Eleven former teams will return to compete in a race around the world on “The Amazing Race: All-Stars.” The 11th installment of the four-time Emmy Award-winning series hosted by Phil Keoghan, will premiere Sunday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“The Amazing Race: All-Stars” will reunite some of the most memorable, entertaining and controversial teams from previous seasons, who will travel more than 45,000 miles, spanning five continents in 28 days, with stops in such locations as Argentina, Mozambique and Chile, to name a few. These former teams will pair up for one final trek around the globe as they battle the best of the best in a race to the finish line for their second attempt at the million dollar prize.
These fierce competitors are no longer strangers to the game or to each other and relationships will be tested at every point along the way. Teams will be forced to choose between pre-existing relationships and the spirit of competition. Will new alliances form and will old bonds be broken?
Meet the teams for “The Amazing Race: All-Stars.” (listed in no particular order):
Kevin O’Connor and Drew Feinberg (SEASON 1)
Relationship: Lifelong Friends
Hometown: Kevin (Bayonne, N.J.); Drew (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Age: Kevin (40); Drew (41)
Occupation: Kevin (Forensic Accountant); Drew (Senior Court Officer)
Results from Season 1: 4th Place
America’s favorite fraternity brothers are all grown up and married. They fell just short of the million dollars the first time around and are eager for another shot.
Ozwald Mendez and Danilo Jimenez (Danny) (SEASON 2)
Relationships: Best Friends
Hometown: Ozwald (New York, N.Y.); Danny (Miami, Fla.)
Age: Ozwald (36); Danny (41)
Occupation: Ozwald (Advertising); Danny (Paralegal)
Results from Season 2: 4th Place
These best friends from Season 2 had a falling out several years ago, but have since mended their relationship and claim to be better friends now than they’ve ever been during their previous 12 years of friendship.
John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino (SEASON 3)
Relationship: Formerly Dating
Hometown: John (New York, N.Y.); Jill (New York, N.Y.)
Age: John (32); Jill (29)
Occupation: John (Trader); Jill (Product Controller)
Results from Season 3: 5th Place
Season 3’s John Vito and Jill are back for another chance at winning the $1 million prize. What’s different this time around? These former lovebirds are no longer romantically involved.
Uchenna Agu and Joyce Agu (SEASON 7)
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Age: Uchenna (42); Joyce (46)
Occupation: Uchenna (Land Developer); Joyce (Sales)
Results from Season 7: Winners
Uchenna and Joyce are one of the most beloved teams from any season of “Race.” The winners of Season 7, Uchenna and Joyce were relentless and stopped at nothing to win the $1 million prize… including shaving their heads.
David Conley, Jr. and Mary Conley (SEASON 10)
Relationship: Coal Miner and Wife
Hometown: Stone, Ky.
Age: David (33); Mary (32)
Occupation: David (Coal Miner); Mary (Homemaker)
Results from Season 10: 6th Place
Everybody’s favorite coal miner and his wife are back for another trek around the world. David and Mary, the lovable, wide-eyed couple from Stone, Ky. are ready to compete and believe they have what it takes to bring home the $1 million prize for their children.
Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan (SEASON 5)
Hometown: Towson, Md.
Age: Charla (30); Mirna (30)
Occupation: Charla (Real Estate Investor); Mirna (Attorney)
Results from Season 5: 6th Place
Charla and Mirna captured America’s hearts the first time around. They are proud of the way they played the game and look forward to another trip around the world together.
Rob Mariano and Amber Mariano (SEASON 7)
Hometown: Pensacola, Fla.
Age: Rob (30); Amber (28)
Occupation: Rob (TV personality/host/pursuing a career in TV); Amber (TV personality)
Results from Season 7: 2nd Place
America’s Sweethearts met, fell in love and got married…all in front of the cameras, beginning with the filming of “Survivor: All-Stars,” where Rob finished in second place to Amber. They finished as the runners-up to Joyce and Uchenna in Season 7. To what lengths will Rob and Amber go to avoid finishing as the runner-up yet again?
Teri Pollack and Ian Pollack (SEASON 3)
Relationship: Married Parents
Hometown: Palm City, Fla.
Age: Teri (53); Ian (54)
Occupation: Teri (Homemaker); Ian (Private Investigator/Retired Police Lt.)
Results from Season 3: 2nd Place
Second place in Season 3 just wasn’t good enough for this dynamic duo. Teri and Ian are still the oldest players to ever finish in second place in the “Amazing Race” and they are back to show that they haven’t lost a step.
Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner (Dee) (SEASON 9 – Separate Teams)
Hometown: Eric (Deerfield Beach, Fla.); Danielle (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Age: Eric (28); Danielle (23)
Occupation: Eric (Waiter); Danielle (Bartender)
Results from Season 9: Eric (2nd Place), Danielle (7th Place)
This unique duo met while racing against each other during Season 9. During their travels, they developed a bond which evolved into a romance and the two have been dating for the past year. Will the combination of big-city girl and self-proclaimed “beach bum” be a force to reckon with or will the other Teams discount this new pair who has never raced together as Team?
Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek (SEASON 1)
Relationship: Life Partners
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Age: Joe (56); Bill (53)
Occupation: Joe (Owns his own Minerals Trading Company); Bill (Realtor)
Results in Season 1: 3rd Place
“Team Guido” from Season 1 returns for another attempt at the $1 million prize. Claiming they’ve had their bags packed since they returned home from the first season, they are ready to go!
Dustin Seltzer and Kandice Pelletier (SEASON 10)
Relationship: Beauty Queens
Hometown: Dustin (Seattle, Wash.); Kandice (New York, N.Y)
Age: Dustin (25); Kandice (25)
Occupation: Dustin (Grad Student); Kandice (Student at NYU)
Results from Season 10: 4th Place
These former Beauty Queens are back for a second chance and are more determined than ever to prove to the world that they aren’t just pretty faces. Proven to be fierce competitors during the 10th installment of “Race,” Dustin and Kandice are focused and have their sights set on becoming the first all-female team to win the $1 million prize.
“The Amazing Race: All-Stars.” features 11 teams of two on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each team will compete in a series of challenges — some mental and some physical — and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with Touchstone Television and Amazing Race Productions. “The Amazing Race” was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.