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Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith are a team of Domestic Partners on The Amazing Race 19.

The two mostly found themselves at the back of the pack during their short time in the race. They trailed behind in last place throughout the second leg, but had a chance to survive the Double Elimination had they been observant enough to notice the sign requiring teams to give up all their money. However, they failed to notice the sign and were required to backtrack, dooming them to finish in 11th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Ron

Age: 44
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Domestic partner
Current occupation: Flight attendant
Describe what you do: I ensure that passengers have a safe and enjoyable in-flight experience.
How will these skills help you win The Race? Airport/airplanes are my second home!
Three words to describe you: Inquisitive, personable and pragmatic.
Favorite hobbies: Reading about history, exercising and I'm a doctor wanna-be. I love learning about the human body.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Abraham Lincoln – I'm a history buff.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Bill Clinton
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Putting myself through college at Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing about traveling scares me.
What excites you most about traveling? New places, new faces and new customs.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I'm very proud of our ability to communicate openly with each other. With the pressure of The Race, we will be challenged to keep it this way.  Pet peeve about your teammate: He uses a lot of word inflation.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Japan because it appears to be steeped in tradition. It's the only country to have nuclear bombs dropped on it and still flourish.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? An even stronger bond with my partner.

Bill

Age: 49
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Domestic partner
Current occupation: Flight attendant
Describe what you do: I take care of and serve passengers during the flight.
How will these skills help you win The Race? Being a flight attendant and my awareness of airports/travel should be a huge help as we navigate The Race.
Three words to describe you: Energetic, positive and realistic.
Favorite hobbies: Traveling, spending time with friends and enjoying our home with Ron.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? I don't think so but some people say Nathan Lane.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? George Stephanopoulos
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Before I met Ron, I'm most proud of making life happen for myself without outside help.
What scares you most about traveling? I really don't have any fears when it comes to traveling.
What excites you most about traveling? The unknown that awaits at every destination.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We communicate very well but I'm certain the unique environment of The Race will raise at least one or two issues along the way.
Pet peeve about your teammate: His occasional moodiness.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Antarctica, because I think it would be the most incredible experience and so few will ever have the chance to go there. I would feel very fortunate to visit.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I just want to have some time together where we can escape some of the realities of life and enjoy just being together.

The Amazing Race 19

Race History

Ron & Bill's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Taiwan No Detour Ron 8 of 11
2 2 Taiwan → Indonesia Shake Your Money Maker / Be a Ticket Taker Bill 11 of 11 [1][2]
Average 9.50
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 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
H This team was penalized with a "Hazard"

Notes:
1: Ron & Bill were the 11th team to arrive, but were forced to return to the 'Aisyiyah Orphanage, as they failed to donate all of their money to the orphanage, before they could check in. This did not affect their placement.
2: Leg 2 was a double elimination leg. The last two teams to be checked in at the Pit Stop were both eliminated.

Post-Race

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Michael Jenson at New Now Next (09/23/2011): "Interview: Can These Two Flight Attendants Win "The Amazing Race?""
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (10/04/2011): Amazing Race's Ron and Bill: We Couldn't Recover From Two Bad Cabbies"
  • CBS.com (10/04/2011): "Elimination Interview: Ethan & Jenna/Ron & Bill"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/04/2011): "Exclusive: Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith talk about 'The Amazing Race'"
  • Digital Spy (10/04/2011) "'Amazing Race' Ron & Bill interview: 'We loved every minute of it'
  • Gina at Reality Wanted (10/05/2011): "The Amazing Race 19: Exclusive Interview with Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith"

Social Media


References

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