Sisters Kisha & Jen settle their unfinished business on the Amazing Race

From the beaches of Rio to a trailer park in the Florida Keys, sisters Kisha & Jen overcame past demons and tough competition to settle their unfinished business and win The Amazing Race.

Order of Finish:
1.    Kisha & Jen
2.    Flight Time & Big Easy
3.    Gary & Mallory

THE WINNERS
With eight eliminated teams cheering them on, sisters Kisha & Jen ran to the Finish Line where Phil declared them the winners of the race and the one million dollar prize. The emotional sisters told Phil they planned to help their mom start her own business. Jen added, “There aren’t any words to describe our mom. She is absolutely amazing so it’s just going to be a great thing to give her something that she’s given to us.”

After finish the race in second place, the Globetrotters congratulated Kisha & Jen calling them “the most consistent team throughout the race. They never struggled. We got beat out by a couple of girls, but that’s okay.” Big Easy later said, “It was fun from start to finish. It was hard. We laughed. We cried. I’m happy we did it.”

Ending the race in third place, Mallory said of the experience with her father, “We came back and we did our unfinished business. We wanted to make it around the world so badly and we got that. We know money’s not everything and the experience is priceless for sure.”

Co-winner Kisha closed by remarking, “I’m glad to have run this race with Jen for a second time. Winning this race shows that she’s not my little sister. She’s a competitor. To run this race with her was a great experience.”

On CBS: Amazing Race 18 “Unfinished Business” premieres February 20th

11 teams vie for the coveted $1 million prize as they race around the world beginning February 20.

The twist this season? The contestants are from previous cast who fell short on winning. Dubbed as “Unfinished Business,” the show promises to be fierce and exciting! (Don’t they say that every season?)

The teams are:

• Father/daughter duo Gary Ervin and Mallory Ervin: Season 17, 6th place

• Sisters LaKisha Hoffman and Jennifer Hoffman: Season 14, 4th place

• Cowboy brothers Jet McCoy and Cord McCoy: Season 16, 2nd place

• Fiancees Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka: Season 14, 8th place

• Former NFL cheerleaders Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal: Season 14, 2nd place

• Harlem Globetrotters Herb Lang and Nate Lofton: Season 15, 4th place

• Father/daughter duo Ron Hsu and Christina Hsu: Season 12, 2nd place

• Dating goths Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala: Season 12, 5th place

• Best friends Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew: Season 15, 9th place

• Mother/son duo Margie Adams and Luke Adams: Season 14, 3rd place

• Father/son duo Mel White and Mike White: Season 14, 6th place

This season, broadcast in HD for the first time, will find competitors traveling 40,000 miles through five continents and 23 cities. “Teams begin their journey around the globe from the second-windiest place on the planet, and travel to such picturesque locations as Sydney, Australia, where they find themselves swimming with sharks; Liechtenstein, where they must measure the length of the entire country while riding a motorized bicycle; and Tokyo, Japan, where they must endure the freezing waters from Mount Fuji as part of a spiritual ritual.”

Amazing Race’s Caite and Brent: Carol and Brandy Were “Complete Bitches”

Brent Horne, Caite Upton | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS

Caite Upton and Brent Horne were surprised and unsurprised by Brandy‘s outburst at the Amazing Race finish. “[Brandy and Carol] need to get over the U-Turn and grow up. It’s a game and it was over,” Caite, 21, tells TVGuide.com. “But it’s just like them to complain since that’s what they did the whole Race.” It was the girls’ grouchy attitude — and not homophobia — that fueled the models’ decision to U-Turn them, Caite, 21, says. See what else the two, who are no longer dating, have to say about their arch-enemies, why they weren’t worried about Dan and Jordan‘s first-class move, and if Brent, 29, really had to pee that badly in Shanghai.


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Amazing Race’s Jeff and Jordan: We Like to Make Mistakes

The Amazing Race | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS

Jordan Lloyd won Big Brother 11, while Jeff Schroeder won fan favorite, but the couple didn’t come close to winning The Amazing Race. After a bad cab ride left them in last place two weeks ago, the pair struggled to keep up before getting eliminated Sunday following yet another mistake-ridden leg. “We were trying to keep it positive, but this leg, if everything could’ve gone wrong, I think it did,” Jeff, 31, tells TVGuide.com. “We started late and we tried our best. A lot of people made mistakes this leg, so if we had made the right decisions, we may have had a chance.” See what else the two have to say about their last hurrah, what was wrong with their game plan, and if Jordan, 23, knows who Joan of Arc is now.


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Amazing Race’s Jeff and Jordan: We Fought A Lot

Big Brother 11 - Jordan Lloyd, Jeff Schroeder | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS

While many Amazing Race contestants wait months — sometimes years — to get selected for the globe-trotting reality series, Big Brother sweethearts Jeff Schroeder, 31, and Jordan Lloyd, 23, only had to wait days. “Just a couple days after Big Brother ended, production came up to us and asked if we were interested in doing Amazing Race,” Jordan, who won Big Brother 11 last summer (Jeff won fan favorite), told TVGuide.com. “We didn’t hesitate. We were like, ‘Yeah, we’ll do it!’ I don’t really travel that much, and I know that I probably would never go to another country by myself, so I knew it would be something fun to do.” See what else we can expect from the couple this season, and what it will take for them to do another show. The Amazing Race 16 premieres Sunday at 8/7c.


