But now onto the final three teams. First off is another parent and sibling teams with Frankie and Amy. Frankie was a young mother, kicked out of the house to raise her child. Tough man, what kind of parents do that? But as the bio says, she and her daughter are spunky and fiery. You can tell by their dyed hair and colourful clothing. And with typical young mother and daughter, the daughter is the mature one, while the mom is a free spirit. Could add some drama into the race. From BC, they also believe their careers as hair stylists make them good conversationalist and allow them to manipulate others. We'll see cause being on the race is a little different than cutting hair. But Frankie and Amy may surprise some folks. You never know.
Up next is another all female team, best friends from Toronto, Kelly and Kate. Both were raised in traditional Chinese families who emigrated to Canada at the age 11. Their desire in the race is to counter the image that Chinese women are frail. It's too bad they feel that way because that's not something I feel. Most of the Chinese women I know don't fall into stereotypical categories. They can be feminine and strong, hardworking and fun loving. And based on their careers, quitting their regular jobs to start their own business, there's nothing frail about these too. As a freelancers who did the same, Gord and I know how tough it is to go out on your own into the world of self-employment. Love their fears, Kelly hates haunted houses and ghosts, will Kate hates heights, fish and birdy animals. Not sure what is meant by birdy animals, just birds and bats or something like this.
Finally, it's a reality show crossover team for Amazing Race Canada. This isn't the first this has been done. Rex Harrington was a guest judge on So You Can Think Canada and Jackie Skinner from Season 2 was in a band on some karaoke or some other kinds of reality show. Something I didn't see so don't know the name off my head. But this time, these are actual former contestants, Jillian and Emmet from Season 1 of Big Brother Canada. I don't watch that show but Gord does and I think blogged about it. They dated after the show, broke up and both think that romantic sparks could fly again during the race. And that's not a good sign. Testing or trying to re-spark a romantic relationships during a stressful reality show is never a good idea. Relationships are built over time, during real life situations, not on something like Amazing Race Canada. They might spark something like they did after BBCAN, but in the end I don't think it will last after the drama of the show. And while they are probably great competitors and manipulators since Jillian won BBCAN, but that might work against them. History has shown that former reality show winners are always targeted by other teams, especially a team with a winner. Both are afraid of heights, like many other teams, so I'm expecting a few more height related tasks this season.
That's it for today. Tomorrow, I'll have a recap of things I noticed about the teams, their likes, dislikes, fears and choice of walk on music, etc.