Meet the contestants of The Amazing Race Season 25


Here are the contestants of The Amazing Race Season 25 on Sony Channel.

Amy DeJong and Maya Warren

Friends and food scientists

Occupations: Ph.D students

Quote: “We’re physically fit. We’ve run marathons. We may not look like the buffest, but stamina-wise, we can definitely kick butt.”

Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss


Occupations: Pro wrestlers

Quote: “We tried to condense our cosmetics bag from huge, which is normal travel for us, to small. We’ll race better if we feel better about ourselves and we’ll feel better about ourselves if we have our jewellery and our clothes brands that we like and our eye cream before we go to bed.”

Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks


Occupations: Pro surfer and motivational speaker and “professional husband”

Quote: “Obviously we’ll have to be strategic with one arm. Some tasks will be really hard for me, so hopefully we can be balance it out. … Having one arm, people might be more prone to help you or underestimate you.”

Keith Tollefson and Whitney Duncan


Occupations: Environmental field tech and singer/songwriter

Quote: “We’ve wanted to do this since Survivor and have expressed our interest for a long, long time. I guess our relationship has lasted long enough that they saw it wasn’t just a showmance.”

Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe

Friends and urban bike racers

Occupations: SoulCycle instructor and YouTuber and educator

Quote: “I know this sounds crazy, but I get really uneasy on planes when there’s turbulence. I have motion sickness. You probably will at some point on the show see me throw up.”

Lisa and Michelle Thompson


Occupations: Realtors

Quote: “We will work with other teams and we’re going to be really nice to everyone. Everyone always underestimate the blondes, but we’re tough and we can deal with high-stress situations.”

Isabelle Du and Dennis Hour


Occupations: Model and accountant

Quote: “I actually bought an old car just to make sure I’ll be used to driving manual. When she tried driving manual, she cried.”

Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo

Friends and firefighters

Occupations: Firefighters

Quote: “We might say we’re exotic dancers or underwater basket weavers. We don’t want to say too much, but they can probably guess.”

Misti and Jim Raman


Occupations: Cosmetic dentist and orthodontist

Quote: “I was Miss Galaxy and I was about to give up the title. There was not really anywhere to go after that. I didn’t want to stop competing … so we asked my pageant coach and he was like, ‘You guys would be great on The Amazing Race.”

Shelley and Nici Porter

Mother and daughter

Occupations: Flight attendants

Quote: “We’re not telling teams we’re flight attendants. We both were in the military as well – Air Force and Army – so we’re not sharing that either. We’re going to hold onto that as long as we can. We’re going to let them think we’re the ditzy sisters.”


Tim Tsao and Te Jay McGrath

College sweethearts

Occupations: Flight attendant and restaurant server

Quote: “One of our advantages is travel. I’m a flight attendant, so I know that like the back of my hand. And any performance task – we want dancing tasks. We’re very manipulative and charming, but we don’t want to come off as that. We want to come off as the underdog and just be friendly, but little do they know we’re playing them the whole time.”


Sony Channel airs on DStv (Channel 127).