The Amazing Race Blog: Kynt & Vyxsin’s Pink And Black Blast – Finale!

by | May 11, 2009 at 11:29 AM | Kynt & Vyxsin Amazing Race

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The Amazing Race Blog: Kynt & Vyxsin’s Pink And Black Blast – ALOHA ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!
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Hello Everyone!

Last night’s FINALE Episode of the Amazing Race took teams BACK to the USA —- where the FINISH LINE awaited in Maui, Hawaii! What an action-packed NAIL-BITER it proved to be. Without further ado, let’s get started with today’s BLOG

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FINALE Episode – 40,000 Miles, 9 Countries, 3 Continents, 1 WINNER is Crowned
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The show began with teams departing from the Pitstop in Beijing, China to finally RETURN to the USA — Maui, Hawaii to be exact! Tammy & Victor, being the first team to arrive at the Pit-stop in the previous episode, were the first to depart. The airport proved to be an “equalization point,” as all three remaining teams scored the flight to Maui that departed from Beijing at 9:30am.

When we heard that the Final Leg of the Race would be held in HAWAII, we thought back to the eliminated stuntmen, Mark & Michael. They would have LOVED this finale location, as Michael actually resides in Lahaina, Hawaii. Tis a shame they were eliminated.

When the plane touched down in Maui, the Final 3 rushed out onto the street with an intensity unlike anything we have witnessed all season long. The first clue of the day instructed the teams to travel by taxi to Beach Access 118 —- where they would then need to prepare a dead pig for a traditional Hawaiian barbecue, by treating it with seasoning, then carrying the pig 200 yards down the beach to the BBQ pit. Once there, they would need to properly cover the pig with palm fronds and sand, to conceal and protect it until the hungry locals decided to cook it!

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HOGTIED IN HAWAII
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Tammy & Victor were the first team to make it to Beach Access 118 —- once they arrived they immediately seasoned their pig and put the wooden pole between its”hogtied” legs. Soon after, Cara & Jaime and Margie & Luke arrived and began to carry their respective pigs as well.

Margie & Luke carried their pig by resting the wooden pole on their SHOULDERS. However, Tammy & Victor and Cara & Jaime tried to carry their pigs using only their arms. Keep in mind, these pigs were HEAVY….we’re talking 150+ pounds!

The shoulder technique proved to be the “key” to this task, as Margie & Luke surpassed the other two teams with ease. Cara & Jaime kept dropping their pig and falling, while Tammy & Victor had to put their pig down many times to give their poor arms a break.

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MARGIE & LUKE TAKE A DECISIVE LEAD
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Margie & Luke made it to the BBQ point and started to bury their pig. Meanwhile, the redheads became more and more frustrated as they continued to drop their pig.

As Tammy & Victor and Cara & Jaime struggled, Margie & Luke completed their pig task and received their next clue — instructing them to head to a beach called McGregor Point.

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TEAMS ON JET-SKIS
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When Margie & Luke arrived at McGregor Beach, they had to pick a jet-ski and ride one mile out to an area of 100 buoys……where they would have to search the buoys to find the one with a clue attached to it.

Margie & Luke mounted a jet-ski with Margie driving and Luke holding on for dear life. They made it out to the buoys and found the correct one with relative ease. As they turned out to jet-ski BACK to the shore, they could see Tammy & Victor and Cara & Jaime mounting their jet-skis (as they had just finished the pig challenge).

Once back at the shore and in a solid first place position, Margie & Luke received their next clue instructing them to head to the Hana Highway and find a fence made of surfboards.

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FINAL ROADBLOCK TESTS RACERS’ MEMORIES
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It is Amazing Race tradition that the final task tests the MEMORIES of the racers and this season was no exception!

When Margie & Luke arrived at the Hana Highway, they were confronted with the FINAL ROADBLOCK of the race. In this Roadblock, one team member would need to search through a large pile of over 300 surfboards to find 11 surfboards bearing PICTURES relating to things they have encountered — people, places, challenges —- over the course of the previous 11 legs. They would need to put these surfboards in ORDER —- 1 through 11 —- in the order the photos appeared during the Race.

Luke volunteered to take this task and immediately began to plow through the pile of surfboards. He quickly found a surfboard with a picture of the Church of San Antonio in Locarno from Leg #1……so he took that board and correctly placed it into position #1. He then found a surfboard bearing a photo of the Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam from Leg #4 in Siberia…..he placed that board into position #4. And so on and so forth……….

