Another year has passed, and another race has been run around the world. After a season of The Amazing Race that was heavily influenced by COVID-19, the reality series will return on September 21 with an entirely new group. CBS has at long last disclosed the identities of those who will be competing in the historic race, which is now equal parts travelogue and reality television.
The roster of The Amazing Race season 34 is going to be unlike any other season in the show’s history, thanks to the inclusion of reality television celebrity couples, military brothers, and more. We can only hope that the upcoming season will not be marred by the same COVID-19 shenanigans as the one before it, and that the teams will be eliminated one at a time, without any of them returning or quitting during an unexpected break in the action. The cast of The Amazing Race season 34 is profiled in the following article.
- 1 Aastha Lal And Nina Duong
- 2 Will Freeman and Abby Garrett
- 3 Aubrey Ares and David Hernandez
- 4 Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss
- 5 Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert
- 6 Glenda and Lumumba Roberts
- 7 Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos
- 8 Linton and Sharik Atkinson
- 9 Marcus and Michael Craig
- 10 Mattie Lynch and Quinton Peron
- 11 Tim Mann and Rex Ryan
- 12 Rich Kuo and Dom Jones
- 13 ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 34: Production
Aastha Lal And Nina Duong
Aastha, who is 33 years old, and Nina, who is 34 years old, are both engaged, which makes them just the eighth lesbian duo in the series’s whole history to compete. They have been partners for four years, and despite the fact that they do not appear to be physically menacing, both parties believe that they are “mentally menacing.”
Will Freeman and Abby Garrett
24-year-old Will, 25, and Abby, 24, both hail from Birmingham, Alabama, and were high school sweethearts there. They have been seeing each other for eight years and have been fans of the show since since they began their relationship. Not only that, but they have been together ever since Kindergarten, and Abby even attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They certainly have the potential to possess the necessary skills to prevail.
Aubrey Ares and David Hernandez
Ballroom dancing is Aubrey and David’s passion, and they call Los Angeles home. Ballroom dance instructor Aubrey is the one who went after what she wanted when she noticed student David in her class. However, it is obvious that the new couple’s love could be put to the test by The Amazing Race.
Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss
Fans of reality television may recall Derek and Claire from Big Brother; however, despite the fact that they did not date during the series, they fell in love with one another after it had wrapped filming. After his performance on The Challenge, let’s hope that Derek has more of what it takes to race around the world than to live in a house and compete in challenges. Derek refers to The Amazing Race as “the perfect reality program delivered on a platter.”
Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert
Long-lost identical Emily and Molly, both 36 years old and originally from Ardmore, Pennsylvania and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, respectively, reconnected with one another exactly one year ago. They are looking forward to the opportunity to spend time with one another that The Amazing Race will provide. The fact that Molly has a background in dance and Emily is a mother makes it possible for the two of them to create a successful partnership.
Glenda and Lumumba Roberts
Glenda and Lumumba, both 41 years old and newlyweds from Norcross, Georgia, are getting set to compete in a race around the world. They have just known one other for around two and a half years, so this is their investigation of getting to know “how they fit together,” according to Lumumba. They are not necessarily the most traditional combination, with Glenda towering at least seven inches over her new husband.
Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos
Luis and Michelle, a married couple from Miami, Florida, both 34 years old, display some stereotypical behaviors associated with Florida. Both Luis, a firefighter, and Michelle, a professional dancer for Pitbull, are preparing to shock us during the 34th season of “The Amazing Race.” However, their primary goals are to “enjoy their adventure” and “first and foremost have fun,” while also “hoping to bring some money home.”
Linton and Sharik Atkinson
The father-daughter duo of Linton, age 50, and Sharik, age 23, both hailing from Brooklyn, New York, are prepared to break the mold of traditional father-daughter teams on The Amazing Race. They left Jamaica for the United States in 2001, and since then, they have been able to experience other places through the series. Both Linton and Sharik have acknowledged that they have “a pretty strong head on their shoulders,” which indicates that The Amazing Race will be an exciting test for the pair.
Marcus and Michael Craig
Marcus, 38 years old, and Michael, 30 years old, both have military experience, and together they will undoubtedly be a formidable adversary. Marcus is a tank commander, and Michael is a pilot in the Air Force, yet despite their physical jobs, they both have a strong intellectual background. Marcus and Michael are “eager and ready to begin” since they already have a strategy for how to handle alliances and other relationships.
Mattie Lynch and Quinton Peron
Quinton, who is 29 years old and retired from cheerleading for the NFL Rams, and Mattie, who is 27 years old, are the best of friends and teach dance. They are one of the rare pairs that do not have a romantic or familial connection, therefore they have a better chance of having the winning combination of skills.
Tim Mann and Rex Ryan
In the same way as Quinton and Mattie are merely friends, so are Tim, age 40, and Rex, age 59, both of whom live in Brentwood, Tennessee. However, these pals have been playing golf together for the past six years and have a wealth of life experience between them. Because Rex was there for Tim when his mother was diagnosed with ALS, they think of each other as brothers, and the knowledge that Rex gained as a head coach who was fired from the Buffalo Bills will help their team succeed.
Rich Kuo and Dom Jones
32-year-old She is wealthy and 35 years old. Dom and his partner of three years, who is also a motivational speaker, both share the same profession. It’s all about competing “with themselves” for them, and it’s already quite evident that their upbeat personalities will shine through when they appear on television. But does their attitude give them a chance to actually win?
On September 21 at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, CBS will broadcast the start of The Amazing Race Season 34.
‘The Amazing Race’ Season 34: Production
The teams started The Amazing Race 34 at Nymphenburg Palace in the city of Munich, which is located in the state of Bavaria.
The Amazing Race was given a renewal for a thirty-fourth season by CBS on March 9, 2022, and it is scheduled to air during the 2022–2023 television season.
The production began on May 22, 2022, just like it did for the previous season, with the chartered Titan Airways Boeing 757 leaving from Los Angeles International Airport. This was done to reduce the number of personal interactions that are connected with COVID-19 infections.
This season traveled to three continents and included excursions to Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Iceland, and Tennessee, as well as a first-time visit to Jordan. Filming began on May 25, 2022 in Munich, Germany, and continued throughout the season.where teams visited the ancient city of Petra, witnessed a setting evocative of Lawrence of Arabia, performed a Jordanian folk dance, and learnt the Arabic alphabet. where teams learned the Arabic alphabet.The shooting was completed in the middle of June after having lasted a total of three weeks.
This is the first season since The Amazing Race 15 to have twelve teams, the first time that teams begin the first leg outside of the United States, and the first time that non-elimination legs have been eliminated from an Amazing Race franchise.
This season, much like the one before it, does not include any U-Turns in any of its episodes.The first leg of the season, which was announced as the 400th leg, featured “a game-changing element” called the Scramble. During this leg, teams were told the locations of all of the tasks that they had to complete at the start of the leg, and they could complete these tasks in any order they chose.
A segment featuring correspondent Tracy Smith competing on the first leg of the race with her husband John D’Amelio was broadcast on CBS News Sunday Morning prior to the premiere of the show.