The Amazing Race participants and their avid viewers were in for a real treat with the finale at the end of last year, which brought them right into the heart of Vegas! Amazingly, Cheyne Whitney and team mate Meghan Rickey had successfully beat the other teams in the race around the globe, calling at eight countries in just 21 days. The race is quite the challenge as they have very little funds and have to beat the other teams to the location check points or be disqualified from the game.
With the prize set at a huge 1 million dollars, this isn’t just a fun and games race, this is a serious competition.
The series finale had the winners crossing the finish line at Wayne Newtons home in Las Vegas. They seemed to be in shock as they were told that they were the first to cross and had won the jackpot. “For real?” Cheyne asked the producer. The team had done well throughout the game and were favoured to win as they were in very good shape and kept their bickering to an absolute minimum. This is quite an achievement as understandably taking part in the race is a very stressful experience.
As with a lot of winners of reality shows, they both claimed that although the cash was important, the experience was why they entered. “The experience is life-changing and the money is not even as important as what we got to do together,” Cheyne explained in his post-win interview segment. She was without doubt one of the stronger competitors, even when you compare her to the blokes. I’m so happy she’s mine~I’m grateful she is on my side~I’m grateful that she is on my side}~I’m very happy she’s on my side~I’m very happy she’s on my team~I’m grateful that she is on my side#}.” She added, “This has been a learning experience. Every step of the way has been so neat. I learned so much about Cheyne. He’s a good person and friend who will be there for me throughout my life.”
The final show was a nail biter as teams seemed to be neck in neck. The team of Erika Dunlap and Brian Kleinschmidt, and brothers Dan and Sam Mcmillen were the competition. Once arrived in Vegas the teams joined in with the cast of Cirque Du Soliel’s Love, sorted their way through at least a million dollars worth or chips and even managed to fit in a singalong with Elvis. It made for very entertaining viewing!