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Kelly Xu and Kate Pan are a team of Best Friends and Business Partners on The Amazing Race Canada 4.

They made a splash early on when they elected to quit the first Roadblock of the race rather than wait on line for the next tram, only barely surviving due to Anthony & Brandon taking the same penalty and checking in after them. They continued to bumble their way through the race on the second leg, being spared by a rare second leg non-elimination. Once they hit Vietnam, however, they clambered up the ranks and won the fourth leg after taking advantage of their abilities during those challenges. Alas, when the race returned to Canada, they fell right back to the bottom two when they struggled at the Route Info puzzle task, realising too late that the pieces were double-sided. Though they had a glimmer of hope when they caught up to Julie & Lowell at the second Roadblock, they were never able to make up for lost time and were ultimately eliminated in 7th.

Profile

Retrieved from CTV.com[1]

Kelly

Age: 25
Occupation: Fitness entrepreneur
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Jiang Xi, China
Strengths: Fast learner, risk taker, and patient
Fears/Phobia: Ghosts and haunted houses
Favourite Travel Destination: Southeast Asia
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She likes garlic in everything."
How did you train for the Race? - Ran with the backpack.
What's in your backpack? - Hair straightener, false lashes, contacts, facial masks, makeup, clothing.
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? - Have my own gym and clothing line.

Kate

Age: 25
Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Shandong, China
Strengths: Easy going, go-getter, and optimistic
Fears/Phobia: Heights, as well as fish/birdy animals
Favourite Travel Destination: "Anywhere sunny!"
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She's always on her phone."
What's in your backpack? - Too much stuff … clothing and all stuff a girl needs to look pretty.
How did you choose your team colour? - It's so chic and energetic.
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? - Have my own gym and clothing line.

Kelly and Kate are close friends and business partners who share a love for fitness and competition. They both immigrated to Canada at 11 years old and have endured their fair share of challenges with language and culture.

But after meeting at the gym, Kelly and Kate took a big risk quitting their 9-to-5 jobs and seizing their entrepreneurial spirit to pursue a fitness business aimed at Toronto's international Chinese students. They wanted to challenge the notion that Chinese women are frail, and instead encourage them to be fit; not just skinny. Their dream is to expand their business and launch a female fitness club. They will use "The Amazing Race Canada" winnings to fulfill their goal and empower women to live a healthier lifestyle.

Kelly and Kate grew up with strict, traditional Chinese families. Wanting to follow their fitness aspirations, the girls first had to confront their parents about deviating from the traditional job market, which proved to be a difficult. Ultimately their parents recognized their happiness was most important and supported their ambitions. "The general attitudes of immigrant parents towards their children are changing," says Kelly.

Kelly and Kate are the first female Asian team to compete on "The Amazing Race Canada" and are determined to represent strong independent women by going all the way!

Fun Facts

Motto: "Fit Fun Fabulous!"
If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Kklicious
Walk on song: Hula Hoop – Omi
Team they most associate with from previous seasons: "None, because we are so unique!"
If you could be an animal what would you be?

  • Kelly: Sloth
  • Kate: Squirrel

The Amazing Race Canada 4

Race History

Kelly & Kate's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Northwest Territories → Alberta No Detour Kelly 9 of 10 [1][2]
Kate
2 2 Alberta Sim / Swim Kelly 9 of 9
3 3 Alberta → Vietnam Vibrate / Hydrate Kate 3 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Flip Flop / V-Pop Kelly 1 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → British Columbia No Detour Kate 7 of 7 [3]
Kelly
Average 5.80
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.

Notes:
1: This leg had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.
2: Kelly & Kate initially arrived in 3rd place, but received a 4-hour penalty for failing to complete the first Roadblock. 6 teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 9th place.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Kelly & Kate are the only team that won a leg on The Amazing Race Canada 4 that did not reach the final leg.

External Links

Interviews

  • Jim Slotek at Toronto Sun (07/27/2016): "'The Amazing Race Canada': Kelly Xu and Kate Pan go from first to worst"
  • [1] at theloop.ca (07/28/2016): "How Kelly and Kate dropped from first to last on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’"

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