The two-hour finale of “The Amazing Race” airs tonight (June 26) on CBS. Four teams are fighting it out to be first to the final mat and claim the one million prize. They are, in order of their finish on leg 10: Colin Guinn and Christie Woods, Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran, and Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo. The first three teams are “TAR” alums while Nicole and Victor came to fame on “Big Brother.” Spoilers ahead.
One of this foursome will be eliminated in leg 11, which took place in London. And one of the remaining three teams triumphed 24 hours later in Detroit. We know from the preview trailer that Nicole and Victor do not number among the final three. The irony is that Nicole is from Ubly, Michigan which is 100 miles north of the Motor City. Small consolation but Nicole and Victor did the best of the six teams who had not run the race before. They managed four second-place finishes.
None of the pairings from “Big Brother” or “Survivor” won any of the first 10 legs. Of the final three teams, Tyler and Korey had racked up four wins, with both the Afghanimals and Colin and Christie claiming two legs apiece. (The other “TAR” team, Becca Droz and Floyd Pierce, won twice before being eliminated last week.)
There are conflicting reports about the final result but it looks like Colin and Christie are the winners of season 31 of “TAR.” Social media was abuzz with this rumor when the series was filmed last summer. Tyler and Korey may have pulled off an upset but it is widely accepted that Leo and Jamal got hung up at the Roadblock.