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Bonnie Wisnewski and Melanie "Mel" Plumi are a team of Expat Wives on The Amazing Race: China Rush 1.



  • Age: 54
  • Nationality: USA


  • Age: 54
  • Nationality: USA

These longtime American expats met 14 years ago as neighbors in Shanghai. At times they have lived in different countries, but the friendship has persevered through traveling, tennis and long talks together. Their long experience living in China makes them a force to be reckoned with. Having lived in cities across America, Melanie is now living in Shanghai. After graduating with a degree in Interior Architecture form Arizona State, Melanie is now an interior architect.

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1

Race History

Bonnie & Mel's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Shanghai → Zhejiang No Detour Mel 7 of 10
2 2 Zhejiang → Jiangsu Warrior's Strength / Warrior's Skill Mel 6 of 10
3 3 Jiangsu Rock / Roll Bonnie 6 of 9
4 4 Jiangsu Blade / Brush Bonnie 7 of 8
5 5 Jiangsu → Beijing Go for the Gold / Go for the Goal Mel 7 of 7
Average 6.60
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


  • Bonnie & Mel are the first all-female team to be eliminated from The Amazing Race: China Rush.

External links

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 Teams
 Bonnie & Mel
Expat Wives
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 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
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 Deepak & Naresh
Cricket Fanatics
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 Janis & Aleksandra
Reality TV Veterans
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 Lisa & Karen
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 Paul & Francis
Maasai Warriors
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 Rick & Josh
Best Mates
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 Sarah & Molly
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 Sean & Amy
Newly Dating
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