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Michaela "Max" Altamuro[1] and Elias Michael Theodorou[2] are a Dating team on The Amazing Race Canada 3.

At the Sports Broadcasting Roadblock, Elias' dyslexia caused him to have difficulty pronouncing the words throughout the challenge. This put them so far behind that despite a good performance by Max at the Atlantis Obstacle Roadblock, they were ultimately eliminated in 12th.



Age: 28 (February 2, 1987)
Occupation: Retail Manager
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Whitby, Ont.
Strengths: "Charming social butterflies and communication. We play to each other's weakness and are unstoppable!"
Fears/Phobia: Needles and divorce
Favourite Travel Destination: Disneyland
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Elias sweats like a monkey!"


Age: 26 (May 31, 1988)
Occupation: MMA Fighter
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Toronto
Strengths: "Charming social butterflies and communication. We play to each other's weakness and are unstoppable!"
Fears/Phobia: Failure and heights
Favourite Travel Destination: Thailand
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Max cries on command like a baby!"

Dream team Max and Elias are definitely not just pretty faces. These two have only been together for five months, but are completely in love and enjoy the limelight. Elias is a professional UFC fighter, and has graced the cover of several romance novels. Max is a confident, tough cookie who will stand up for what she believes in.

Elias and Max love to get comfy and have movie nights at home together, while enjoying some Chinese food and going into a sugar coma. Max also enjoys horseback riding when she's not busy keeping Elias's ego in check.

Elias would love to go backpacking through Europe given the opportunity. Max is in love with everything the magical world of Disney has to offer and would be thrilled at the possibility of being able to visit Tokyo Disneyland.

Elias's tough exterior is offset by his loyal and caring soft side when he's with Max. "I'm just a 26-year-old-boy in the body of a fighter!" He's sensitive and goofy around friends and family.

As for their biggest roadblock as a team? "We are both equally stubborn! But we play to each other's weakness very well, so that will help balance us out," says Elias.

Elias wants to invest his share of the winnings if the duo wins THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, while Max would love to buy herself a puppy and a Chanel bag.


Motto: "Don't look dumb on TV, and don't die."
Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2:" Hal Johnson and Joanne McCleod because we love staying fit and having fun, especially in 90s workout gear!"
What is your favourite TV show? "THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, obviously!"
What did you want to be when you were a kid?

  • Elias: A transformer
  • Max: Zookeeper

If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Ace of Base
What's your must-have beauty/grooming item? Hair products. But sometimes bed head works well, too. Max hates when that happens. Not my fault I have great hair! (Max)
How did you train for the race? Aside from the usual training as a UFC fighter I learned how to tell true North and drive stick. (Elias)
Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? Because Max looks cute in her outfit and I look half decent in something tight and without stains. (Elias)
What's your must-have item of clothing? A good bra…I was told this is a family show. (Max)
What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? Sour keys or any sour candy. (Elias)
What's in your backpack? Clothes, makeup, 2 flat irons and lots of underwear!! Clearly all the racing essentials are covered. (Elias)

The Amazing Race Canada 3

Race History

Max & Elias's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec → Ontario No Detour Elias 12 of 12 [1]
Average 12.00
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
The team that lost the Double Battle.

1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.



  • Elias is dyslexic, which was a major factor in his struggles at the Roadblock.


  • First team since Debra & Steve to finish in 12th place without a surprise elimination.


  • Max & Elias are the first team eliminated in Ontario.
  • First team to be eliminated in their home province.
  • First Co-ed team to be the first team eliminated.

External links


  • Marci Ien on Canada AM (07/09/2015): "Heartbreaking end for Max and Elias"

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