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Jake O'Brien and Holly MacAlpine are a team of Model Couple on The Amazing Race Australia 6.

The couple struggled to keep up with the pressures of the Race, ultimately leading to the two taking a time penalty in the first task of the second leg. Although they quickly made up time on the subsequent tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, their time penalty was too big of a deficit, and they dropped from 1st to 18th, eliminating them from the Race.


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Despite only being together for three years, Jake and Holly have had their fair share of ups and downs. After dating for a few short months, Jake was in a serious motorbike accident, where Holly, a model and regular pageant contestant, became his number one support and carer. As Jake battered through rehabilitation, he then also discovered he had throat cancer. Jake has pulled through, and he is planning on putting himself in a men's physique competition by the end of the year.

Both Jake and Holly are social media influencers with strong personalities, who will do anything to win. This couple want to win to move on from their difficult past and build a new chapter together.

Get to know Jake[]

Do you have any hobbies or interests? I enjoy all aspects of living a healthy life. Cooking nice food, spending time in nature, training at the gym, breathwork, watching the sun rise and set, swimming in the ocean, and listening to podcasts. I have also used my social platforms to openly talk about mental health and with my story, I have spoken on a few podcasts myself. I like using my story to inspire others to overcome their own adversity.
What is your proudest achievement in life? Recovering from my physical injuries and being brave enough to opening up about my struggles mentally and breaking stigmas around men’s mental health.

Get to know Holly[]

What do you hope to accomplish on The Race? I want to know that I left every misgiving at the door and gave The Race everything I have. As long as I know that I tried my best, gave every challenge a red-hot crack, and never gave up, as far as I'm concerned, I've won.
What would you do with the prize money? I would use the prize money to take those next big steps in my relationship with Jake. So much has happened to us in the last couple of years and it held us back from a lot of things we want as a couple. We would put the money towards paying off our education debt and putting a down payment on an apartment.

The Amazing Race Australia 6[]

Race History[]

Jake & Holly's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → Morocco In a Line / Off the Line Jake 7 of 10
3 2 Morocco No Detour Holly 18 of 18 [1]
Average 12.50
     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 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

1: Jake & Holly initially 1st but were issued a 30-minute penalty for refusing to complete the dancing challenge. All teams checked in during their penalty time, dropping them to last place and resulted in their elimination.

Post Race[]



  • First team to finish in 18th place.
  • Lowest overall placement in any international version, at 12.50.

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Social Media[]


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