How adorable! The newest season of The Amazing Race is upon us, and the contestants have been announced. One team is a father-daughter pair, Ron and Christina, who are competing and trying to get to know each other better at the same time. In the preview commercial, Ron says that he traveled a lot when his daughter was younger, which explains the “Who’s Your Daddy?” shirt he’s wearing. Here’s some more info about them:
Ronald: Tacoma, WA
58, VP of Sales
Christina, Washington, DC
26, Policy Analyst
Ronald & Christina are a father/daughter Team who are competing in the Race to make up for lost time. Since Ronald was constantly traveling for work throughout much of his daughter’s formative years, Christina hopes the Race will allow her father–a self-proclaimed workaholic–to stop and smell the roses and provide them with some meaningful time together.
Ronald, a first-generation immigrant and eldest of five, works as a Vice President of sales for a paper packaging company. His proudest achievements are his thirty-one years of marriage and raising two independent daughters. Christina is Ronald’s youngest daughter and holds degrees from both Duke and Princeton. She once served in the State Department and often wishes her Teammate could be as diplomatic as she.
Neither are strangers to the unpredictability of international travel as they have both lived and worked abroad. Ronald describes himself as inquisitive and open-minded, while Christina describes herself as loyal and adventurous. This father/daughter duo is excited to grow closer, make friends across continents and create Race history by being the first father/daughter Team to claim the $1 million prize.
I’m diggin’ Ron’s look. Christina seems to be overracting just a little, but hopefully, that’ll change as the competition moves along. Check out this photo of the entire cast — “and on the left, we have our token teams of color…”