Joseph Caristo and Grace Caristo are a Brother & Sister team on The Amazing Race Australia 2.
Grace had no problems letting her opinions of the other teams be known, particularly to their faces, and became a rather abrasive opponent. They would make the mistake of jumping into a van-style cab in Beijing, the increased costs of such a vehicle costing them all their money and putting them out of the Race in 4th place.
Sydney siblings Joseph and Grace still live together under the same roof, but these days they rarely spend much time together.
"She has her friends and I have my friends," says 22-year-old Joseph.
"Joey is embarrassed by me," insists Grace, 21. "He doesn't want me to talk to his friends because he thinks I might say something to embarrass him."
Joseph adds, "With Grace it's like throwing a tennis ball at a wall – you're never sure exactly which way it's going to bounce off. She's pretty erratic."
Growing up in a single-parent household Joseph assumed the "man-of-the-house" role – much to Grace's annoyance.
"He's a Mister Know-it-all," says Grace.
Banking analyst Joseph has a very pragmatic approach to life, whereas student Grace likes to be a little less rigid with her decision-making.
"We need to meet half way because I'll be like just go with the flow and he'll want to analyze everything,"says Grace.
"My strengths are I can concentrate pretty well," says Joseph. "I'm clear-headed and obviously look into the future, not just what's happening now. That comes with my work."
But what they do share is a passion for traveling the globe and both list a recent family holiday to their mother's birth country of Lebanon as the ultimate adventure.
"When we were in Lebanon we stayed in the villages up north," explains Grace. "Every time we went down to the city it was just the two of us and we had to catch the bus with no windows, it was hot, the driver was smoking his lungs out. So maybe we've put our toe into the water with that trip."
Expecting some potential tension between them when it comes to making decisions, Joseph says he'll be taking control.
"I'm the driver and decision maker and she's the information feeder slash secretary," says Joseph.
"I pay attention to details and he's probably a bit ignorant in that area," says Grace. "But maybe he's right. Sometimes I do talk too much and I need to learn to shut my mouth and let him make the decisions."
The Amazing Race Australia 2
|Joseph & Grace's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||Australia → The Philippines||Jig / Pig||No Roadblock||6 of 11|
|2||2||The Philippines → India||Pull / Poo||No Roadblock||8 of 11|
|3||3||India||Unknown||Grace||7 of 10|||
|4||4||India → United Arab Emirates||Camel Dash / Dune Bash||Unknown||3 of 9|||
|5||5||United Arab Emirates → Turkey||Count 'Em Up / Price 'Em Up||Grace||4 of 8|
|6||6||Turkey||Shine / Design||Joseph||3 of 8|
|7||7||Turkey → France → Cuba||No Detour||Grace||7 of 7|||
|8||8||Cuba||Che Puzzle / Daiquiri Guzzle||Joseph||6 of 7|
|9||9||Cuba → Canada||Toss / Tumble||Grace||4 of 6|
|10||10||Canada||Search / Ski||Joseph||2 of 5|
|11||11||Canada → China||Waiter / Wheel||Did not perform||4 of 4|||
- Grace's Facebook: /grace.caristo.1
|The Amazing Race Australia 2 Teams|