Janelle Loh and Karin von Essen are a team of Socialites on The Amazing Race: China Rush 3.



  • Age: 21
  • Hometown: Sydney, Australia


  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Karin and Janelle are genuine "Shanghai Socialites". Originally from Sweden and Australia respectively, Karin and Janelle have spent the past year and a half as flatmates and best friends, becoming legends in the Shanghai nightlife. But as much as these two bombshells are alike, they come from quite different backgrounds. While Karin spent most of her four years in Shanghai studying or working full-time, Janelle comes from a privileged background and has lived comfortably on her parents trust-fund – until now. After the race both Karin and Janelle will return to their own countries and start new lives. China Rush may be their last shot for an adventure together in China.

The Amazing Race: China Rush 3

Race History

Janelle & Karin's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Shanghai → Shanxi No Detour Janelle 6 of 11
2 2 Shanxi → Heilongjiang Log It / Slog It Karin 9 of 10
3 3 Heilongjiang → Jilin Used Fast Forward 1 of 9
4 4 Jilin → Zhejiang Showdown / Chow Down Karin 6 of 8
5 5 Zhejiang Head Up / Head Down Janelle 4 of 8
6 6 Zhejiang → Anhui Food Stall / Performance Hall Janelle 6 of 8 [1]
7 7 Anhui → Jiangsu Screw This / Scrap That Karin 2 of 7
8 8 Jiangsu → Taiwan Take Flight / Hang Tight Karin 5 of 6
9 9 Taiwan → Guizhou Stack It / Catch It Janelle 5 of 5
10 10 Guizhou → Yunnan Bride / Ride Janelle 5 of 5
Average 4.90
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Janelle & Karin initially arrived 5th, but did not pay their taxi driver. They were instructed to return and pay their driver before being allowed to check-in. During this time Zhang Yelin & Li Yang checked in dropping them to 6th place.


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