Beauty Queens, TV Hosts Set for New Season of The Amazing Race
09/01/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Among the more notable contestants: Miss Kentucky 2009 Mallory Ervin, competing with her father Gary; Jewelry Television host and Miss Oregon 2004 Brook Roberts, teamed with fellow TV host Claire Champlin; Internet comedian Kevin Wu (a.k.a., KevJumba on YouTube) and his father Michael; Princeton a cappella singers Connor Diemand-Yauman and Jonathan Schwartz; and birth mother and daughter Andie DeKroon and Katie Seamon.
They'll be a tired bunch by the end of the race. This season, premiering Sept. 26, will cover 32,000 miles through 30 cities on four continents. The show will make first-time visits to Bangladesh, Ghana, and the Arctic Circle. And for the first time, the team finishing first in the premiere episode will get a surprise, game-changing advantage, according to CBS. – Tim Nudd