Azaria Azene and Hendekea Azene are a Brother/Sister team on The Amazing Race 12.
Although the siblings had several communication issues stemming from Azaria's domineering approach to Hendekea, they nevertheless dominated the first half of the race, winning three legs. However, their communication problems came up again when all teams scrambled to get tickets from Lithuania to Croatia, with Azaria & Hendekea being mistakenly booked business class tickets instead of economy. They could not get their tickets exchanged in time and were forced to take a later flight, and although they briefly saw Nicolas & Donald on the race course, they could not catch up and finished in 6th place.
Retrieved from CBS.com
This brother-sister Team has all the intelligence, wits and skills to win the Race, although their personality differences could be the X factor. She describes him as confrontational and emotional, while he describes her as irrational. Both are worried that the big brother/little sister power struggle will rear its ugly head during the Race.
Azaria lives in New Orleans where he works as a facilities engineer for offshore platforms. He enjoys playing sports, poker and building things. Azaria claims that the biggest difference between the two is he doesn't shy away from strenuous labor, while she is quite dainty. Hendekea moved to California several years ago and currently works as an aerospace engineer. She claims that he picked on her in high school, but now believes it was more of "a love/hate relationship." She describes herself as intelligent and honest.
These siblings just might have what it takes to carry them across the finish line, but they'll need to work together in order to reach that line.
The Amazing Race 12
|Azaria & Hendekea's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Ireland||No Detour||Azaria||1 of 11|
|2||2||Ireland → The Netherlands||Hoist It / Hunt It||Hendekea||5 of 10|
|3||3||The Netherlands → Burkina Faso||Teach It / Learn It||Azaria||1 of 9|
|4||4||Burkina Faso||Shake Your Pan / Shake Your Booty||Azaria||1 of 8|
|5||5||Burkina Faso → Lithuania||Count Down / Step Up||Hendekea||4 of 7|
|6||6||Lithuania → Croatia||Short & Long / Long & Short||Azaria||6 of 6|
- In the premiere of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, it was revealed that Azaria was engaged to fellow The Amazing Race 12 racer Christina Hsu.
- Hendekea got married in 2017.
- Hendekea met someone heavily involved in production, who encouraged her to apply for The Amazing Race.
- Azaria & Hendekea are the first team to be eliminated in Croatia.
- Highest average of all teams in The Amazing Race 12, 3.00.
- Lowest-placing team to have the highest average of all teams in their season, 6th Place.
- Jed Dreben at People.com (12/10/2007): "Azaria & Hendekea's 'Amazing' Mistake"
- Christopher Roochio at Reality TV World (12/10/2007): "Interview: The Amazing Race's Azaria and Hendekea Azene dish"
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (12/10/2007): "Exclusive Interview: Azaria and Hendekea, From The Amazing Race"
- Derrik J. Lang at AP (12/101/2007): "Siblings eliminated on Amazing Race"
- Mark at Reality Wanted (12/12/2007): "Interview with Azaria and Hendekea of The Amazing Race 12"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide (12/13/2007): "Forbidden Ticket Landed Them Off the Map"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (12/13/2007): "That was the Leg Where it All Fell Apart"
- Eric Goldman at IGN.com (12/20/2007): "Amazing Race Interview - Azaria & Hendekea"
Social Media Profiles
- Azaria's Facebook: /azaria.azene
- Hendekea's Facebook: /hmazene
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20160818212133/http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/cast/23569/
- ↑ https://people.com/tv/amazing-race-contestants-christina-hsu-and-azaria-azene-wed/
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/gallery/amazing-race-where-are-they-now/745478_christina-and-ron?hootPostID=c9e0d00d8be218c0751fa54c4d6d0647
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10159741701015711&set=picfp.709420710
- ↑ https://www.ign.com/articles/2007/12/21/amazing-race-interview-azaria-hendekea
|The Amazing Race 12 Teams|