Korey Sam and Ivana Krunic are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race Canada 5.
Retrieved from CTV.com
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Current City: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Strengths: Listening, fitness, motivating
Favourite Travel Destination: Caribbean
Pet Peeve about Teammate: Fiery
Occupation: Personal Trainer/Substitute Teacher
Current City: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Strengths: Resilient, adaptable, leader
Favourite Travel Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda
Pet Peeve about Teammate: Tardiness. "See you in one hour means 'see you in three hours' to Korey."
Ivana and Korey are co-workers and best friends who met 10 years ago at the gym. They share a lot of traits with one another, which is something that makes their friendship so strong. While Korey and Ivana are fun, loving and positive, they are both passionate and determined, sharing a similar work ethic focus. Working as personal trainers at the gym together, where they are some of the most popular trainers, they feel that their physical ability could be one of their greatest strengths during THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.
Ivana is a livewire who wears her heart on her sleeve. Born in Bosnia, she escaped Sarajevo with her family at the age of six and has grown up to be a strong-willed and determined woman. She's loud, extroverted, and prides herself in being a role model to her clients, family, and friends.
Korey is the calm to Ivana's storm. Rarely aggressive and a teddy bear at heart, Korey is kind, thoughtful, and says that his strength lies in his ability to perform well under pressure. They're an odd couple – but with Ivana's energy and Korey's charm they will surely be fun to watch.
Motto: "Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." – Muhammad Ali
If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Pandaaaaaa
Walk on Song: "Panda" by Desiigner
Team they most associate with from previous seasons: Gino and Jesse Montani
If you could be an animal what would you be?
- Ivana: Elephant | Korey: T-Rex
The Amazing Race Canada 5
|Korey & Ivana's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||Newfoundland and Labrador → British Columbia||Pedal / Paddle||Ivana||2 of 10|
|2||2||British Columbia → Alberta||Pump It / Pull It||Korey||8 of 9|
|3||3||Alberta → British Columbia||Strike It / Throw It||Ivana||2 of 8|
|4||4||British Columbia → China||In Sync / In Line||Korey||6 of 7|
|5||5||China → Thailand||Bling It / Shred It||No Roadblock||6 of 7|
|6||6||Thailand → Ontario → Quebec||Tiptoe Through the Tulips / Get the Picture||Korey||3 of 6⋐|
|7||7||Quebec → Ontario → Newfoundland and Labrador||Find Your Dory / Family Story||Ivana||5 of 6|
|8||8||Newfoundland and Labrador → Panama||Up For a Drink / Down For the Count||Korey||4 of 5|
|9||9||Panama → Saskatchewan||The Cart / The Horse||Ivana||4 of 5⋐|
|10||10||Saskatchewan → Ontario||Alpac-It / I'll Cast It||Ivana||2 of 4|
|11||11||Ontario → Quebec||No Detour||Korey||3 of 3|||
- Most second to last finishes in a career, 6 (tied with Josh & Brent)
- During Leg 4 in Beijing, Ivana hyperextended her back while diving in the In Sync Detour. At the After Show, she said the resulting injury continued to be a factor through the rest of the Race.
- Referred to themselves as "Team Panda" throughout the Race, as with them being an interracial team, it symbolized diversity and inclusion.
- Sheri Block at CTV.ca (09/13/2017): "Korey and Ivana still feel like winners despite coming in third on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ "
- Ivana's Instagram: /IvanaBodyFiTiK
- Korey's Instagram: /koachkore
- Ivana's Twitter: @ivana_krunic
- Korey's Twitter: @koachkore
|The Amazing Race Canada 5 Teams|