Meet the New Amazing Race Cast: Chippendales! Goat farmers! A Lumberjack! Oh My! (PHOTOS)

By Jen Trolio

Aug 29, 2012

CBS has announced the cast of The Amazing Race's upcoming 21st season, which means it's time to make some snap judgments based on looks, occupations, and little else. As usual, there are some interesting duos—including a pair of Chippendales dancers and the guys from that Planet Green reality show called The Fabulous Beekman Boys.

As for the game itself, the network is promising "the biggest twist ever," where if the same team wins both the first leg of the race and the last leg of the race, they will double their money and win a $2 million grand prize instead of $1 million grand prize. (Doesn't seem like much of a "twist," but hooray for higher stakes, I guess?) Along the way, "teams will travel through three continents, nine countries, and cover more than 25,000 miles, where they’ll be faced with a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles, frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia, working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh and revisiting one of the Race’s most infamous Roadblocks in the Netherlands in this season’s 'Switchback.'"

Sounds about right. Click through the photo gallery below to meet the new cast, then let's hear your first impressions in the comments.

Will you be watching The Amazing Race this fall? Which team is your early favorite?

The Amazing Race returns for Season 21 on Sunday, September 30 at 8pm on CBS.

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  • allthatjazz Sep 02, 2012

    With such a fantastically unique cast, it's going to be really hard to choose who I'm rooting for! I'll just have to wait and see what these teams can do. I wish the show aired on a different night because I'm always caught up in the office at Dish on Sundays. I'll just have to rely on my Hopper DVR to save it for me. Luckily, my DVR includes the Prime Time Any Time feature, which automatically records everything on the major networks during primetime hours, so I won't have to worry about forgetting to set my DVR to record the show. I'm so excited to see these people in action, especially the Chippendales guys! ;)

  • Volebien Aug 30, 2012

    amazing race is great but they always go for the gay audience.