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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 leading to their shock elimination in 6th place.


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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.[1]

The Amazing Race 12[]

Race History[]

Azaria & Hendekea's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ireland No Detour Azaria 1 of 11
2 2 Ireland → Netherlands Hoist It / Hunt It Hendekea 5 of 10
3 3 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
Average 3.00
     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



  • Hendekea met someone heavily involved in production, who encouraged her to apply for The Amazing Race.[5]
  • 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.

External links[]


  • Jed Dreben at (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 (12/20/2007): "Amazing Race Interview - Azaria & Hendekea"

Social Media Profiles[]


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 Nicolas & Donald
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 Ron & Christina
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S12 ShanaJennifer
 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
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