Joyce Agu

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Joyce Agu

Born

7/4/1960, Mississippi

Birth Name

Joyce Robinson

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Joyce Robinson Agu, Uchenna & Joyce, Joyce Robinson, Uchenna & Joyce Agu
8.0
out of 10
User Rating
9 votes

Biography

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Joyce resides in Texas with her husband Uchenna. Together, they participated on two seasons of The Amazing Race and winning the first, Joyce revealed that her and Uchenna would adopt a child. Joyce is now forty eight years old and plans to have more children over the upcoming…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On the All-Star season of The Amazing Race, Uchenna and Joyce tied with Oswald and Danny for first place. However, only one of the teams were allowed to have the first place prize. Oswald and Danny graciously allowed Uchenna and Joyce to have the prize.

    • Uchenna and Joyce is one of many members of the "first to worst" club on The Amazing Race--winning leg 8 and being eliminated on leg 9.

    • Uchenna and Joyce had won a total of four legs in their two seasons of The Amazing Race: three in the first season and one in their second.

    • In season 7 of The Amazing Race, Joyce stated that they should take a direct flight as one's with a connecting flight are unpredictable. Ironically, her and Uchenna would be eliminated from the All-Stars because they missed their connecting flight and was stuck in Germany for half a day.

    • According to Joyce's Facebook page, her and Uchenna have divorced.

    • Since the introduction of Non-Elimination Leg penalties on The Amazing Race, Joyce and her husband/partner, Uchenna, become the first team to win having been penalized on a previous-leg.

    • During Season 7 of The Amazing Race, Joyce made a comment that her and Uchenna needed to take a direct flight because "anything can happen to a connecting flight." Ironically they were eliminated on All-Stars because they chose to take a flight that had a short time to make a connecting flight and they missed the connecting flight.

    • Joyce and her husband, Uchenna, are the only winning team to participate in The Amazing Race--All Stars.

    • Joyce and her husband Uchenna have known each other since 1991 and have been married since 2000.

    • Joyce and her husband Uchenna visited a total of sixteen countries while participating in the The Amazing Race. They visited the following locations: USA, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Turkey, Poland, England, Jamaica, India, Turkey and Malaysia.

      On Season 7 they visited the following countries (in order):

      Peru, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Botswana, India, Turkey, England, Jamaica and back to the United States.

      On Season 11 (All-Stars) they visited (in order):

      Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Mozambique, Tanzania, Poland, Malaysia, China and back to the United States.

    • Joyce and her husband Uchenna had only won The Amazing Race 7 because the end results came down to flight opportunities. If they had missed the flight from Kingston to Miami then Survivor couple Rob and Amber would have won the race. Joyce and Uchenna winning came down to them only just making the flight. Once in Miami, Uchenna and Joyce outraced Rob and Amber in a taxi race to the finish line.

    • Before participating in The Amazing Race Uchenna lost his job and he and his wife Joyce were on the verge of bankruptcy so both of them decided to audition for The Amazing Race 7 and passed. They also won first prize along with one million dollars.

    • While participating on The Amazing Race 7, Joyce and her husband Uchenna were challenged at a task that required both of them to shave their heads. Uchenna did not have to attempt the task due his head already been shaved. Joyce on the other hand, had to shave off all of her hair. After winning the race, it was revealed that Joyce would never forget the task.

    • Joyce and her husband Uchenna have tried several times to have a baby but one of them could not have children so they both decided to adopt a child instead.

    • These are Joyce and Uchenna's finishing positions on The Amazing Race 11 (All-Stars):

      Leg 1: (Equador) 7th of 11.
      Leg 2: (Chile) 5th of 10.
      Leg 3: (Chile) 2nd of 9.
      Leg 4: (Argentina) 6th of 8.
      Leg 5: (Mozambique) 7th of 7
      Leg 6: (Tanzania) 3rd of 7.
      Leg 7: (Poland) 3rd of 6.
      Leg 8: (Poland) 1st of 6.
      Leg 9: (Malaysia) 5th of 5 - Eliminated.

