Lucy Pelosi and Emilia Pelosi are a team of Sisters on The Amazing Race Australia 2.
After they were saved by Ross & Tarryn using the Salvage Pass on them, they would continue to bumble their way through the race, finishing second-to-last in the next three legs, and never finishing higher than 5th overall, but they would make up for their lack of racing skill with their optimistic and energetic attitudes, as well as somewhat snarky and playful sense of humour. Unfortunately all the luck and positive thinking in the world would not save them forever, as Lucy would struggle with the frozen waterfall Roadblock in Canada, which would put them behind the other teams, and they finished 5th.
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Larger-than-life Sydney sisters with a strong Italian heritage, Lucy and Emilia do everything together.
They live together at home with their mum, work together as teachers at the same school, and have recently taken up training together at the gym.
"It's more for the perve factor than anything else. We go together as much as we can," says older sister Lucy, 36.
It was she who gave younger sister Emilia, 30, the nickname "Wog Barbie" when they were growing up. "You know, big hair. Loves dressing up. And we're wogs, obviously," Lucy laughs.
Emilia adds, "I guess we do have quite a few of those classic Italian traits. We're passionate, we talk with our hands, we talk a lot, we cry a lot, we laugh a lot!"
"And loudly!" Lucy continues. "All moments with Emilia are memorable. She is hilarious!"
Lucy and Emilia have come into the race after a particularly tough year.
They've been nursing their beloved mother through her battle with cancer – the same disease which claimed their father's life when they were just children. Their mum encouraged them to go on the race.
"She knows this has been our dream forever. I think it's made us more determined. Basically we're still here for fun, but I also think that we're here to do it really properly."
Emilia says, "If our 67-year-old Mum can survive chemo then we can do just about anything. She's our motivation. After what's happened I'm in it to win it."
What did you do for a living before The Amazing Race Australia? I am a part time teacher, actress in a theater group, translator, TV and radio presenter and producer. In other words, you name it I’ve done it.
In what ways do you think you complement each other as a team? Lucy and I compliment each other for the very fact that we know each other so well. Also, she is very practical and structured and I can be very creative and relaxed. In other words, Lucy kicks me up the butt when I need it, and I chill her out when she needs it. Of course we always encourage each other and lift the other one up when they are feeling down. We are a great team and know how to get the best from each other at all times.
What strong points do you have that you think will help you win the race? We both are great communicators and have good people skills. I think these qualities are the two most important when embarking on a journey such as this. I think we hold each other in such high esteem and care for and love each other so much that that will override other difficulties we may face.
How are you planning to deal with the stress so you don’t crack on the race? I usually talk about my feelings a lot to release stress so I will probably talk too much and cry when I need to. As for coming to terms with stressful situations, I guess all I can do is focus on what I am doing and not over think the fact that we are in a race or worry about where the other teams are. On the race stress and panic can cause teams to cause a rift between the pair and then come unstuck. So I think my aim will be to avoid the stress, not take ourselves too seriously and not focus on winning, but rather taking it one challenge, one day, one leg at a time.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Applying for the race would have to be the most daring thing I have ever done. Prior to that my life was pretty ordinary. I often end up doing “accidentally daring” things like when I ended up in a jurors reserved area by accident.
What was the first thing you did when you learned that you had been selected to be on The Amazing Race Australia? I put on the song “Run baby Run” from last year’s race and Lucy and I danced around the kitchen in our pyjamas like a pack of idiots. We then hit the gym.
What’s one quality about your team mate that could hold you back during the race? Lucy is a perfectionist and this is normally very admirable and no doubt will be useful at times. But when we are in a hurry, Lucy checking and re checking things may prove difficult. You should see how long it takes her to put Vegemite on her toast.
The Amazing Race Australia 2
|Lucy & Emilia's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||Australia → The Philippines||Jig / Pig||No Roadblock||11 of 11|||
|2||2||The Philippines → India||Pull / Poo||Unknown||10 of 11|||
|3||3||India||Unknown||Emilia||9 of 10|||
|4||4||India → United Arab Emirates||Camel Dash / Dune Bash||Unknown||8 of 9|||
|5||5||United Arab Emirates → Turkey||Count 'Em Up / Price 'Em Up||Lucy||6 of 8|
|6||6||Turkey||Shine / Design||Emilia||5 of 8|
|7||7||Turkey → France → Cuba||Unknown||Lucy||5 of 7|||
|8||8||Cuba||Che Puzzle / Daiquiri Guzzle||Emilia||5 of 7|
|9||9||Cuba → Canada||Toss / Tumble||Emilia||5 of 6|
|10||10||Canada||Search / Ski||Lucy||5 of 5|
- Lucy & Emilia were originally picked for Season 1 but dropped out at the last-minute due to their mother falling sick.
- Lucy & Emilia are the first team to be saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass.
- First team to be eliminated in Alberta.
- Lucy & Emilia's Facebook: /pages/Lucy-Emilia-The-Amazing-Race-Australia/418420638169328
- Lucy's Facebook: /lucy.pelosi
|The Amazing Race Australia 2 Teams|