On the new season of The Amazing Race, which premieres tonight, April 17, there will be a few familiar faces competing for the $1 million prize. Not only does this year’s cast include past Race contestants, but alums from fellow CBS shows Survivor and Big Brother are also playing to win.
Scroll down for Amazing Race Season 31 spoilers and a closer look at the 11 teams you'll be rooting for in 2019.
Who’s on The Amazing Race in 2019?
The duos competing on Season 31 can easily be split into three categories:
Teams comprised of past Amazing Race contestants.
Colin Guinn and Christie Woods (Season 5, second place): When they first competed, the pair was just boyfriend and girlfriend. Now, they share two sons.
Art Velez and John James "JJ" Carrell (Season 20, second place): The border patrol agents and buddies lost in 2012 to husband-wife team Rachel and Dave Brown.
Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl (Season 28, third place): The best friends and popular YouTubers are still killing the social media game.
Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran (Season 23, fourth place): The cousins, who referred to themselves as the "Afghanimals," also competed in Season 24, The Amazing Race: All-Stars.
Becca Droz and Floyd Pierce (Season 29, fifth place): At the start of their season, the 22 contestants arrived unpaired, so Becca and Floyd did not know each other before the competition.
Teams comprised of past Big Brother contestants.
Victor Arroyo (Season 18) and Nicole Franzel (Season 16 & 18): The gym manager and ER nurse shared a house in 2016.
Britney Haynes (Seasons 12 & 14) and Janelle Pierzina (Seasons 6, 7, & 14): The hotel sales manager and the VIP cocktail waitress shared a house in 2012.
Rachel Reilly (Seasons 12 & 13) and Elissa Slater (Season 15): Rachel is also an Amazing Race alum, having competed with husband Brendon Villegas in Seasons 20 & 24 (they came in third both times). And Elissa happens to be her sister.
Teams comprised of past Survivor contestants.
Rupert Boneham (Seasons 7, 8, 20, & 27) and Laura Boneham (Season 27): The husband-wife team competed together on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, which took place in Palaui Island, Philippines.
Chris Hammons (Season 33) and Bret LaBelle (Season 33): The duo competed on Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, which took place in Mamanuca Islands, Fiji.
Corinne Kaplan (Seasons 17 & 26) and Eliza Orlins (Seasons 9 & 16): The clinical consultant and the former law school student never crossed paths on Survivor, appearing in Gabon and Caramoan and Vanuatu and Micronesia, respectively.
The Amazing Race 2019 Spoilers:
If you don’t want to know the order in which this year's teams are eliminated, STOP READING NOW.
According to mjsbigblog.com, here’s how the contestants rank at the end of Season 31:
11th: Art & JJ (The Amazing Race)
10th: Rupert & Laura (Survivor)
9th: Corinne & Eliza (Survivor)
8th: Janelle & Britney (Big Brother)
7th: Rachel & Elissa (Big Brother)
6th: Chris & Bret (Survivor)
5th: Becca & Floyd (The Amazing Race)
4th: Nicole & Victor (Big Brother)
3rd: Leo & Jamal (The Amazing Race)
2nd: Tyler & Korey (The Amazing Race)
1st: Colin & Christie (The Amazing Race)
The Detroit Free Press confirmed that the final three teams are Leo & Jamal, Tyler & Korey, and Colin & Christie. In fact, it was reported early on that the cousins come in third after Jamal was spotted waiting for his partner outside the Guardian Building in Detroit long after the other teams had left.
This year’s destinations have also been revealed and are reportedly visited in the following order:
Leg 1: Tokyo, Japan (after departing from Hermosa Beach, California)
Leg 2: Luang Prabang, Laos
Leg 3: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Leg 4: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Leg 5: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Leg 6: Kampala, Uganda
Leg 7: Grindelwald, Switzerland
Leg 8: Brienz, Switzerland
Leg 9: Split, Croatia
Leg 10: Kampen/Giethoorn, Netherlands
Leg 11: Dover/London, United Kingdom
Final Leg: Detroit, Michigan
Watch the premiere of The Amazing Race on April 17 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
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