New ‘Amazing Race’ Cast Features Familiar ‘Survivor’s

by | August 31, 2011 at 10:58 AM | The Amazing Race

Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca on The Amazing Race (CBS)

Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca on The Amazing Race (CBS)

Over the past ten years, “The Amazing Race” has welcomed plenty of CBS reality stars through its gates. “Survivor” couple “Boston” Rob Mariano and Amber Brkick have appeared twice, while “Big Brother” twosomes Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, and Alison Irwin and Donny Patrick have also competed. Now, a new pair of vets are joining the show. “Survivor” winners Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn will trek around the globe in the Emmy-winning show’s 19th season.

Joining Ethan and Jenna are ten other teams, which include a pair of Olympic snowboarders, twin sisters, an ex-FNL tight end, flight attendant pals, and the youngest person to ever make a solo sailing trip around the world.

Meet the new cast:

The latest installment, which finds contestants traveling to Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium and Denmark – among other exotic locales – will also introduce a new penalty. The “Hazard,” the network teases, will impact one team’s future right from the starting line. We’ll also be treated to the show’s first-ever Double Elimination.

The anniversary season (the series first premiered on Sept. 5, 2001) kicks off Sept. 25 at 8/7c on CBS.

Here are the 11 new teams:

Ernie Halvorsen
Age: 29
Hometown: Chicago
Current occupation: Project manager

Cindy Chiang
Age: 30
Hometown: Chicago
Current occupation: Brand manager

Connection to Teammate: Engaged

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Justin Young
Age: 31
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Doctor

Jennifer Young
Age: 26
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Special education teacher

Connection to Teammate: Siblings

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Liz Canavan
Age: 24
Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.
Current occupation: Marketing Assistant

Marie Canavan
Age: 24
Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.
Current occupation: Soul searching

Connection to Teammate: Twins

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Ron Zeitz
Age: 44
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: Flight attendant

Bill Smith
Age: 49
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Current occupation: Flight attendant

Connection to Teammate: Domestic Partners

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Ethan Zohn
Age: 37
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current occupation: Change maker

Jenna Morasca
Age: 30
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current occupation: TV host/student

Connection to Teammate: Dating

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Bill Alden
Age: 63
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
Current occupation: Farmer/rancher

Cathi Alden
Age: 62
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
Current occupation: College instructor/retired High School principal

Connection to Teammate: Married for 40 Years/Grandparents

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Andy Finch
Age: 30
Hometown: Truckee, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional snowboarder

Tommy Czeschin
Age: 32
Hometown: Crowley Lake, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional snowboarder

Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Olympic Snowboarders

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Amani Pollard
Age: 36
Hometown: Pine Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Business owner

Marcus Pollard
Age: 39
Hometown: Pine Mountain, Ga.
Current occupation: Retired NFL player/football coach

Connection to Teammate: Married

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Kaylani Paliotta
Age: 33
Hometown: Las Vegas
Current occupation: Cocktail waitress

Lisa Tilley
Age: 32
Hometown: Las Vegas
Current occupation: Cocktail waitress

Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Vegas Showgirls

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Laurence Sunderland
Age: 48
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current occupation: Yacht manager

Zac Sunderland
Age: 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Current occupation: Record setting boat captain(Zac was the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone)

Connection to Teammate: Father/Son Adventurers

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Jeremy Cline
Age: 35
Hometown: Alamo, Calif.
Current occupation: Commercial real estate broker

Sandy Draghi
Age: 33
Hometown: Dublin, Calif.
Current occupation: Nurse practitioner

Connection to Teammate: Dating

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