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Dessie Mitcheson and Kayla Fitzgerald are a team of Models on The Amazing Race 30.

They came in as the underdogs and fell behind early on when they got lost in Reykjavik. Despite this, they were never truly in last during the first leg. Despite leaving the Roadblock with a healthy buffer between Cedric & Shawn, they had trouble parking at Ingólfstorg, allowing the former NBA players to catch up and outlast a 30-minute penalty. They were in better shape than April & Sarah, allowing them to catch up in a footrace, but in what was the closest finish in Amazing Race history, Dessie stepped on the mat last, causing them to be eliminated in 11th and last place.

Profile

Retrieved from cbs.com[1]

Dessie

Name: Dessie Mitcheson
Age: 27
Instagram: @dessiemitcheson
Hometown: Apollo, Pennsylvania
Current occupation: Model
Describe what you do: I am a full-time model! I do print, spokes-modeling, and promotional modeling.
Three words to describe you: Vibrant, sweet, and passionate.
Favorite hobbies: Golf, yoga, fishing, and boating.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am definitely most proud of one of my recent accomplishments of being named one of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's Top 15. I shot with them, and walked in their first ever runway show debuting their brand new swimwear line.
What scares you most about traveling? Honestly, not much. I love to travel and explore.
What excites you most about traveling? EVERYTHING! Learning new things, meeting new people, and exploring different cultures and food!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to travel to Australia. It's always been on my bucket list. Everyone I know who has traveled there absolutely loved everything about it!
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Besides the money, I'm excited to have the experience of a lifetime! I think we will gain confidence and knowledge. It's going to test us in the best way possible.

Kayla

Name: Kayla Fitzgerald
Age: 26
Instagram: @kaylafitz3
Hometown: Clermont, Florida
Current occupation: Model
Describe what you do: I am a professional print and commercial model and I also do promotional and spokes-modeling.
Three words to describe you: Hardworking, outgoing, and loyal.
Favorite hobbies: Yoga, boating, cooking, and sudoku puzzles.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? The biggest accomplishment of mine so far is shooting for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. I was also chosen to not only shoot, but walk in their first ever runway show during Miami Swim Week where they debuted their new swim line!
What scares you most about traveling? Not much, but if I had to choose something I would say thieves and shady people.
What excites you most about traveling? Learning about new and different cultures, new food, and the unknown.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would like to visit Barcelona because I think the architecture looks beautiful—as well as the beaches!
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Besides winning, I would like to experience different cultures and places around the world that I haven't yet and experience more adventures with my best friend. I'm a foodie so I'm also excited to get to try and experience different foods around the world that I normally wouldn't. Lastly, I'm hoping to learn more about myself and how far I can go to test my limitations.

The Amazing Race 30

Race History

Dessie & Kayla's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Iceland No Detour Dessie 11 of 11
Average 11.00
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 Fast Forward pass
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Closest margin of time ever for an eliminated team (April & Sarah were ahead on the mat by one step).

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