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Pailin Rungratanasunthorn and Natalie Glebova are a team of Beauty Queens on The Amazing Race Asia 3.

Their mentalities towards the race differed drastically, with Pailin willing to take on any challenge that came their way, while Natalie was much more concerned with her well-being, often being unable to handle the stresses of the race. In the third leg, Natalie essentially quit on behalf of her team when she failed to complete the Roadblock after she became too drained, which put them in a distant last place from which they had no chance of recovering. Because of this, they were ultimately eliminated in 8th place.


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Age: 25
Occupation: Miss Earth Thailand 2006
Hometown: Thailand


Age: 26
Occupation: Miss Universe 2005
Hometown: Thailand

No Amazing Race season is without its resident eye candy but with leggy beauties Pailin and Natalie, their team has one credential none of the previous good looking teams in race history ever had – being in a Miss Universe pageant and winning one!

25 year old Pailin Rungratanasunthorn was the first runner up in 2006 Miss Thailand Universe and represented her country as Miss Thailand Earth 2006 as well.

As for her good friend Natalie Glebova, the 26-year-old actually was a Miss Universe. Natalie took home the gleaming crown and title from the competition held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005. The Russian Canadian beauty originally from Tuapse, Russia represented Canada in her winning event and is the second Canadian to claim the title.

It is no wonder that beauty pageants are part of their blood, having met in the 2006 Miss Thailand Universe pageant and becoming fast friends after that. Pailin was also one of Natalie's bridesmaids when she married Thailand's highest ranked tennis player, Paradorn Srichaphan, in November 2007.

But beauty is not the only thing that links the Thailand team together. Both have acute business sense as they are running their own business. Pailin's company makes toys, t-shirts and gifts for sale online, while Natalie's company sells beauty products across Thailand.

Describing herself, Pailin notes of her decision to participate in The Amazing Race, "I am really competitive and I want to do something where I can put my energy in it."

Agreeing, Natalie adds, "We're both very competitive and cannot stand to lose. We love to travel, love to do adrenaline like things, love to experience new cultures and learn."

And with both their credentials, traveling has become second nature to them. Pailin has traveled to Japan, China, South Africa, and Egypt while Natalie, other than gracing beauty pageants around the world, has attended the G8 Summit in New York, and as a HIV/AIDS awareness advocate, has traveled extensively to India and Africa.

Having spent their formative years in the beauty circuit, the damsels know a bit about what it takes to stay ahead. And having seen the show on television, the duo is also gunning to experience the thrills and tumbles that only the race can deliver. Exclaims Natalie, "We love to try new things. Give us bungee jumping, parachuting, paragliding and parasailing any day!"

She adds, "We are competitive, we're in shape and we're going to kick ass."

The girls have started preparing for the trek around the world based on what the previous Amazing Race Asia seasons were like. Surprisingly, their strategy for winning is to be the underdog and "fly under the radar". "Let's hope that no one will take us too seriously so we won't be recognized as a threat until it's too late!"

The Amazing Race Asia 3[]

Race History[]

Pailin & Natalie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Thailand Race / Rice No Roadblock 4 of 10
2 2 Thailand → Vietnam Sampan / Some Walk Pailin 7 of 9
3 3 Vietnam Sticks / Stalks Natalie 8 of 8 [1]
Average 6.33
     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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Pailin & Natalie incurred a four-hour penalty because Natalie failed to complete the Roadblock. However, the penalty was not assessed because they were already the last team to arrive and were eliminated.


Franchise Records[]

  • Pailin, alongside Mai Sarasas, is the first full Thai blood contestant to compete in the whole Amazing Race franchise.
  • Natalie, along with Vince Chung and Tisha Silang, are the first contestants from Canada to compete in the race.


External links[]


The Amazing Race Asia 3 Teams
 A.D. & Fuzzie
Friends 15 Years
ASS3 ADFuzzie
ASS3 GeoffTisha
 Henry & Bernie
Brother & Sister
ASS3 HenryBernie
 Ida & Tania
Actress & Heiress
ASS3 IdaTania
 Isaac & William
ASS3 IsaacWilliam
 Mai & Oliver
ASS3 MaiOliver
 Neena & Amit
ASS3 NeenaAmit
 Niroo & Kapil
Father & Son
ASS3 NirooKapil
 Pailin & Natalie
Beauty Queens
ASS3 PailinNatalie
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
ASS3 VinceSam