Ari Bonias and Staella Gianakkos are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race 12.
The two friends came into the race looking to be "villains" and immediately proved their point by stealing Ron & Christina's taxi in Ireland. Although they were solidly in the middle of the pack after the Roadblock, the donkey in the following task proved to be their undoing as it did not respond kindly to their treatment of it, causing them to fall squarely to last place and resulting in them being the first team to be eliminated.
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These fun-loving friends are all about having a good time. They hope that their carefree approach to the Race will result in the $1 million prize.
These Racers met eight years ago and have been best friends ever since. There is rarely a quiet moment when you put them together. Ari works as a server in a restaurant and currently lives with Staella's family.
Ari is catty and not afraid to speak his mind, while Staella won't hesitate to flirt her way to the front of the pack. Staella describes herself as honest, trustworthy and caring. She enjoys working out and dancing. Ari describes himself as mean, rude and hilarious and enjoys dancing and talking trash to people.
Look for these two Racers to possibly ruffle some feathers of their fellow competitors while racing around the world but one thing is for certain, they'll have a blast doing it.
The Amazing Race 12
|Ari & Staella's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Ireland||No Detour||Staella||11 of 11|
- Staella went to the same high school as TK & Rachel and Nathan.
- Ari & Staella are the first team to be eliminated in Ireland.
- Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (11/05/2007): "INTERVIEW: 'The Amazing Race's Ari Bonas, Staella Gianakakos talk"
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (11/05/2007): "Exclusive Interview: Ari and Staella, First Eliminated on 'The Amazing Race 12'"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide (11/08/2007): "The Amazing Race___'s First to Go Are Karma Victims"
- Eric Golman at IGN (11/08/2007): "Amazing Race Interview: Ari and Staella"
- Ari's Facebook: /ari.bonias
- Staella's Facebook: /staella.gianakakos
|The Amazing Race 12 Teams|