Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 | 12:11 p.m.
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Two Las Vegas nightclub cocktail servers who are both former showgirls have teamed up to battle one of television’s toughest challenges: The Amazing Race. They will set out on Season 19 of CBS’ hit reality TV series Sept. 25 with 11 teams tackling the unexpected and the unbelievable in first-time locations such as Belgium, Denmark, Indonesia and Malawi.
Best friends Kaylani Paliotta, 33, and Lisa Tilley, 32, will compete against some of the most competitive contestants the show has ever featured. Host Phil Keoghan said this morning at the fall preview announcement: “The competition between all of them was at a very high level.”
Kaylani and Lisa have joined the cast that includes a pair of Olympic snowboarders from Truckee, Calif.; former NFL tight end Marcus Pollard and his wife; and Survivor winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca. Another fierce competitor will certainly be Zac Sunderland, who became the youngest person to sail around the world at age 16 and who will compete with his father.
The two Las Vegas beauties have signed secrecy contracts and are not permitted to reveal any details of the contests, the destinations or the results until the episodes are aired. The 19th series was apparently so successful that CBS gave producers an immediate go-ahead for Season 20 to be filmed this year for broadcast in 2012.
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