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Jonathan Baker and Victoria Alynette Fuller are a team of Married Entrepreneurs on The Amazing Race 6.

The two had a rocky relationship throughout the Race, constantly engaging in arguments and berating each other, including one notable instance in Germany when Jonathan shoved Victoria after they lost a footrace to the Pit Stop. Nevertheless, the two consistently finished near the top of the pack for much of their time in the Race. Their dysfunctional relationship would eventually lead to their downfall, however, as their bickering caused them to misread a clue in Ethiopia, dropping them behind the other teams and resulting in their elimination in 6th place.

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Jonathan & Victoria were set up on a blind date seven years ago, and have been married for three years. They reside in Los Angeles, where Jonathan is an entrepreneur who owns a spa as well as other business ventures, and Victoria is a model/ pop artist painter. They decided to go on the Race in hopes of getting their relationship back on track after many grueling discussions about starting a family that have taken a toll on their marriage.

Jonathan describes himself as having a "type A" personality, while Victoria says she is resourceful. They hope this combination will help them be victorious on the Race. One of the challenges for them on the Race is going to be trusting each other's instincts and putting their bickering aside.

Victoria recalls that one of the worst moments in their relationship was when they had a fight on a trip to Miami and their entire argument was recorded after her cell phone accidentally dialed her mother's answering machine.

Their primary reason for doing THE AMAZING RACE is to win. The $1 million prize comes in a close second. Although both agree that their biggest fear is not being able to speak the languages, they look forward to experiencing new cultures and people.[1]

How would you describe your previous travel experience?

  • Jonathan: I feel I am a seasoned traveler. I have been to all types of countries, rich and poor. I prefer the Third World countries because of the richness that comes with the cultures.
  • Victoria: I have traveled a lot, so I feel pretty well traveled. I know my way around an airport and airlines.

What is the most stressful aspect of traveling?

  • Jonathan: I love to travel, so there is very little stress that comes my way. I find the most stressful part, if any, is the layovers from one airport to another if you're missing flights.
  • Victoria: The most stressful part about travel knowing what to pack and being tired and on a long layover. Being tired and uncomfortable is always stressful.

Why did you want to be on THE AMAZING RACE?

  • Jonathan: I love people. I love to interact with them. I think traveling at warp speed around the world and though the different countries will give me a great understanding and perspective on the human race as a whole. The money would also be great to win, because I would give away 33 percent of it to PETA, a charity that is close to my heart.
  • Victoria: I want the million, and I want the adventure. It's going to put my relationship to a big test. Hopefully, both of us can learn a little more about ourselves as well as each other and grow as a couple.

Have you and your partner traveled together before? If so, what was it like?

  • Jonathan: Victoria and I have traveled to many places in the world together and have had great fun in doing so. I think THE AMAZING RACE will challenge us because of the stress element. I think under stress people become different from how you normally see them and bring out things that you never knew were there. I am hoping we can come together from all the stress the Race will put on us and win THE AMAZING RACE.
  • Victoria: Yes, we have traveled a lot together. We enjoy it very much. We are always searching out an adventure: no matter where we go, we seem to find our way off the beaten path. We like to take a least one day out of the trip and just walk around wherever our feet take us and just get lost. When we get too tired at the end of the day, we find a cab and have the cab take us back to our hotel. It's the nooks and crannies that hold the most character and culture of any city. Not knowing what is around the next corner is exciting.

What do you fear most about competing in THE AMAZING RACE?

  • Jonathan: I fear very little, so the earth would have to open up and swallow me up to really put the fear in me. I am ready for anything the Race throws at me.
  • Victoria: The only thing I fear is jumping out of an airplane and coming in last or being eliminated first. Everything else I can deal with.

What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?

  • Jonathan: Strengths: I bring the Jedi Mind Trick to THE AMAZING RACE. I can wave my hand and make the impossible happen. I love people and think that with my people skills I will be able to use my powers to get us what we need to win each leg. I believe you have to have heart to run THE AMAZING RACE. The enjoyment of this Race comes from one's passion to see the adventure as it unfolds. Weaknesses: I yell too much. I am a very passionate person, and this can show my love of life and at the same time push me to my limits. Yelling is a form of communication that only east coast people can really understand.
  • Victoria: I am physically strong, very resourceful, and never give up. My weakness is that I get upset when I think I'm losing.

