Amazing Race

Amazing Race Brandy and Carol

Dating couple Carol Rosenfeld, 47, and Brandy Snow, 40, had their journey cut short on Sunday as they found themselves eliminated from the 16th season of The Amazing Race.

Carol and Brandy, also known as the “lesbians” had none other than dating models Caite Upton and Brent Horne to thank, as the models’ u-turn played a big factor in their elimination. In this new interview with TV Guide, Carol and Brandy speak on their feud with Caite and Brent, why they think Caite has a problem with them as lesbians, and what they would have done with the U-turn.

Excerpts from their interview below – What was your first thought when you saw that you were U-Turned by Brent and Caite?
Just shock. In a common-sense world, strategy dictates, you know, “take the stronger team out.” They didn’t do that. I had no idea how personal it was. We never really had any negative interactions with Caite or Brent. We didn’t seek out a friendship with them, but we also didn’t have an opportunity to race alongside them except in Malaysia when they passed us on the stairs. When they did that, you didn’t see us pissed. I actually told Caite that she did a kick-ass job. Just like how I said to Mike, “You’re a rock star.” We both were very complimentary and supportive of the other racers. To watch the name-calling and hatred unfold has been an emotional rollercoaster. It’s also surprising because you don’t know it’s happening until you watch it. You know, them calling us “the mean lesbians.” They hardly ever referred to you by your names.
Yeah, it’s like, “I have a name!”
Carol: I don’t want to go to the point where I say she’s homophobic because that’s a pretty severe indictment of somebody. I don’t know. People will have to be the judge of that, but you watch it and you don’t know this is going on, and you like to think that in this day and age, people of a much younger generation would be a little more open-minded. It is what it is. She was clearly obsessed with beating and eliminating us. I think she very clearly had a problem with us as lesbians, not with us as individuals because she never individually indicts one of us as having done anything specifically wrong to them. A lot of fans think you would’ve U-Turned Brent and Caite if you had gotten there first. Would you have?
No! We would’ve U-turned the cowboys. There’s a clip online from the Malaysia leg where Phil asked us, “Who would you like to see leave?” We said, “We wouldn’t really want to see anybody go.” We were like, “Let everybody do their best and the chips will fall where they may.” We knew the U-Turn was part of the game. Our strategy then was that the cowboys appeared to be the strongest team and then the second strongest team was Mike and Louie. They’ve each won the most legs.
Brandy: The cowboys set a record in Malaysia. No one had ever before gone from last to first with a Speed Bump. They’re strong competitors, they’re smart competitors, and we were focused on the race, not the racers. We would not have made it personal — not that we had a reason to make it personal with any team. From your point of view, there was no feud between you and Brent and Caite at all?
Right. What we find fascinating in the way this has been skewed, that there is a feud. There was no feud. You have to have two parties participating for there to be a feud. We were the object of her hatred and derision. There wasn’t a feud until [Sunday’s] episode where it exploded! I don’t like being attacked. I don’t like being blindsided and that’s exactly what happened when they U-Turned us. Seriously, we’re in the Seychelles and I’m bonding with Caite over a kitty! It was very stunning for it to happen. We had no clue they would U-Turn us or that they hated us like that. Now America’s starting to believe there is a feud. What are you up to now?
Carol: Yeah, work. I recently had a death in the family … so dealing with that and trying to ignore all this hoopla. Being called a “mean lesbian” versus losing a parent, you know, [the former is] not going to affect me the rest of my life. Now we’re going to be the fierce lesbians!


Jeff and Jordan on The Bonnie Hunt Show

The recent episode of The Amazing Race brought us the unfortunate departure of Big Brother couple – Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd.

The duo appeared on The Bonnie Hunt show this week during which they discussed their time on the show, shared that they were still together and even admitted to being “in love,” (we can all let out a collective awwwwwwww).

Jordan, 23, revealed her plans to go back to school this summer, and Jeff, 31, is back at his old job. Though the couple is currently in a long distance romance, they did not rule out moving in together in the future. A video of their appearance courtesy of TVGrapevine is below.

