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Nicole Jasper and Travis Jasper are a team of Married ER Doctors on The Amazing Race 23.

They dominated the first two-thirds of the season, looking like they were cruising to an easy victory. This was helped along by them getting one of the most positive edits in the show's history, as they were even gifted the nickname, "The Power Parents," by the production crew. However, the ninth leg saw them suddenly become much less likable. They went on a crusade against Leo & Jamal's lying, yet Nicole was not above trying to copy off Leo at a Roadblock, and Travis asked Jamal to lie to Marie for them, which led to the cousins loudly exclaiming their hypocrisy. This was further exasperated by Travis berating Nicole for struggling with tasks, to the point where she was crying for not being able to live up to his expectations. In the final leg, it took Nicole 28 tries to complete the Supply Drop Roadblock, which guaranteed them a 3rd place finish.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Travis

Age: 43
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Connection to your teammate: Married
Current occupation: ER Physician
Describe what you do: I care for sick patients in urgent and emergency situations. I'm also a comforter in times of family tragedy.
3 words to describe you: Friendly, caring and giving.
Favorite hobbies: Coaching track and basketball, doing home improvement projects and playing with my kids.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being the husband of a beautiful, smart wife and the father of five healthy children.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Denzel Washington, because he's cool and private.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Vanessa Williams, because her talent outlasts and outshines her beauty.
What scares you most about traveling? The risk of illness scares me the most.
What excites you most about traveling? I'm most excited about seeing new sights and learning about different cultures.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: She hears me when I talk but doesn't seem to listen to what I'm saying.
Pet peeve about your teammate: When she stays late at work and constantly receives texts and emails on her mobile phone.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? South Africa, because of its rich and controversial history and its vast cultural diversity.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I'm hoping to experience the world in a different way and to grow closer to my wife by fighting through conflicts together.

Nicole

Age: 39
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Connection to your teammate: Married
Current occupation: ER Physician
Describe what you do: I take care of everyone and anyone who comes into the Emergency Department.
3 words to describe you: Driven, sincere and perseverant.
Favorite hobbies: Travel, studying history and spending time with my family.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being able to be a mother of four while being a wife and practicing medicine.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Angelina Jolie – she has balance being a mother and wife while maintaining her own career.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Will Smith – he is a driven man who appears to put family first.
What scares you most about traveling? Losing my luggage or my passport.
What excites you most about traveling? Visiting new places, trying new foods, meeting new people and learning from those people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Travis tends to be very, very critical of everyone… especially me. This definitely causes conflict in our relationship at times.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Travis thinks he is always right. OMG – we really bump heads about that.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to visit Greece! It seems so majestic and full of history. The architecture is phenomenal.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Travis and I love to travel and want to see the world together. We also had children right after we married so it will be nice to focus on us.

The Amazing Race 23

Race History

Nicole & Travis's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Nicole 2 of 11 [1][2]
Travis
2 2 Chile Brining / Mining Nicole 4 of 10
3 3 Chile → Portugal Tiles / Miles Travis 1 of 9
4 4 Portugal → Norway Hang Your Heads / Hammer of the Cods Nicole 3 of 8
5 5 Norway → Poland Pose / Polka Travis 3 of 8
6 6 Poland → Austria Light Brigade / Masquerade Travis 1 of 7
7 7 Austria → United Arab Emirates Sort It Out / Sew It Up Travis 3 of 6
8 8 United Arab Emirates Used Express Pass Nicole 1 of 6ϵ [3]
9 9 United Arab Emirates → Indonesia For the Elephants / For the Birds Nicole 4 of 5
10 10 Indonesia Paint Your Partner / Turn Over a New Leaf Travis 3 of 4
11 11 Indonesia → Japan Knock It Down / Call It Up Nicole 3 of 4
12 Japan → United States No Detour Nicole 3 of 3
Average 2.58
Legend:
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Leg 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Nicole & Travis initially arrived first at the Pit Stop, but received a 30-minute penalty for travelling by taxi to the Pit Stop, when the clue instructed them to travel by foot. During their penalty, Tim & Marie checked-in first, dropping them to second.
3: Nicole & Travis used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour. It is unknown what task they opted to perform before handing over the pass.

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • CBS.com (12/09/201): "Elimination Station - Travis and Nicole"
  • Randy Ho at Access Atlanta (12/09/2013): "Post-mortem: Nicole and Travis Jasper talk about 'Amazing Race' third-place finish"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/10/2013): "Exclusive - The Amazing Race's Nicole Jasper and Travis Jasper" Parts 1 & 2
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (12/11/2013): "ER Docs discuss second half struggles, or lack thereof"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (12/11/2013): "Our Bad Moments Were Overblown"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (12/14/2013): "The Amazing Race 23: Exclusive Interview with Travis and Nicole Jasper"

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