    • These are Joyce and Uchenna's finishing positions on The Amazing Race 7:

      Leg 1: (Peru) 8th of 11.
      Leg 2: (Chile) 4th of 10.
      Leg 3: (Argentina) 2nd of 9.
      Leg 4: (Argentina) 3rd of 8.
      Leg 5: (South Africa) 6th of 7
      Leg 6: (Botswana) 3rd of 7.
      Leg 7: (Botswana) 3rd of 6.
      Leg 8: (India) 1st of 5.
      Leg 9: (Turkey) 1st of 4.
      Leg 10: (England) 3rd of 4.
      Leg 11: (Jamaica) 3rd of 3
      Leg 12: (USA) 1st of 3 - Winners.

    • Joyce and her husband Uchenna were originally scheduled to participate on The Amazing Race 6 but were placed on season seven instead due to applications.

    • Joyce and her husband Uchenna both participated in the seventh and All-Star edition of The Amazing Race.

    • Joyce and her husband, Uchenna, reside in Houston, Texas

    • Joyce and Uchenna recently appeared in Style Network's How Do I Look, where Joyce received a fashion makeover.

    • Appeared in various Star Trek Episodes (credited as Joyce Robinson).

  • Quotes

    • Joyce: (on leg 10 of The Amazing Race 7) We should just take a direct flight, 'cause anything can happen to a connecting flight.

    • Joyce: (on leg 10 of The Amazing Race 7) I love London. The building architecture's so beautiful.

    • Joyce: (on leg 10 of The Amazing Race 7) In our real world, Uchenna goes one direction and I go another, so this race has taught us how to work together.

    • Joyce: (on leg 9 of The Amazing Race 7) We got a gnome! We got a gnome! Woo hoo!!

    • Joyce: (on leg 8 of The Amazing Race 7 - the Fast Forward) A traditional Indian ritual. Oh, I hope it's not a head-shaving. That freaks me out.

    • Joyce: (on leg 8 of The Amazing Race 7) My inner beauty will have to come out and shine.

    • Joyce: (on leg 8 of The Amazing Race 7) 'Walkin' in the rain with the one I love.

    • Joyce: (on leg 5 of the Amazing Race 7 - at the orphanage in Soweto) Seeing those kids definitely reminded me of my inability to have children. Uchenna and I have considered adoption and there are so many kids that could use a home like ours.

    • Joyce: (on leg 7 of The Amazing Race 7 - to Uchenna) Who's ready for a real Roadblock? You are.

    • Joyce: (on leg 6 of The Amazing Race 7 - about feeding the lions) I don't know what they eat...hopefully not us.

    • Joyce: In our real world, Uchenna goes one direction and I go another, so this race has taught us how to work together.

    • Joyce: (on leg 6 of The Amazing Race 7 in regards to feeding the lions) I don't know what they eat...hopefully not us.

    • Joyce: (on leg 2 of The Amazing Race 7) I need to polish some shoes. Help me!

    • Joyce: (in an interview segment with the bank rate) We have diverse investments, conservative to mid. We have investments in money markets, in technology. We're in the middle zone.

    • Joyce: (in an interview segment) We always wanted to help infertility causes. We also help a halfway house for children under distressed conditions, those with parents in jail or with AIDS.

    • Joyce: (in an interview segment) I did telecommunication sales. Now, I'm a sales manager for Southwestern Bell.

    • Joyce: (in an interview segment with the bank rate) We had average debt, like most Americans. Being debt-free is nice.

    • Joyce: (in an interview segment) We're going to work like hell the next leg to come in first, We certainly can make miracles happen... we did on the last race.

    • Joyce: (in an interview segment) Having never been eliminated before, it's a strange feeling.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Loved her and Uganna

    8.6
    I lovedher and Uganna or Uganda however way you spell

    His name and I hope and pray that they will use that money

    In order either to try to conceive or adopt a child

    Maybe they are just waiting for the paper work to come in

    For them to adopt as they would make fine parents IMO!
  • A very small price to pay

    7.5
    For such a big honor. Joyce Agu shaved her head in the middle of The Amazing Race. 1 million dollars seems worth it, right? She is a very charming and good natured person. I hope she goes on to greater things with her partner Uchenna as they are both good people to know... I think.
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