CBS introduces "Amazing Race 12" cast

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 Meet Your 'Amazing Race 12' Cast
Lesbians, Goths and Aspiring Actors? Oh my!

The usual assortment of friends, estranged and devoted relatives and
one unlikely Goth couple lead the 11 teams announced Wednesday (Oct.
24) for the new season of "The Amazing Race."

CBS has had to go into accelerated promotion mode on "The Amazing
Race," which was only added to the network's line-up on Monday,
following the ultra-swift cancellation of "Viva Laughlin."

The 12th installment of the franchise that has scored the past five
reality competition Emmys will premiere on CBS on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8
p.m. ET.

As always, the "Amazing Race" teams represent a fair amount of ethnic
diversity and at least three contestants in their 50s and 60s are
thrown into the mix with the usual assortment of waitresses, students
and aspiring actors. This may, however, be the show's least
geographically diverse season ever, with eight of 11 teams hailing
from the Los Angeles area.

You also have lesbian Episcopal ministers (Kate and Pat) dating Goths
from Kentucky (Kynt and Vyxsin).

A quick peek (in no particular order) at the 11 teams:

Names: Ronald and Christina Hsu
Ages: 58, 26
Occupations: VP of sales, policy analyst
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash., Washington, D.C.
Relationship: Father/daughter

Names: Kynt Cothron and Vyxsin Fiala
Ages: 31, 29
Occupations: Waiter/hair salon receptionist (both of 'em!)
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Relationship: Dating Goths

Names: Lorena Segura and Jason Widener
Ages: 27, 33
Occupations: Bartender, wedding videographer/actor
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Relationship: Dating

Names: Azaria and Hendeke Azene
Ages: 27, 27
Occupations: facilities engineer, aerospace engineer
Hometown: New Orleans, Torrance, Calif.
Relationship: Brother/sister

Names: Kate Lewis and Pat Hendrickson
Ages: 49, 65
Occupations: Episcopal clergy, ordained deacon
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Relationship: Marries ministers

Names: Shana Wall and Jennifer McCall
Ages: 32
Occupations: Actress, legal assistant
Hometown: Los Angeles
Relationship: Friends

Names: Donald Jerousek and Nicolas Fulks
Ages: 68, 23
Occupations: Retired, pilot
Hometown: Elkhorn, Wis., Chicago
Relationship: Grandfather/grandson

Names: Jennifer Parker and Nathan Hagstrom
Ages: 23, 24
Occupations: Student, volleyball coach
Hometown: Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, Calif.
Relationship: Dating

Names: Rachel Rosales and T.K. Erwin
Ages: 23, 22
Occupations: Florist/store owner, substitute teacher
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Relationship: Newly dating

Names: Marianna and Julia Ruiz
Ages: 25, 26
Occupations: Art gallery manager, office production assistant
Hometown: Los Angeles (via Miami)
Relationship: Sisters

Names: Ari Bonias, Staella Gianakakos
Ages: 21, 23
Occupations: Waiter, restaurant manager
Hometown: Long Beach and Fountain Valley, Calif.
Relationship: Best Friends
It follows the New England/Indy showdown which itself will carry a huge 
audience. No doubt a boost for advertising the show!