In last night’s thrilling finish of the ‘Amazing Race,’ siblings Tammy and Victor edged out former NFL cheerleaders Jaime and Cara and mother-son team Luke and Margie to claim the $1 million first prize. At the finale party, the victorious Tammy said her brother “Just pounded away at the final roadblock even though Luke was so far ahead. It was intense.”
When asked what she’d do with her share of the winnings, Tammy replied, “I took my whole law school tuition out on student loans, so my money’s going there.” Victor and Tammy’s beaming parents flew in just for the finale all the way from Taiwan and were scheduled to fly back tonight.
One touching moment during the final challenge was when Jaime and Luke teamed up to help each other. Luke showed Jaime the “Jesus” surfboard she was missing, and Jaime in returned showed Luke the “Beetle” surfboard he needed. Jaime said in fact, “I’d never leave Luke behind. We had such a strong connection through out the whole race, I just couldn’t leave him behind.”
Although the cheerleaders, Cara Rosenthal, 26, of Boca Raton, Fla. and pal Jaime Edmondson, 29, of Fort Lauderdale, did admit later that if it was a race for first at that point, instead of second and third, all bets would have been off.