Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 2:06 p.m.
A Las Vegas couple could win $1 million by following in the footsteps of our two Rio headliner Chippendales heroes who finished in second place on Season 21 of CBS’ Emmy Award-winning reality-TV competition “The Amazing Race.”
Producers will be here Saturday to vet potential teammates for the next season of action adventures and global travels.
It was on Dec. 10, 2012, when I sadly reported that Team Chippendales with Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis were pipped at the post by split seconds on the finale of the 10-week-long Season 21.
The good friends entered in the hope of raising money for their website ForgetCancerNow.com to pay for chemotherapy, radiation and medical bills for Jaymes’ father, Ed, who eventually lost his battle against cancer.
If you’ve got courage and a great partner and believe that you can overcome the obstacles and challenges of the global-trekking, long-running hit show, then don’t miss out on the only casting call in Nevada.
“The Amazing Race” pits teams, each comprised of two members, against one another. At every destination, each team competes in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed do they learn of their next location.
Teams who are the farthest behind are gradually eliminated as the competition progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million and crowned the winners.
There will be six hours of continuous contestant interviews starting at 9 a.m. at Team Ford located at US 95 and Ann Road. Each team will have one minute in front of a camera to explain and demonstrate why they should be the next team to take on the “Amazing Race” challenges.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio tries to keep its 120,000-square foot casino jumping with excitement. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the casino. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced rooms on the Strip and many offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows.
The Rio offers some quality shows like "Penn & Teller" and "Chippendales." Many come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden's Irish Pub on the casino level.
Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Spa or pool area and still others come to shop at the hotel's 60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts to make the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous.
The Rio also offers guests a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.