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Isaac Hong and William Hong are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race Asia 3.

They started off the race finishing in the middle of the pack, but faced trouble in leg two when they got stuck overnight in Bangkok along with two other teams waiting for a connecting flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Later on, exhaustion got to them while performing the Some Walk Detour, which put them firmly in last, and they were never able to catch up to the other teams still racing at that point, leading to their elimination in 9th place.

Profile[]

Retrieved from axn.asia.com[1]

Isaac[]

Age: 29
Occupation: Sports Agent
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

William[]

Age: 26
Occupation: Sports TV Host & Agent
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

These brothers know how to score a goal when they spot an opening, seeing as how the siblings are a staple in the Korean football arena – They are sports commentators and football agents for professional players in what is arguably Asia's favorite sport. William and Isaac Hong are definitely looking at bringing their A-game to The Amazing Race Asia, as this is the first time that a Korean team is participating in the race.

"Nationalism is big in Korea and William and I believe that we can be on the show, and show everyone our positive and energetic attitude," says the older of the two Isaac, 29.

It is this attitude that has brought the brothers huge success in their lives, from when they were both actively involved in the football scene during the 2002 World Cup in South Korea, to when they, as football agents, successfully negotiated the transfer of a Korean player into the Spanish Primera Liga.

So yes, working together and counting on each other has been a backbone of their relationship, as they not only grew up together, they are now working in the same office and sharing the same apartment.

"Even though we are brothers, we have very different personalities. I guess it's because we lived apart from one another for quite some time. However, that works out well for us, since we can look at things in different ways," says William, 26.

And it does help that Isaac is the biggest "TARA freak" he knows of. To his credit, Isaac claims to have watched all The Amazing Race episodes ever produced, from both the US and Asian versions. Coupled with his confidence and past travel experiences to over 38 countries in the world, taking part in the race just seems right. He gushes, "TARA is my favorite TV reality show, and it is only a lifetime opportunity to be part of it."

"Since I have been to many countries in the past time I do know the quick way to get close to the local people so I think this could be a secret weapon for me," says Isaac.

"Winning the race would mean a lot to me since The Amazing Race is my favorite show in my life," says Isaac, who is clearly very excited about joining the show, and being a role-model to viewers just as previous contestants were to him.

"I have learned so much from contestants that positive attitude can bring you so many great things and they taught me how to live with bigger passion and greater energy. Hopefully at the end, not only Koreans but Asian can see what two brothers are capable of doing, to achieve our ultimate goal with our positive effort."

William however, does not have such lofty ideals. His idea of celebrating would be a nice long break. "I'll take a nice vacation somewhere where I don't have to race around."

The Amazing Race Asia 3[]

Racing History[]

Isaac & William's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Thailand Race / Rice No Roadblock 6 of 10
2 2 Thailand → Vietnam Sampan / Some Walk William 9 of 9
Average 7.50
Legend:
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Trivia[]

Franchise[]

  • Isaac & William are the only team of racers from South Korea.

Asia[]

  • First team to be eliminated in Vietnam.

External links[]

References[]

The Amazing Race Asia 3 Teams
 A.D. & Fuzzie
Friends 15 Years
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ASS3 GeoffTisha
 Henry & Bernie
Brother & Sister
ASS3 HenryBernie
 Ida & Tania
Actress & Heiress
ASS3 IdaTania
 Isaac & William
Brothers
ASS3 IsaacWilliam
 Mai & Oliver
Friends
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 Neena & Amit
Cousins
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 Niroo & Kapil
Father & Son
ASS3 NirooKapil
 Pailin & Natalie
Beauty Queens
ASS3 PailinNatalie
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
ASS3 VinceSam
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