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‘The Amazing Race’ Season 27 Teams Revealed, Features TMZ and NY Jets Personalities

The cast of The Amazing Race Season 27 was announced by CBS on Wednesday. The teams include correspondents from TMZ and KEYT-TV. Also NY Jets cheerleaders and streetdancers.

The new season premieres Sept. 25 on CBS. So exciting!

'The Amazing Race' Season 27 Teams Revealed, Features TMZ and NY Jets Personalities

Via Press Release:

MEET THE 11 NEW TEAMS RACING AROUND THE WORLD
ON THE NEW SEASON OF “THE AMAZING RACE,”

PREMIERING FRIDAY, SEPT. 25

The upcoming season of THE AMAZING RACE will feature 11 new teams, including former New York Jets cheerleaders, street dancing brothers, TMZ personalities, dating news reporters and an engaged couple whose AMAZING RACE-themed marriage proposal became a viral sensation. The new season of the 10-time Emmy Award-winning series premieres Friday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.

As previously announced, the teams take off from Venice Beach, Calif. and travel to their first destination, Rio de Janeiro, where they immediately encounter a potentially game-changing Fast Forward. The entire route for THE AMAZING RACE will be released shortly.

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

COUSINS

Name: Alex Manard
Age: 22
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
Connection to Teammate: Cousin

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @Atm105

Name: Adam Dingeman
Age: 24
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Connection to Teammate: Cousin

Follow on Twitter: @Adingeman

Follow on Instagram: @ading12345

NEWLYWEDS

Name: Cindy Chac
Age: 36
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Married
Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @CindyChacChac

Name: Rick Chac
Age: 38
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Married

MOTHER/SON

Name: Denise Williams
Age: 51
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
Connection to Teammate: Mother

Name: James Earl Corley
Age: 26
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
Connection to Teammate: Son

BROTHERS

Name: Ernest Phillips
Age: 29
Hometown: Boston
Connection to Teammate: Brother

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @mreknock

Name: Jin Lao
Age: 26
Hometown: Boston
Connection to Teammate: Brother

BEST FRIENDS / ATHLETES

Name: Jazmine Lewis
Age: 23
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @jazmineidella

Name: Danielle Littleton
Age: 23
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Follow on Instagram: @daniii_starrr

ENGAGED

Name: Justin Scheman
Age: 30
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Connection to Teammate: Engaged

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @JustinClassic1

Name: Diana Bishop
Age: 30

Hometown: Sharon Hill, Pa.

Connection to Teammate: Engaged

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @LadyClassicOne

TMZ CO-WORKERS

Name: Kelly Berning
Age: 37
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to Teammate: TMZ Co-Workers
Follow on Twitter: @berningk

Follow on Instagram: @awesomeberning

Name: Shevonne Sullivan
Age: 31
Hometown: Taunton, Mass.
Connection to Teammate: TMZ Co-Workers
Follow on Twitter: @Shevonne_S

Follow on Instagram: @ShevonneSullivan

DATING NEWS ANCHORS

Name: Kelsey Gerckens
Age: 25
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Dating Co-Workers

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @KelseyGerckens

Name: Joey Buttitta
Age: 26
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Dating Co-Workers

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @Joey_Buttitta

DATING PAPARAZZI

Name: Logan Fazio
Age: 36
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Connection to Teammate: Dating

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @LoganFazio

Name: Chris Gordon
Age: 46
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Connection to Teammate: Dating

BEST FRIENDS

Name: Tanner Kloven

Age: 26

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Name: Josh Ahern

Age: 28

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @JoshmAhern

CHEERLEADERS

Name: Tiffany Chantell Torres
Age: 28
Hometown: Little Falls, N.J.
Connection to Teammate: Former NFL Cheerleader

for the New York Jets

Follow on Twitter:

Name: Krista DeBono
Age: 28
Hometown: New York
Connection to Teammate: Former NFL Cheerleader

for the New York Jets

THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each team competes in a series of challenges – some mental and some physical – and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

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