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Contestant Refresher Before Season 32 Premiere

It’s been more than a year since the last episodes of Season 31 aired, but fans of The Amazing Race will finally be able to see the return of the $ 1 million Race around the world on their TV screens.

Season 32 of the CBS Reality Contest Series will feature a back-to-basics approach with teams that fans haven’t seen yet and that won’t follow any casting gimmick. According to a press release, the teams will embark on a journey that will take them to Trinidad and Tobago, France, Germany, Kazakhstan and Brazil. The first team to cross the finish line wins $ 1 million.

While the season will bring in a cast that fans may not be entirely familiar with, that doesn’t mean the competition likely won’t be tough. So who are the 11 teams signing up for this trek around the world? Get to know them before the season 32 premiere.

Aparna and Eswar Dhinakaran:

Aparna and Eswar Dhinakaran compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: siblings
  • Age: 26; 24
  • Hometowns: Berkeley, California; Fremont, California
  • Occupations: engineer / entrepreneur; Software engineer / entrepreneur

Chee Lee and Hung Nguyen:

Chee Lee and Hung Nguyen, TAR 32 Chee Lee and Hung Nguyen compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: married parents
  • Age: 38; 39
  • Hometown: Houston
  • Professions: Financial Planning and Analysis; Professional development coach

Cody Buell and Nathan Worthington:

Cody Buell and Nathan Worthington, TAR 32 Cody Buell and Nathan Worthington compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: friends
  • Age: 33; 39
  • Hometown: Paint Lick, Kentucky; Dayton, Tennessee
  • Professions: environmental and sustainability manager; La-Z-Boy manufacture

DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge:

Gary Barnidge and DeAngelo Williams, TAR 32 DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge compete in season 32 of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: friends and former NFL stars
  • Age: 37 years; 34
  • Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina; Middleburg, Florida
  • Occupations: Retired for the Carolina Panthers; Close-fitting finish for the Carolina Panthers

Frank and Jerry Eaves:

Frank and Jerry Eaves, TAR 32 Frank and Jerry Eaves compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: father / son
  • Age: 25; 61
  • Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Professions: Luxury Car Sales; Eaves Sports Radio Host and Athletic Director / Men’s Basketball Coach at Simmons College of Kentucky

Haley and Kaylynn Williams:

Kaylynn and Haley Williams, TAR 32 Haley and Kaylynn Williams compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: sisters
  • Age: 31; 30th
  • Hometown: Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Professions: Real Estate Agent

James Wallington and Will Jardell:

Will Jardell and James Wallington, TAR 32 James Wallington and Will Jardell compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: Dating travel blogger (they have since got engaged)
  • Age: 31; 30th
  • Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Nederland, Texas
  • Professions: Event Coordinator and Social Media Manager; Public health specialist and dance teacher

LaVonne Idlette and Kellie Wells:

Lavonne Idlette and Kellie Wells LaVonne Idlette and Kellie Wells compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: friends and Olympic hurdlers
  • Age: 34; 38
  • Hometown: Hampton, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
  • Professions: Real Estate Impact Investor / Fund Manager / Mortgage Broker; On-air personality / speaker / strategic partnership manager for a technology company

Leo Brown and Alana Folsom:

Leo Brown and Alana Folsom, TAR 32 Leo Brown and Alana Folsom compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: dating couple (who have been married since then)
  • Age: 31; 29
  • Hometown: Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Professions: Senior Healthcare Data Analyst; Internal communications officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Maddison and Riley McKibben:

Riley and Maddison McKibben TAR 32 Maddison and Riley McKibben compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: brothers
  • Age: 29; 31
  • Hometown: Honolulu
  • Professions: Professional beach volleyball players

Victoria and Michelle Newland:

Victoria and Michelle Newland, TAR 32 Victoria and Michelle Newland compete in the 32nd season of “The Amazing Race”. Photo: Sonja Flemming / CBS

  • Relationship: sisters
  • Age: 33; 34
  • Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Occupations: auditor / consultant and trainer at ACS Medical Business Solutions; Luxury automobile sales

Season 32 of “The Amazing Race” will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on CBS.

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