Amazing Race 27 Official Cast Reveal (PHOTOS + VIDEOS)

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There were spoilers galore when the Amazing Race took off from Venice Beach on their way to Rio De Janeiro  back in June. We knew the names of the 11 teams taking part in the show’s 27th season, but now, CBS makes it official:

The upcoming season of The Amazing Race will feature 11 new teams, including former New York Jets cheerleaders, street dancing brothers, TMZ personalities, dating news reporters and an engaged couple whose Amazing Race-themed marriage proposal became a viral sensation. The new season premieres Friday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.

As previously announced, the teams take off from Venice Beach, Calif. and travel to their first destination, Rio de Janeiro, where they immediately encounter a potentially game-changing Fast Forward. The entire route for The Amazing Race will be released shortly.

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

#TheCousins – VIDEO

Name: Alex Manard
Age: 22
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
Connection to Teammate: Cousin

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @Atm105

Name: Adam Dingeman
Age: 24
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Connection to Teammate: Cousin

Follow on Twitter: @Adingeman
Follow on Instagram: @ading12345

#ChacAttack – VIDEO

Name: Cindy Chac
Age: 36
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Married
Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @CindyChacChac

Name: Rick Chac
Age: 38
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Married

#TeamAlabama – VIDEO

Name: Denise Williams
Age: 51
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
Connection to Teammate: Mother

Name: James Earl Corley
Age: 26
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
Connection to Teammate: Son

#TheDancers – VIDEO

Name: Ernest Phillips
Age: 29
Hometown: Boston
Connection to Teammate: Brother

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @mreknock

Name: Jin Lao
Age: 26
Hometown: Boston
Connection to Teammate: Brother

#TheTrackStars – VIDEO

Name: Jazmine Lewis
Age: 23
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @jazmineidella

Name: Danielle Littleton
Age: 23
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Follow on Instagram: @daniii_starrr

#TheGreenTeam – VIDEO

Name: Justin Scheman
Age: 30
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Connection to Teammate: Engaged

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @JustinClassic1

Name: Diana Bishop
Age: 30
Hometown: Sharon Hill, Pa.
Connection to Teammate: Engaged

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @LadyClassicOne

#TeamTMZ – VIDEO

Name: Kelly Berning
Age: 37
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to Teammate: TMZ Co-Workers
Follow on Twitter: @berningk

Follow on Instagram: @awesomeberning

Name: Shevonne Sullivan
Age: 31
Hometown: Taunton, Mass.
Connection to Teammate: TMZ Co-Workers
Follow on Twitter: @Shevonne_S

Follow on Instagram: @ShevonneSullivan

#TheReporters – VIDEO

Name: Kelsey Gerckens
Age: 25
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Dating Co-Workers

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @KelseyGerckens

Name: Joey Buttitta
Age: 26
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Connection to Teammate: Dating Co-Workers

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @Joey_Buttitta

#ThePaparazzi – VIDEO

Name: Logan Fazio
Age: 36
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Connection to Teammate: Dating

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @LoganFazio

Name: Chris Gordon
Age: 46
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Connection to Teammate: Dating

#TeamTexas – VIDEO

Name: Tanner Kloven
Age: 26
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Name: Josh Ahern
Age: 28
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Connection to Teammate: Best Friend

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @JoshmAhern

#TheCheerleaders – VIDEO

Name: Tiffany Chantell Torres
Age: 28
Hometown: Little Falls, N.J.
Connection to Teammate: Former NFL Cheerleader for the New York Jets

Name: Krista DeBono
Age: 28
Hometown: New York
Connection to Teammate: Former NFL Cheerleader for the New York Jets

THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each team competes in a series of challenges – some mental and some physical – and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1 million.

Meet the Amazing Race Teams

https://youtu.be/eP8eg2_CuTs

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