The duo also gave an interview to TVGuide, excerpts from that is below – When you got to the Detour and saw that Brent and Caite were still looking for the grapes, why didn’t you choose to do the same? Did you think doing the glasses would be faster?
We actually started with the grapes and then switched to the glasses. We knew we were really far behind, so we thought they were out there for hours, when they weren’t. I feel like I really screwed up on the Race. I think you should stay where the competition is and beat them at the task, but my choice was always to go down the unbeaten path. “Listen, they’re doing this. Let’s do the other one because I can do anything as well as anyone else.” That just wasn’t the case. I should’ve listened to Jordan a little bit more because I think it hurt us a few times. … I mean, I’m an athlete, so we should’ve picked soccer right away [in Germany]. But I heard Brent and Caite say they’re going to do soccer, so I just picked the other one. … But [we] like to make mistakes.
Jordan: It was also my fault because I didn’t speak up enough. I was like, “OK, well, if he thinks we can do it, let’s do it.” Last time we talked, you said you were done with TV. Do you still feel the same way?
I think we’re going to take a vacation from reality TV. I think people are getting sick of us, too. We need to let all parties settle down a little bit. As far as reality shows go that are on the air, I think Amazing Race is definitely top-notch. It wins Emmys and it’s the classiest way you can go reality. Jordan wants to go on the Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels! [Laughs] I can drive the bus!
Jordan: Shut up! I want an Amazing Race re-do.
Jeff: We want Amazing Race against fifth-graders! Are you sure you can beat them?
No, but it would be a great show. We’d be neck-and-neck all the way! We’ll pitch that one to CBS.

It was nice watching Jeff and Jordan on the Amazing Race, and tough to see them leave the show, but it just seemed at times that they didn’t want it bad enough – for example, when they refused to eat the sauerkraut during one of the earlier competitions. And let’s face it, though very cute together, these two are not the brightest bulbs of the bunch.


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The Amazing Race kicked off the premier of it’s 16th edition last night, and there to compete for the $1 million grand prize was America’s favorite couple from Big BrotherJordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder.

The duo got off to a great start as they managed to come in first place after the first race to Chile. Though, the winners of the show will not be known for weeks to come, Jeff, 31, and Jordan, 22, open up about their Amazing Race experience in a new interview with PEOPLE.

The best news of all? The couple is still very much together and even credit their time on the Amazing Race for making them “stronger.”

Excerpts from their interview is below –

Were you fans of the Amazing Race before signing on?
Jordan: It’s kind of funny. I’ve been part of two reality shows and I had never watched either one before. I had to YouTube it, just like I did with Big Brother and figure out what everything meant, like ‘detour,’ ‘roadblock’, and all that other stuff.
Jeff: I had watched it a couple of times, but I wasn’t a die-hard fan.

Did your experience together on BB help you, or hurt you?
Jeff: I think it helped us, and played to our strengths. I’m sure that brothers and sisters, or mothers and daughters had issues after a week of being together non-stop. What was a strain on other teams was a positive for us; we didn’t have to worry about being together all of the time, we were already use to it.

Did traveling together put too much strain on you two, or do you think that it actually made you stronger?
Jeff: It was definitely a strain…
Jordan: (interrupting) I think it made us stronger!
Jeff: (laughs) Let me finish. It was definitely a strain on the relationship, but it definitely made us stronger. The fact that we went through the hard times that we did is a testament to our relationship. This show really pushed us to the max, and it was tough, but we’re still a couple, we’re still here, and it show’s a lot that we’re still together.

You two went from being locked in a house for three months with a bunch of lunatics to traversing 5 continents and eight countries in a race against other cutthroat teams. Are you two just gluttons for punishment?
Jeff: (laughs) No, but I look at it as an amazing story, how Jordan and I met, and how things have been working out between us. It’s definitely something to tell the grandkids type of story, and hopefully things keep working out the way they have, because as crazy as it’s been, it’s a serious relationship. I love the way things are and I wouldn’t trade it or change it for anything.



