Raymond "Ray" Whitty and Yolanda Brown-Moore are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 9.
They generally kept to themselves, out of the friendships and drama building between the other teams. They survived almost being eliminated several times due to other teams' mistakes, keeping a somewhat positive attitude and avoiding fighting for the good majority of the race. In the finale they had trouble finding the hidden clue at the Clear Creek Historical Park, dropping behind the other teams and finishing 3rd.
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Ray & Yolanda have been dating for five years. An accomplished athlete, Yolanda ran track with Ray's cousin at the University of Florida. One day while visiting his cousin at the track, Ray was introduced to Yolanda, but it wasn't until later that the two were reacquainted and exchanged phone numbers.
Natives of Florida, Ray & Yolanda now reside in Chicago, Illinois. Yolanda grew up in Gainesville, Florida and was a math and science teacher in Miami before she recently moved in with Ray, who is originally from Jacksonville. After receiving his law degree from the University of Miami and practicing law in South Florida, Ray accepted a position as an attorney in Chicago.
While Ray is said to be the more disciplined of the two, both describe themselves as opinionated and stubborn. Yolanda admits that she has a bit of trouble finishing what she's started and Ray claims that she often runs late. Nevertheless, Yolanda & Ray enjoy working out together and are looking forward to the adventure of the Race and the thrill of competition.
The Amazing Race 9
|Ray & Yolanda's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Motor Head / Rotor Head||No Roadblock||7 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil||Press It / Climb It||Ray||5 of 10|
|3||3||Brazil → Russia → Germany||Scrub / Scour||Yolanda||3 of 9|||
|4||Break It / Slap It||Ray||7 of 9|
|5||4||Germany → Italy||Foundry / Laundry||Ray||7 of 8|
|6||5||Italy||Big Fish / Little Fish||Ray||6 of 7|
|7||6||Italy → Greece||Herculean Effort / It's All Greek to Me||Ray||3 of 6|||
|8||7||Greece → Oman||Camel / Watchtower||Yolanda||3 of 5|
|9||8||Oman → Australia||Sand / Sea||Yolanda||4 of 5|
|10||9||Australia||Dry / Wet||Ray||1 of 4|
|11||10||Australia → Thailand||Move It / Altar It||Yolanda||3 of 4|
|12||11||Thailand → Japan||Maiden / Messenger||Yolanda||3 of 3|
|12||Japan → United States||Drill It / Deliver It||Yolanda||3 of 3|||
- On The Early Show post-race interview, Ray proposed to Yolanda who accepted.
- They subsequently got married and currently have two children.
- The last team to place 3rd and be the last team to arrive at the end of a leg that was not the final leg.
- The last team to arrive last in the penultimate leg to not be eliminated, until Amy & Maya.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (05/18/2006): "Team Hippie Takes Amazing Race 9"
- Jenn Basler at Reality News Online (05/19/2006): "It Looks Like I Have a Wedding to Plan!"
- TARflies (07/29/2006): "From Long-Distance to Long-Term"
Social Media Profiles
- Yolanda's Facebook: /yolanda.whitty
|The Amazing Race 9 Teams|