The Amazing Race is a Reality program featuring 11 teams of 2 (except the third, fourth, eleventh and "family edition" which had 12 teams) racing around the world for a cash prize of $1,000,000. The teams compete in thirteen legs traveling all over the world.
Name: Cindy Chac
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Spouse
Current occupation: Dentist
Describe what you do: I'm the big bad scary dentist with the screeching drill, sharp instruments and blood sucking straw that nightmares are made of! Just kidding! Quite the opposite, actually. My staff and I work really hard to change patients' perception of dentists and dental offices in general...we're here to help!
3 words to describe you: Thoughtful, fun-loving and hard-working.
Favorite hobbies: Trying new cuisines, shopping and baking.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Earning my professional degree. My parents left Vietnam when I was only 1.5 months old in search of a better future in the United States for us 6 kids. They always emphasized the importance of education and hard work so I studied hard and worked even harder to get to where I am professionally today. Definitely no silver spoons here!
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Drew Barrymore in her many romantic comedies - light hearted, fun-loving and charming.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Edward Cullen from Twilight. Pale...really, really pale, glistening skin, thin, blazing eyes - but his love is eternal!
What scares you most about traveling? Jetlag- the struggle is real! It’s hard resting your internal clock! But I think with the race and all the adrenaline, it’ll help keep me moving!
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing and experiencing different cultures and food. I love different foods! I’ll eat anything- as long as it’s edible and not gross and sinful!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: My husband is very confrontational. He wants to address each and every problem head on- whether it is major or minor and I find it exhausting! I want us to be able to communicate productively, without me secretly rolling my eyes at him.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He’s not a good listener. He loves to talk but when it comes to listening, he only hears what he wants to hear. It’s so frustrating. It’s like I’m wasting my breath sometimes because I’ll say one thing and it'll just go in one ear and out the other!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I love tropical places such as the Caribbean, Fiji and Bora Bora. Definitely would love to see Australia and New Zealand because I love the Australian accent. Hoping to pick up the accent along the way, mate!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Rick and I both have achieved great success individually in our lives thus far. But put us together and we’re the clash of the Titans! I hope to be able to work well with my husband and learn to pick my battles and know when to put my stubbornness aside, especially because we want to start a family soon!
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