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TAMMY & VICTOR AND CARA & JAIME STRUGGLE TO CATCH UP
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As Luke worked diligently, Tammy & Victor’s taxi was stuck behind a slow car, and Cara & Jaime’s taxi driver was clueless as where to even go. Jaime frustratingly begged her driver to move on, as the taxi dispatcher chimed in “You need to tell your people that I am not their personal concierge.” Jaime used the driver’s cell phone to call the police and asked them for the directions to the Hana Highway. This was a shrewd move and, most importantly, it WORKED!

Tammy & Victor then arrived at the Roadblock point, and Victor volunteered to tackle it. At this point, Luke finished the task, having erected 11 boards. He showed the surfboards to the judge who told him……INCORRECT.

Luke tried as hard as he could to correct the mistake in his surfboard lineage but kept coming up INCORRECT every time he showed it to the judge.

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LEAD SLIPS OUT OF LUKE’S FINGERS
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Cara & Jaime now arrived at the Roadblock and Jaime took the task. Luke became more and more frustrated with his inability to achieve the correct order of surfboards. At the same time, Victor NAILED the correct order, receiving the FINAL CLUE OF THE GAME ——- instructing them to travel to the RACE FINISH LINE at the King Kamehameha Golf Resort.

Tammy & Victor excitedly rushed back into their taxi………..

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ALLIANCE TILL THE END
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Both Jaime and Luke realized they would need to work TOGETHER to get back on track…..and their alliance formed early in the game RESUMED. Luke showed Jaime that the Church of San Antonio was the key to the First Leg. Jaime then grabbed that board, put it in slot #1 and the judge said CORRECT.

In a noble moment, Jaime then turned over ALL of her surfboards so that Luke could see the correct order…..right before the redheads jumped back into their taxi to head to the Golf Resort.

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TEARFUL TAXI RIDES FOR TWO TEAMS
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It was a moment of celebration and also a moment of tears. As Tammy & Victor crossed the Finish Line —– Luke cried to Margie who consoled him and told him she was proud of him. Jaime apologized to Cara for “forgetting the church.”

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TAMMY & VICTOR SCORE 5th FIRST PLACE VICTORY & ONE MILLION DOLLARS
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Phil was standing at the Finish Line…..alongside the 8 eliminated teams.

Tammy & Victor, wearing the smiles of a lifetime, crossed the finish line and earned their historic spot in Amazing Race lore…… WINNING their 5th First Place victory and the ONE MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE!!!!!!!!

Victor mentioned how much the experience opened him up……for the better. Tammy remarked, “I don’t think this race changed completely 26 years of Victor and my relationship, but it has helped it progress. When I look back at all the crazy things that I’ve done, I learned that this nerdy little Asian girl who could barely hold up her backpack before can do quite a bit.”

Victor closed his Amazing Race experience with a touching thought: “My entire life I always feel like I’ve done what was expected of me and what was the right thing to do. This was my opportunity to do something that everyone thinks is a crazy thing to do. I’ m just so grateful I came out of it feeling like there are no walls or rules in terms of what you have to be.”

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REDHEADS REVEL AS RUNNER-UPS
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The redheads were the next to hit the Mat……Cara celebrated: “This experience was the most wild, unexpected, and enriching experience I think I probably will ever have in my life.” Jaime replied, “It’s really extra special when females can be on the same playing field with the guys. Second is not too shabby and Cara and I have a lot to be proud of.”

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MARGIE & LUKE MAKE A STATEMENT
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Margie & Luke arrived to secure third place. The mother and son were particularly emotional Luke signed, “Many deaf people’s parents don’t sign. I’m very lucky to have you.” Margie mentioned how HAPPY Luke was to wake up each day of the Race. Luke finished with “I’m the first deaf person on THE AMAZING RACE, I’m very proud of that. No matter what, deaf people can do anything.”

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NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!
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What a Race, what a Race, what a RACE!!!!

With the season now concluded, we will be back next week with a special wrap up!

You’ve heard OUR thoughts on the Race all season…..now we want to hear YOURS!!! We will conclude our coverage of the Amazing Race 14 with YOUR OPINIONS!

What did you think of the winners? The course the race followed? The eliminated teams? Phil’s Race Across America?

Send your thoughts ASAP to: KyntandVyxsinBlog@gmail.com

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FINAL 3 INTERVIEWS RIGHT HERE ON FANCAST.com
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THIS WEEK —– Fancast.com will be conducting EXCLUSIVE sit-down interviews with WINNERS Tammy & Victor as well as runner-ups Cara & Jaime and Margie & Luke. These interviews are sure to be EYE-OPENERS! Watch for these later this week right HERE.

