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Joe Wang and Heidi Wang are a Married team on The Amazing Race 16.

Joe & Heidi frequently placed near the top of the pack during their time in the race, but suffered a setback early on when Joe developed a knee injury, which they then exacerbated by having him do physically strenuous tasks. Nevertheless, they vowed that Joe's knee injury would not be a detriment to their race. Unfortunately, Louie & Michael, whom Joe had already angered earlier in the race, did not take too kindly to Joe's bravado, hitting them with a Blind U-Turn in the fifth leg. Joe & Heidi were never able to overcome their U-Turn and were passed by all other teams, being eliminated in 8th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Joe

Age: 42
Hometown: El Segundo, California
Connection to your Teammate: Married
Current Occupation: Software Sales Executive
Favorite Hobbies: Coaching youth sports, poker and golf
Achievements: My biggest achievement is my family.
Lifelong to do List: Travel around the world.
If I could switch places with someone: My son Jameson who has unlimited potential.
Role Model/Hero: My parents. They immigrated here to USA to provide a better life for me.
What are you passionate about? Raising my kids to be the best they can be.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Pay for my kids' college education.
People would be surprised to learn: I was born in Taiwan and speak fluent Mandarin Chinese
Favorite place you have ever visited: Fiji
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Getting a task that we both can't do and being away from our kids for an extended period of time.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? Create a closer bond with Heidi
Pet peeve about your teammate: She can't multi-task.

Heidi

Age: 37
Hometown: El Segundo, California
Connection to your Teammate: Wife
Current Occupation: Homemaker
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, gourmet cooking, shopping, golfing and reading
Achievements: Giving birth to my two beautiful and intelligent kids, having a successful finance career prior to choosing to stay home to raise my children.
Lifelong to do List: Run a marathon, improve my golf game and to never stop learning new things
If I could switch places with someone: It would have to be with my daughter, Herason. The opportunities and potential for a young girl today are endless.
Role Model/Hero: My parents, Richard and Yohko Leeser. They sacrificed everything for their children to give them a better life. I have the utmost respect and admiration for both of them.
What are you passionate about? My family. There are no words for the love and devotion I have for my husband and children.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Invest it towards my children's college education fund
People would be surprised to learn: In high school, I was voted Senior Class President, Most Likely to Succeed, Most Likely to win a Nobel Peace Prize and Most Likely to Total Their Car
Favorite place you have ever visited: My home. Although I've traveled extensively and visited many wonderful places, there really is "no place like home."
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Being away from our children for so long and not being able to eat sushi.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? Spending quality one-on-one time with my husband. We both could use some extra, uninterrupted time and attention from the other. Additionally, I plan to re-enter the professional workplace soon and I hope this experience makes me a better job candidate.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Joe is a very intense and short tempered individual who thinks he's right all the time!

The Amazing Race 16

Race History

Joe & Heidi's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Joe 5 of 11
2 2 Chile Llama Adoration / Condor Consternation Heidi 2 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Horse Sense / Horse Power Heidi 4 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Germany Soccer / Sauerkraut Joe 3 of 8
5 5 Germany → France In the Trenches / Under Fire No Roadblock 8 of 8 [1]
Average 4.40
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: Joe and Heidi failed to complete the second Detour task (In the Trenches) that they had to do as a result of being U-Turned. After all of the other teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop, host Phil Keoghan came out to their location and eliminated them.

Post-Race

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (03/15/2010): "Morse Code Challenge was an impossible task"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (03/15/2010): "The Amazing Race 16: Exclusive Interview with Joe and Heidi Wang"
  • Digital Spy (03/15/2010): "Joe and Heidi chat to Digital Spy about their exit."
  • Carrie Bell at People.com (03/16/2010): "Joe and Heidi on Facing U-Turn"
  • Reality TV World (03/16/2010): "Exclusive: Joe Wang and Heidi Wang talk about The Amazing Race"
  • Henrik Batallones at BuddyTV (03/17/2010): "Exclusive Interview: Joe and Heidi from 'The Amazing Race 16'"
  • Hollywood Life (03/22/2010): "Catch Up With Joe And Heidi!"

Social Media Profiles

References

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