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Dustin and Kandice
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The Amazing Race 10 and 11 Team
Other names The Blondes
The Beauty Queens
The Barbies
Season The Amazing Race 10
The Amazing Race 11
Finishing Position 4th place (Season 10)
2nd place (Season 11)

Dustin and Kandice were a team on the 10th Season of The Amazing Race and were an All Star team on the 11th Season.

Season 10 Season 11
Team Type Best Friends
No. of First Places 2 4
No. of Non Elimination Last Places 1 0
Fast Forward Used No No
Average Placement 3.27 2.92
Final Placement 4th 2nd
Penalties None
Yield Used Yes Yes
Yielded No No


BiographyEdit

Dustin and Kandice met while rooming together at the Miss America pageant. Rivals at first, they quickly struck a bond and have been best friends ever since. Commonly nicknamed the "Beauty Queens", both Dustin and Kandice have had success in the beauty pageantry circuit.

DustinEdit

Dustin-Leigh Seltzer (née Konzelman)(born February 6, 1982), competed during two seasons of The Amazing Race alongisde partner, Kandice.

During her pageantry career, Dustin held the Miss San Diego 2005 title then won the Miss California 2005 title. Dustin represented California in the Miss America 2006 pageant, and won a preliminary talent award and a non-finalist talent award for her performance on the fiddle. She had previously competed for the Miss Washington title, placing second runner-up in 2004 and third runner-up in 2003.

Dustin, who was homeschooled and is an evangelical Christian, graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Baptist University in Riverside, California with a B.A. in Speech Communications.

Dustin married her long-time boyfriend, Luke Seltzer on July 30, 2006. He is a graduate student at Biola University in the city of La Mirada in Los Angeles County, CA. She has five brothers, named: Drew, Derek, David, Daniel, and Darien.


KandiceEdit

Kandice Pelletier (born November 21, 1981), from Marietta, Georgia, competed alongside Dustin.

Kandice competed in her first Miss America state pageant in 2002 when she was a quarter-finalist in the Miss Georgia pageant as Miss Cobb County. She returned as Miss Coastal Georgia the following year and placed first runner-up. Representing Georgia, Kandic went on to win the National Sweetheart pageant for Miss America state runners-up in 2003. After moving to New York to attend New York University, Kandice competed as Miss Manhattan in the Miss New York pageant and placed first runner-up to Christina Ellington, who she had competed against at National Sweetheart. The following year she won the Miss New York 2005 title, after winning the Miss Greater New York City local pageant. In 2005, Kandice was also a double state preliminary winner, with awards for swimsuit and talent.

Kandice graduated with honors from North Cobb High School in 2000 and went on to attempt a major in communications at Kennesaw State University. Though she never graduated KSU she moved to New York City to study for an entertainment communications degree at New York University. While in New York Kandice worked as a Radio City Rockette and appeared in the movie-musical remake of The Producers as a member of the dancing chorus ("a girl with the pearls"). Due to Rockette and Amazing Race conflicts, Kandice never attended class at NYU. After the Amazing Race: All Stars, graduated from NYU in 2007.

Kandice has a sister called Kendra.

RaceEdit

Season 10Edit

Dustin and Kandice remained consistently in the first half of the group for most of the race, often interchanging 1st and 2nd place with rivals Tyler and James. The team quickly made enemies when they skipped a queue in an attempt to book tickets first, angering Tom and Terry. They then became the target of the "Six Pack Alliance" who did not like their gameplay. Dustin and Kandice then had to work with Six Pack Aliance team Erwin and Godwin during an Intersection, but managed to work well together and raced ahead to take 1st place ahead of the Fast Forward winners. Anymosity between Dustin and Kandice and last remaining Six Pack Alliance team Lyn and Karlyn reaching its boiling point when, at an airport, Dustin and Kandice attempted to buy tickets for Tyler and James, in an attempt to leave Lyn and Karlyn behind. Their bitter rivalry continued and at the Yield where Dustin and Kandice instantly yielded the other team. The Yield was to no avail when they got lost on the way to the Roadblock, resulting in them finishing last in that leg and being Marked for Elimination. In the following leg, they arrived last and were eliminated before the final, making them the second all female team to reach 4th place, but missed out on being the first all female team to reach the final.


