KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Eleven fearless teams who will be competing against each other for US$100,000 (RM402,805) in The Amazing Race Asia Season Five has finally been revealed!
“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-fueled adventure for everyone involved, including our viewers,” said Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
Representing Malaysia are three energetic teams which include; besties Yvonne Lee and Chloe Chen who are not only best friends but also titleholders of Miss World Malaysia 2012 and 2011 respectively, brothers Alex and Will Chee, also known as the Muscle Brothers, and 8TV Quickie host Brandon Ho along with his former schoolmate Alphaeus Tan.
“This season 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,” said Allan Wu who hosted the reality series for the first four seasons as well as The Amazing Race China: Celebrity Edition.
Slated to premiere in October, the chosen teams for The Amazing Race Asia Season Five hail from seven countries across Asia ranging from Singaporean DJs to Filipino beauty queens and more.
The team line-up includes:
Rach and Vicky — Travel hosts (Indonesia)
Louisa and Treasuri — Childhood friends (Indonesia)
Yvonne and Chloe — Friends (Malaysia)
Alex and Will — Brothers (Malaysia)
Brandon and Alphaeus — School mates (Malaysia)
Eric and Rona — Married (Philippines)
Parul and Maggie — Beauty queens (Philippines)
JK and Mike — Radio DJs (Singapore)
Rei and Kenji — Siblings (Singapore)
Tom and Anita — Dating (Thailand)
Lisa and Nicole — Life partners (Vietnam)
Production of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 kicks off next week. — TheHive.Asia