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Tamara (Tien-Jan) "Tammy" Jih and Victor Jih are a team of Siblings/Lawyers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 14.

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Retrieved from CBS.com

Tammy Jih (26); Victor Jih (35)
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif./Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Lawyers
Relationship: Siblings/Lawyers

If they can manage to work together, this smart and sassy brother/sister duo – both with Harvard Law degrees – might have just what it takes to outsmart the competition and cross the finish line first.

Tammy is a litigator who believes that her ability to keep a cool head under pressure, especially with little or no sleep, will lead to success on the Race. Her biggest pet peeve with her brother is that he's a bit of a control freak. This was never more evident than when they recently traveled with friends to China and Victor mapped out the entire trip down to the minute.

Victor is a partner at his law firm and works as a corporate litigator. He is running the Race to see if he and his sister can co-exist in a hyper-competitive situation without driving each other crazy. Victor thinks that his teammate can be immature and selfish and he's hoping the Race will remedy that.

Victor is confident in his decision making and believes his sister should do what he says as he knows best. Tammy would like to prove to Victor that she's not a baby anymore and that it's time he view her as an equal. Victor is modeling his game play after the cut-throat style of Rob and Amber while Tammy prefers Season 12 winners TK and Rachel's laid back approach.

Both have traveled extensively and are supremely confident in their ability to win the million dollar prize.[1]

The Amazing Race 14

Race History

Tammy & Victor's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Switzerland No Detour Victor 2 of 11
2 2 Switzerland → Germany → Austria Balancing Dolly / Austrian Folly Tammy 1 of 10
3 3 Austria → Romania Gypsy Moves / Vampire Remains Tammy 8 of 9
4 4 Romania → Russia Stack / Construct Victor 3 of 8
5 5 Russia Russian Bride / Russian Snowplow Tammy 2 of 7
6 6 Russia → India Movers / Shakers Victor 1 of 7
7 7 India → Thailand 100 Barrels / 2 Miles No Roadblock 1 of 6
8 8 Thailand Broken Teeth / Broken Record Victor 3 of 5
9 9 Thailand → China Choreography / Calligraphy Tammy 2 of 5
10 10 China Sync / Swim Tammy 3 of 4 [1]
11 Beijing Opera / Chinese Waiter Victor 1 of 4
12 11 China → United States Unknown Victor 1 of 3 [2]
Average 2.33
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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: Leg 10 was a double length Leg, with 2 Roadblocks and 2 Detours, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the Leg's halfway point.
2: Leg 11 had a Detour, however all teams were shown performing the same task, and was aired as a miscellaneous task.

Post-Race

  • Tammy has since married and had a child.[2]

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • The biggest age gap between siblings in a standard format, 9 years (tied with Vanessa & Celina and Alon & Oren).
  • Tammy & Victor are the first Asian-American team to win the Race
  • Most legs won by an Asian-American team, 5 legs.

US Records

  • Highest Racing Average of a Sibling Team at 2.33.

External links

Interviews

Pre Race

  • Kashmir Hill at Above the Law (01/28/2009): "Interview with soon-to-be Reality TV Stars, Victor and Tammy Jih"

Post Race

  • Staff at People (05/11/2009): "The Amazing Race Winners on Spending $1 Million Prize"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (05/11/2009): "Amazing Race's Tammy and Victor: The Win Is for the Nerds — and Mom"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (05/11/2009): "Exclusive Interview: Tammy and Victor, Winners of 'The Amazing Race 14'"
  • In Touch Weekly (05/2009): "Tammy and Victor win The Amazing Race"
  • Staff at Reality TV World (5/12/2009): "Exclusive: Victor and Tammy Jih talk about 'The Amazing Race' win"

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