Filipino beauty queens, celebrity couple in Amazing Race Asia

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Filipino beauty queens, celebrity couple in Amazing Race Asia

Parul and Maggie
Parul and Maggie

Two beauty queens and a celebrity couple from the Philippines are set to compete in the 5th season of Amazing Race Asia.

Best friends and beauty queens Maggie Wilson Consunji and Parul Shah will battle with fellow Filipino celebrity couple Eric “Eruption” Tai and wife Rona Samson-Tai, and against pairs from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

The two pairs representing the country will join the other 9 teams to win the $100,000 prize on television’s Asian edition of the international race.

Ang Hui Keng, senior vice president and general manager of Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia said, "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.”

Eric and Rona
Eric and Rona

“This is not just a show—it's an adrenaline-fueled adventure for everyone involved, including our viewers," the network official added.

The 5th Amazing Race Asia 11 contestant pairs are:

  • Eric and Rona: married couple, The Philippines
  • Parul and Maggie: beauty queens, the Philippines
  • JK and Mike: radio DJs, Singapore
  • Rei and Kenji: siblings, Singapore
  • Tom and Anita: dating couple, Thailand
  • 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 schoolmates, Malaysia
  • Lisa and Nicole: life partners, Vietnam

The team to travel all over the world in the shortest time to the last pit stop will be declared champions.

The Amazing Race Asia will premiere on AXN in October hosted by Asian-American actor Allan Wu, with co-host Indonesian movie star Tara Basro.

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