Miss California and Miss New York 2005, their status as Beauty Queens had them initially dismissed as Dumb Blondes. They would surprise everyone when they quickly established themselves as a physical threat, performing better at physical tasks than the men they were racing against. Dustin and Kandice are regarded as groundbreaking as they came at a time where Alpha Males had generally dominated the competition, while all-female teams faltered and fell behind. Despite having a tendency to overlook things, they are regarded as one of the most popular and strongest teams to run the Race and are credited with proving that an all-female team could win the race.
In The Amazing Race 10, they isolated themselves from the other teams, and in a season most known for its predominant alliances, they repeatedly refused to share information. However, they would temporarily work with someone or accept information if it was to their advantage, but never had any intention of returning a favor unless it was in their own best interest. Their cutthroat gameplay and competitive natures caused the other teams to become obsessed with their elimination. Lyn & Karlyn, particularly, disliked the Beauty Queens, and often complained that they were using their looks to get them further through the game. Navigational issues in the penultimate leg caused them to finish in 4th, falling short of becoming the first all-female team to reach the final three.
In just a few months after filming their season, during which Dustin had gotten married, they were invited back for The Amazing Race: All-Stars. However, they ran mostly in the middle of the pack in the first half, as their priority was to stay in the Race, and often made careless mistakes. They later decided to change their gameplay, and dominated the last half of the season with their cutthroat natures, winning a total of four legs. Their intensive competitive gameplay alienated the other teams, particularly Charla & Mirna, who thought they used their look to get by in the race and tried to form an alliance with the remaining teams against them. They entered the final leg as the favourites to win, but were unable to finish the final task and fell behind Eric & Danielle, settling for 2nd Place.
Dustin & Kandice met while rooming together at the Miss America pageant. Rivals at first, they quickly struck a bond and have been best friends ever since.
Dustin was Miss California 2005 and is currently living in Seattle, Washington as a graduate student studying psychology. The more thoughtful and strategic of the two, Dustin describes herself as competitive, energetic and positive. She enjoys Ultimate Frisbee at the beach and body boarding with friends.
Kandice, who was Miss New York 2005, is a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She describes herself as charismatic, determined and vivacious, and likes dancing, running and doing Pilates in her spare time. Kandice's free-spirited approach towards situations will be tested on the Race, where split-second decisions can be the difference between staying another day and putting away your passport.
Despite their personality differences, these two women share one common characteristic that could prove costly for the other Teams: they are wildly competitive and determined to win at any cost. Their primary reason for competing on the Race is to see the world and share this experience with one another.
These former Beauty Queens are back for a second chance and more determined than ever to prove to the world that they aren't just pretty faces. Proven to be fierce competitors during this current installment of Race, Dustin and Kandice are focused and have their sights on the Million Dollar Prize.
These Best Friends met while rooming together at the Miss America pageant in 2005 and quickly formed a bond that they knew would last a long time. Dustin graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Baptist University with a BA in Speech Communications. She recently married her long-time sweetheart Luke. This Newlywed, who was crowned Miss California 2005, currently resides in Seattle, Washington and describes herself as thoughtful and spunky.
Kandice, former Miss New York 2005, is a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall and in her senior year at New York University. She describes herself as charismatic, determined and vivacious and is positive that they can be the first all girl Team to win Amazing Race.
These two women share one common characteristic that could prove costly for the other Teams on the Race: they are wildly competitive and more determined than ever to win at any cost. Will these beauties be able to prove to themselves and the world that they have what it takes to win the Million Dollar Prize?
The Amazing Race 10
|Dustin & Kandice's Race History|
|1||1||United States → China||Labor / Leisure||Kandice||4 of 12|
|2||2||China → Mongolia||Take It Down / Fill It Up||Dustin||5 of 10|
|3||3||Mongolia → Vietnam||Fuel / Fowl||Kandice||4 of 9|
|4||4||Vietnam||Over / Under||Dustin||7 of 8|
|5||5||Vietnam → India||Wild Things / Wild Rice||Dustin||2 of 7|
|6||6||India → Kuwait||Manual / Automatic||Kandice||2 of 7|
|7||7||Kuwait → Mauritius||Salt / Sea||Kandice||1 of 6|||
|8||8||Mauritius → Madagascar||Long Sleep / Short Letter||Dustin||1 of 6|
|9||9||Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine||Swamp This / Swamp That||Kandice||2 of 5|||
|10||Make the Music / Find the Music||Dustin||2 of 5|
|11||10||Ukraine → Morocco||Throw It / Grind It||Dustin||4 of 4>|
|12||11||Morocco → Spain||Lug It / Lob It||Kandice||4 of 4|
1: Leg 7 featured an unaired Roadblock which Kandice completed the Roadblock.
