Monday, January 26, 2009

Stereotyping The New Amazing Racers

The new cast for The Amazing Race (Season 14. FOURTEEN!?!) is out.

Most interestingly, there are Asians on the show again (whoa, is this a gift for Chinese New Years today?), a man who is deaf, finally some flight attendants, and Mike White (of Chuck and Buck) is racing with his father (Mel, founder of Souforce, a group supporting LGBT).

Here's all the teams (in reverse alphabetical order):

Tammy and Victor
The stereotype: "The Asians"
Tammy Jih (26); Victor Jih (35)
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif./Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Lawyers
Relationship: Siblings/Lawyers
The Deal: " this smart and sassy brother/sister duo – both with Harvard Law degrees"

Mel and Mike
The Stereotype: The semi-famous LGBT's
Mel White (68); Mike White (38)
Hometown: Lynchburg, Va / Santa Monica, Calif..
Occupation: Mel (Writer, Clergyman); Mike (Writer, Producer, Actor);
Relationship: Father/Son
The Deal: "might not be the most physical team on the Race, but they’ll surely compensate with their wit and communication skills"

Mark and Michael
The Stereotype: The "Guys"
Mark Munoz (48); Michael Munoz (51)
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif./Maui, Hawaii
Occupation: Mark (Stuntman/Jockey); Michael (Stuntman/Actor)
Relationship: Brothers/Stuntmen
The Deal: "This Team of brothers has been competing – against everyone else and each other"

Margie and Luke
The Stereotype: The Deaf Feelgood Team
Margie Adams (50); Luke Adams (22)
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Occupation: Margaret (Clinical Research Associate); Luke (College Graduate)
Relationship: Mother/Son
The Deal: "Luke has been deaf since birth and Margie became his link to the hearing world" and "is determined to show the world that nothing can stop them from living out their dreams"

Linda and Steve
The Stereotype: The underestimated "Hicks"
Linda Cole (52); Steve Cole (43)
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
Occupation: Linda (Customer Service Supervisor); Steve (Carpenter)
Relationship: Married
The Deal: "Look for the other Teams to completely underestimate these two, but with Linda's analytical mind and Steven's ability to problem solve they could..."

LaKisha and Jennifer
The Stereotype: "Sassy and Strong"
LaKisha Hoffman (28); Jennifer Hoffman (24)
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. / Louisville, Ky.
Occupation: LaKisha (Program Coordinator); Jennifer (Marketing Assistant)
Relationship: Sisters
The Deal: "will run the Race with unstoppable speed and numerous arguments along the way"

Jennifer and Preston
The Stereotype: The Break-Up/Make Up Couple
Jennifer Hopka (26); Preston McCamy (28)
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Occupation: Jennifer (Student); Preston (Software Engineer)
Relationship: Dating
The Deal: "Preston is a laid back guy that is used to sticking to a routine, while Jennifer hates planning and enjoys spontaneity"

Christie and Jodi
The Stereotype: The Savvy Skyhags
Christie Volkmer (37); Jodi Wincheski (40)
Hometown: Choctaw, Okla./ Houston, Texas
Occupation: Flight Attendants
Relationship: Flight Attendants
The Deal: "well-versed in all the ins-and-outs of the travel industry"

Cara and Jamie
The Stereotype: The Fakeouts (Smarter Than They Look)
Cara Rosenthal (26); Jaime Edmondson (29)
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla./Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Cara (Law Student); Jaime (Former Police Officer)
Relationship: Former NFL Cheerleaders
The Deal: "have a highly competitive nature and a need to win"

Brad and Victoria
The Stereotype: The "Old Married Couple"
Brad Hunt (52); Victoria Hunt (47)
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Occupation: Brad (Distribution Dispatcher); Victoria (Tax Manager)
Relationship: Married
The Deal: "she is an optimist while he is cynical"

Amanda and Kris
The Stereotype: The "Young Love" (Oh Gag Me) Couple
Amanda Blackledge (23); Kris Klicka (24)
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Occupation: Amanda (Student); Kris (Sales Representative)
Relationship: Dating
The Deal: "have so much in common that they complete each others sentences"

Vance at http://tapeworthy.blogspot.com


Esther said...

I've never seen this show but Victor is cute!

Vance said...

You've never seen the show? It's so fun! It's basically travelporn TV. The first few seasons were better since things were new and fresh but even when this show is bad, it's still pretty entertaining.

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