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Hamilton Elliott and Michaelia Drever are an Engaged team on The Amazing Race Canada 3.

They hovered around the middle of the pack, and even won the 2nd leg after winning the express passes and using their own in the subsequent detour. However, things started to unravel for them in Halifax as Hamilton would realize that he had misplaced his passport on the plane from Toronto to Halifax. Things got a lot worse when they not only switched from the Bubbles to the Suds Detour, but they also failed to read the part about the Suds detour that required them to pick up beer kegs at each location. Although they finished the detour quickly enough, they had to go back to the airport to retrieve Hamilton's located passport. Unfortunately, the time taken was long enough that despite Nic & Sabrina having an equally worse leg, they were unable to make up the time lost and finished in 9th.



Age: 19 (August 20, 1995)
Occupation: Service Industry
Current City: Centreville, N.S.
Hometown: Pembroke, N.S.
Strengths: Determination, charismatic, and optimistic.
Fears/Phobia: Heights
Favourite Travel Destination: Paris, France
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She interrupts me all the time!"


Age: 19 (December 31, 1995)
Occupation: Service Industry
Current City: Centreville, N.S.
Hometown: Centreville, N.S
Strengths: Athletic, energetic, and adventurous.
Fears/Phobia: Ticks
Favourite Travel Destination: Paris, France
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "He can be annoying."

Newly engaged couple Hamilton and Michaelia met in military cadets six years ago. They were best friends for four years before they started to date, and have recently returned from a European backpacking trip where Hamilton proposed to Michaelia under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. Being such great friends before they started to date has made them stronger as a couple, and allowed for a unique and amazing bond between them.

Hamilton has been transitioning from female to male since he was 15 years old and Michaelia has supported him throughout the entire process; first as his best friend and now as his fiancé. Hamilton and Michaelia are partners in every sense of the word, and Michaelia is proud that Hamilton is able to be true to himself and live his life to the fullest. Their background as cadets has provided them a set of skills that most wouldn't expect from a young, charming East Coast couple. Hamilton loves snowboarding and golfing when he's not busy at work, while Michaelia enjoys going for long runs on the Nova Scotia coastline and practicing yoga. The couple also loves to travel together, and have already conquered 13 European countries. "We've yet to escape to our dream destinations – Iceland and Greece – but hope to do so in the near future!," says Michaelia.

If the pair wins THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, they plan to explore and travel the world together.

Hamilton hopes to be a positive role model for the transgender community and he wants to encourage others to live their truth. "I want Canadians to know that the search for one's true gender identity is challenging, but ultimately rewarding," says Hamilton.


Motto: "Go big or go home!"
Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2:

  • Hamilton: Jody and Cory, because we have the military background.
  • Michaelia: and Audrey, because we bicker but still love each other!

What is your favorite TV show? GAME OF THRONES
What three things can always be found in your refrigerator? Beer, mangos, and sushi.
If you could be an animal, what animal would you be? "Sea turtles!"
How did you train for the race? Watched 'Amazing Race Canada' seasons over and over. (Hamilton)
What's your must-have item of clothing? Shorts to lounge in. (Hamilton)
What's in your backpack? Clothes, soap, my testosterone. (Hamilton)
Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? Because it matched and Ham looks cute in pink. (Michaelia)
What's one thing you wish you could bring on the Race? My dog, Shiloh. (Michaelia)
What's in your backpack? Towel, clothes, makeup, a crystal for good luck, glasses, hair supplies, a notebook. (Michaelia)

The Amazing Race Canada 3

Race History

Hamilton & Michaelia's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec → Ontario No Detour Hamilton 4 of 12 [1]
2 2 Ontario → Chile Motion / Emotion Michaelia 1 of 11ϵ [2]
3 3 Chile → Argentina Dance / Dine Hamilton 7 of 10
4 4 Argentina → Nova Scotia Bubbles / Suds Michaelia 9 of 9
Average 5.25
     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 that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
The team that lost the Double Battle.

1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Hamilton & Michaelia used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour on Leg 2.


  • In their appearance in Steph & Kristen's Backseat Drivers bonus series during Season 5 in 2017, it was revealed that Hamilton & Michaelia had since gotten married, and Hamilton went to firefighter school.
  • Hamilton & Michaelia broke up at some point during 2018.[1]


  • Hamilton is the first transgender man to participate in the Race.
    • Jervi of Saida & Jervi is the first transgender contestant overall.

External links


  • Ruth Myles at Calagy Herald (07/13/2015): "Amazing Race Canada: transgender teen Hamilton and fiancee Michaelia buoyed by positive reaction"
  • Sandra Kingsley at The Loop (07/31/2015): "What went wrong: The Amazing Race Canada’s Hamilton and Michaelia"

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