Millie Smith and Chuck Shankles are a Dating 12 Years/Virgins team on The Amazing Race 4.

They'd been together over a decade, but their inability to cooperate caused their relationship to deteriorate over the course of the season. When they had trouble finding the leg 9 Roadblock, they finished in 5th place.


Millie, 29, works as an Environmental Teacher at the Tennessee Aquarium and describes herself as a motivated, fun, daredevil/adventurer with no fears, except for mayonnaise: she hates the stuff. She holds a BA in Communication Arts from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, and has lived in Taiwan, teaching English, and traveled to Israel and Russia. Speaks French, conversational Chinese and some Russian. Millie was once on the Tonight Show after Leno bumped into her and her roommate and asked them to "say stupid Baywatch lines in our shower--in bikinis--which we did," so she has a wild side somewhere deep down. She enjoys volleyball, water skiing, rollerblading, snorkeling and swimming, and blows off steam by running, talking (or fighting) with Chuck, praying, and reading the Bible. Millie believes her man Chuck is "hotter than Brad Pitt." On the downside, her man can also be too "anal and meticulous." Millie admits that she's bad with money, too often speaks before she thinks, and that they're both afraid to commit.

Chuck, 28, a self-employed Tennessean, has most recently worked as a valet, hauler, construction worker and personal trainer. A physically active guy, Chuck holds a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and enjoys playing tennis and skiing. Chuck likes traveling, but has only been to Mexico and Canada. He speaks no foreign languages. Self-described as being "random, deliberate and kind." His only fears while traveling are "criminals if I had to sleep outside." Considers himself slower than his teammate, Millie, whom he says is "more fearless" and "less thoughtful" than himself. Chuck tries to remain calm under pressure or if upset, but admits to having a "unique pouting manner."

The Amazing Race 4

Race History

Millie & Chuck's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Italy Search / Rescue No Roadblock 1 of 12
2 2 Italy Waterway / Pathway Millie 8 of 11
3 3 Italy → Austria Mozart / Beethoven Millie 5 of 10
4 4 Austria → France Ropes / Slopes Chuck 2 of 9
5 5 France → The Netherlands Used Fast Forward 1 of 8
6 6 The Netherlands → India Suds / Duds Chuck 4 of 7
7 7 India Baskets / Trunks Chuck 4 of 6
8 8 India → Malaysia Net / Trap Chuck 3 of 5
9 9 Malaysia Chop / Haul Chuck 5 of 5
Average 3.67
     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



Franchise Records


  • Nicknamed "Millie the Mole" and "Second-Stage Werewolf" by rival team Kelly & Jon.
  • Most legs won a by co-ed team in season 4 with 2.
    • Only non all-male team that won multiple legs.

External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (07/25/2003): "Racers on Taking the Long Road"
  • FansOfRealityTV online interview (07/28/2003): "Our Interview with Millie & Chuck"
  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (07/29/2003): "Race's Millie and Chuck Speak!"
  • Phil Kural at RealityNewsOnline (10/06/2003): "At a Crossroads: An Interview with Millie from The Amazing Race 4"

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