Kelly Parks and Jonanthan "Jon" Corso are an Engaged team on The Amazing Race 4.

The engaged couple often found themselves bickering with each other, but bonded over a dislike for many of the other teams, particularly Millie & Chuck. Late in the season, they developed a friendly rivalry with Reichen & Chip, which would come to a head in the final leg. They ultimately came in second when they did not thoroughly research their next destination in Phoenix, unlike Reichen & Chip, giving the latter just enough of a lead to win. 


Kelly, 30, has been modeling for the past 10 years and is an aspiring children's book writer. She met her fiancé in a "dive bar" in South Beach, Miami. Kelly admits to being high-strung and obsessive, "athletic, bossy and silly." She enjoys scuba diving, running and traveling, and attended two years of junior college. Kelly and Jon recently had a "bad breakup on their three-year anniversary" over getting married, but since then, they've gotten engaged. Nothing's off-limits in conversation. Kelly believes that she "could fit in at the presidential banquet or at a frat party," though Barbara Bush once told her at a VIP Texan party to "stay away from George." She gets motion sickness and fears spiders, bees, heights and sharks.

Originally from New Jersey, Jon, 28, is a real estate agent and has worked as a model and bartender in the past. He's an "all-around good athlete" and graduate of Rutgers University, which he attended on a Lacrosse scholarship. He enjoys skiing and boating and considers himself to be "spontaneous, competitive and funny." Jon claims to have no fears and he often blows off steam by playing football on the beach. He spent some time in Thailand with his teammate and has traveled to Italy, France, Holland, the UK and Portugal. He speaks no foreign languages. Jon describes Kelly as "very sympathetic for others," but admits that one of his pet peeves about himself is that he is extremely critical of other people.

The Amazing Race 4

Race History

Kelly & Jon's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Italy Search / Rescue No Roadblock 6 of 12
2 2 Italy Waterway / Pathway Jon 3 of 11
3 3 Italy → Austria Mozart / Beethoven Jon 8 of 10
4 4 Austria → France Ropes / Slopes Kelly 7 of 9
5 5 France → The Netherlands 500 Kilograms / 15 Feet Jon 3 of 8
6 6 The Netherlands → India Suds / Duds Jon 3 of 7
7 7 India Baskets / Trunks Jon 3 of 6
8 8 India → Malaysia Net / Trap Kelly 5 of 5
9 9 Malaysia Chop / Haul Jon 4 of 5
10 10 Malaysia → South Korea Strong Hands / Strong Stomach Jon 1 of 4
11 11 South Korea → Australia Face First / Feet First Jon 2 of 4
12 12 Australia Saddle / Paddle Jon 3 of 3
13 13 Australia → United States Wing It / Wander It Jon 2 of 3
Average 3.85
     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


  • After the race, Kelly & Jon got married and are now the parents of two boys.


Franchise Records

  • First team to reach the final three without the use of the Fast Forward.
    • They are the only team before Season 5 to accomplish this feat.

External links


  • Phil Kural at RealityNewsOnline (09/03/2003): "The Amazing Race 4: An Interview with Jon & Kelly"

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