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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 they finished last in the penultimate leg a bad taxi in Canberra and a turn-based Roadblock prevented them from getting a marginal lead in the finale, and while they still had the chance to take over the struggling cowboys in Mount Kosciuszko, they finished just short and ended up 2nd overall.


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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[]

Race History[]

Ashleigh & Amanda's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
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 Ashleigh 1 of 8
Lady and the Tramp / Eat Like a Champ
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 [1]
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 [2]
24 24 New South Wales → Australian Capital
Territory → New South Wales
No Detour Amanda 2 of 3 [3]
Average 2.77
     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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
ֆ This team was given a Salvage, giving them an advantage in the leg
§ This team was given a Sabotage, penalizing them throughout the leg
⏭︎ The team used the First Class pass to skip the leg

1: Leg 20 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Ashleigh & Amanda checked in last on a Non-Elimination Leg and were not assigned a Salvage or a Sabotage. They did not have to face a Speed Bump in the next leg.
3: Leg 24 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post Race[]


Franchise Records[]

Australia Records[]

  • 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.

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