2: Leg 9 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007)
|Dustin & Kandice's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Ecuador||Wrangle It / Recover It||No Roadblock||6 of 11|
|2||2||Ecuador → Chile||By Hand / By Machine||Dustin||6 of 10|
|3||3||Chile||Vertical Limit / River Wild||Kandice||4 of 9|||
|4||4||Chile → Argentina||Navigate It / Sign It||Kandice||5 of 8|
|5||5||Argentina → Mozambique||Pamper / Porter||Dustin||2 of 7|
|6||6||Mozambique → Tanzania||Solve It / Schlep It||Dustin||4 of 7|
|7||7||Tanzania → Poland||Perfect Pitch / Perfect Angle||Unkown||1 of 6|||
|8||8||Poland||Eat It Up / Roll It Out||Dustin||3 of 6|
|9||9||Poland → Malaysia||Artistic Expression / Cookie Confection||Kandice||1 of 5>|
|10||10||Malaysia → Hong Kong||Kung Fu Fighting / Lost in Translation||Kandice||2 of 4|
|11||11||Hong Kong → Macau||Noodle / Dragon||Kandice||1 of 4|
|12||12||Macau → Guam||Care Package / Engine Care||Dustin||1 of 4|
|13||13||Guam → United States||Under / Over||Unknown||2 of 3|||
3: Dustin & Kandice initially arrived 4th, but they had missed the clue to the Detour, having simply arrived by chance at one of the options (finished the detour). They were forced to backtrack and retrieve the missed clue at the end of the Detour and return to the Pit Stop. This did not affect their placement.
4: Leg 7 had an unaired Roadblock. It is unknown whether Dustin or Kandice performed the Roadblock.
5: Leg 13 also had an unaired Roadblock. It is unknown whether Dustin or Kandice performed the Roadblock
- First all-female team to win multiple and consecutive legs in standard format (The Godlewski Family was the first overall).
- First team to check-in ahead of two teams who won a Fast Forward. (Tyler & James and Rob & Kimberly during the Intersection)
- First team to be eliminated in Spain.
- First all-female team to win the most legs of the season, in All-Stars.
- First all-female team to have the highest racing average of the season, in All-Stars.
- First all-female team to finish in second place.
- Highest average placing all-female team at 2.92.
- Highest average placing all-female team who came in 2nd, 2.92
- Most legs won by a female team in career, 6 legs (2 in Season 10, 4 in All-Stars).
- Most legs won by an all-female team who came in 2nd, 4 legs.
- Youngest all-female team to finish in 2nd place, 25.
- Youngest all-female team to be in the Final Three, 25.
- In All-Stars, they began running leg 8 before Charla & Mirna, Eric & Danielle and Joe & Bill managed to arrive in their leg 7 location.
- They received a letter in the 4th leg of All-Stars from Lyn citing how much of a role model they are but Karlyn refused to sign it.
- In between the filming schedule of their two seasons, Dustin got married on July 30, 2006 and Kandice served as a bridesmaid.
- Dave Price on The Early Show (12/04/2006): "Beauty Queens Dethroned"
All-Stars (Season 11)
- Julie Chen on The Early Show (05/07/2007): "Eric and Danielle Get Their Money"
- Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (05/08/2007): "Interview: Dustin and Kandice talk about their 'Amazing' experience"
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (05/09/2007): "Exclusive Interview: Dustin and Kandice, runners-up on The Amazing Race: All-Stars"
- Eric Goldman at IGN (05/09/2007): "Amazing Race: All-Stars Interview: Dustin & Kandice"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff on RealityNewsOnline (05/11/2007): "We Made It To The Top!"
Social Media Profiles
- Dustin's Facebook: /dustin.konzelman.9
- Dustin's Twitter: @DLSeltzer
- Kandice's Facebook: /kandice.pelletier
- Kandice's Twitter: @KPSwimwear
- Season 10 Biography
- All-Stars Biography
- Dustin-Leigh Konzelman - Wikipedia
- Kandice Pelletier - Wikipedia