Reichen Lehmkuhl and Willis Chapman "Chip" Arndt, Jr. are a Married team and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 4.

Though they often found themselves squabbling with other teams and making errors that would set them back, their consistency among a group of mistake-prone racers allowed them to make it to the final three. They then ran an almost flawless final leg, whilst their competitors made several key errors, which ultimately allowed them to win.


Twenty-eight-year-old Reichen is a pilot and teaches at a flight school in Los Angeles. A former US Air Force officer and a graduate of the US Air Force academy, he is married to his teammate Chip. He loves skiing and flying and is very into being physically fit. He describes himself as "detail-oriented, caring and thrill-seeking." He speaks French and has traveled internationally quite a bit. Reichen's views on relationship are much more liberal than Chip's -- He enjoys flirting with other guys, but that makes Chip upset. Reichen likens himself to Ben Affleck--"intense"—and says Chip is like Bruce Willis: "steady and true." Reichen says he never procrastinates; he gets things done NOW.

Chip is 36 years old and is an active consultant raising financing and setting up projects in film, music, and multi-media around the world. He attended Yale and Harvard Business School. He loves hiking in the mountains and participating in triathlons." He describes himself as "determined, free thinking and mindful." He says he is like Winston Churchill: "steady...never say no; anything is possible." Chip lived in Hong Kong for three years, in Paris for six months and in London for two years. He is in great physical shape.

The Amazing Race 4

Race History

Reichen & Chip's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Italy Search / Rescue No Roadblock 9 of 12
2 2 Italy Waterway / Pathway Chip 2 of 11
3 3 Italy → Austria Mozart / Beethoven Reichen 3 of 10
4 4 Austria → France Ropes / Slopes Chip 5 of 9
5 5 France → The Netherlands 500 Kilograms / 15 Feet Reichen 4 of 8
6 6 The Netherlands → India Suds / Duds Chip 2 of 7
7 7 India Baskets / Trunks Reichen 5 of 6
8 8 India → Malaysia Net / Trap Chip 2 of 5
9 9 Malaysia Used Fast Forward 1 of 5
10 10 Malaysia → South Korea Strong Hands / Strong Stomach Chip 2 of 4
11 11 South Korea → Australia Face First / Feet First Reichen 3 of 4 [1]
12 12 Australia Saddle / Paddle Chip 2 of 3
13 13 Australia → United States Wing It / Wander It Chip 1 of 3
Average 3.15
     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

1: Reichen & Chip initially arrived 2nd, but they drove to the Pit Stop instead of traveling on foot and were issued a 35-minute penalty. As Reichen & Chip were waiting out their penalty, Kelly & Jon checked in, dropping Reichen & Chip to 3rd.


  • Reichen & Chip ended their partnership after the race.
  • Reichen became known for dating Lance Bass, though their relationship ended in January 2007.[1]
  • Reichen played one of the grooms in the play My Big Gay Italian Wedding in May 2010.[2]
  • Reichen and boyfriend Rodiney Santiago, appeared on "The A-List: New York".


  • Reichen & Chip were the first gay team to win the race, as well as the first romantically-involved couple to win.
    • Though Reichen and Chip were not legally married since same-sex marriage was not recognized in the United States at the time, they protested to CBS to allow their tag to say "Married" and CBS relented.
  • Reichen & Chip are the only team on The Amazing Race 4 to incur a penalty.
  • Reichen & Chip are the first team to outright have the highest racing average of a season.

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