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

Profile[]

Bonnie[]

  • Age: 54
  • Nationality: USA

Bonnie has known her teammate Melanie for 14 years and met when they both moved into the same compound in Shanghai. Currently looking for work, Bonnie has been involved in charities and children's school since she arrived in the city.

Melanie[]

  • Age: 54
  • Nationality: USA

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.

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
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
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
Legend:
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Trivia[]

  • Bonnie & Mel along with Sean & Amy are the first American teams competing outside of the original American version.
  • 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
CRS1 BonnieMel
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
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 Deepak & Naresh
Cricket Fanatics
CRS1 DeepakNaresh
 Janis & Aleksandra
Reality TV Veterans
CRS1 JanisAleksandra
 Lisa & Karen
Momshells
CRS1 LisaKaren
CRS1 MiguelHector
 Paul & Francis
Maasai Warriors
CRS1 PaulFrancis
 Rick & Josh
Best Mates
CRS1 RickJosh
 Sarah & Molly
Ultra-Marathoners
CRS1 SarahMolly
 Sean & Amy
Newly Dating
CRS1 SeanAmy
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