Get ready to unleash the adrenaline rush as The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 kicks off tonight, October 13 at 9 pm on AXN.
Buckle up for a wild ride as 11 fearless teams from across Asia battle it out for the ultimate prize of USD 100,000!
In the premiere episode, the racers gather for the highly anticipated launch of the Race at the National Monument in Jakarta, where celebrity host Allan Wu reveals a surprise and shocking twist at the starting line.
In this season, 2 pairs from the Philippines got in the competition.
ERIC & RONA are a married couple from the Philippines. They met online four years ago and acknowledged that marrying someone from the internet is probably the craziest thing they have ever done.
Eric Tai, also known as Eruption, is a former rugby player for the Philippines national team. A New Zealand native, Eric is currently a TV host and he’s secretly a gaming nerd. As a sportsman, he maintains a high level of competitiveness and sees it as an advantage in The Amazing Race Asia.
Rona is a business owner who left her career, family and friends to live in the Philippines with Eric. She hopes to serve as an inspiration to others that they can live their life regardless of their size, race or gender.
PARUL & MAGGIE have been bestfriends for almost four years. They met each other through pageant training for Ms. Philippines where Maggie was Parul’s mentor.
Maggie is no stranger to the public eye; she has been a VJ at MTV Philippines for a few years and acted in various TV series. Maggie is always up for an adventure (preferably in high heels please) but she’s extremely terrified of cockroaches and rats.
Parul redefines the very meaning of a Beauty Queen. She’s not afraid of getting down and dirty and she’s always up for an adventure. Parul wants to win the Amazing Race Asia and invest the prize money into opening a successful spa.
The Amazing Race Asia season 5 airs every Thursday on AXN at 9pm on Cable Link Channel 38, Cignal Digital TV Channel 61, Global Destiny Cable Channel 61, Dream Channel 20, GSat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49. For an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Race, check out www.AXN-Asia.com/TARA or join the conversation on Facebook at TheAmazingRaceAsia / #AXNTARA.