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Gail Kim and Gisele Shaw are a team of Friends/Co-Workers on The Amazing Race Canada 9.


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Gail Kim[]

Age: 46
Occupation: Producer and Talent Relations/Retired Pro-Wrestler
Current City: Tampa Bay, FL
Hometown: Toronto
Strengths: Confident, strong work ethic, loyal
Fear/phobia: Cockroaches
Pet peeve about your teammate: Gisele goes a little faster and rushes through things. I like to be more thorough and focused.

Gisele Shaw[]

Age: 33
Occupation: Pro-Wrestler
Current City: Windsor, ON
Hometown: Yellowknife
Strengths: Intelligent, confident, strong
Fear/phobia: Snakes and reptiles
Pet peeve about your teammate: None!

Two highly competitive former and current pro-wrestlers, Gail and Gisele say they feel more like sisters than friends. They'll do anything to protect one another and are racing to deepen their friendship outside of the world of wrestling, and also to inspire young girls to never let anything, or anyone, stand in their way.

Born to traditional Asian parents who wanted her to become a doctor, a lawyer, or to marry one, Gail soon discovered that life had other plans for her. She fell in love with women's wrestling and noticed the lack of Asian representation, so used her university tuition money to go to wrestling school instead. She promised herself she’d tell her parents once she "made it" – and two years later, she did. Now one of the most iconic names in wrestling, Gail is among the best in the world, with a Hall of Fame career to prove it.

Gisele was born in the Philippines before moving to Yellowknife with her family. For Gisele, Gail is an icon, a hero, and now a mentor. Gisele came out as a transgender woman at Toronto Pride 2022, and is the first trans woman pro-wrestler signed by IMPACT and the second to be signed by a major North American pro-wrestling promotion. There is nothing more important to Gisele than inspiring, empowering, and representing the LGBTQ2S+ community, and helping to educate not only this generation, but also the previous and next.

Gail and Gisele want to crush the stereotype of "dumb wrestlers" in a "fake" world and show Canada that they are fierce female athletes. Proudly representing their Asian backgrounds, they are racing to inspire young girls everywhere to go after their dreams – and to do it together – and for the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Fun Facts[]

What team do you most associate with from Seasons 1-8 and why: Nick and Matt from Season 2. They are also pro-wrestlers.
What would your team name be? Team Knockout!
What three things can always be found in your refrigerator?

  • Gail: Eggs, sriracha, and kimchi.
  • Gisele: Water, hot sauce, and pickles.

What is your number one Roadblock as a team? Only having known each other for a short period of time.
What will you do with the prize money?

  • Gail: I honestly haven't thought about it – I'm here for bragging rights!
  • Gisele: Invest. I would also love to be able to buy a bigger house for my parents.

The Amazing Race Canada[]

Race History[]

Gail & Gisele's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Manitoba → Alberta Batter / Beat Gisele 10 of 10
Average 10.00
     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
α This team used their Assist somewhere during the leg
The team that lost the Double Battle
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg




  • Gisele is the first transgender woman contestant to appear in the Canadian Race (after Jervi Lisaba), and the first English-language season to do so.

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The Amazing Race Canada 9 Teams
 Allie & Eddie
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 Ben & Anwar
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CAS9 DerekJaspal
CAS9 DevenAmanda
 Gail & Gisele
CAS9 GailGisele
 Gracie & Lily
CAS9 GracieLily
 Shayla & Joel
CAS9 ShaylaJoel
 Ty & Kat
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CAS9 TylerKayleen