This is it! After months of audition process, “The Amazing Race Asia Season 5” has found its 11 teams of 2.
Travel hosts, high school friends, married couple, siblings, beauty queens, and radio DJs are just some of the contestants who have been selected to take part in a race around the world. Ultimately, only 1 team will emerge as the winner and walk away with a cash prize of USD100,000 (over RM400,000).
“This season’s audition videos were creative, witty, clever, and very surprising, so it was a tough selection process. We’re thrilled with the 11 teams – they embody AXN’s brand personality, which is passionate, determined, unexpected, and high-octane. This is not just a show – it’s an adrenaline-fuelled adventure for everyone involved, including our viewers,” said Mr. Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
The 3 teams representing Malaysia are brothers Alex and Will Chee (aka the Muscle Brothers), girl pals Yvonne Lee and Chloe Chen who are also title holders of Miss World Malaysia 2012 and 2011 respectively, as well as 8TV Quickie host Brandon Ho together with his school mate Alphaeus Tan.
Singapore-based US actor-host Allan Wu, who previously hosted the first 4 editions and “The Amazing Race China: Celebrity Edition”, says the upcoming 5th instalment is “going to be a huge adrenaline rush and a race like no other. The racers and AXN viewers can expect more thrills, more drama and more twists than ever before“.
“The teams will be transformed during the race, for better or worse – but one thing is for sure, it will be the ultimate adventure of a lifetime!” the 44-year-old added.
The team line-up for “The Amazing Race Asia Season 5” are:
- Rach and Vicky: travel hosts, Indonesia
- Louisa and Treasuri: childhood friends, Indonesia
- Yvonne and Chloe: beauty queens, Malaysia
- Alex and Will: brothers, Malaysia
- Brandon and Alphaeus: schoolmates, Malaysia
- Eric and Rona: married couple, The Philippines
- Parul and Maggie: beauty queens, the Philippines
- JK and Mike: radio DJs, Singapore
- Rei and Kenji: siblings, Singapore
- Tom and Anita: dating couple, Thailand
- Lisa and Nicole: life partners, Vietnam
Production of “The Amazing Race Asia Season 5” kicks off next week while the reality adventure series is expected to hit the small screen in October. Best of luck to all 11 teams. We’re rooting for you Team Malaysia!