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Wanda Lopez-Rochford and Desiree Cifre are a Mother/Daughter team on The Amazing Race 9.

Wanda & Desiree started the race strongly, though critically got lost along with Danielle & Dani while driving in Germany. The Childhood Friends finished ahead of the Mother/Daughter at a luck-based Roadblock, giving them just enough of a lead that Wanda & Desiree were not able to overcome, eliminating them in 9th place.


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Wanda & Desiree are a mother and daughter Team with a close-knit bond. Both women have a great sense of humor and enjoy shopping, traveling and cooking.

Wanda, a corporate trainer, is married and lives in Smyrna, Georgia. Fluent in Spanish, Wanda has previously lived in New York and Puerto Rico. One of the accomplishments for which Wanda is most proud is earning two college degrees while raising her daughter. More recently, Wanda was able to share in the excitement of watching Desiree graduate from NYU.

Desiree resides in New York City where she works as a writer. Currently in a steady relationship, she describes herself as passionate and artistic. An only child, her biggest pet peeve about her mother is that she tends to be overprotective.

Although they are definitely playing to win, Wanda & Desiree also hope to expand their knowledge of different cultures while seeing the world on THE AMAZING RACE.[1]

The Amazing Race 9

Race History

Wanda & Desiree's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Head / Rotor Head No Roadblock 3 of 11
2 2 Brazil Press It / Climb It Desiree 6 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Scrub / Scour Wanda 7 of 9 [1]
4 Break It / Slap It Desiree 9 of 9
Average 6.00
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

1: Leg 3 was a double-length leg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.


  • Desiree has since married and had children.


  • Wanda & Desiree were featured in a gallery celebrating Mother's Day in 2015.[2]

External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (03/22/2006): "Racing To Nowhere on Autobahn"
  • Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (03/23/2006): "We've Definitely Had Our Share of Bonding"

Social Media Profiles


The Amazing Race 9 Teams
 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
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 Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends
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 Dave & Lori
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 Eric & Jeremy
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 Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
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 John & Scott
Lifelong Friends
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 Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
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 Lisa & Joni
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 Wanda & Desiree
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