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Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos are a Married team on The Amazing Race 34.

Superfans of the Race, Luis & Michelle's enthusiasm was evident from the start, though this did not immediately translate to success in the early legs. However, they hit their stride once in Jordan, regularly placing in the top three and winning three legs due to their dancing proficiency and strong relationships with both Derek & Claire and Quinton & Mattie, which allowed them to make it to the final three. In the final leg, the married couple fell behind early after Michelle struggled with the Roadblock. Though they were able to make up time and start the Final Memory Challenge only minutes behind Derek & Claire, they made the critical mistake of not checking all the keys on the floor piano, costing them valuable time that allowed even Emily & Molly to pass them, leaving them to finish in third place.

Profile[]

Retrieved from Parade.com[1]

Married from Miami, Florida.

Luis, 34, is a firefighter. Michelle, 34, is a professional backup dancer for Pitbull. She and her husband are going from "Mr. Worldwide" to some worldwide travel on The Amazing Race. No matter what missteps they make take, or fires they need to put out, the married couple wants to walk away from the race having enjoyed every bit of the experience.

The Amazing Race 34[]

Race History[]

Luis & Michelle's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Germany No Detour Luis 10 of 12
2 2 Germany → Austria Bells Ringin' / Partner Swingin' Michelle 5 of 11
3 3 Austria → Italy Head of the Class / The Big Cheese Luis 4 of 10 [1]
4 Italy Eye for Fashion / Window of Opportunity Michelle 4 of 10
5 4 Italy → Jordan Camel Caravan / Palace Puzzle Luis 1 of 9
6 5 Jordan Step By Step / Letter By Letter Luis 1 of 8
7 6 Jordan → France Walnut Cracker / Medieval Gamer Michelle 4 of 7
8 7 France Say Six / Lay Bricks Luis 2 of 6
9 8 France → Spain Fish Fry / Sailboat Supply Michelle 3 of 5 [2]
10 Spain Bend Over Backwards / Dress for Success Michelle 1 of 5
11 9 Spain → Iceland No Detour Luis 2 of 4
12 10 Iceland → United States No Detour Michelle 3 of 3
Average 3.30
Legend:
     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

Notes:
1: Leg 3 was a megaleg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams completed the first half's Roadblock.
2: Leg 8 was a megaleg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams completed the first half's Detour.

Post-Race[]

Luis Challenge USA 2

Luis' promotional photo for The Challenge USA 2.

Trivia[]

  • Luis & Michelle are the first married Hispanic-American team.
    • By extension, they are the first Hispanic-American team on The Amazing Race to make it to the final leg and cross the Finish Line.
    • Highest finish of a Hispanic-American team, 3rd place.
  • Luis & Michelle are the 100th team on the US version to cross the Finish Line.

External links[]

Interviews[]

  • Joyce Eng at Gold Derby (12/08/2022): "'The Amazing Race's' Luis and Michelle: 'The piano took us out'"
  • Mike Bloom at Parade (12/08/2022): "'The Amazing Race 34's' Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos Reveal Their Unseen Low Moments on the Race"
  • Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese at Rob has a Website (12/08/2022): "Amazing Race 34 | Episode 12 Final 3 Exit Interview"

Social Media Profiles[]


References[]

The Amazing Race 34 Teams
 Aastha & Nina
Engaged
S34 AasthaNina
 Abby & Will
Childhood Sweethearts
S34 AbbyWill
 Aubrey & David
Ballroom Dancers
S34 AubreyDavid
 Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
S34 DerekClaire
 Emily & Molly
Long-Lost Twins
S34 EmilyMolly
 Glenda & Lumumba
Newlyweds
S34 GlendaLumumba
 Linton & Sharik
Father/Daughter
S34 LintonSharik
 Luis & Michelle
Married
S34 LuisMichelle
 Marcus & Michael
Military Brothers
S34 MarcusMichael
 Quinton & Mattie
Former Rams Cheerleaders
S34 QuintonMattie
 Rich & Dom
Motivational Speakers
S34 RichDom
 Tim & Rex
Golf Buddies
S34 TimRex
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