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The Amazing Race All Stars Cast Announced

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The cast of the 24th season of The Amazing Race  has been announced and it is all returning players aka “All Stars”.

They are mainly returning players from the latter seasons though Margie and Luke, the mother and son team are making a third appearance. Luke is deaf.

I am happy the afghanimals are back as they were hilarious last season.

The cast is:

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

Nickname: Afghanimals

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

Nickname: Brenchel

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

Nickname: The Country Singers. Part of the band Stealing Angels.

Previous season: 4th place in 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

Nickname: The Cowboys

Previous season: 2nd place in Season 16 and 6th in Season 18


Name:   David O’Leary
Age: 59
Hometown:  Salt Lake City
Current occupation:  Real Estate Investor

Name:  Connor O’Leary
Age: 22
Hometown:  Salt Lake City
Current occupation:  Student and Professional Cyclist

Connection: Father/Son Cancer Survivors

Previous season: 8th place 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

Nickname: The Globetrotters

Previous seasons: 4th place in Season 15 and 2nd place in 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 in Season 22


Name: Margie O’Donnell
Age: 56
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Current occupation: RN and Sr. Clinical Research Associate

Name: Luke Adams
Age: 28
Hometown: Philadelphia

Current occupation: Advancement Associate/Motivational Speaker

Connection: Mother/Son

Previous seasons: 3rd place in Season 14 and 8th place in 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

Nickname: Twinnies

Previous season: 4th place in 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

Nickname: Team Youtube

Previous season: 5th place in 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

Nickname: Team Kentucky

Previous season: 5th place in Season 20

The show premieres on February 23 in the USA. No news on when SEVEN will screen it.

Source: The Wrap


1 mittens { 01.28.14 at 11:38 am }

I don’t know if any old favourites of mine are on the list, but I’d prefer them not to do returning players.

It might be the producers slacking off because they don’t have to bother with auditions and long a long selection process.

I didn’t like the afimals.

2 emp { 01.28.14 at 11:41 am }

Could do without the afghanimals and that YouTube guy

3 Izobel2 { 01.28.14 at 11:58 am }

I think it pays to go on Amazing Race US because then you are almost guaranteed (well not quite) of getting on the show 20 times!!

4 Jen { 01.28.14 at 12:13 pm }

I agree with the others that it’s a bit lazy to recast past participants. Having said that I will watch it because it’s one of my favourite reality shows.

5 Reality Raver { 01.28.14 at 12:17 pm }

It appears I am a lone wolf on the Afghanimals I found them cheeky.

6 Craig { 01.28.14 at 1:34 pm }

Where are the CHIPPENDALES???

7 Jas { 01.28.14 at 5:04 pm }

I’m pretty happy with that line up. I thought the YouTube pair were good fun. Will be good to see of them again, but agree about the Chippendales. They would have been good

8 Techhater { 01.28.14 at 6:07 pm }

RR No you’re not alone i loved the Afghanimals after the beardies got eliminated they were my faves. Good to see the cowboys and the globetrotters back as well.

9 mittens { 01.28.14 at 6:13 pm }

If they had to bring anyone back, I’d vote the Ozark Mountain Daredevils ( Beardies).

10 mittens { 01.28.14 at 6:49 pm }

Also, anyoneone else think Andrew is a bit high on his eostrogen count?

11 Julie { 01.28.14 at 7:13 pm }

According to Reality Fan Forum, there is “drama” on the starting line and Bopper is replaced by Mallory (Miss Kentucky). They do all know each other from Amazing Race promos and Kentucky. And a interview with Brenchel

12 Sue { 01.29.14 at 2:19 pm }

Argh, no, not the Twinnies.
TWINNY…….TWINNY…….come here Twinny……..TWINNEEEE.

13 daisy { 01.29.14 at 2:57 pm }

Oh no! I’m with you Sue. I didn’t notice until you said. They were those obnoxious Sri Lankan girls, correct?
I couldn’t bear them. They seemed really spoiled to me. And everyone poor was their ‘bro’, yeah sure? As soon as they got what they wanted from them, they stomped on them.

14 The Amazing Race Starts Thursday 27 on 7TWO | reality ravings { 02.19.14 at 11:26 pm }

[…] This season of The Amazing Race is an All Stars one and the full cast list is at this previous blog post here. […]

15 Trent { 02.20.14 at 8:56 am }

Where is Gary and Mallory!!!