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Jaime Faith Edmondson and Cara Brooke Rosenthal are a team of Former NFL Cheerleaders on The Amazing Race 14 and The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.

In The Amazing Race 14, the cheerleaders developed a working partnership with Margie & Luke and Tammy & Victor—a partnership that saved Jaime & Cara on several occasions. However, Jaime's short temper, impatience, and inability to understand foreign languages led to multiple heated exchanges with locals, particularly taxi drivers, who could not communicate back to them. Though Jaime & Cara eventually made it to the final leg with their allies, they encountered yet another taxi driver who brought them to the wrong location, leaving them to arrive at the final Roadblock last, though they would eventually pass Margie & Luke, but finish behind Tammy & Victor in 2nd place.

In Unfinished Business, they once again worked with their old allies Margie & Luke, but generally struggled with navigation and language barriers when left on their own. They were eliminated in 9th place after a combination of getting U-Turned by Kent & Vyxsin and Jaime struggling at the subsequent Roadblock, causing their own U-Turn targets Flight Time & Big Easy to pass them.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Cara Rosenthal (26); Jaime Edmondson (29)
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla./Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Occupation: Cara (Law Student); Jaime (Former Police Officer)
Relationship: Former NFL Cheerleaders

Cara and Jaime met four years ago while trying out for the Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad. The two made an instant connection and have been friends ever since. Cara is planning to attend law school and Jaime is a former police officer.

Cara, a graduate of UCLA, is currently working for a non-profit fundraising organization benefiting individuals with mental disabilities. She prides herself upon being a loyal and devoted friend. Cara even deferred attending her first year of law school just to support Jaime's dream to run in this Race around the world. Cara is a true thespian who enjoys dancing and singing. She describes herself as compassionate, intelligent and outgoing.

Jaime comes from a family of police officers. Following in her mother and father's footsteps, she graduated from the police academy and donned the uniform for a few years. Jaime is an avid animal lover and volunteers at a non profit no kill shelter for dogs. She was also a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins for six years and was chosen to represent the squad at the 2007 Pro Bowl. Jaime enjoys reading and traveling and describes herself as adventurous, passionate and witty. Cara's biggest pet peeve about Jaime is that she tends to be stubborn and a bit of a control freak, while Jaime claims that Cara is too nice and needs to stop worrying about keeping the peace. Both Jaime and Cara have a highly competitive nature and a need to win.

Don't put it past these two to use their good looks to their advantage for a shot at the million dollars and the chance to become the first ever all female team to win the Race.[1]

Jaime

Age: 32
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Connection to your Teammate: Former NFL cheerleaders
Current Occupation: Playboy Playmate
Previous Season/Result: Season 14/2nd place
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Over-packing! I could have been fine with about 7-10 pounds less stuff in my pack.
Most memorable moment from your first Race: Finishing the Race from the Starting Line to the Finish Line.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: Switzerland. It had the most magical scenery and it made me do something I would never have done if there had not been a million dollar carrot dangling at the bottom—bungee jumping.
Why do you want to run the Race again? Who wouldn't want to do an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity twice?
How have you changed since the last time you competed? My whole life changed since the last race. I moved to LA, became Playboy's Playmate of the Month (Miss January 2010), traveled the country nonstop and am living a life I never dreamed of before the last Race. I love every moment!
What are you passionate about? Animals.
People would be surprised to learn: People are often surprised to learn I was a police officer.
One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Australia. It is the one place I had hoped to visit during the last race.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Luck! We were solid racers when it came to the actual tasks but the luck with the taxis was a killer. We're hoping that turns around this time!
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): I hope to win, not for the million dollars, but because finishing in second place the first time around, I now feel like winning is the only way to top it.
Pet peeve about your teammate: I don't have any pet peeves about Cara. I chose her the first time to be my partner for exactly that reason. She is the perfect balance to me and honestly one of the only people I know who I think could handle racing with me.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? This is probably the most boring answer ever, but I would put it in a retirement fund.
Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I believe Cara and I ran a good solid race the first time, and plan to run that way again.

Cara

Age: 28
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Connection to your Teammate: Former NFL Cheerleaders
Current Occupation: Government Relations Consultant and law student
Previous Season/Result: Season 14/2nd place
Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Packing way too much stuff in our backpacks. We were each carrying twenty five pounds and we didn't need half of it!
Most memorable moment from your first Race: The whole race was memorable but I really remember the plethora of ailments, injuries and occurrences I sustained while racing. I fell running down the mountain in Germany and busted my knee wide open, had a lung infection and somehow managed to find piles of animal feces to step in all the time throughout multiple countries.
Favorite place you visited on your first season: I really loved Guilin, China. It was a truly beautiful place and a fascinating juxtaposition of old and new.
Why do you want to run the Race again? Redemption! I hate to lose almost as much as I love to win.
How have you changed since the last time you competed? I have not really changed. I am still the same spirited, driven and competitive person I was last time.
What are you passionate about? I am most passionate about friendship. My father always told me to be friends with everyone and to see the good in people. I have tried to live by this advice and as a result I am fortunate to have incredible friends.
People would be surprised to learn: That my law school outlines are coming on the road with me as I am taking my finals as soon as I return from this Race! So people may be surprised to learn that I'm moderately insane!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Luck! Last race, Jaime and I weren't the luckiest, but we still persevered leg after leg. This time, we hope to have a little luck.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): To experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, AGAIN!
Pet peeve about your teammate: Jaime's impatience and complete disregard for others' feelings is my pet peeve about her.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? First of all, it's not IF I win, but WHEN I win. Secondly, it will probably be something unexpected.

Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: Yes, we won't be starving ourselves. Last time we pretty much only ate on airplanes when we were racing. Being conservative with our limited funds is important, but so is nourishment![2]

The Amazing Race 14

Race History

Jaime & Cara's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Switzerland No Detour Jaime 7 of 11
2 2 Switzerland → Germany → Austria Balancing Dolly / Austrian Folly Cara 6 of 10
3 3 Austria → Romania Gypsy Moves / Vampire Remains Cara 7 of 9
4 4 Romania → Russia Stack / Construct Jaime 5 of 8
5 5 Russia Russian Bride / Russian Snowplow Cara 3 of 7
6 6 Russia → India Movers / Shakers Jaime 5 of 7
7 7 India → Thailand 100 Barrels / 2 Miles No Roadblock 2 of 6
8 8 Thailand Broken Teeth / Broken Record Jaime 2 of 5
9 9 Thailand → China Choreography / Calligraphy Jaime 4 of 5
10 10 China Sync / Swim Cara 1 of 4 [1]
11 Beijing Opera / Chinese Waiter Cara 3 of 4
12 11 China → United States Unknown Jaime 2 of 3 [2]
Average 3.92
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 U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: Leg 10 was a double-length leg, with 2 Roadblocks and 2 Detours, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
2: Leg 11 had a Detour, however all teams were shown performing the same task, and was aired as a miscellaneous task.

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business

Race History

Jaime & Cara's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Australia No Detour Cara 6 of 11
2 2 Australia Spirit World / Natural World No Roadblock 8 of 11
3 3 Australia → Japan Prayer of Purity / Frog of Luck Jaime 9 of 10
4 4 Japan → China Hammer / Horn Cara 7 of 9
5 5 China Honor the Past / Embrace the Future Jaime 9 of 9
Average 7.80
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
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
This team was penalized with an automatic "U-Turn"

Post-Race

  • Jaime became the Playboy Playmate in January 2010. Cara also received the same offer, but turned it down.[3]
  • Jaime has been married to MLB player Evan Longoria, the third baseman of the San Francisco Giants, since December 31, 2015.[4] Together, they have two daughters.[5]
  • Cara has since married and given birth to three kids.[6]

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Jaime & Cara are the first team to finish the race in 2nd place without winning any legs. However, they did win the first half of the 10th leg in The Amazing Race 14.
  • First U-Turned team to use the second slot of a Double U-Turn on a different team in the same leg.
  • First team to U-Turn a team behind them and be eliminated in the same leg, and the first team to check-in behind the team they U-Turned in the same leg (followed by Pierre & Michel in The Amazing Race Canada 2).

External links

Interviews

Season 14

  • Joyce Eng at TVGuide (05/12/2009): "Amazing Race's Jaime and Cara's Taxicab Confessions: We're Nice Girls with Bad Luck"
  • Staff at RealityTVWorld (05/13/2009): "Exclusive: Cara Rosenthal, Jaime Edmondson talk 'Amazing Race'"

Unfinished Business

  • Gina at RealityWanted (03/21/2011): "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business - Exclusive Interview with Jaime Edmonson and Cara Rosenthal"
  • Joyce Eng at TVGuide (03/21/2011): "Amazing Race's Jaime and Cara: We Wouldn't Have U-Turned Kent and Vyxsin"
  • Carrie Bell at People (03/22/2011): "Cheerleaders: Amazing Race Course 'Designed to Break You Down'"
  • Staff at Digital Spy (03/22/2011): "Jaime & Cara ('The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business')"
  • Staff at RealityTVWorld (03/22/2011): "Exclusive: Jaime Edmondson, Cara Rosenthal talk 'Amazing Race"
  • Carla Patton at BuddyTV (03/22/2011): "Jaime and Cara on Their 'Amazing Race' Unfinished Business"

Social Media

References

The Amazing Race 14 Teams
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 Christie & Jodi
Flight Attendants
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 Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
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 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
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 Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
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 Mark & Michael
Brothers/Stuntmen
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 Mel & Mike
Father/Son
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 Steve & Linda
Married
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 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
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The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business Teams
 Amanda & Kris
Engaged
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 Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
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 Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
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 Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
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 Jet & Cord
Cowboys
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 Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
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 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
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 Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
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 Mel & Mike
Father/Son
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 Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
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 Zev & Justin
Best Friends
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