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Lucy Pelosi and Emilia Pelosi are a team of Sisters on The Amazing Race Australia 2.


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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.[2]

The Amazing Race Australia 2[]

Race History[]

Lucy & Emilia's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → Philippines Jig / Pig No Roadblock 11 of 11 [1]
2 2 Philippines → India Pull / Poo Unknown 10 of 11 [2]
3 3 India Unknown Emilia 9 of 10 [3][4]
4 4 India → United Arab Emirates Camel Dash / Dune Bash Unknown 8 of 9 [2]
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 [4]
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
Average 6.90
     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 finished in last and was initially to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass, Resurrection Card, 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: Lucy & Emilia reached the Pit Stop in last place. However, since Ross & Tarryn won the Salvage Pass, they decided to save Lucy & Emilia from elimination.
2: There was an unaired Roadblock in this leg. It is unknown if Lucy or Emilia performed the Roadblock.
3: Lucy & Emilia broke more than 15 pots during the Route Info task and received a 15 minute penalty at the pot drop off.
4: There was an unaired Detour in this leg.

Post Race[]


  • 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.
  • Lucy & Emilia are the third team to be detained in local authorities (after Andre & Damon and Andréa & Luciana).
  • First team to be eliminated in Alberta.

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