‘Big Brother’ Winner Gears Up for New Season of ‘The Amazing Race’

by | January 25, 2012 at 10:21 AM | The Amazing Race

Engaged couple Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly on The Amazing Race (Robert Voets/CBS)

CBS has revealed the new cast for Season 20 of “The Amazing Race.” Among the 11 globe-trekking teams are last season’s “Big Brother” winner Rachel Reilly and her fiance, Brendan Villegas, a pair of married clowns, a set of twin brothers, and two border patrol agents. Over the course of the season teams will skydive in Argentina, train with Masai warriors in Tanzania, work their way through Africa’s “Garden of Eden,” and search for King Ludwig’s quarters in the German castle that inspired “Sleeping Beauty.” Season 20 of “The Amazing Race” premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8/7c. Below, the full cast announcement:

Name: Dave Brown Jr.
Age: 33
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Current occupation: U.S. Army Officer

Name: Rachel Brown
Age: 30
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Current occupation: Project Manager

Connection to Teammate: Married

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Name: William “Bopper” Minton
Age: 41
Hometown: Manchester, KY.
Current occupation: Motorcycle Mechanic

Name: Mark Jackson
Age: 45
Hometown: Manchester, Ky.
Current Occupation: Former State Inspector

Connection to Teammate: Best Friends

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Name: Nary Ebeid
Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: Federal Agent

Name: Jamie Graetz
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: Federal Agent

Connection to Teammate: Federal Agents/Friends

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Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 31
Hometown: Westwood, Calif.
Current occupation: PhD Student

Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 27
Hometown: Westwood, Calif.
Current occupation: Event Hostess

Connection to Teammate: Engaged

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Name: Joey “Fitness” Lasalla
Age: 29
Hometown: Whitestone, N.Y.
Current occupation: Trainer/Supplement Company Owner

Name: Danny Horal
Age: 27
Hometown: Holbrook, N.Y.
Current occupation: Nightclub Promoter

Connection to Teammate: Friends

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Name: Misa Tanaka
Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego
Current occupation: Car Buyer

Name: Maiya Tanaka
Age: 25
Hometown: San Diego
Current occupation: Professional Golfer

Connection to Teammate: Sisters

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Name: Dave Gregg
Age: 44
Hometown: New Port Richey, Fla.
Current occupation: “Ambassador of Laughter”

Name: Cherie Gregg
Age: 44
Hometown: New Port Richey, Fla.
Current occupation: “Ambassador of Laughter”

Connection to Teammate: Married Clowns

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Name: Elliot Weber
Age: 28
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Current occupation: Musician

Name: Andrew Weber
Age: 28
Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional Soccer Player

Connection to Teammate: Twins

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Name: Kerri Paul
Age: 30
Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.
Current occupation: Program Coordinator

Name: Stacy Bowers
Age: 30
Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.
Current occupation: Self Employed / “Basketball” Wife

Connection to Teammate: Cousins

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Name: Vanessa Macias
Age: 31
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Current occupation: Freelance Writer

Name Ralph Kelley
Age: 36
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Current occupation: Bar Owner

Connection to Teammate: Dating Divorcees

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Name: Art Velez
Age: 43
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
Current occupation: Border Patrol Agent

Name: J.J. Carrell
Age: 42
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
Current occupation: Border Patrol Agent

Connection to Teammate: Border Patrol Agents/Friends