Cynthia "Tian" Wilynn Kitchen and Jaree Poteet are a team of Friends/Models on The Amazing Race 4.
The two bickered with each other throughout their time in the race over Jaree slowing them down and having Tian perform every Roadblock. A critical mistake at the Detour in India was enough to make them fall to the back of the pack in a leg where teams were very close to each other, causing them to be eliminated in 6th place.
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Tian, 30, is an actress/singer who "needs to be the center of attention," according to her teammate, Jaree. Tian likes to skydive, surf, stunt-drive and jump horses, adding that she's "fearless, wild and adventurous." She lived in Paris for six months, has traveled to Switzerland, France, Spain, Colombia, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, St. Tropez and St. Bart's, but speaks no foreign languages. Tian fears sharks and heights, but after having done aerial acrobatics in an L30 Russian Fighter Jet, a fear of heights may not be such an issue. Although these teammates say, "We like to run our mouths, lay out by the pool and check out hot guys," Tian usually doesn't approve of Jaree's choice in men. Jaree has a "more controlling" personality, and Tian is free-spirited and "in it for the adventure."
Jaree, 33, is a model/actress who spent eight years traveling for work in Europe and the Middle East. A junior college graduate, she speaks no foreign languages and describes herself as the "outgoing, hyper and adventurous" type. Jaree enjoys water sports, precision driving, and horseback riding. She enjoys drinking with Tian, and says that their worst experience together was getting kicked out of a bar in Geneva: some guy grabbed Jaree, so she punched him out, breaking his glasses. Jaree fears cockroaches and being lost. According to her teammate, Jaree is "very controlling."
How would you describe your previous travel experience?
What is the most stressful aspect of traveling?
What is the most important item in your backpack, and why?
Why did you want to be on THE AMAZING RACE?
Have you and your partner traveled together before? If so, what was it like?
What do you fear most about competing in THE AMAZING RACE?
What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?
What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?
What will you miss the most from home (besides your bed)?
What languages do you speak?
What destination are you hoping to visit?
What country do you feel best prepared for?
The Amazing Race 4
|Tian & Jaree's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Italy||Search / Rescue||No Roadblock||11 of 12|
|2||2||Italy||Waterway / Pathway||Tian||4 of 11|
|3||3||Italy → Austria||Mozart / Beethoven||Tian||4 of 10|
|4||4||Austria → France||Used Fast Forward||Tian||1 of 9►|||
|5||5||France → The Netherlands||500 Kilograms / 15 Feet||Tian||7 of 8|
|6||6||The Netherlands → India||Suds / Duds||Tian||5 of 7|
|7||7||India||Baskets / Trunks||Tian||6 of 6|
- Tian is currently engaged.
- Because they ended up getting eliminated in a leg in which Tian had to compete in a Roadblock that no woman had ever done before, it caused an uproar amongst the fans. It planted the suggestion that maybe the reason alpha male teams were so dominant was because the courses were being designed to favor them.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (07/11/2003): "Mud Packs For Race Models"
- Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (07/15/2003): "Amazing Race's Misbehavin' Models"
- CBS.com (2003): "After the Race"
Social Media Profiles
- Tian's Facebook: /TianWilynnKitchen
- Jaree's Facebook: /jaree.poteet.9
|The Amazing Race 4 Teams|