Nathan Hagstrom and Jennifer Parker are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 12.
They entered the Race attempting to fix their relationship after Nathan cheated on Jennifer. Despite this, it became quickly clear that Jennifer was not entirely sympathetic herself, as her warped idea of competition and gender roles had the two endlessly bickering and she constantly got personally offended at other teams catching up to or getting ahead of them. Despite being otherwise adept at the race, their inability to work together constantly held them back, with their arguments often costing them that ever elusive 1st place finish. It finally caught up with them in Taiwan, where Jennifer's insistence that they take a train and a bus over a cab during a tight race to avoid last left them eliminated in 4th place, on Jennifer's birthday.
This athletic couple first met in college while living together with other friends. Both admit they couldn't stand each other at first, but soon grew closer and started dating. They've broken up several times in their two-year courtship, but remain true to each other. In one breath each will tell you that the other is their soul-mate and in the next, they'll tell you how much the other drives them crazy.
The biggest difference between the two is organization–he's organized and she is not. Both have dominant personalities and tend to be very stubborn.
Nathan teaches volleyball and also works as a waiter. Jennifer is currently enrolled at Cal State Long Beach and works as a gymnastics coach. She was also on the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit dance team. Jennifer describes herself as thrilling and loving while he describes himself simply as "one cool dude." Both are eager to put their relationship to the test on a race around the world.
The Amazing Race 12
|Nathan & Jennifer's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Ireland||No Detour||Nathan||10 of 11|
|2||2||Ireland → The Netherlands||Hoist It / Hunt It||Jennifer||2 of 10|
|3||3||The Netherlands → Burkina Faso||Teach It / Learn It||Nathan||3 of 9|
|4||4||Burkina Faso||Shake Your Pan / Shake Your Booty||Jennifer||2 of 8|
|5||5||Burkina Faso → Lithuania||Count Down / Step Up||Jennifer||5 of 7|
|6||6||Lithuania → Croatia||Short & Long / Long & Short||Nathan||3 of 6|||
|7||7||Croatia → Italy||Invention / Tradition||Nathan||2 of 5|
|8||8||Italy → India||Paste 'Em / Thread 'Em||Jennifer||4 of 5|
|9||9||India → Japan||Sense of Touch / Sense of Smell||Jennifer||2 of 4|
|10||10||Japan → Taiwan||Fire / Earth||Nathan||4 of 4|
- Nathan & Jennifer became engaged around 2009, but have since broken up.
- Nathan & Jennifer are the first team to be eliminated in Taiwan.
- Nathan & Jennifer are the first team to be eliminated on a teammate's birthday, namely Jennifer's.
- Christopher Roochio at Reality TV World (01/15/2008): "Exclusive: Amazing Race's Jennifer Parker, Nathan Hagstrom dish"
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/15/2008): "Exclusive Interview: Jennifer and Nathan from The Amazing Race 12"
- Brian Zoromski at IGN.com (01/15/2008): "Amazing Race Interview - Jen & Nate"
- Jed Dreben at People.com (01/16/2008): "Amazing Race Almost Cost Us Our Relationship
- Mark at Reality Wanted (01/16/2008): "Interview with Nate and Jen of The Amazing Race 12"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide (01/18/2008): "Are Nate and Jen Still Together?"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (01/17/2008): "We're Very Aggressive People"
Social Media Profiles
- Nate's Facebook: /nate.hagstrom
- Jennifer's Facebook: /JenniferEllenParker
|The Amazing Race 12 Teams|