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Franca Brodett and Nella Brodett are a team of Sisters on The Amazing Race Canada 8.


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Franca Brodett[]

Age: 32
Occupation: Assistant Dean of Development
Current City: Edmonton
Hometown: Edmonton
Strengths: Creative, attention to detail, problem solving
Fear/phobia: Public speaking
Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes Nella is impulsive about decisions, and forgets attention to detail because she's so excited. Love her – but gotta calm her down before we make any rash decisions
Instagram: @franellagram

Nella Brodett[]

Age: 30
Occupation: Director of Partnerships
Current City: Edmonton
Hometown: Edmonton
Strengths: Competitive, athletic, public speaking
Fear/phobia: Falling
Pet peeve about your teammate: She can be very emotional and thinks she's always right (She usually is)
Instagram: @franellagram

Sisters and best friends Franca and Nella were born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to Canada when they were infants. Growing up, they were always close, but as they got older they became inseparable and "Franella" was born.

Franca and Nella maintain that their incredible mother, who raised two young girls in a foreign country, is the reason they are the fiery, hard-working, and compassionate women they’ve become. Franca worked four jobs to put herself through university and, having recently gone through a divorce, has since found a new sense of being and feels stronger than ever.

Nella, an elite hockey player growing up, was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2014 and is now passionate about speaking up about the importance of mental health. The sport of golf is a key activity in balancing the sisters' lives and, together, they played more than 250 rounds last year combined. Both active in the business community, Franca and Nella are committed to supporting young women as they embark on their careers.

Inspired by their mother, "Franella" hopes to show the Filipino and immigrant community across Canada that they, too, can achieve their goals in the face of adversity.

Fun Facts[]

What is your team motto? We're going to the Race – we're gonna win first place!
What does your team have that makes you the team to beat? We have all the skills that kill - artistic, athletic, funny, and personable. We're the sleeper team, baby! Let's go!
What is your good luck charm?

  • Franca: Our matching #TeamFranella golf bucket hats, and a bean necklace from our mom.
  • Nella: A golf ball with my face on it, and a bean necklace our mom gave us.

If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?

  • Franca: One of Nella’s dogs – they are queens and treated like royalty.
  • Nella: A dog in my house.

What will you do with the prize money? We'd like to take our mom on a vacation, start our golf clothing brand, and support the community through donations to local animal rescues; the mental health scholarship Nella founded at Toronto Metropolitan University, and by developing a not-for-profit to make golf more accessible and inclusive.

The Amazing Race Canada 8[]

Race History[]

Franca & Nella's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec Jazz / Pizzazz Nella 4 of 10
2 2 Quebec → Alberta Herd / Hoot Franca 1 of 9
3 3 Alberta → British Columbia Ready to Roll / Learn to Fly Nella 7 of 9
4 4 British Columbia → Alberta No Detour Franca 3 of 7 [1]
5 5 Alberta → British Columbia Ball'n / Pomme'n Nella 2 of 7 [2]
6 6 British Columbia → Ontario Aviate / Animate Franca 1 of 9
7 7 Ontario Press It / Push It Nella 2 of 8ϵ [3]
8 8 Ontario → Quebec No Detour Nella 3 of 6
9 9 Quebec → Ontario → New Brunswick Oyster Shuck / Clean & Tuck Franca 2 of 6
10 10 New Brunswick → Ontario No Detour Franca 4 of 5
11 11 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Nella 3 of 4 [4]
Average 2.90
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the Pass
Recipient of the Pass
The team that used the second slot of the "Double Pass"
Recipient of a second Pass due to the "Double Pass" twist
The team that lost the Double Battle

1: Leg 4 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Leg 5 featured two Roadblocks. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
3: Franca & Nella used their Express Pass to bypass the sign language task on Leg 7.
4: Leg 11 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.



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