Laura Takahashi and Jackie Skinner are a Married team on The Amazing Race Canada 2.
In Hong Kong, despite being in the first group to receive the blessing to start the leg, they chose the longer of the two Detours, wasting time looking for ingredients while the other teams passed them. Even though they managed to finish the task ahead of Sukhi & Jinder, their failure to find a cab to the Roadblock dropped them into last, and they were eliminated in 9th place.
Occupation: Media Development
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Barrie, Ont.
Strengths: Determined, logical, creative
Favourite Travel Destination: Railay, Thailand
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She vacuums before she eats breakfast."
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Oshawa, Ont.
Strengths: Understanding, willpower, communication
Fears/Phobias: "Birds flying near my head!"
Favourite Travel Destination: "I love the whole world."
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She leaves dried up daily contacts all over the house."
Laura and Jackie met 15 years ago as camp counselors, quickly became close friends, and before long they began dating. Recently, after an elaborate proposal that Jackie sprung on Laura while they were travelling in Vietnam, the couple decided to take the final leap and get married. The pair are dedicated humanitarians who enjoy travelling the world to embrace and discover breathtaking scenes in the landscapes around them, and find peace in helping others. They volunteer for many different causes and consider themselves planners and doers, always completing a task close to their hearts. However, no matter how often they explore the world, not being able to predict every scenario and being in unknown situations tends to bring a level of stress between the two of them. "We may struggle as a team with problem solving challenges," said Laura. "But Jackie will do well with anything thrilling – the bigger the better!" "Laura will be good at memory challenges," adds Jackie. Winning 'The Amazing Race Canada' would affirm their belief that they can accomplish anything together as women. They have many helpful mentors in their lives and would like to now be role models themselves.
The Amazing Race Canada 2
|Laura & Jackie's Race History|
|1||1||Alberta → British Columbia||No Detour||Laura||5 of 11|||
|2||2||British Columbia||Sharp Knives / Sharp Eyes||Laura||8 of 10|
|3||3||British Columbia → Hong Kong||Kung Fu Master / Master Chef||Jackie||9 of 9|
- Laura & Jackie, along with Rex & Bob are the first same-sex couples to compete on The Amazing Race Canada.
- First team to be eliminated outside the country of Canada.
- Laura's Twitter: @laura_tak
- Jackie's Twitter: @JackieSkinz
|The Amazing Race Canada 2 Teams|