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.
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."
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||No Roadblock||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||No Detour||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|