The Emmy-winning and critically acclaimed reality travel competition, The Amazing Race, is coming back this fall with its newest season, i.e., Season 35, and is all set to premiere on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, on CBS.
In a nutshell, the teams will travel the world during this season as well. However, in this season, it will be a 23,800-mile adventure around the globe.
Each location has a set of activities that each team must perform, some of which are physical and others of which are mental before they can find out where they are going next.
The most lagging teams will eventually be eliminated as the race rolls on, and the team that reaches the finish line first wins The Amazing Race and the $1 million prize.
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What’s Different In Amazing Race USA 2023?
Along with Sweden, India, Ireland, Thailand, Germany, and Washington State, racers will be visiting Slovenia for the first time on the show. However, the travelling will not start until contestants attempt to walk a tightrope from the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
In addition to returning to commercial travel, bringing back elimination legs, the Express Pass, and a new take on the U-Turn, the 35th season of the series will differ slightly from recent versions.
Another noteworthy modification? Well, the season’s episodes will each be 90 minutes long, according to the show’s creators and executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.
They said this length will enable them to show more of each city they visit, particularly the locals and the culture, as well as get to know the contestants and their relationships with one another.
The Amazing Race USA 2023 Contestants – Lineup Season 35
The cast of The Amazing Race’s forthcoming 35th season has been made public by CBS. On September 27, 2023, the next race will start, with 13 teams that will travel to the ends of the planet in an effort to earn $1 million.
Below is the list of contestants for The Amazing Race USA 2023.
|1.||Jocelyn Chao||49||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Both are Grocery Store Manager||Married|
|2.||Liam Hykel||23||Cheyenne, Wyoming||Navy Veteran||Brothers|
|Yeremi Hykel||24||San Marcos, Texas||Marine Corps Veteran|
|3.||Malaina Hatcher||45||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Tax Examiner Technician||Best Friends|
|Andrea Simpson||44||Director of Credit Management|
|4.||Joe Moskowitz||35||New York, New York||Head of business development for a commercial real estate tech platform||Engaged|
|Ian Todd||40||Senior director of new business for a marketing tech start-up|
|5.||Steve Cargile||54||Petty, Texas||Residential/commercial paint contractor and speech pathologist.||Father and Daughter|
|Anna Leigh Wilson||28||Royse City, Texas||Private flight attendant and influencer.|
|6.||Morgan Franklin||31||Brooklyn, New York||Both are Marketing Executives||Sisters|
|Lena Franklin||29||Los Angeles, California|
|7.||Ashlie Martin||38||Chino, California||Hospitality Account Manager||Married/ Couple|
|Todd Martin||38||Special Education Teacher|
|8.||Robbin Tomich||41||Kirkland, Washington||Both are Stay-at-Home moms||Childhood Best Friends|
|Chelsea Day||41||Shoreline, Washington|
|9.||Greg Franklin||25||New York, New York||Software Developer||Brothers|
|John Franklin||27||Mountain View, California||Product Manager|
|10.||Rob McArthur||48||Riverside, California||Teaching assistant and assistant football coach||Father and Son|
|Corey McArthur||25||New York, New York||Senior manager of client strategy and analytics|
|11.||Joel Strasser||42||Kuna, Idaho||Auto Claims Training Specialist||Best Friends|
|Garrett Smith||43||Meridian, Idaho||Delivery Driver|
|12.||Elizabeth Rivera||52||Tampa, Florida||Retired Lieutenant||Mother and Daughter|
|13.||Alexandra Lichtor||34||Chicago, Illinois||Both are Consultants||Brother and Sister|
The Amazing Race USA 2023 Host
Since its premiere in 2001, Phil Keoghan, a New Zealander, has hosted The Amazing Race. Prior to hosting The Amazing Race, Keoghan worked as a television presenter in New Zealand. For these programs, he travelled the globe and undertook daring feats.
Keoghan’s role as a host has been emphasized by his ability to arch his eyebrows at the arriving teams to increase tension before disclosing their position. So much so, that the racers and viewers of the show frequently refer to the gradual elimination of teams as “Philimination.”
The Amazing Race USA 2023 Judges
There are not any judges for the Amazing Race USA 2023. The format of the show requires each team to go to multiple locations and complete a variety of tasks. Each leg must be completed by teams while navigating barriers, detours, and other challenges. The winning team is the one that makes it to the finish line.
The program can nonetheless surprise the teams by bringing in well-known racers to surprise them and act as task judges.
Amazing Race USA 2023 Start Date
The start date of The Amazing Race USA 2023 is Wednesday, September 271234. This was confirmed by the host Phil Keoghan on Twitter. The season will have 90-minute episodes for the entire 13-episode run.
The cast of the season was announced on August 30, 2023, and it features teams of siblings, married couples, best friends, father and son, mother and daughter, and more. The season will also debut a new country for the show: Slovenia1. Are you excited to watch the new season? 😊
The Amazing Race USA 2023 Locations the Team will be Visiting
As mentioned earlier in the article, the teams of The Amazing Race USA 2023 will be visiting quite a few countries. Slovenia will be featured for the first time on The Amazing Race 35. Before arriving in Washington for the finish line, the teams will also travel to Thailand, India, Germany, Sweden, and Ireland.
Grab your gear and embark on an exciting journey around the globe with our fellow contestants and we are confident that you are sure going to enjoy every bit of the travel.
So, Come Along!