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Rita Yakibonge and Yvette Yakibonge are a team of Twin Sisters on The Amazing Race Canada 4.

They were a fun, sassy team who stayed out of the limelight both race-wise and drama-wise, usually finishing in the middle of the pack save for two top-three finishes. In Leg 8, they started off strong at the Dancing Detour but slowly fell down the ranks when they were the third team at the Face Off and lost a match to Steph & Kristen. Rita's struggle at the Roadblock sealed their fate and they came in last, but were shocked to find out that it was a non-elimination leg. Unfortunately, the two made a mistake at the first task in the ninth leg when they followed Joel & Ashley to their rescue area instead of going to their own designated area. This, coupled with a U-Turn courtesy of Jillian & Emmett, led to their never being able to catch up and ultimately going home in 5th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CTV.com[1]

Rita

  • Age: 23
  • Occupation: Account Representative
  • Current City: Edmonton
  • Birthplace: Montréal, Que.
  • Strengths: Determined, creative, and people skills
  • Fears/Phobia: Heights
  • Favourite Travel Destination: New York City
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Her stubbornness."
  • What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? - Travel/volunteer.
  • What's in your backpack? - Everything that could fit! Mostly clothes.
  • How did you train for the Race? - Hit the gym hardcore.

Yvette

  • Age: 23
  • Occupation: Service Canada Agent
  • Current City: Edmonton
  • Birthplace: Montréal, Que.
  • Strengths: Perceptive, good communication skills, and driven
  • Fears/Phobia: Large bodies of water
  • Favourite Travel Destination: North Carolina
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Her stubbornness."
  • What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? - Go work in a different country for a year or two.
  • Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? - Breathable, versatile, fits well.
  • How did you train for the Race? - Hit the gym regularly, tried to do puzzles, watched other seasons.

Born in Montréal, Rita and Yvette are sassy twins known for being loud and having fun. Although this outspoken duo has a competitive nature and hates to lose, they come from humble beginnings and have overcome many obstacles to get where they are today. They owe a lot to their mother, who, after their parents divorced, moved the family to Edmonton, raising six daughters all on her own!

These French-speaking sisters have just graduated from university and are now ready to take on "The Amazing Race Canada." They're not afraid to hurt each other's feelings knowing that being honest is the best way to move forward. They believe their biggest roadblock will be getting too much inside their own heads, although they are confident their drive and excellent communication skills will help them through to the end. The girls hope to win the race and use the prize money to pay off their student loans. They also want to visit, and eventually help their mother retire in the Congo, where their family originates.

Fun Facts

  • Motto: "Slay!"
  • If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Ebony & Ivory
  • Walk on song: "Live your Life" – T.I. feat. Rihanna
  • Past team they most associate with: Brent and Sean
  • If you could be an animal what would you be?
    • Rita: Raven
    • Yvette: A Lioness

The Amazing Race Canada 4

Race History

Rita & Yvette's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Northwest Territories → Alberta No Detour Yvette 7 of 10 [1]

[2]

Rita
2 2 Alberta Sim / Swim Yvette 8 of 9
3 3 Alberta → Vietnam Vibrate / Hydrate Rita 6 of 9 [3]
4 4 Vietnam Flip Flop / V-Pop Yvette 3 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → British Columbia No Detour Rita 5 of 7 [4]
Yvette
6 6 British Columbia → Ontario Dry Dock / Art Rock Rita 4 of 6
7 7 Ontario On the Field / Offshore Yvette 2 of 6
9 8 Ontario → Cuba Sugar / Shake Rita 5 of 5
10 9 Cuba → Nova Scotia Feel the Rhythm / Feel the Burn No Roadblock 5 of 5
Average 5.00
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
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.

Notes:


1: Leg 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.


2: Due to an unsafe change in the weather, Yvette was not permitted to complete the first Roadblock and had to wait an equivalent amount of time that it would have taken to complete it before receiving the next clue.


3: Rita & Yvette initially arrived in 5th, but received a 30-minute penalty for taking a water taxi to the Detour decision point when the clue stated they must take the ferry. They dropped to 6th place.


4: Leg 5 also had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.

Post Race

Trivia

  • The first team in The Amazing Race Canada to not survive the leg following a Non-Elimination Leg.

Social Media Profiles

References

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