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Lani Pillinger and Jacinta "Jess" James are a team of Party Girls on The Amazing Race Asia 4.


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Age: 27
Hometown: Philippines
Occupation: Model


Age: 27
Hometown: Philippines
Occupation: Tattooist

Jess and Lani have been literally inseparable since they met more than ten years ago. Since then, the party girls have had more than their fair share of drunk escapades, among which involved sea urchins, Ronald McDonald's and spanking bike riders in the early morning.

Born and raised in Australia, both girls have made Philippines their new home. Their resume is remarkably extensive, with Jess clocking experience as a strip club manager, PR hostess and tattooist and Lani as a film producer. The photogenic lasses have also dabbled in modeling and had cameos in music videos, advertisements and TV shows.

Social engagements aside, they love their adrenaline sports, from jet skiing to sky jumping. The latter was particularly tough for Lani, who took three hours to get over her fear of heights before she finally jumped. Look out guys, for this is one team who would not hesitate to use their feminine wiles to get their way in the race.

The Amazing Race Asia 4

Race History

Lani & Jess's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Malaysia Flags / Rags Jess 8 of 10
2 2 Malaysia Rapid Water / Rapid Fire Jess 8 of 10 [1]
3 3 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Count / Carry Lani 7 of 9
4 4 Sri Lanka Coconut Course / Language Course Lani 4 of 9
5 5 Sri Lanka → Philippines Jig / Pig Jess 5 of 8
6 6 Philippines → New Zealand Plunge / Swing Lani 4 of 7
7 7 New Zealand → Australia Pen / Pinot Jess 1 of 6
8 8 Australia Bush Chucker / Bush Hunter Lani 1 of 6
9 9 Australia → Indonesia Above / Beyond Jess 1 of 5
10 10 Indonesia → South Korea Bow N' Arrow / Rock N' Roll Lani 4 of 4
Average 3.90
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Lani & Jess arrived 8th, but received a 4-hour penalty for Jess failing to complete the Roadblock. While Khairie & Ethan checked in during their penalty, Nadine & Yani's additional 30-minute penalty allowed them to officially check in at 8th.


Franchise Records

  • Lani & Jess are the first all-female team to win three consecutive legs.
  • First eliminated team to not have a member at the Finish Line due to an injury on the race.

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Social Media Profiles


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 Nadine & Yani
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 Sahil & Manas
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