February 24, 2014

The Amazing Race Season 24 (All-Stars)

I’m happy to know that the 24th season of The Amazing Race began airing yesterday. I’m happy to see familiar teams in the roster of contestants but I was disappointed that James and Jaymes (Chippendales) was not included.

I’m happy to see my favorite team of all time, Jet and Cord, to compete again! I wish them success. Other teams that I was happy to be included in this All-Stars Edition are the father and son team of Dave and Connor.

I was happy to see that Mark and Bopper was included in the line-up, but Bopper was replaced by Mallory Ervin because of a life-threatening illness. I’m also happy to see Joey of the YouTube team and Brendon of the Big Brother team.

Here are the complete list of the teams competing for All-Stars, from Wikipedia:

This season's 11 teams are selected from past contestants, going as far back as Season 14. The season includes three teams who will compete for a third time after participation in Season 18 Unfinished Business.[4]

The returning teams and their prior race placements are:

  • From Season 18:
    • Margie O'Donnell (previously Adams) and Luke Adams, mother and son, 8th place (3rd place in their original appearance in Season 14)
    • Herbert "Flight Time" Lang and Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton, teammates on the Harlem Globetrotters, 2nd place (4th place in their original appearance in Season 15)
    • Jet and Cord McCoy, brothers and rodeo cowboys, 6th place (2nd place in their original appearance in Season 16)
  • From Season 20:
    • Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly, newlyweds (engaged in season 20), 3rd place
  • From Season 21:
    • Natalie and Nadiya Anderson, twin sisters, 4th place
  • From Season 22:
    • Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle, friends and country singers in the Stealing Angels, 4th place
    • Dave and Connor O'Leary, father and son, 8th place
    • Jessica Hoel and John Erck, engaged (dating in season 22), 9th place
    • Joseph "Joey" Graceffa and Meghan Camarena, best friends and YouTube vloggers, 5th place
  • From Season 23:
    • Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran, cousins, 4th place (The Afghannimals)
  • Composite Team:
    • Mark Jackson, 5th place in Season 20 and Mallory Ervin, 3rd place in Season 18 (6th place in her original appearance in Season 17) 1

^1 Jackson was originally teamed with his partner from Season 20, William "Bopper" Minton. However, Bopper was deemed by the race doctor as unfit to race, so he was replaced by Mallory Ervin from seasons 17 and 18.

Bopper and Mark

Mark and Bopper

Brendon and Rachel

Brendon and Rachel

David and Connor

Dave and Connor

Jett and Cord

Jet and Cord (my favorite team of all times)

Joey and Meghan

Joey and Meghan