The Amazing Race turns 20 on February 19 and will celebrate the milestone with a cast that includes two former Big Brother contestants; married professional clowns; two border patrol agents and more.
The 11 teams will visit 22 cities and total over 40,000 miles on trips that take them through such locales as Paraguay, Azerbaijan and the German castle that inspired the one featured in Sleeping Beauty.
In no particular order, let's take a look at the 11 tandems set to compete for $1 million:
Dave Brown Jr. and Rachel Brown
Current occupations: U.S. Army Officer and Project Manager
William “Bopper” Minton and Mark Jackson
Current occupations: Motorcycle Mechanic and Former State Inspector
Connection: Best Friends
Nary Ebeid and Jamie Graetz
Current occupations: Federal Agents
Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly
Current occupations: PhD Student and Event Hostess (Big Brother 13 winner)
Joey “Fitness” Lasalla and Danny Horal
Current occupations: Trainer/Supplement Company Owner and Nightclub Promoter
Misa Tanaka and Maiya Tanaka
Current occupations: Car Buyer and Professional Golfer
Dave Gregg and Cherie Gregg
Current occupations: "Ambassador of Laughters"
Connection: Married Clowns
Elliot Weber and Andrew Weber
Current occupation: Musician and Professional Soccer Player
Kerri Paul and Stacy Bowers
Current occupations: Program Coordinator and Self Employed/"Basketball Wife"
Vanessa Macias and Ralph Kelley
Current occupations: Freelance Writer and Bar Owner
Art Velez and J.J. Carrell
Current occupations: Border Patrol Agents