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The Amazing Race Season 16 Premieres on Valentine’s Day

Meet the 11 competitors vying for the $1 million prize:


Brent and Caite, Dating Models


Carol and Brandy, Dating


Dana and Adrian, High School Sweethearts/Married


Jet and Cord, Brothers/Cowboys


Jody and Shannon, Grandmother/Granddaughter


Joe and Heidi, Married


Dan and Jordan, Brothers


Jordan and Jeff, Newly Dating


Louie and Michael, ­Detectives


Monique and Shawne, Moms/Attorneys


Steve and Allison, Father/Daughter

Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney, $1 Million Grand Prize Winners of the Amazing Race 15

Well, a satisfying end, no? This hasn’t been the most exciting season of The Amazing Race—everything felt too strangely easy—but at least we got the ending we wanted. Well, I think all of us wanted that ending, right? Oh, and, here’s the spoiler alert.

Yay, Meghan and Cheyne. Seriously, yay for them. Sure they may be two athletic, good-looking blonde people and therefore don’t earn quite as much underdog likability as other teams, but they were clever and quick all throughout the race, and deserved the win entirely. No other team came close in aptitude and ability, and it would have been a downright shame—a rotten bit of late-game luck—for another team to snatch their well-earned crown. Thankfully that didn’t happen. Though it looked close there for a second, didn’t it??

meghan_cheyneIt was so pleasing that in the end the win came down to a competition of the mind, not the body. Meghan & Cheyne came to the last challenge in third place, and it looked as though they might have lost the game simply for dumbly not knowing that Monaco = Monte Carlo. But luckily the final challenge involved counting and numbers and math, things that Brian & Ericka and Sam & Dan aren’t so great at. The way the show was edited made it seem as though the brothers were nipping on the heels of the Bobbsey Blonde Twins, but I think they were actually a lot further behind. Meg and Chey-Chey counted their chips correctly the first time, while the brothers—those dumb, shrieking, galoompfy brothers—had to do a recount. That must have taken a good 20 minutes, meaning that Meghan & Cheyne had a significant lead. The minute the chip-counter said “That is incorrect” to the boys, the game was done. Those braying idiots lost how they should have lost—a towering testament to their dim and bumbling mental acuity. Oh, and lest we forget the “Who are you??” Wayne Newton moment. Oh man. That was embarrassing. They are embarrassing.

Brian & Ericka? Aw, heck. They sure do seem nice. Well, he does. She seems nice only sometimes. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that her sometimes shrieky behavior was caused by the stress of being on a reality television show about a million-dollar global foot race, but still… she did wear on the nerves some. Making it to the final three was their true accomplishment (you could see it written all over the Globetrotters’ faces at the final haul). A B&E win would have been a strange divine act, one fun in its surprise, but ultimately frustrating. No, they weren’t our winners. They were firmly our third-placers.

I dunno. I guess there’s really not much more to say. Again, not the thrillingest of seasons (too much time in Europe, I think), but a solid one with clear and worthy victors. A little bit of square-jawed sense in a chaotic and confusing world. Can’t wait to see the victorious pair on an All-Stars season. I think they’ll do just fine.

by Richard Lawson, “The Amazing Race: Leaving Las Vegas, With a Million Dollars” at TV.com

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Meghan Rickey (23); Cheyne Whitney (23)
Hometown: San Diego
Occupation: Account Executive/Brand Manager
Relationship: Dating

Meghan and Cheyne met while playing a competitive game of tetherball in elementary school. After 10 years of friendship, Cheyne realized he could not let the most athletic girl he knew get away. Other than a six-month period where Meghan studied abroad in Italy, this couple has been essentially inseparable for nearly five years.

Meghan and Cheyne both work in fields where they deal extensively with different publics. She is an account executive at a public affairs firm and he works for a social change marketing company where he develops after-school programs and deals with a diverse group of teens, school administrators and corporate executives. When not in the office, Meghan can be found coaching competitive girls’ soccer — a sport that she and Cheyne have shared a passion for since they were kids. The couple feels strongly that their occupations and experiences with team sports have taught them effective communication skills and the virtue of patience, which they believe will benefit them in the Race.

Even though they are head-over-heels for each other, they still have their pet peeves just like any other couple. Meghan does not like that he tries to diffuse tense situations with laughter rather than by talking things through. The biggest thing about Meghan that frustrates Cheyne is her stubbornness. He claims that once she has her mind set on something she is difficult to reason with and it can be impossible to change her mind.

Ready to tackle the Race head-on, Meghan and Cheyne are very eager to use the power of positive thinking and their athleticism to compete as a team and hope that this experience further validates their friendship and love.

Amazing Race’s Sam and Dan: We Know Who Wayne Newton Is

Sam and Dan McMillen | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS

Brothers Sam and Dan McMillen argued all the way until the end of The Amazing Race, coming up just shy — 10 minutes to be exact. “The truth is, I don’t think we fought any more than anyone else,” Sam, 23, tells TVGuide.com. “All the other teams had the exact same experience. Ours just happened to be the ones that got shone. We were perfectly fine afterward.” The two are also perfectly fine with Harlem Globetrotter Big Easy after Dan, 21, left him hanging last week. Find out what else the two had to say about their time, their “villain” edit and more.


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