Aaron Goldschmidt and Arianne Udell are a team of Lifelong Friends on The Amazing Race 3.

Best friends and the leaders of the "Twin Hunt", making an alliance set on putting Derek & Drew out of the Race. They got the lion's share of the screen time for the first half of the season, due to their alliance and their somewhat bitter tendencies, and looked to be a sure bet to make it late into the season. Unfortunately, they were among the half of the cast to put unleaded gasoline in their car instead of diesel, and they would never recover from that mistake, finishing in 7th place.


Aaron and Arianne have been friends for over 15 years after meeting at the Florida Academy of Dramatic Arts. Aaron thought "she was stuck up, a show off and developed a huge crush on her that he want to crush her."

They are the worst of friends and have traveled through life together: "it's been like a steel coaster--scary." They have shared many wonderful memories together and hard times as well. The only problem with being more than just friends is that Aaron is gay and Arianne is straight. As Arianne says, her biggest disappointment with Aaron is that "they planned to be together some day they will not be naturally conceived."

They both look at this experience as an opportunity to travel the world with their best friend. Aaron describes himself as passionate, loyal and carefree, while Arianne describes herself as emotional, exotic and down to earth. They feel that they will win because of their physical abilities, agility, urban sensibility and, of course, their sense of humor.

The agree that the most important items in their backpacks are their iPod and wristbands, because as they say "music inspires us and our style inspires others." Aaron and Arianne are fluent in both body language and the international language of love.

Aaron received his B.F.A. from New York University and is now a pre-school teacher in New York. His birth date is November 12. Arianne attended Northwestern University and received her B.S. in speech. Her birth date is February 3.

The Amazing Race 3

Race History

Aaron & Arianne's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Mexico Wings / Wheels No Roadblock 3 of 12
2 2 Mexico Man Power / Horse Power Arianne 2 of 11
3 3 Mexico → United Kingdom Punt / Bike Aaron 4 of 10
4 4 United Kingdom → Portugal Old School / New School Arianne 8 of 9
5 5 Portugal → Spain → Morocco Ropes / Slopes Aaron 7 of 8
6 6 Morocco Now You See It / Now You Don't Aaron 7 of 7
Average 5.16
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass


  • For Season 6, the two friends wrote recaps on[1]


External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/18/2002): "Au Revoir, Aaron and Arianne"
  • FansOfRealityTV (11/14/2002): "Our Interview with Aaron and Arianne"

Social Media Profiles


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.