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Detroiters Vie For Role On CBS’ ‘The Amazing Race’

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Hundreds of reality TV hopefuls attended the CBS 62 open casting call for “The Amazing Race” Friday, November 30 at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.

Father and daughter duo and Westland residents Jess & Ted McClain told their story about why they were auditioning. “I’m gonna be moving away in September and we want to do ‘The Amazing Race’ together so we can spend time together before I head off to a new state and far away from my dad,” said Jess McClain.

Detroit residents Kevin Smith and Shekita Wimberly talked to CBS 62 staff on site and described why they would be a good contestant on the reality show. Wimberly boasted, “We have an all-American spirit and we believe we can go all the way, because we can adapt and overcome no matter what situation we’re in.”

After a comedically long pause, Wimberly’s companion, Kevin Smith confessed, “I just want to travel and eat the good food.”

We’re huge fans of “The Amazing Race.” We get together every Sunday and we play Scrabble and watch ‘The Amazing Race.’ And we’ve been doing it for six, seven years now.”

Don’t miss the video to hear the “truly amazing” vocal stylings of another duo of Detroit “The Amazing Race” hopefuls.

In conjunction with the casting event, CBS 62 teamed up with Forgotten Harvest to fight hunger. Participants in the casting call were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the event location.

Detroiters can tune in for the premiere of the spring edition of “The Amazing Race” on CBS 62, hosted by Phil Keoghan, Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. 

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