The Amazing Race Wiki
Advertisement
The Amazing Race Wiki


Timothy "Tim" Tsao and Te Jay McGrath are a team of College Sweethearts on The Amazing Race 25.

Tim & Te Jay displayed their racing acumen early on, when they found themselves racing near the front of the pack in the early legs of the race. However, their occasional bickering and poor decision-making would sometimes cost them time and drop them at the back of the pack, such as in the seventh leg, which caused them to come in last in a Non-Elimination Leg. Though they fought hard to overcome their Speed Bump in the next leg, their poor decision-making ultimately cost them again, as they took too long to switch sides in a Blind Detour, in spite of their clear struggles with the task and seeing other teams ahead of them switch, resulting in their elimination in 6th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Tim

Name: Timothy Tsao
Age: 23
Hometown: South Pasadena, California
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Flight Attendant
Describe what you do: Depending on the flight, I am a sky server, nurse, entertainer, mediator and safety professional. To put it simply, I get paid to serve Coke and look cute doing it.
3 words to describe you: Creative, competitive and sassy.
Favorite hobbies: Fashion, Home Decor, gardening and reptiles.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being able to pursue two of my passions as careers: traveling and Event Planning.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Ryan Seacrest because he does it all!!
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Britney Spears, a beautiful hot mess who's a little bit country at heart. She's a performer and that's what Te Jay does best!
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing, really. I do it for a living. It's literally what keeps me going everyday.
What excites you most about traveling? Exploring other cultures and meeting amazing people along the way.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I could probably talk to him in a nicer tone… ok, so I'm a bit bossy and controlling... at times, but other than that we're pretty good.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Two words: blonde moment.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Greece. I've always had a fascination with their architecture and food! And those boys!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Traveling the world with my best friend and life partner. It's really time to introduce the world to Tim + Te Jay, the fabulous couple (hair flip).

Te Jay

Name: Te Jay McGrath
Age: 24
Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Server/Female Impersonator
Describe what you do: When I'm not serving upscale Japanese Vegan sushi to L.A.'s pickiest clientele, you can find me serving glamorous fishy realness as Tia Wanna!
3 words to describe you: Charming, dorky and friendly.
Favorite hobbies: Performing in Drag, karaoke and board games/word puzzles.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Making it onto "The Amazing Race" with my partner.
What famous PERSON reminds you of yourself? John Leguizamo
What famous PERSON reminds you of your teammate? Bryan Boy (from ANTM)
What scares you most about traveling? Missing my flight, getting lost and getting mugged!
What excites you most about traveling? New foods! New faces! New memories!
Biggest CHALLENGE you and your teammate will face on The Race together: The Race can only better our relationship. Nothing bad can come from it.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He likes to argue with me in public. I HATE IT!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? South Korea! I want to see where my mother grew up and eat authentic Korean food!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to be challenged physically and mentally and taken out of my comfort zone.

The Amazing Race 25

Race History

Tim & Te Jay's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → U.S. Virgin Islands No Detour Tim 2 of 11
2 2 U.S. Virgin Islands → United Kingdom About Face / Pancake Race No Roadblock 5 of 10
3 3 United Kingdom Pony Up / Light My Fire No Roadblock 8 of 9
4 4 United Kingdom → Denmark → Sweden → Denmark Parking Space / Wedding Cake Te Jay 5 of 8
5 5 Denmark → Morocco Twirl Time / Tea Time Tim 3 of 8
6 6 Morocco Camp / Cream Te Jay 4 of 7
7 7 Morocco → Italy Painters / Posers Te Jay 6 of 6
8 8 Italy → Malta Flag / Shine Tim 6 of 6
Average 4.87
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass, Resurrection Card, or The Save
     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

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Tim & Te Jay are the first team to be eliminated in Malta.

External links

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (11/24/2014): Amazing Race's Tim and Te Jay: The Flag Task Was "One Big, Wet Hot Mess
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/22/2014): Exclusive: 'The Amazing Race' eliminee Te Jay McGrath talks (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Elimination Interview: Tim and Te Jay
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/25/2014): Amazing Race 2014: Exit Interview with the Latest Team Eliminated – 11/25/14

Social Media


References

The Amazing Race 25 Teams
 Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
S25 AdamBethany.jpg
 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
S25 AmyMaya.jpg
 Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
S25 BrookeRobbie.jpg
 Dennis & Isabelle
Newly Dating
S25 DennisIsabelle.jpg
S25 KeithWhitney.jpg
 Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
S25 KymAlli.jpg
 Lisa & Michelle
Realtor Sisters
S25 LisaMichelle.jpg
 Michael & Scott
Firefighters
S25 MichaelScott.jpg
 Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
S25 MistiJim.jpg
 Shelley & Nici
Mother/Daughter
S25 ShelleyNici.jpg
 Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts
S25 TimTeJay.jpg