The Amazing Race Leads to an Amazing Marriage
For Hayden Kristianson, married life is about to become a reality.
The Chewelah native, who appeared with boyfriend Aaron Crumbaugh on The Amazing Race, will got married to him in Spokane, Washington on Saturday with a few former cast mates on hand.
Thanks to her friend Kelly Goldsmith, who appeared on Survivor: Africa and was doing casting for The Amazing Race, the couple landed a gig as a team on the sixth season of the CBS reality TV show, which aired in 2004-05.
It was a bit of a stretch for Kristianson, who wasn't a fan of reality TV and "not the biggest daredevil in the world â" I'm not very good with heights, and I don't like to fly."
But now, she says, "I'm really glad we did it."
After they were eliminated in the season finale in Xi'an, China, Crumbaugh surprised her on-air by popping the question â" which, she notes, ranked number-five on In Touch magazine's list of most romantic proposals.
Fellow competitor Kristy Jensen wass a bridesmaid in the's ceremony, while the second-place finishers, Kris Perkins and Jon Buehler, were among the guests.
But will we ever see these two on TV again?
Crumbaugh says he'd be interested in a cooking show, "and I would definitely do Survivor. But that's about it."