Following the recent blog entry we made about applying to the Amazing Race Season 15, I received this post to my facebook wall from Miss New York Leigh-Taylor Smith:
Tim. I hope you know I’m applying alongside another Miss America contestant. Want to reconsider your app? We don’t want to embarrass you.
The following day:
All I can think is the look on your faces when we kick your tails
All I can say to little Miss New York is that: It’s on Like Donkey Kong! This is all assuming that any of us actually make it on the show!
If not, we’ll just have to settle this budding rivalry the old fashion way by taking it to the streets of New York with swords!! I don’t think we’d have too much of an advantage?
I guess we could have a talent competition, but I don’t think anyone wants to hear me belting out Every Rose Has Its Thorn with Jason on the guitar. Swimsuit contest maybe? I’m thinking we’d lose that one also. She did win that portion of the Miss America contest.
The 3-minute video is filmed, the forms are filled out and tomorrow Jason and I are putting our application for the Amazing Race Season 15 in the mail! We figured, worth a try! If we make the show and win that million dollars that would certainly go a along way towards funding this Olympic quadrenial!
In a way, a fencing season is like a season of the amazing race…you travel to many different places where you have to compete while facing all kinds of weird and unexpected challenges. We’ve faced trips to Iran, Algeria, Cuba, and Senegal along with such lovely events as having stuff stolen from our bags (in a South American country which shall remain nameless), lost passports, crazy taxi drivers, staying in an abandoned hotel in Germany in Winter with no heat…you get the idea!
So, we’ll see what happens. The first round interviews are in March so we’ll find out in a few weeks if we make the first cut! I’ll keep you posted!