After 20 seasons, The Amazing Race is still changing up the game. The $1 million prize is no more, as the 11 teams will now trek around the world for $2 million instead. Pretty hefty sum, no? But there is a twist. The only team eligible to win the $2 million prize is the team that wins the first leg of the race. If they outrace the other 10 teams and win the final leg, their prize money will be doubled.
This season, the cast boasts a double amputee, professional monster truck drivers, a former rocker, Chippendale dancers and more! THE AMAZING RACE has won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Reality-Competition Program” eight times in the past nine years. Teams will travel through three continents, nine countries and cover more than 25,000 miles, where they’ll be faced with a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles, frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia, working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh and revisiting one of the Race’s most infamous Roadblocks in the Netherlands in this season’s “Switchback.”
Meet the cast below and let us know what you think! Be sure to join us here and in our forums throughout the season for discussion and post-elimination interviews!