Chris And Anastasia From The Amazing Race As Dumb In Real Life As On The Show?
On tonight’s episode of The Amazing Race Australia Chris is seen going ballistic at Anastasia, but in an interview with TV Week she defends his behaviour.
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Yes she is only 21 years-old.
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As they cuddle up on the lounge, finishing each other’s sentences and playing games, Chris and Anastasia look like any loved-up couple. But it’s an image that people might find hard to believe, given the controversy surrounding the couple’s fiery nature on The Amazing Race Australia.
“He’s a bit of a villain on the show,” Anastasia, 21, admits.
“Chris says things because he knows they’re going to get under my skin. I retaliate with the silent treatment. I may look angelic [on the show], but I’m actually getting under his skin.
Chris 23, made comments to Anastasia that have led to claims he’s chauvinistic and disrespectful to women. The snide remarks towards his partner of three years haven’t been taken lightly by viewers or the other contestants on the show.
“We would see Chris and Anastasia fighting and she would sulk for hours and not talk to him,” rival competitor Mel reveals, while Anne-Marie, one of the loveable B W ladies, adds taht she even had to step in at one point.
“They’re a beautiful couple, but very fiery,” she says. “I told him off [after a challenge] and said, ‘You were yelling at her – you need to stop doing this!”
But engineer Chris isn’t objecting to how he’s been portrayed.
“From the outside looking in, it is shocking,” Chris admits. ” If I had a sister and that was boyfriend [talking to her], I wouldn’t be happy either. You can make a million excuses, but what I did wasn’t right. There are people – including her parents and mine – who would look at that in disgust.”
The couple realise that what is seen on TV looks bad, but stress it isn’t an indication of what they’re normally like.
“I feel like I have to defend him to everyone,” Anastasia says. “I don’t want people to think that Chris hates women. That upsets me. What the viewers see is only what can be played from 36 hours of filming – and in that 10-minute [section] we fought. You can’t look at that and say we were fighting the entire day.”
Chris also says the restrictions put on the contestants – mainly the smoking ban- meant he was more fiery than usual.
“The chemistry in my body wasn’t right,” he says. “I was like a wild animal and I was just ready to unleash.”
And while Chris may be known as the dominant male, Anastasia realises she’s going to attract her own labels.
“I like the ‘princess’ label,” she laughs. “It suits me fine – I’d prefer that to villain!”
Anastasia adds that she wanted Chris to make the decisions during the race to make him feel more like a man. She elaborates further, explaining why she wanted their roles to be gender-based.
“We come from very traditional Greek families,” she explains. “In my opinion, the woman has her traditional women’s roles [to fill] and the male has his domain – they’re both king and queen, but they do their own thing.”
Going into the competition, the pair openly said that it would either bring them to an engagement or be the end of them. So what’s the verdict?
“When people are hammering you, you find out houw supportive you are of each other,” Chris says. “Anastasia could easily agree with them and drift away, but she’s kind of become even nicer!”
Anastasia laughs at the idea, adding, “Our friends know we’re so in love. All couples fight, and we were put under extreme conditions of having no sleep and not eating.”
So while an engagement is on the cards, with Chris saying, “I’m not going to find another girl like her,” Anastasia reveals there’s a catch: she doesn’t want to move in with her beau just yet.
“The problem with moving in before you’re married is that the guy gets too comfortable and he’ll never set a wedding date!” she laughs.
But Chris is quick to add, “I need to save money first. I need money for the ring, wedding, house and honeymoon.”