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KISHA & JEN SHED LIGHT ON ELIMINATION
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This past week, eliminated athletes Kisha & Jen sat down with Fancast.com for an interview regarding their departure from the Amazing Race. The duo discussed their CONTROVERSIAL feud with Margie & Luke, as well as the “Pee Break” that quite possibly cost them the game. Check out this most revealing interview right here at Fancast.com.

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UPDATE —- PHIL KEOGHAN FINISHES HIS “RIDE ACROSS AMERICA”
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This past weekend, Phil Keoghan FINISHED his “Ride Across America” with a grand arrival in New York City!

If you didn’t know, Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan embarked on a BIKE-RIDE across America —- his MISSION was to raise awareness and funds for the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride also coincided with the launch of Phil’s own NOW One Square Meal Bars at GNC stores nationwide. [Sidenote: NOW is an acronym for "No Opportunity Wasted," the title of Phil's popular self-motivational book.]

If you would like to try Phil’s NOW One Square Meal Bars, they ARE available! You can purchase Phil’s Bars at any GNC store, or online at this LINK. [NOTE: the GNC website is currently offering 20% off on the bars!!!]

We would like to take a moment to THANK the Blog Readers from all over the country who have emailed us PHOTOS each week from Phil’s various stops across the USA.

This past Tuesday, May 5th, Phil made a “Pit-stop” in Washington, DC, where he reunited with current cast member STEVE (from the team “Steve & Linda”).

Let’s recap Phil’s appearance in Washington DC with photos……

Although we do not yet have the official final tally, we do know that, thus far, Phil’s Ride Across America has raised OVER $300,000 for the National MS Society…..in just a little over a month…..is that not unbelievable?!?!

IMPORTANT: If you missed the chance to Ride with Phil, you can STILL help!!! To make a donation to the National MS Society, please visit their page.

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KYNT & VYXSIN — BATS DAY ARTICLE FOR AP – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
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We’re happy to be appearing later this week in a special feature article for the website of one of our FAVORITE music magazines: AP – ALTERNATIVE PRESS!

AP is covering our recent visit to Disneyland for the annual BATS DAY event. For the full pictorial, check in later this week at http://www.altpress.com.

Also, the new issue of AP [which covers the RETURN of Taking Back Sunday] is currently available on news-stands everywhere!

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THIS SATURDAY MAY 16th —- LOS ANGELES, CA —– MEET KYNT & VYXSIN AT THE EDGE OF L.A. COMIC-CON
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If you live in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA or a surrounding area and would like to “talk Race” in person, come out to the EDGE OF L.A. COMIC-CON —- THIS SATURDAY May 16th!!!

Here are the details below — MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

—The EDGE OF L.A. COMIC-CON

—THIS Saturday May 16, 10am to 6pm

—Kynt and Vyxsin will be appearing in the “AUTOGRAPH AREA”

—Watch for SUPERSTARS from Film, TV, Comics, and Animation!

—Don’t miss the VENDOR AREA with COMICS, CLOTHING, ARTWORK, TOYS, Figures, Anime, DVD’s, Vintage Videos, Collectibles, Memorabilia, and more!

—Venue: The Claremont Packing House, 532 West First Steet. Claremont, CA 91711

—Admission is FREE (and so is PARKING believe it or not!)

—ALL AGES WELCOME!!!

***We are expecting a GREAT turn-out for this month’s EDGE OF L.A. COMIC-CON, so be sure to get there EARLY!

If you live in Los Angeles or a surrounding area, please come out and play!

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KEEP YOUR CALENDARS MARKED —– AMAZING RACE STILL ON THE TRAVEL CHANNEL
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With the Amazing Race 14 now CONCLUDED on CBS…….you are going to have to travel by any means necessary over to the TRAVEL CHANNEL to get your weekly dose of the series………

If you MISSED any of this season’s episodes, or would like to re-live the adventure, mark your calendars:

*EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT – 11pm – REPLAY of the NEW Amazing Race Season 14 – TRAVEL CHANNEL

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CHECK IN TO FANCAST.COM EVERY MONDAY MORNING
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We will be back here with you next Monday with coverage of the AMAZING RACE FINALE PARTY!!!

See you RIGHT HERE on Fancast.com next time —– DON’T MISS IT!!!

:::Kisses and Cupcakes:::

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