CBS has finally unveiled the identities of the 11 teams that will be competing of the 16th season of the Amazing Race. And as previously reported, Big Brother’s Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd will indeed be on the show as a team.

The new season is set to premier on Sunday, February 14 at 8PM ET/PT. Another surprising cast member is 20-year-old Caite Upton, the former Miss South Carolina Teen USA who made headlines and became infamous when she gave a such as nonsensical answer during the interview portion of the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant.

As always, the members of each team already have a pre-existing relationship of some kind. For this season, five of the teams are couples who are married or dating, while four teams feature family members and two are friends or co-workers.

This season’s cast features the usual assortment of models, actresses and model/actresses, it however also features several contestants with more unusual occupations — including a baseball coach, a bull rider, a cowboy, two (soon-to-be former, apparently) undercover detectives, and a 71-year-old personal trainer.

40,000 miles were covered during this season, including visits to five continents and eight countries. The race which began with public transportation to LAX airport (a first for Amazing Race), consisted of the teams flying to Chile, where they encountered “one of the most daunting Roadblocks in the history of the series,” according to CBS. Sounds fun!


amazing-race-16-Jordan-Lloyd-and-Jeff-SchroederDating couple from “Big Brother 11,” Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder. Jordan is a 22-year-old receptionist from North Carolina and Jeff is a 31-year-old advertising salesman from Illinois.


amazing-race-16-Steve-Smith-and-Allison-SmithFather & daughter teammates Steve Smith and Allison Smith from Encinitas, California. Steve is a 57-year-old pro baseball coach and Allison, 23, works in marketing and sales.



CBS announces the return of their reality shows- “Survivor” and “The amazing Race”. Both shows will return the middle of February.

Survivor which is in its 20th season will debut a “Heroes vs. Villains” All Star game in its 2 hour premier Thursday, Feb. 11 while the 16th season of “The Amazing Race” will follow three nights later on Sunday, Feb. 14. Great news Big Brother fans, as we reported earlier, both Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd will appear as participants on the next season of The Amazing Race.

CBS also plans to air a special on Feb 4th currently called “Surviving Survivor”. This special will take a look at past contestants and memorable moments on the series.

Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney win Amazing Race

The fifteenth season of the Amazing Race finale aired last night with dating couple Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney emerging as the $1,000,000 winners.

Meghan, a 23-year-old account executive from San Diego, CA, and boyfriend Cheyne, a 23-year-old student also from San Diego, beat two other couples to the finish line by being quickest to count out $1 million worth of chips at a Las Vegas casino. Bickering brothers, Dan and Sam McMillen, who recently revealed to each other that they’re gay, came in second place. Finishing in third place were Ericka Dunlap, former Miss America 2004, and her husband, Brian Kleinschmidt.

“The whole experience in itself was life-changing, and the money is not even as important as what we got to do together. It was the perfect race. It could not have been any better,” said Cheyne.

“This is absolutely a dream come true,” Meghan said of her win.

The new and upcoming season of the Amazing Race started filming last week, and as we reported earlier, Big Brother’s Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd will be participating.


Big Brothers Jordan Lloyd, Jeff Schroeder The Amazing Race'

Great news Big Brother fans! Several reports reveal that Jeff Schroeder and Big Brother 11 winner, Jordan Lloyd, will both be appearing on the next season of The Amazing Race.

Witnesses spotted both Jeff and Jordan at the Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday with numerous other teams. Big Brother fan, Danielle Varey, was able to snap a picture of the couple at LAX and posted it to her Twitter account . As you can see, they’re dressed in the familiar Amazing Race uniform of color-coordinated shirts, sweats and backpacks. The photo is below.

Another confirmation is the fact that Jeff has yet to update his twitter account since the 22nd of November. We also reported back in October that both Jeff & Jordan confirmed they were officially a couple. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out on the new season of the Amazing Race.

CBS is not commenting on this story. The network says it will announce the full cast for the new season next year, closer to the show’s airdate.


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