Debra Carmody and Steve Carmody are a team of Married Parents on The Amazing Race 4.
Overweight and out of shape, they hoped to use their intellect to keep up with their competitors. However, their lack of physical ability doomed them to be the first team eliminated when they faced a very physical leg in Italy.
Retrieved from CBS.com
"We come across as a sweet, loving couple, but we're not!" Debra, 49, has two grown kids from a previous marriage. They've been married 8½ years, after meeting on a coed softball team Debra "started in order to meet single men." She holds a BA from Northeastern University, an MA from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently director of an artist's colony. Debra considers herself "bawdy, outgoing and driven," and enjoys walking, painting and traveling. She's afraid of "heights and dark waters," and sometimes has trouble with her husband/teammate's devotion to his work: she gets jealous. Debra blows off steam by cleaning the house, and admits that she can be a "controlling and dominating know-it-all." She speaks no foreign languages, but has traveled to France, Mexico and Canada. She refuses to eat fish, according to Steve. She's outgoing and pushes boundaries, while Steve is more cautious and reserved, and "always follows the rules." Says Debra, "I raised money for opera in Oklahoma. I think I can do anything."
"We can be sneaky, snide and devious," says Steve, 40, a radio news director. He jokingly claims that he met Debra through "The Great Softball Conspiracy" perpetrated by his wife, but considers their wedding the most exciting moment of his life. His wife/teammate reminds him of Bonnie Hunt. Steve holds a BA from the University of Scranton. He describes himself as "fun, smart and deceptive," but regrets that "sometimes I let opportunities slip through my hands." Steve speaks no foreign languages and has traveled to Canada, Mexico, France, Germany and Belgium. He counts "people skills" among his finer traits.
How would you describe your previous travel experience?
What is the most stressful aspect of traveling?
What is the most important item in your backpack, and why?
Why did you want to be on THE AMAZING RACE?
Have you and your partner traveled together before? If so, what was it like?
What do you fear most about competing in THE AMAZING RACE?
What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?
What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?
What will you miss the most from home (besides your bed)?
What languages do you speak?
What destination are you hoping to visit?
What country do you feel best prepared for?
The Amazing Race 4
|Debra & Steve's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Italy||Search / Rescue||No Roadblock||12 of 12|
- Debra & Steve are the first team to be eliminated in Italy.
- FansOfRealityTV (05/30/2003): "Our Interview with Debra and Steve"
- TARflies (06/07/2003): "Phat, Phun, and Phorty"
- Chelsea Morrison at University of Michigan Record (11/23/2009): "Spotlight: Broadcast journalist's career an amazing race"
Social Media Profiles
- Debra's Facebook: /debra.carmody
- Steve's Facebook: /steve.carmody.7
|The Amazing Race 4 Teams|