Ashleigh Lawrence and Amanda Blanks are a team of Gold Coast Girls on The Amazing Race Australia 5.
A high-spirited team aiming to be the first female-winners of a male-dominated franchise, by winning the most legs of the season, only finishing outside the Top 3 only 3 times after the third leg during a long-course race. They were very efficient as well as being competent with all the tasks, and benefited from a strong alliance. While finished last in the penultimate leg before the final, a bad taxi in Canberra and a turn-based Roadblock prevented them of getting a marginable lead in the finale, and while they still had the chance to take over the struggling cowboys in Mount Kosciuszko, they were just short and finished 2nd.
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Influencers Ashleigh and Amanda met by liking and commenting on each other's Instagram posts, and have been best friends ever since! With close to 150k followers between them, the Gold Coast glamours love all things outdoors, travel and adventure.
Two beacons of positivity, personal trainer Ashleigh and Adelaide-born model Amanda, never stray away from a challenge. Together, they can be found making zany plans or going on spontaneous trips.
Physically fit and smarter than they let on, Ashleigh and Amanda are looking to challenge themselves like never before and strengthen their friendship along the way.
Get to know The Gold Coast Girls
What are you looking forward to the least on The Amazing Race Australia?
Ashleigh: I suffer from FOMO, so I’m not looking forward to visiting incredible places and being in too much of a rush to enjoy and explore them.
What would you do with the prize money?
Amanda: I would put some towards my wedding which we had to cancel due to COVID-19. My fiancé and I have just bought a block of land, so I would love to put some towards the house build.
The Amazing Race Australia 5
|Ashleigh & Amanda's Race History|
|1||1||Queensland||Food / Bev||No Roadblock||8 of 14|
|2||2||Queensland||Swim to the Beat / Snappy Feet||Ashleigh||4 of 13|
|3||3||Queensland||Pick / Polish||No Roadblock||3 of 12|
|4||4||Queensland||On Air / On Time||Amanda||3 of 12|
|5||5||Queensland||No Detour||Ashleigh||1 of 11|
|6||6||Queensland||First Class Pass⏭︎|
|7||7||Queensland → Northern Territory||Treat It / Eat It||Ashleigh||6 of 10|
|8||8||Northern Territory||Chomp / Stomp||Amanda||3 of 9|
|9||9||Northern Territory||Build / Bathe||No Roadblock||1 of 8|
|10||10||Northern Territory → South Australia||Above / Below||Ashleigh||2 of 10|
|11||11||South Australia||Slap / Snag||Amanda||3 of 9|
|12||12||South Australia||Toss / Roll||No Roadblock||1 of 8|
|13||13||South Australia → Queensland||Brains / Brawn Lady and the Tramp / Eat Like a Champ||Ashleigh||1 of 8|
|14||14||Queensland||Cuckoo / Candy||Amanda||3 of 8|
|15||15||Queensland||Cheery / Paniyiri||No Roadblock||5 of 7|
|16||16||Queensland → Tasmania||Sweets / Spirits||Amanda||5 of 7|
|17||17||Tasmania||Crush / Crunch||No Roadblock||1 of 6|
|18||18||Tasmania||First Class Pass⏭︎|
|19||19||Tasmania → New South Wales||Pit / Paddle||No Roadblock||1 of 5|
|20||20||New South Wales||Lunch / Launch||Amanda||1 of 5|||
|21||21||New South Wales||Crack / Corral||Amanda||3 of 4|
|22||22||New South Wales||No Detour||Amanda||1 of 4|
|23||23||New South Wales||Fan / Find||Ashleigh||3 of 3|||
|24||24||New South Wales → Australian Capital Territory → New South Wales||No Detour||Amanda||2 of 3|||
- Tied with Marc & Rovilson, Rachel & Dave, and Tom & Tyler for the most legs won in a single race, at 8.
- Ashleigh & Amanda are the first all-female team to win a leg on the Network 10 incarnation.
- First all-female team on the Network 10 incarnation to win multiple legs.
- First all-female team to win the First Class pass.
- First all-female team to win consecutive legs.
- Most Legs won by an all-female team.
- First all-female team to qualify for the final leg in the Network 10 incarnation.
- Ashleigh's Instagram: /ashi_9
- Amanda's Instagram: /amanda_blanks
|The Amazing Race Australia 5 Teams|