The hit US reality TV series The Amazing Race is coming to Asia thanks to the folks at AXN. They will be producing an Asian version of the show and they want you to be a part of it.
The Amazing Race is broadcasted in one-hour episodes in which teams of 2 or 4 race around the world in competition with other teams. AXN's made in Asia for Asia version of The Amazing Race will contain a total of 10 to 12 teams. Each team will be made up of two people with a pre-existing relationship.
If you're interested to be one of the teams in The Amazing Race Asia, go to the official website to download the application form. You and your partner will also need to make a video and tell AXN why you think you’re perfect for the race. Contestants should be working or living in Asia, be 21 years old and above and have driving licence. The Amazing Race Asia is not open for those in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Middle East. You will need to send your application form and the audition video before March 15, 2006.
The producers will look at the application forms and videos and select the lucky applicants for interviews. There are two parts to the interview process. First is the semi-finalist interview. Applicants selected for this interview will have to pay for their own trip and expenses. After the semi-finalist interview, the producers will then narrow down their selection. Those who made the cut will go to the second round which is the finalist interview. This time around, the producers will pay for the trip. At the end of finalist interview, the producers will have selected all the teams competing in the first Amazing Race Asia.
During the actual race, teams will be travelling to numerous locations around the world lasting approximately 30 to 40 days starting in mid 2006. Participants must be prepared to abandon their jobs, etc and leave for the race at short notice. They will not know where they are going untill they are on the race itself. The public and media will also not be informed on where the race is going untill they watch the show on TV.
The winning pair in The Amazing Race Asia will get the US$100,000 prize money. That's one tenth of the prize money offered for the US version.