Deborah "Debbie" Cloyed and Bianca Smith are a team of Lifelong Friends on The Amazing Race 7.

Despite being proclaimed early favorites to make the final three by host Phil Keoghan after they dominated the first leg with Bianca's ability to speak Spanish fluently, they made a fatal error in Chile driving over two hours in the wrong direction on the way to Argentina. This mistake eventually doomed them to a 9th place finish.


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Debbie & Bianca are best friends from Los Angeles, California and Woodbridge, Virginia, respectively. Bianca is a high school teacher and Debbie works as a photographer. Their primary motivation for participating in the Race is to travel the world with each other and put their combined traveling skills to the test.

Bianca graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in International Affairs and Spanish Art History. She currently works as a high school teacher and is finishing her master's degree of Education (with a concentration in multicultural studies). Bianca's favorite hobbies are traveling, reading and going out with friends.

Debbie, who graduated summa cum laude from The College of William and Mary in under three years, is currently a freelance photographer in Los Angeles. A wild child at heart when she was younger, Debbie now enjoys going to art museums, surfing and reading classic literature.

These best friends are well traveled, and both have lived abroad throughout their lives. They feel their years of traveling has prepared them for this moment, and they are ready to race.[1]

The Amazing Race 7

Race History

Debbie & Bianca's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Peru Rope a Llama / Rope a Basket No Roadblock 1 of 11
2 2 Peru → Chile Shop / Schlep Debbie 6 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Paddle / Pedal Debbie 9 of 9
Average 5.33
     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


  • In 2011, Debbie published a fiction book loosely based on her career as a professional travel photographer.[2]


Franchise Records

  • Debbie & Bianca are the first all-female team to win the first leg of the race.
  • First all-female team to be awarded a prize for winning a leg.
  • Excluding the million dollars for winning the race, they are the first team to be awarded a cash prize for winning a leg.

External links


  • Cynthia Wang at People (03/17/2005): "The Amazing Race's Debbie and Bianca"
  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (03/22/2005): "Interview with Debbie & Bianca"

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