Asperger's Syndrome, but they do not let it affect their relationship.  They share friends and interests, and the friendship is as mutually beneficial as any friendship could be.

Marcy Maloy:      
Hometown: San Francisco                                                                  
Age: 60
Occupation: Advertising Photographer

Ron Shalita:    
Hometown: San Francisco
Age: 59
Occupation: Stock Trader and Math Tutor
Relationship: Dating

Marcy and Ron both believe that at 60 you can be strong, sexy, vibrant and energetic. After meeting on an online dating website, they are looking forward to sharing the intense experience that the RACE can provide and hope this helps determine whether their relationship is destined to last.    Both are exceptionally fit, have great people skills and high energy

Mika Combs:      
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.                                                                          
Age: 22
Occupation: Aspiring Singer

Canaan Smith:    
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Age: 26
Occupation: Professional Songwriter
Relationship: Newly Dating

These southern sweethearts will charm you with their fresh faces and wide eyed enthusiasm for life. They have only been dating for a few months, but admit to spending every waking hour together since they fell in love.  Mika grew up in Hazard, Ky. and moved to Nashville, Tenn. two years ago to pursue a career in country music.  Canaan is a professional songwriter.

Daniel McMillen:      
Hometown: Liberty, Mo.                                                                    
Age: 21
Occupation: Student

Samuel McMillen:    
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Age: 23
Occupation: Student  
Relationship: Brothers

Brothers for 21 years, Sam and Dan will tell you that their relationship did not truly start until last summer when they both came out and told each other that they were gay.  While growing up, neither one of them felt comfortable coming out, but after doing so, they have discovered a new bond with one another and have become much closer.

Meghan Rickey:      
Hometown: San Diego                                                                        
Age: 23
Occupation: Account Executive

Cheyne Whitney:    
Hometown: San Diego
Age: 23
Occupation: Student  
Relationship: Dating

Meghan and Cheyne met on a grade-school tetherball court.  Ten years later, they became a couple and have been going strong ever since.  Other than a six-month period, where Meghan studied abroad in Italy, this couple is nearly inseparable.

Ericka Dunlap:        
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.                                                                          
Age: 27
Occupation: Entertainer/ Miss America 2004

Brian Kleinschmidt:    
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Age: 27
Occupation: Marketing Tour Manager    
Relationship: Married

After meeting Ericka in college nine years ago, and asking her out every week until she said yes, Brian's persistence finally paid off. Ericka did decide to give him a chance and now the two have been married for over two years.  Ericka's greatest accomplishment other then meeting and marrying Brian, was winning the Miss America crown in 2004.

Synopses

Episode 1: They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street
Twelve Teams stand at the start line in Los Angeles, Calif., but only 11 will make the journey to Tokyo, Japan as the Racers are faced with a heart-breaking surprise elimination

Episode 2: It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars
Teams struggle to combat the hectic pace of Vietnam and one Team puts their own Race in jeopardy by offering to help the competition.

Episode 3: Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come
Teams scramble to spot royalty in the jam-packed streets of Cambodia and one Team monkeys around and breaks the Race's cardinal rule by losing their passport.

Episode 4: I’m Like Ricky Bobby
Teams sweat it out searching sand dunes for water in the blistering sun and one racer decides to help his competition hoping karma will be on their side in the end.  Phil Keoghan is the host.

Episode 5: Do It For the Hood!  Do It For the Suburbs!
The teams begin to feel delirious during a Detour when scorching temperatures top 130 degrees and one racer breaks down when their partner is paralyzed by fear during a task. Phil Keoghan is the host.

Episode 6: This is Not My Finest Hour
One team musters up the courage to reveal a personal secret to the others, and another Racer breaks down in tears as the stress of the Race mounts.

Episode 7: This is the Worst Thing I've Ever Done in My Life
The lack of cooperation hinders one teams efforts at an explosive Detour, and during the series' first ever "Switchback," Teams return to one of the most infamous Roadblocks in the history of the show

Episode 8: We're Not Meant for the Swamp
The racers end up knee-deep in Estonian bogs, and two teams are neck and neck in their race to the pit stop.

Episode 9: We're Not Working With Anybody, Ever, Anymore!
Tempers flare when one team goes back on their word and a Team spiral into last place when their taxi is stolen by another Team.

Episode 10: It Starts With an "F," That's All I'm Saying
One team decides to take a four-hour penalty when they're unable to complete a Roadblock, and another team dodges intoxicated locals while trying to complete their Detour.

Episode 11: Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound!
A million dollars is at the final three teams' fingertips as they count out a maddening amount of poker chips and race to see "Mr. Las Vegas," who holds the final clue to the one million dollar prize.

ON: Mondays (Starts: 20th August ‘12)
AT: 20:00 on SABC3
EPISODES: 12
GENRE: Foreign Reality
Issued by: SABC3 Publicity


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