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Diane Douglas and Ann Tan are a team of Dancing Mums on The Amazing Race Asia 2.

Early on, the dancing mums were the best placing female-female team, consistently placing near the top in the first four legs. However, they were not very well-liked by their competition, which eventually culminated in them getting Yielded in leg ten by Marc & Rovilson at the request of Natasha & Paula. Although they managed to overcome the Yield, they would be able to overcome the mistake that they made in the following leg, when they flew into Cape Town via London instead of first flying to Frankfurt along with the other teams. This caused them to arrive in Cape Town more than two hours behind everyone else, and not even an hours of operation equalizer was enough for them to catch up to the other teams, ultimately leading to their elimination in 4th place.


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Age: 33
Occupation: Marketing Manager/ Teacher
Hometown: Malaysia


Age: 40
Occupation: Business Owner
Hometown: Malaysia

You can call them the desperate housewives of Malaysia - housewives who are desperate for new challenges and adventure that is. And what better way to discover excitement than to pack their bags and take off on The Amazing Race Asia. These two longtime dancing buddies are trying to prove that after family commitments, everything else they undertake should be as easy as performing hip hop or funk jazz.

Having met through their common love for dancing and physical activities, Ann, 40, and the mother of three children, ages 16, 13 and 2, together with Diane, 33, mother of a 10 and 2 year old are more than prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Race. And that is to dump their husbands and children aside to realize their dream of taking part in The Amazing Race Asia.

In fact, as Diane puts it jokingly, this is not something they are just merely willing to do. "We are also looking forward to leaving our husbands and children for a month to win the race," she says in a half jesting, half serious manner.

"We have given so much time to our families, this is something we want to do for ourselves."

And just because they are mothers, and thus, a little older than the competition does not mean that it is any sort of a disadvantage. Just the opposite, they want to show everyone that there is excitement for mothers, and you just have to search, like they did with taking part.

Complimenting her teammate, Ann adds, "We want to encourage all mothers that their lives do not end after the birth of their children, because we are really sexy moms on the go!"

Aside from dancing, both women are also outdoor fanatics, and entrepreneurs. Both have businesses of their own – Ann runs a children's activity studio cum café, while Diane handles the marketing for an online t-shirt shop which she set up with her sister-in law. And in their leisure time, both competent moms enjoy organizing the occasional playgroups for their children and going swimming or clubbing. But they work best when they are on the dance floor, strutting their stuff for all to see.

In fact, it was the more excitable Diane who convinced her more business-minded friend to drop everything to take part in the Race. "When she told me about it, I thought why not?" recalls Ann.

"We are always looking for new challenges. I know Diane and she is totally reliable and she has never let me down, ever. If Diane can do it, I can put my life in her hands."

She is just as confident of her own abilities as she is of her teammate's. "I am rather fit and fairly intelligent and used my mental and physical abilities to focus on each challenge as best as I could and of course, working well with my teammate."

The Amazing Race Asia 2[]

Race History[]

Diane & Ann's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Singapore → Philippines Dare / Stair No Roadblock 3 of 10
2 2 Philippines Heel / Wheel Diane 3 of 10
3 3 Philippines → Hong Kong → New Zealand Wall / Waka Diane 3 of 9
4 4 New Zealand Flax / Sticks Ann 4 of 8
5 5 New Zealand → Japan → South Korea You Catch It / You Cart It Ann 1 of 7 [1]
6 Slither / Deliver Ann 6 of 7
7 6 South Korea Too Heavy / Too Ho Diane 4 of 6
8 7 South Korea → Germany → Czech Republic Bow / Blow Ann 3 of 6
9 8 Czech Republic Snap / Roll Ann 3 of 6
10 9 Czech Republic → Hungary Pitch / Pull Diane 4 of 5
11 10 Hungary Say It / Play It Diane 4 of 5<
12 11 Hungary → South Africa In One End / Out the Other Ann 4 of 4
Average 3.73
     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

1: Leg 5 is a double-length leg with two Roadblocks and two Detours, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.

Post Race[]


  • Diane & Ann are the first team of racers from Malaysia to be eliminated.

Asia Records[]

  • First all-female team to be Yielded.
  • Only team to be eliminated in Africa.

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The Amazing Race Asia 2 Teams
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
ASS2 AdrianCollin
 Daichi & Sawaka
ASS2 DaichiSawaka
 Diane & Ann
Dancing Mums
ASS2 DianeAnn
 Edwin & Monica
Dating Ten Years
ASS2 EdwinMonica
 Kinaryosih & Brett
Dating Two Years
ASS2 KinaryosihBrett
 Marc & Rovilson
Best Buddies
ASS2 MarcRovilson
 Natasha & Paula
Childhood Friends
ASS2 NatashaPaula
ASS2 PamelaVanessa
 Sophie & Aurelia
ASS2 SophieAurelia
 Terri & Henry
Married 13 Years
ASS2 TerriHenry