Border agents, clown couple team up on new ‘The Amazing Race’

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A pair of border agents, a married clown couple and last season’s winner of CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ will be among the contestants competing in the upcoming 20th season of ‘The Amazing Race’ premiering Feb. 19 on CBS.

The series this season will make first-time visits to Paraguay, Azerbaijan and other exotic locations. Along the way, the teams will travel five continents, 22 cities and nearly 40,000 miles.

One team will be composed of last year’s winner of ‘Big Brother,’ Rachel Reilly, and her fiancé and fellow Houseguest, Brendon Villegas.

Other teams include:

U.S. Army Officer Dave Brown Jr. and his wife, project manager Rachel Brown, of Madison, Wis.


Motorcycle mechanic William ‘Bopper’ Minton and best friend, former state inspector Mark Jackson, both of Manchester, Ky.

Federal agent Nary Ebeid and federal agent Jamie Graetz, both of Los Angeles. They are best friends.

Trainer/supplement company owner Joey ‘Fitness’ Lasalla of Whitestone, N.Y. and his friend Danny Horal, a nightclub promoter from Holbrook, N.Y.

Car buyer Misa Tanaka and her sister, professional golfer Maiya Tanaka, of San Diego.

Married couple and ‘Ambassadors of Laughter’ Dave Gregg and Cherie Gregg of New Port Richey, Fla. They are clowns.

Musician Elliot Weber of Scottsdale, Ariz., and his twin brother, professional soccer player Andrew Weber, of Menlo Park, Calif.

Program coordinator Kerri Paul, and her cousin Stacy Bowers, both of Gulfport, Miss.

Freelance writer Vanessa Macias and bar owner Ralph Kelley, both of of San Antonio. They are ‘dating divorcées.’

Border partol agents and best friends, Art Velez of Temecula, and J.J. Carell of Carlsbad.


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