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Friday, July 29, 2016

AXN Reveals Dynamic 11-team Lineup for The Amazing Race Asia Season 5



Two Filipino teams – beauty queens and a married couple - set to compete for USD100,000 in the race like no other

AXN, the number one entertainment channel in Asia, today revealed the 11 fearless teams who will compete for USD$100,000 in The Amazing Race Asia Season 5. Pinoy power is strongly represented with two energetic teams: beauty queens, Parul and Maggie, and married couple Rona and Eric.

“We were overwhelmed by the response to our casting call for The Amazing Race Asia,” Mr. Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, said at the official announcement today. “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.”

Slated to premiere in October, the fifth instalment of the popular reality adventure series will be hosted by Asian-American actor Allan Wu, who was the ‘face of the race’ for AXN’s first four seasons, and most recently the host of The Amazing Race China: Celebrity Edition.

“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. “The teams will be transformed during the race, for better or worse – but one thing is for sure, it will be the ultimate adventure of a lifetime!”

Sharing the pit-stops and co-hosting with Allan during selected legs of the race will be the stunning Indonesian movie star Tara Basro, who in 2015 won a Citra Award at the Indonesian Film Festival for Best Leading Actress for her role in A Copy of My Mind. Tara’s appearance in The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 marks the first time a co-host has been cast in the series.

“I’m excited to join Allan and the racers in The Amazing Race Asia. I have always loved the series, and now I get to be up close and right in the heart of the action. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to introduce the teams to some of my favorite destinations in Indonesia,” said Tara.

The 11 chosen teams hail from seven countries across Asia and represent a true cast of characters with diverse personalities, backgrounds, talents and relationships. They range from popular Singaporean DJs to Filipino beauty queens and promise viewers a highly entertaining and edge-of- your-seat journey. The team lineup includes:

Rach and Vicky: Travel Hosts, Indonesia

Louisa and Treasuri: Childhood Friends, Indonesia

Yvonne and Chloe: Beauty Queens, Malaysia

Alex and Will: Brothers, Malaysia

Brandon and Alphaeus: Old School Mates,Malaysia

Eric and Rona: Married, The Philippines

Parul and Maggie: Beauty Queens, the 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. Award-winning international production company, Profiles Television, founded by globally renowned producers Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri, is producing the series. The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is supported by presenting sponsor Wonderful Indonesia, and partners Garuda Indonesia, Grab and Great Eastern.

23 comments:

  1. Very excited to see Eric "Eruption" and Rona! I hope they make it to the final 3 and win this season's Amazing Race Asia.

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  2. Tigilan na tong scripted show na ito

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    1. Uhm. Is this PBB?

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    2. 12.24: anong basis? nakasali ka na ba? na short list ka man lang ba? na invite ka man lang ba for interview?

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    3. well hello PBB..hiyang hiya naman AXN sa yo

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  3. Never pa nanalo mga pinoy. Kulilat kasi

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    1. Philippines na nanalo last season sa TAR Asia so..

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    2. Richard and Richard from season 4

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    3. the richards win last season. nagpakalbo sila kaya sila nanalo hehe

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    4. Ang taray, THE PHILIPPINES!

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  4. May nanalo na pong Pinoy..research muna bago mag comment...kulelat ata utak mo eh

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  5. Pag ang challenge sa pit stop ay pagalingan mag selfie winner na team ni Maggie.

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    1. HAHAHAHA!! Or, best in bikini portion win yan baks

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  6. Gusto ko yung Philippines lang ang may "The" before our country name. The Philippines

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    1. Actually, according to history, mas insult pa daw ang may article na 'The' sa country kasi it only means that we are still under Spanish rule..we are the group of islands that were handed to the King of Spain as a gift.

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    2. Yun din napapansin ko laging may "The" pag binabanggit Philippines

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  7. USA din. You always say 'The United States' and 2:10 I don't see that as an insult at all.

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    1. Kung iisipin mo din hindi talaga insult. But mind you USA doesn't need "the" at all.
      For example

      We are going to have a vacation in "the" philippines. Mahirap pagwalang the

      We are going to have a vacay in usa/in netherlands/in laos/in china/in ireland anything. Kaya nakakapagtaka. Eh kahit sabihin mo a state or country na may ph sa unahan like philadelphia hindi needed ang word na the. Idk why pero nakakapagtaka.

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    2. Hindi siguro ganon kapangit sa tenga kung walang 'the', but the correct way to say it is "vacay in the usa".. Although officially naman (i.e passport) wala talagang The sa Philippines and in any country for that matter.. Siguro pag ginamit mo lang sya in a sentence.

      With regards kung bakit nga nagkaroon ng The in the first place, nakakapagtaka nga. Siguro dahil group of islands tayo like the US is a group of states? Ewanko ba hehe

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  8. Sana hindi naman beauty queens parati kasi hindi naman tayo relate diyan. Ang yayaman pa niyan.

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  9. Lakas maka-claim ng according to history. Source please otherwise haka-haka.

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  10. di ko maiwasang maisip ang pasko sa pangalan ni parul

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA merry christmas baks!

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