Kym Bouckaert and Donna Verney are an Engaged team on The Amazing Race Australia 2.

Much was expected of them after they managed strong finishes in the first three legs. However, they got lost in Dubai after not buying a map and getting hopelessly lost, after which Kym completely gave up. They were subsequently eliminated in the field by Grant in 9th place.


Describing themselves as "a couple of old knuckleheads in love", recently-engaged Kym and Donna have only been together for just over a year and are still finding it hard to keep their hands off each other.

"She was the receptionist at my office and I thought she was cute," says Kym, 46, of how they met.

However it hasn't all been plain sailing for this quirky, loved-up couple from Brisbane, who almost lost everything in the Queensland floods.

"We both lost our jobs," explains 42 year old Donna. "I couldn't find anywhere to live. I had no job which has never happened to me before. We were in a mess."

But this pair with a distinctive rockabilly style bounced back, and are looking forward to getting on the road.

"We like going on adventures and having fun," says Kym. "We work our bums off in day-to-day life and we don't get much time together even though we love each other to bits."

On their rare days off, Kym and Donna like to get out into the great outdoors. "Kayaking would be number one," says Kym. "Just getting out on the bay, cruising along the clear blue water and talking in silly accents."

After training as a special ops officer in the army, Kym is a confirmed adrenalin junkie who loves rock climbing and four wheel driving. Together Kym and Donna have just started jive dancing.

"We're both Peter Pans," says Donna. "We don't like to be mature or grown up."

And the hardest thing about the race? "I'll be as homesick as hell by the time we finish," says Donna, originally from New Zealand. "I'm a homebody. I love living in Brisbane, but when it comes down to it I'm a country girl really."

But this team aren't concerned but the potential for some tough competition on the race.

Donna says "We've got enough friends, we're old. We don't need more friends but you always need more money."

The Amazing Race Australia 2

Race History

Kym & Donna's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → The Philippines Jig / Pig No Roadblock 2 of 11
2 2 The Philippines → India Pull / Poo No Roadblock 6 of 11
3 3 India Unknown Kym 4 of 10 [1][2]
4 4 India → United Arab Emirates Camel Dash / Dune Bash Unknown 9 of 9 [3][4]
Average 5.25
     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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team used the Salvage Pass

1: There was an unaired Detour on Leg 3.
2: Kym & Donna received a 15-minute penalty for breaking more than 15 pots at the Route Info task.
3: There was an unaired Roadblock on Leg 4. It is unknown if Kym or Donna performed the Roadblock.
4: Kym & Donna failed to complete the leg after being unable to locate the Meydan Racecourse. Hours after all the teams had checked into the Pit Stop, Kym & Donna still had not completed the final challenge. Grant came over to the area where they had spent the night and eliminated them.


  • After the race, they got married in 2012.

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