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Amazing Race All-Stars Cast Revealed!

Jan 27, 2014 12:00 PM ET
by Joyce Eng

The Amazing Race

Will the third time be the charm for the cowboys?

Fan favorites Jet and Cord will be one of three teams racing for the third time on The Amazing Race All-Stars, CBS announced Monday. The other three-timers are Harlem Globetrotters Flight Time and Big Easy, and mother and son Margie and Luke, the show’s first and thus far only deaf Racer.

Photos: Meet The Amazing Race All-Stars cast

Other returning teams include last season’s fourth-place finishers, the Afghanimals/cousins Leo and Jamal, twins Natalie and Nadiya (Season 21), and Season 20 fan favorites and BFFs Bopper and Mark. There are four teams from Season 22: country singers Caroline and Jennifer; YouTube hosts Joey and Meghan; father and son cancer survivors Dave and Connor, who withdrew last time due to Dave’s ruptured Achilles heel; and engaged couple Jessica and John, who have the dubious honor of being the first team eliminated while holding an Express Pass.

Exclusive: Brendon and Rachel “so excited” to return for Amazing Race All-Stars

As TVGuide.com previously reported, Big Brother couple and Season 20 alums Brendon and Rachel will also be back.

None of these teams won the $1 million on their first (or second) go-around, with the cowboys and Globetrotters placing the highest, second place, in Seasons 16 and 18, respectively. John and Jessica have the lowest previous placement in ninth place. One of the 11 teams won’t even make it to the starting line of All-Stars, CBS teases.

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Host Phil Keoghan told TVGuide.com last month that this is the “most competitive” cast the show’s ever had. “This season is all about teams having the chance to rewrite their Amazing Race history,” he said. “For some of them that history has been irking them since their last Race.”

The All-Stars season route includes legs in Guangzhou, China, Malaysia (where Racers will rappel down the Kionsom Waterfall), Rome (where they’ll fight gladiators) and Sri Lanka.

Check out the full cast below. Who’s your pick to win?

The Amazing Race All-Stars premieres Sunday, Feb. 23 at 8/7c on CBS.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

Name: Leo Temory
Age: 27
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.  
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/restaurateur 
Name:
 Jamal Zadran
Age: 26
Hometown: Irvine, Calif. 
Current occupation: Owner, Z.I.G. (Zadran Investment Group)
Connection: Cousins 
Previous season:
 4th place on Season 23

Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles 
Current occupation: PhD student in biomedical physics at UCLA
Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: TV personality
Connection: Newlyweds
Previous season:
 3rd place on Season 20

Name: Jennifer Wayne
Age: 31
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn. 
Current occupation: Songwriter
Name: 
Caroline Cutbirth
Age: 30
Hometown: Waca, Texas
Current occupation: Ramblin’ music promoter
Connection: Friends
Previous season: 4th place on Season 22

Name: Cord McCoy
Age: 33
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.   
Current occupation: Cowboy
Name: Jet McCoy
Age: 34
Hometown: Ada, Okla. 
Current occupation: Rancher 
Connection: Brothers
Previous season: 2nd place on Season 16 and 6th place in Season 18

Name: David O’Leary
Age: 59
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation: Real estate investor
Name: Connor O’Leary
Age: 22
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation: Student and professional cyclist
Connection: Father/son cancer survivors
Previous season: 8th place on Season 22

Name: Herbert “Flight Time” Lang  
Age: 37
Hometown: Brinkley, Ark. 
Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
Name: 
Nate “Big Easy” Lofton
Age: 32
Hometown: 
New Orleans, La.  
Current occupation:
 Harlem Globetrotter 
Connection: Friends 
Previous seasons:
 4th place on Season 15 and 2nd place on Season 18

Name: John Erck 
Age: 28
Hometown: Mora, Minn. 
Current occupation: iOS developer
Name: 
Jessica Hoel 
Age: 27
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn. 
Current occupation: Sales
Connection: Engaged
Previous season: 9th place on Season 22

Name: Margie O’Donnell
Age: 56
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.  
Current occupation: RN and senior clinical research associate
Name: Luke Adams
Age: 28
Hometown: Philadelphia, Penn. 
Current occupation: Advancement associate/motivational speaker
Connection: Mother/son
Previous season: 3rd place on Season 14 and 8th place on Season 18

Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Student
Name: Nadiya Anderson 
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Studying to be a CrossFit instructor 
Connection: Twins
Previous season: 4th place on Season 21

Name: Joseph “Joey” Graceffa
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube host 
Name: Meghan Caramena
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube host 
Connection: Best friends
Previous season: 5th place on Season 22

Name: William “Bopper” Minton
Age: 43
Hometown: Clay County, Ky. 
Current occupation: Unemployed
Name:  Mark Jackson
Age: 47
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.  
Current occupation:  Unemployed
Connection: Friends
Previous season: 5th place on Season 20


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