Mona Hinman-Egender and Elizabeth "Beth" Bandimere are a team of Roller Derby Moms on The Amazing Race 22.
They came on the Race to set a good example for their kids and win the money for their families. Though they managed a few 2nd place finishes, they spent most of the season playing catchup for all the stupid mental mistakes they made. Though they were able to escape the target on their backs put there by being in an alliance with Jessica & John and Joey & Meghan and make the Final 3, their mental mistakes would trip them up once again. When told to go to 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., they asked their cab driver to take them to The White House instead, and the time it took them to fix their mistake dropped them to 3rd, where they would ultimately finish.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Current Residence: Castle Pines, CO
Connection to Teammate: Roller Derby Moms/Friends
Current occupation: Mom and Captioner
Describe what you do: Run and care for a household of three kids. Provide real-time captioning and transcription services for the hard of hearing community and/or government, universities, business and other such entities.
Three words to describe you: Competitive, tenacious and dependable.
Favorite hobbies: Roller derby/skating, snowboarding, hiking, exercising and yoga.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Making 5280 Fight Club (my derby team) at my first tryout and beating Gotham at the Banked Track Invitational.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Gabrielle Reece.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Hope Solo for her stoicism and competitiveness and Sandra Bullock for her effortless humor and charm.
What scares you most about traveling? The language barrier and cultural differences.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing and experiencing new cultures, trying new things and stepping out of my comfort zone.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I think the biggest challenge will be admitting when we need help. We are both independent and strong-willed.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Beth tends to not always state her true feelings during team meetings. She also hates asking for help.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy, because I have family there. Plus, there's so much history and heritage. I love the language, lifestyle, architecture, romanticism and food of Italy.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Some spectacular memories and a new outlook on the world/life. Also, to strengthen my bond with Beth.
Current Residence: Arvada, Colorado
Connection to your teammate: Roller Derby Moms/Friends
Current occupation: I work in the Internet Department at FirstBank of Colorado.
Describe what you do: I provide tech support for customers using our website. I also perform various product testing projects and administrative duties.
Three words to describe you: Adventurous, outgoing and competitive.
Favorite hobbies: Roller derby, boating and gardening.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Becoming a semi-professional athlete at age 35 while raising three kids.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Lindsey Vonn. She's a great athlete and competitor.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Gabby Reece. She's beautiful and totally kicks ass!
What scares you most about traveling? Getting lost.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing and doing things I would never have an opportunity to do in Colorado.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I don't foresee any major challenges. We really don't have any "issues" that ever come up. We are really in tune on the track. It will be interesting to see how that translates to the Race.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes she won't ask for help because she doesn't want to look like she's weak.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy, because that is where my family is from.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? An experience of a lifetime!
The Amazing Race 22
|Mona & Beth's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → French Polynesia||No Detour||Mona||5 of 11|||
|2||2||French Polynesia||Pick a Pearl / Take a Trunk||Beth||6 of 10|
|3||3||French Polynesia → New Zealand||Rev It Up / Reel It In||Mona||7 of 9|
|4||4||New Zealand → Indonesia||Sandy Bottom / Fruity Top||Mona||6 of 9|
|5||5||Indonesia → Vietnam||Make Your Move / Make Your Meal||Beth||3 of 8|
|6||6||Vietnam → Botswana||Fire / Fowl||Mona||6 of 7|
|7||7||Botswana||Brains / Brawn||Beth||2 of 7|
|8||8||Botswana → Switzerland||No Detour||Beth||2 of 6|
|9||9||Switzerland → Germany||Train Trials / Font Follies||Beth||5 of 5|
|10||10||Germany → United Kingdom||Tasty Puddin' / Whiskey Rollin'||Mona||4 of 5⋑|
|11||11||United Kingdom||Tray It / Spray It||Mona||3 of 4|
|12||United Kingdom → United States||No Detour||Beth||3 of 3|
- For seasons 23 & 24, Mona hosted a recap podcast on TVtalk with Abba.
- The two friends appeared in a Wal-Mart commercial.
- Mona is known as Triple Shot Misto and Beth is known as Fiona Grapple on their Roller Derby team, the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls.
- Rocky Mountain Roller Girls's Website: www.rockymountainrollergirls.com
- Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (05/06/2013): "Elimination Interview: Beth and Mona"
- Sheldon Sherman at Yakkity Yaks (05/06/2013): "The Amazing Race: The Yak Chats with Mona and Beth"
- Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (05/08/2013): "We Had Killer Fatigue"
- Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (05/08/2013): "Derby Moms discuss their third place finish"
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/08/2013): "Exclusive: Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere talk about 'The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 & 2]
- Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (05/08/2013): "The Amazing Race 21: Exclusive Interview with Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere"
Social Media Profiles
- Mona & Beth's Facebook: /RMrollergirls
- Mona & Beth's Twitter: @RMrollergirls
- Mona's Facebook: /monaegender
- Mona's Twitter: @MonaEgender
- Mona's YouTube Channel: /MonaEgender
- Beth's Facebook: /beth.domenicobandimere
- Beth's Twitter: @BethBandimere
- Beth's YouTube Channel: /tomabe3
|The Amazing Race 22 Teams|