Sue Bumbak and Teresa Italiano are a team of Hairdressers on The Amazing Race Australia 2.
They started out fairly strong, with two top 4 finishes in the first two legs, which saw them starting the third leg in 3rd place, with a 30 minute lead over several of the other teams. Despite the leg not having an equalizer, Sue hit a wall at the stair counting Roadblock, allowing all the trailing teams to catch up and pass them, and they finished the race in 10th place.
These hippy hairdressers from Geraldton, Western Australia, think they may become the Earth mothers of the race.
"Our mothering instincts will come out a bit, especially with the younger crew. I have a soft spot for young people something terrible and I can't help but try and look after the kids," says mum-of-three Sue.
Working in a customer-focused industry, these excitable hairdressers believe they have excellent people skills which will hopefully bode well for them on the race.
"In our industry you can't judge a book by its cover," says Teresa.
As busy mums, Teresa and her employee Sue say they don't need much sleep and a small power nap on a plane, boat or bus would set them up for the next challenge ahead.
"Just a bit to rest the mind is all that I need," says Teresa.
And if it does all start to get too stressful, their coping strategies include hugging trees to "get centered" or using their homemade "aura spray".
"It's a mix of essential oils that we spray to cleanse each other's auras and get rid of any negativity," explains Teresa.
"So if we're in trouble on the race we'll break out the spray for sure. We've even bottled it in travel-sized packs so we won't get stopped by security at the airports."
Sue adds, "We both feel really connected to the Earth and nature and the universe and have a very spiritual side. We believe what you put out into the universe comes back to you."
"We're both good people I think, so hopefully that will come back to help us on the race."
The Amazing Race Australia 2
|Sue & Teresa's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||Australia → The Philippines||Jig / Pig||No Roadblock||4 of 11|
|2||2||The Philippines → India||Pull / Poo||No Roadblock||3 of 11|
|3||3||India||Unknown||Sue||10 of 10|||
- Sue's Facebook: /sue.bumbak
|The Amazing Race Australia 2 Teams|