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Emily Trenberth and Jonathan "Jono" Trenberth are a team of Siblings on The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand.


These siblings are incredibly close and super sweet. Will their positive outlook survive the race?

Emily (24) and Jono (26) grew up in a tightknit family in Christchurch, the youngest two of four children.

According to Jono, he and Emily are the ultimate all-rounders and will be the smiling assassins in this competition. "We're smart, we're intelligent, we can work things out, we've got strategies and ideas and common sense. I think other teams will underestimate us in a big way and that's going to be their downfall, not ours."

Emily was home alone when the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes hit. "Emily bore the brunt of dealing with our family home after the Earthquakes destroyed it – she did it all. Emily, the youngest child, grew up really fast," says Jono. They're quick to state they're grateful they only lost material items in the disaster.

When she's not studying Radiography, Emily works as a model, cheerleader and dancer. She still lives in Christchurch and recently opened NZ Fashion Week to public acclaim. She has modelled for Karen Walker and Trelise Cooper. Jono is a Creative Services Manager at a top Wellington advertising firm.

Do they have any fears for the race? "I like to think we've got an unbeatable bond, though I'm terrified we're going to fight. We never fight, not in our whole life," says Emily. Jono adds: "The most important thing to me isn't winning; the most important thing to me is our relationship."

The siblings last travelled together through Europe. "We were the ultimate team in Europe," says Emily, "however that was five years ago."

"Emily "mums" me all the time now," Jono laughs, "I'm like 'why are you annoying me, you never used to annoy me!'"

His younger sister in particular will bring a whole lot of fun and positivity to the race, "I like to think I'm really laid back and positive," Emily says. "I love life in every aspect. I'm really happy and I love, love, LOVE everyone! I love my family, I love my partner, I love my dog and my life is just full of love!"

The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand[]

Race History[]

Emily & Jono's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → New Zealand No Detour Emily 3 of 10
2 2 New Zealand → Cambodia Shrimp / Shoot Jono 1 of 9
3 3 Cambodia → Thailand Climb Up / Drill Down Emily 2 of 8
4 4 Thailand → Namibia Pipe / Poo Jono 7 of 7
Average 3.25
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team used the Salvage Pass


  • After the Race, Jono came out as gay. He then later appeared on the third season of Married at First Sight (NZ).

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