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Marc Saw Nelson[1] and Rovilson Fernandez are a team of Best Buddies on The Amazing Race Asia 2.

Friends from the Philippines, they ran the most statistically dominant season of any team in the franchise, winning eight legs and never finishing below 2nd place prior to the finale. Aside from dominating the gameplay, they also dominated the airtime, their goofy antics being focused on frequently throughout the season. They looked like locks to win in the finale, and even led for most of the leg, but Rovilson fell apart on the flag Roadblock, getting passed by both Adrian and Vanessa, and, for the first time all season, they finished in 3rd.

Profile

Retrieved from axn.asia.com[2]

Marc

Age: 31
Occupation: TV Host and Model
Hometown: Philippines

Rovilson

Age: 30
Occupation: TV Host and Magazine Editor
Hometown: Philippines

No Amazing Race show can be without its hunk factor and that is where Marc and Rovilson from Philippines come in. This is one team with the two flamboyant individuals, who dish out a mixture of comedy and ego with a ton of sass. Both TV hosts by day, Rovilson also works as a magazine editor while Marc is a model, whose face, and rather well toned body, has graced the cover of many magazines.

From the get-go, the combination of Marc and Rovilson, is a potent mixture that cannot be taken seriously. Otherwise, you will miss out on the constant ribbing dished out by the friends of four years, as they lovingly slam each other with put down and insults, all in the name of friendship.

Even before the race, Rovilson is very sure that his Aussie buddy will do something disappointing during the competition while Marc is deathly afraid that his American friend will show his true nature in the competition, which happens to be constantly late for everything.

"But I've learned to accept him as a friend, even with his faults. Plus, I tell him to turn up an hour before he actually needs to be there," Marc quips.

At the same time, Rovilson happily describes his friend as someone who lets his female co-host do all the dirty work on television, and also hosts beauty pageants for a living.

Such is the basis of a friendship that started with a mutual friend 4 years ago, which showed both men that they were not that different, as both love a good laugh, and share an equally wicked sense of humor. So what exactly is the biggest difference between them both?

As Marc puts it with a straight face, "I've got hair."

Marc is looking forward to the joy of hamming it up with his buddy on screen, and challenging themselves to win. In fact, this is his main reason for competing on the show. "We are the most competitive when we are giving each other a hard time," he points out, subtly revealing that it is not purely about the fun and games when it comes to the top prize.

So, given their sharp wit, outgoing personality and an ability to dish out as well as they can take, who is the better TV host between the two of them? A laughing Marc believes he has that title in the bag. Pointing to his partner, "Even if I have to lug your lazy fat arse all over television, people will get to see who the best TV host is."

A sly Rovilson counters, "As long as you promise not to bring your stunt double." And Rovilson makes this promise to viewers of the show, "We promise you the most animated, exciting, lovable, huggable and most fun team on The Amazing Race Asia."

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Race History

Marc & Rovilson's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Singapore → Philippines Dare / Stair No Roadblock 2 of 10
2 2 Philippines Heel / Wheel Marc 1 of 10
3 3 Philippines → Hong Kong → New Zealand Wall / Waka Rovilson 1 of 9
4 4 New Zealand Flax / Sticks Marc 1 of 8
5 5 New Zealand → Japan → South Korea You Catch It / You Cart It Rovilson 2 of 7 [1]
6 Slither / Deliver Marc 1 of 7
7 6 South Korea Too Heavy / Too Ho Rovilson 1 of 6
8 7 South Korea → Germany → Czech Republic Bow / Blow Marc 1 of 6
9 8 Czech Republic Snap / Roll Rovilson 1 of 6
10 9 Czech Republic → Hungary Pitch / Pull Marc 2 of 5
11 10 Hungary Say It / Play It Rovilson 2 of 5>
12 11 Hungary → South Africa In One End / Out the Other Marc 1 of 4
13 12 South Africa → Singapore Search / Assemble Rovilson 3 of 3
Average 1.46
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
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

Notes:
1: Leg 5 is a double-length leg with two Roadblocks and two Detours, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.

Post-Race

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Marc & Rovilson are the first all-male team of racers from the Philippines.
  • Most legs won in a single race, with 8 leg wins. This feat was later tied by Rachel & Dave and Tom & Tyler.
  • Highest racing average of all teams, at 1.46.

Asia

  • Most consecutive legs won, 4.
  • First team of racers from Philippines to qualify for the final leg.
  • First all-male team to reach the final three.
  • First all-male team to finish 3rd.

External links

Social Media Profiles

References

The Amazing Race Asia 2 Teams
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
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 Daichi & Sawaka
Brother/Sister
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 Diane & Ann
Dancing Mums
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 Edwin & Monica
Dating Ten Years
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 Kinaryosih & Brett
Dating Two Years
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 Marc & Rovilson
Best Buddies
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 Natasha & Paula
Childhood Friends
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 Sophie & Aurelia
Ex-Housemates
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 Terri & Henry
Married 13 Years
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