Reality Stars, Chippendales Dancers Among ‘Amazing Race’ Season 21 Cast

by | August 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM | Fall TV Preview 2012, The Amazing Race

Chippendale friends Jaymes Vaughan (left) and James Davis (right) of The Amazing Race (Cliff Lipson/CBS)

The Beekmans are leaving the farm. CBS has revealed the 11 teams competing in the 21st season of “The Amazing Race.” Among them are Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, the stars of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys;” a double amputee professional snowboarder; a heavy metal rocker; a world champion lumberjack; and two Chippendales dancers.

This season will offer the opportunity for teams to collect the show’s biggest prize ever — $2 illion. The gist for the big pay day is this: if the team that wins the first leg of the season also wins the final leg of the Race, they will double their money and collect $2 million instead of $1 million.

Teams will traverse three continent, nine countries, covering a total of 25,000 miles. Included in the team’s challenges will be a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles; frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia; working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh; and visiting an infamous Race Roadblock in the Netherlands.

Below, full details on the teams:

Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Physical Therapy Student

Name: Nadiya Anderson
Age: 26
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace

Connection: Twin Sisters

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Name: Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Age: 43
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Goat Farmer/Advertising Executive/Author

Name: Brent Ridge
Age: 38
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Current occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Beekman 1802

Connection: Goat Farmers/Life Partners

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Name: Rob French
Age: 46
Hometown: Boston, Ga.
Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver

Name: Kelley Carrington-French
Age: 50
Hometown: Boston, Ga.
Current occupation: Professional Monster Truck Driver

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Name: Trey Wier
Age: 23
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current occupation: Land Consultant/Former College Athlete

Name: Alexis “Lexi” Beerman
Age: 22
Hometown: Dripping Springs, Texas
Current occupation: Clothing Designer

Connection: Dating

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Name: James LoMenzo
Age: 53
Hometown: Burbank, Calif.
Current occupation: Professional Musician/
Former Band Member of White Lion and Megadeth

Name: Mark “Abba” Abbattista
Age: 45
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Current occupation: Entertainment Lawyer

Connection: Friends

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Name: Abbie Ginsberg
Age: 31
Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.
Current occupation: Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Name: Ryan Danz
Age: 35
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Current occupation: Financial Service Company Owner

Connection: Dating Divorcees

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Name: Jaymes Vaughan
Age: 30
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Chippendales MC

Name: James Davis
Age: 27
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Current occupation: Chippendales Dancer

Connection: Chippendales Dancers/Best Friends

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Name: Rob Scheer
Age: 52
Hometown: Ketchikan, Alaska
Current occupation: Lumberjack and Entrepreneur

Name: Sheila Castle
Age: 44
Hometown: Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Current occupation: Retail Manager

Connection: Engaged

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Name: Caitlin King
Age: 24
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current occupation: Special Ed Teacher

Name: Brittany Fletcher
Age: 25
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Current occupation: Medical Device Sales

Connection: Best Friends

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Name: Gary Wojnar
Age: 52
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
Current occupation: Substitute Teacher

Name: Will Chiola
Age: 53
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Current occupation: Substitute Teacher

Connection: Best Friends/Substitute Teachers

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Name: Amy Purdy

Age: 32
Hometown: Summit County, Colo.
Current occupation: Motivational Speaker/Snowboarder
(Amy is a double amputee)

Name: Daniel Gale
Age: 36
Hometown: Summit County, Colo.
Current occupation: Executive Director

Connection: Dating On and Off

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Hosted by Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race” premieres on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 8/7c on CBS.