Season 11Edit

Invited back for the All Stars edition of the Amazing Race, Dustin and Kandice pulled several middle place finishes at the beginning. After Leg 4, they stated that they had given up being inconspicuous to keep under the radar, unlike in their first season. They then placed in the top 4 in every leg afterwards. They had the most number of 1st place finishes in season 11 with 4 and had a double 1st place in the last legs before the final. They received a letter from ex rival, Lyn, of Lyn and Karlyn, during a Roadblock on Leg 4. They developed a strong rivalry with Charla and Mirna who regularly stated their distaste for Dustin and Kandice's race strategy. Dustin and Kandice used their Yield on Eric and Danielle in a strategic move to slow down their biggest threat. Two legs later they paid a cash strapped Oswald and Danny to not Yield them and Yield Eric and Danielle once again. This didn't stop Eric and Danielle from reaching the final alongside Dustin and Kandice. In the final challenge, they finished minutes after Eric and Danielle and despite a quick race to the finish, came in 2nd, making them the highest placing all female time in Amazing Race History at the time as the first all female team to finish 2nd.


Remembered ForEdit

Dustin and Kandice are well known for their bitter rivalry with Lyn and Karlyn, and Charla and Mirna and for their unhesitant and ruthless use of the Yield on their rivals. They also managed to maintain a very smooth friendship with only one a couple of exceptions, such as after a task in the final of Season 11 and during a Detour in Leg 4 of Season 10. Regularly referred to as the Beauty Queens or the Blondes, they aimed to prove that they could do well in the Race as well as be Pageant Queens. They remained as the best all female team of The Amazing Race and are considered one of the best of all time.

ResultsEdit

Race RecordEdit

     indicates the team that arrived first at the pit stop (including time penalties and credits)
     indicates the team that arrived last at the pit stop and was eliminated
     indicates the team that arrived last at the pit stop in a non elimination round and was Marked for Elimination
     indicates a team is eliminated
     indicates a team willingly chose to quit the race
Fastforward indicates the team that used the Fast Forward for that leg
Yield indicates the team that used the Yield and the team that was Yielded for that leg
Season 10 Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Leg 13
1 2 Final Leg
Dustin
Kandice
8th 4th 5th 4th 7th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 4th Yield
Used Yield
4th Eliminated
Roadblock Kandice Dustin Kandice Dustin Dustin Kandice None Dustin Kandice Dustin Dustin Kandice
Detour Labour
or
Leisure
Take It Down
or
Fill It Up
Fuel
or
Fowl
Under
or
Over
Wild Rice
or
Wild Things
Automatic
or
Manual
Salt
or
Sea
Long Sleep
or
Short Letter
Swamp This
or
Swamp That
Make The Music
or
Find The Music
Grind It
or
Throw It
Lob It
or
Lug It
Fashion
or
Art
Labour Fill It Up Fuel Over
Under
Wild Things Manual Sea Long Sleep Swamp This Make The Music Grind It Lug It Eliminated


Season 11 Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Leg 12 Leg 13
Final Leg
Dustin
Kandice
6th 6th 4th1 5th 2nd 4th 1st 3rd 1st Yield
Used Yield
2nd 1st 1st 2nd
Roadblock None Dustin Kandice Kandice Dustin Dustin None Dustin Kandice Kandice Kandice Dustin None
Detour Wrangle It
or
Recover It
By Hand
or
By Machine
River Wild
or
Vertical Limit
Navigate It
or
Sign It
Pamper
or
Porter
Schlep It
or
Solve It
Perfect Pitch
or
Perfect Angle
Eat It Up
or
Roll It Up
Artistic Expression
or
Cookie Confection
Kung Fu Fighting
or
Lost In Translation
Noodle
or
Dragon
Engine Care
or
Care Package
Under
or
Over
Wrangle It By Hand River Wild Sign It
Navigate It
Pamper Schlep It Perfect Pitch Eat It Up Artistic Expression Kung Fu Fighting Noodle Engine Care Under


RecordsEdit

Season 10Edit

  • The first team to win two consecutive legs
  • The first and only female team to win a leg
  • The only team to use the Yield
  • The only team to finish behind a team that they Yielded

Season 11Edit

  • The highest number of first place finishes (4)
  • The first team to use the Yield

The Amazing Race USAEdit

  • The first female team to finish as high as 2nd place
  • The first female team to finish in 2nd place
  • The first team to use two Yields
  • The first/only all female team to run two races in a row
  • The first team to depart the Pit Stop before all teams had checked in at the end of the last one
  • The first and only team to take part in two Intersections
  • The first team to return to the Pit Stop a second time after retrieving a missed clue and not change place
  • The joint highest number of legs completed by any team (24, along with Oswald and Danny)

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