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Misti Raman and James "Jim" Wesley Raman[1] are a team of Married Dentists on The Amazing Race 25.

By winning the first leg, Misti & Jim made race history, becoming the first team to be awarded the Save, giving them immunity for elimination until the ninth leg. They hardly needed it, however, displaying physical and mental dominance throughout the race, winning five legs on their way to the final three, with the one leg they came in last being a Non-Elimination Leg that allowed them to keep the Save in their possession. However, Jim's overconfidence and tendency to look down on other teams irked some of their competitors, particularly Kym & Alli, whom the married dentists developed a rivalry with. Their biggest weakness, detail-oriented tasks, would eventually cost them the race as Misti was beaten at the final Roadblock by Amy, causing them to ultimately come in second to Amy & Maya, a team Jim dismissed as not being a threat to win.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[2]

Misti

Name: Misti Raman
Age: 36
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Connection to your teammate: Married
Current occupation: Cosmetic Dentist
Describe what you do: I practice family and cosmetic dentistry. I provide dental services for adults and children, helping them maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
3 words to describe you: Compassionate, loyal and ambitious.
Favorite hobbies: Traveling, exercising and reading.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Outside of my children, being crowned Miss Galaxy 2013.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Dolly Parton - glitter, glitz and success with a bubbly personality.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Ben Affleck – successfully balances family and career.
What scares you most about traveling? Fear of offending other cultures.
What excites you most about traveling? Exploring new places, learning new cultures and meeting new people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: The biggest challenge will be maintaining our focus while we are away from our children for a month.
Pet peeve about your teammate: No filter between his brain and his mouth.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to visit Italy to experience the amazing food, wine and culture.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? An amazing, competitive adventure with my husband.

Jim

Name: Jim Raman
Age: 37
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Connection to your teammate: Husband
Current occupation: Orthodontist
Describe what you do: I am blessed to be able to transform people's smiles with braces or Invisalign and thereby raise their self-image and self-esteem. Helping a child who hates their teeth have a smile they are proud of is amazing.
3 words to describe you: Ambitious, dedicated and unfiltered.
Favorite hobbies: Weight lifting, cooking and jet-skiing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Personally, my children are my biggest source of pride and pleasure. Professionally, having achieved my level of education and buying a practice and growing it by over 100% in the first two years.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Jenny McCarthy
What scares you most about traveling? Traveling to places where Misti may not be safe (she tends to stand out in a crowd).
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing places I may have never otherwise seen and experiencing the history and culture of other societies.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Our biggest challenge will be not bickering with each other over insignificant things like we often do at home. If we can maintain good teamwork we will be very tough to beat.
Pet peeve about your teammate: When Misti is stressed out she often snaps at me even when I am not the cause of her stress.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? There are so many on my list. Italy – beauty and history, Australia – Great Barrier Reef, South Africa – safari in Kruger National Park (or any African safari) and Egypt – pyramids.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I think it will be an amazing experience that we can share with our children when they are grown which will teach them to follow their dreams.

The Amazing Race 25

Race History

Misti & Jim's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → U.S. Virgin Islands No Detour Jim 1 of 11
2 2 U.S. Virgin Islands → United Kingdom About Face / Pancake Race No Roadblock 2 of 10
3 3 United Kingdom Pony Up / Light My Fire No Roadblock 1 of 9
4 4 United Kingdom → Denmark → Sweden → Denmark Parking Space / Wedding Cake Misti 8 of 8
5 5 Denmark → Morocco Twirl Time / Tea Time Misti 6 of 8
6 6 Morocco Camp / Cream Misti 1 of 7
7 7 Morocco → Italy Painters / Posers Jim 1 of 6
8 8 Italy → Malta Flag / Shine Misti 2 of 6
9 9 Malta → Singapore China Cups / Chilli Crabs Jim 3 of 5
10 10 Singapore → Philippines Catch / Coach No Roadblock 1 of 4
11 11 Philippines This / That Jim 3 of 4
12 12 Philippines → United States No Detour Jim 2 of 4 [1]
Misti
Average 2.58
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass, Resurrection Card, or The Save
     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

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

Post-Race

  • On March 11, 2019, Jim passed away at the age of 42.[1]

Trivia

  • First team to win The Save.
  • Misti & Jim won the 300th leg of the American version.
  • First co-ed team to finish in 2nd place behind an all-female team in the American version.

External links

Interviews

  • Amanda Coyne at The State (09/26/2014): "Misti and Jim Raman of Columbia are married dentists competing in the latest season of The Amazing Race."
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (12/22/2014): "We Succumbed to Pressure"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/22/2014): "Amazing Race 25 | Finale Exit Interviews"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/23/2014): "Exclusive: "Married Dentists" Misti Raman and Jim Raman talk 'The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (12/23/2014): "Elimination Interview: Misti and Jim"

Social Media Profiles


References

The Amazing Race 25 Teams
 Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
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 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
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 Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
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 Dennis & Isabelle
Newly Dating
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 Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
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 Lisa & Michelle
Realtor Sisters
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 Michael & Scott
Firefighters
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 Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
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 Shelley & Nici
Mother/Daughter
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 Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts
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