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: James Earl Corley
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
Connection to your teammate: Son
Current occupation: Resident Physician
Describe what you do: I am a brand new internal medicine resident who gets to take care of sick folks in the hospital.
3 words to describe you: Driven, compassionate and enthusiastic.
Favorite hobbies: Running, baking and watching movies.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of being the head drum major for the Auburn University Marching Band - the highest level of student leadership and face of the program.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Jim Parsons.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Kellie Pickler.
What scares you most about traveling? Traveling to places that have harsh anti LGBT laws. I am not one to hide the fact that I am gay.
What excites you most about traveling? Learning about the cultures of all the different people and places around the world.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We both usually have brilliant ideas but do not always listen to each other. Hopefully, the race will force us to start hearing what the other has to say.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She has no appreciation for quiet time. She will literally talk non-stop for hours!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to visit Rome, Italy to see all of the great architecture and art it has to offer.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I am hoping we can reconnect and bond. After I came out, we were not on speaking terms for some time. We have started fixing this but hopefully the race will bring us closer together than ever.
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