What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?

  • Jonathan: Victoria is a goddess and can do no wrong unless she is put under too much stress. It's going to go one way or the other for her: she will either be my rock or my atomic bomb.
  • Victoria: Jon is very focused and direct. He is so determined he is like a freight train, so the other Teams better not get in our way. His weakness is his intensity. He can often scare people or rub them the wrong way because he comes off too strong, and they see in his eyes that he's not to be messed with. This can also be a good thing, but doubles as his big weakness. He will scream and shout, and that gets on people's nerves.

What will you miss the most from home (besides your bed)?

  • Jonathan: I will miss California and America the most. I love our country and always am happy to come home after any great journey. Home is where the heart is.
  • Victoria: I will miss my dog and my brother, Bryan. Bryan is my best friend, and he is always there for me. I will miss calling him for support or some positive reinforcement. He always makes me feel like a winner.

What languages do you speak?

  • Jonathan: I only speak one language, English, but I feel with my skills I can go any place in the world and find my way around. I am very open to the world and the people in it.
  • Victoria: I have been studying Japanese for the last two years and French and Spanish. I'm also attempting Chinese, but there are many different dialects, and I'm finding it difficult to remember any of it.

What destination are you hoping to visit?

  • Jonathan: Africa: I really want to so on safari with the Big 5; Cuba: I have been told it is quite an amazing place; China: I want to see the great wall; Spain: I want to run with the bulls; Micronesia: I was told the beaches and waters are beautiful; India: I want to see the heart of the people; Morocco: Play it again, Sam.
  • Victoria: I am hoping to visit Japan and China. I have always wanted to see the Great Wall. I want very much to see Africa in my lifetime too, so that is a big one for me. But no matter where we go, I know it will be places I would never have found on my own.

What country do you feel best prepared for?

  • Jonathan: Bring on the world! I am ready to have some fun.
  • Victoria: I guess I would have to say Japan and France, because I have studied both languages. But I feel that what is in my backpack and in my head are what are going to matter the most.[2]

The Amazing Race 6

Race History

Jonathan & Victoria's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Iceland Ice Climb / Ice Search No Roadblock 5 of 11
2 2 Iceland → Norway Endurance / Accuracy Jonathan 2 of 10
3 3 Norway → Sweden Count It / Build It Victoria 4 of 9
4 4 Sweden → Senegal Stack 'Em Up / Pull 'Em Up Jonathan 2 of 8
5 5 Senegal → Germany Beer / Brats Jonathan 2 of 8
6 6 Germany → Hungary Catapult Crash / Cannonball Run Victoria 3 of 7 [1]
8 Swim / Paddle Victoria 3 of 7
9 7 Hungary → France Climb Up / Fly Behind Jonathan 5 of 6
10 8 France → Ethiopia Raise the Roof / Mud the Hut Victoria 6 of 6
Average 3.63
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

Notes:
1: Leg 6 was a double-length leg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.

Post-Race

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Jonathan & Victoria with their child, Trease Alynette Baker.

  • Jonathan & Victoria made a cameo appearance on the television film The Scorned.
  • Jonathan & Victoria competed on a Reality Stars edition of Fear Factor that aired in June 2006. They were eliminated when Victoria quit the second stunt after getting scared when saw the tied up crocodile hissing and trying to turn around. She later punched Survivor: Pearl Islands contestant Jonny Fairplay for taunting her. Host Joe Rogan scolded her, but Jonathan retaliated and attacked Joe. WWE wrestler and The Real World contestant Mike "The Miz" Mizanin broke up the fight.
  • On October 6, 2006, Victoria gave birth to their daughter, Trease Alynette Baker.[3]
  • Jonathan & Victoria have since divorced sometime in January 2010.

Trivia

  • Victoria is first of two females to have successfully performed the haybale Roadblock in Sweden. The other being with Meghan Rickey in The Amazing Race 15.
  • Jonathan & Victoria are the first team to be eliminated in Ethiopia.
  • For his behavior throughout the Race, Jonathan was inducted into RNO's "Reality TV Hall of Shame".[4]

External Links

Interviews

  • Andy Dehnart at Today (03/09/2005): "I would never hit Victoria"

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