Kami French and Karli French are a team of Twins on The Amazing Race 5.
Blonde twins, their bumbling ways and their inability to read the clue repeatedly pushed them to the back of the pack, but never quite far enough to eliminate them, as they finished last or second-to-last in seven out of their ten legs. They would finally be eliminated in New Zealand, when a combination of bad navigation early in the leg, followed by choosing the longer Detour choice left them in 5th. It would take eight years before any team on any version of the Race survived more bottom-2 finishes than them.
Kami & Karli are identical twins from Eugene, Oregon, who describe themselves as "extremely competitive." Both agree that as children they were adorable, but ornery and naughty.
Kami is the general manager of a restaurant. Her primary motivation for being on the show is "to win! I'm very competitive." Her pet peeve about herself is that she is always correct, all the time. Kami says that one of the most exciting moments of her life was at a Prince concert when she was asked to get on stage and dance with him.
Karli is a full-time student at the University of Oregon. She describes her motivations for being on the show as first, "wanting the money, and second, wanting the opportunity to travel for free." One of her fears is getting stranded in a third world country without clean bathrooms. Karli adds that she is sweeter and more forgiving than Kami.
Kami & Karli list among their similarities that they can get really upset when they are not fed, they have similar mannerisms, are ardently determined and extremely competitive. They are excited to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 5 because foreign travel and experiencing different cultures are fascinating to them.
The Amazing Race 5
|Kami & Karli's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Uruguay||Zips / Chips||No Roadblock||9 of 11|||
|2||2||Uruguay → Argentina||Perro / Tango||Kami||9 of 10|
|3||3||Argentina||Smooth Sailing / Rough Riding||Kami||5 of 9|
|4||4||Argentina → Russia||Block 5 Shots / Drink 1 Shot||Karli||7 of 8|
|5||5||Russia → Egypt||Rock & Roll / Hump & Ride||Kami||6 of 7|
|6||6||Egypt||Herd It / Haul It||Karli||3 of 7|
|7||7||Egypt → Kenya → Tanzania||Buzzing / Busy||Kami||5 of 6|
|8||8||Tanzania → United Arab Emirates||Off Plane / Off Road||Unknown||5 of 5|||
|9||9||United Arab Emirates → India||Heavy but Short / Light but Long||Kami||4 of 5|
|10||10||India → New Zealand||Clean / Dirty||Karli||5 of 5|
- First team of twin sisters.
- Second team asked to go back and retrieve a missed clue before checking-in at the Pit Stop again, Immediately following Chip & Kim on the first leg of season five.
- Jeff Wright at The Eugene Register-Guard (06/11/2004): "Eugene twins back to reality after TV race"
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (09/08/2004): "Amazing Race Twins Chat"
- Jeff Wright at The Eugene Register-Guard (09/09/2004): "Amazing Race Ends for Twins from Eugene"
Social Media Profiles
- Karli's Facebook: /karli.french.1
|The Amazing Race 5 Teams|