Jul 11, Vanessa Macias is dating San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan, who Macias Was on 'The Amazing Race' as Part of a Dating Divorcees Team At the time, she was dating her fellow contestant, bar owner Ralph Kelly. May 8, Vanessa Macias and Ralph Kelley were eliminated at the end of The The " Dating Divorcees" finished the Race in fourth place and were beat. Nov 25, RACE 20 --Dating Divorcees Vanessa Macias & Ralph Kelley on THE AMAZING RACE premiering Sunday, February 19 on the CBS Television.
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During the eleventh leg in which you got eliminated, how far behind Brendon and Rachel do you think you finally arrived at the Pit Stop? We've heard everything from 30 minutes to like 10 minutes.
Honestly, we have no idea. We know it was really close as far as within 30 minutes. Obviously, we saw them there at the sushi bar, so we knew we weren't that far behind. We didn't realize that they got lost running around the park for quite awhile, so to answer your question, anywhere from minutes we know.
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I kind of didn't want to know and then immediately afterward, we were brought off to some doctor in Japan for my ankle. Vanessa, could you talk about that a little bit? Would you say the task was just really challenging in itself or did it only become a great struggle for you because of your sprained ankle?
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Well, I sprained my ankle in India and I've had a number of different [injuries] prior to that one in particular. I've had a screw in there, I've torn my Achilles Tendon, I've broken all the bones on top of my left foot because of that screw -- and it's [affected] my Achilles heel in more ways than one.
So, when I rolled it in India, I was really concerned. But it's one of those things where if you lie down for too long, then they're going to ship you off to the doctor's.
But if you get up and go, "Let's get the hell on the rickshaw and go dress the elephants" -- that's something I've never said. Laughs So I was in excruciating pain initially and then we were flying and running around on it, running around all over Japan on it, and then when we got to this Roadblock and it was not up for negotiation -- it was something that I had to do because Ralph and I were going one-for-one and it was just my turn -- I knew it was going to be something physical.
I just knew it was and I had no idea how physical it would be. So did you end up having just a sprained ankle or did it become something worse than that? It was a pretty nasty sprain.
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She tore three ligaments. Well the show made it seem like you two were very close to quitting that Roadblock task to save Vanessa's ankle because she seemed to be in a lot of pain. So how close were you to just stopping where you were and taking the penalty at the end of the leg, and if you had done it, do you think you'd have any chance to avoid coming in last place or would you say you'd be pretty much doomed?
We discussed briefly her stopping. She attempted the Roadblock probably times, so it was up to her. It was not a decision we made lightly.
And a quitting weenie on top of that! But she opted to stick it out, and obviously, she showed what she was made out of by finishing.
Ralph, you tried to convince Vanessa to stop the Roadblock task because you were concerned she'd end up really hurting herself. What was going through your mind at that point? There was probably about two percent of me that really wanted her to quit, but I mean, it was for the right reasons. Obviously we were there to compete and we were the second team to show up.
The other two teams came in and then passed us, but I didn't want to see her hurt any worse than she already was. It was really her decision. It was completely her decision. Probably it's not OK. Some of the things that I said, I should have never said and I'm taking that and learning from it.
How about you, Ralph? What did you learn from watching things unfold?
I'm just glad I didn't pick up the coat like she told me to, because I would have been blasted by my boys back here in Texas forever and ever. No, I'm just kidding. There was so much more to that. It's the way it was cut. We know what happened. And it was just one of those times where all the pressure from all the racing and being basically stuck together for however many days we were, up to that point, it just all came out in that one instance, that journey up the hill.
The funny thing is is that we've argued before and we know how to push each other's buttons and we were pushing all kinds of buttons going up that hill. It was just an argument that got aired, honestly. There was so much more to it that didn't.
I really don't know what else to say about it. I don't know if I necessarily learned anything from it. You talked a little bit around this, Vanessa, but was there a first incident or an inciting incident that happened with the "Big Brother" team that got you guys off on the wrong foot? Suddenly, it just seemed like you guys were at war and it didn't really make sense on TV. Did it make sense there? Yeah, it made sense. There was an incident that didn't air, about which I was told I couldn't disclose.
It was just something They just challenged our personal beliefs and it just really struck a nerve and then, all of a sudden, you see the escalation after that. When everybody's sitting down at the airport and getting to know one another, we're talking about what we do in our personal lives. Of course, I come from a political background and they challenged my political beliefs in a really weird, vivid, strange, odd, offensive way.
And I'm a hard person to offend, so if you offend me, then it's gotta be out there. And it rubbed me the wrong way. So, from that point on How good were Dave and Rachel? And what made them so good, do you think? Physically, they worked well as a team. They were physically fit enough to get through the challenges, except for Dave's head and the whole bottle deal, which I would have loved to have watched. A lot of it, honestly, it's luck.
It would have totally changed everything, they went for that Fast-Forward and they barely beat the New York Boys. Props to her, she pulled through with Dave and they worked well together. But really, the Race, there's so much luck involved. A wrong turn from a cab-driver? Another team making a wrong turn?
There are so many factors that are involved.
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They knocked it out. You can't say that they didn't earn everything that they got. We're all in the same situation where everybody's facing different variables.
And they argued so much more than I knew! Maybe that was just the cut they got, but they argued. We heard it when we were next to them. Maybe, and I think there might be something to this, but when we argued we had our best finish. They're just so hot, they're so mad and so passionate, that they took it out on the field. So I think that may have been it.
You can't mess with that. And what was it like watching them reach the end and have to turn back around and return to the Roadblock? You guys were there for that What was that moment of awkwardness like from your point of view? We saw them turn the corner.
They were so happy! I was like, if I was in their shoes, I don't know what I would have done. It's just like, you turn the corner and all the other teams are there clapping and you see Phil and you see him smiling and Dave was jumping up and down I felt so bad for them, because I really did not expect for them to pull it out. I didn't know where they had to go, but we knew that part of their challenge was coming across that water, so they had to make their back and get back to whatever challenge they were at, so I really didn't expect for them to come back through first.
You're there and you have to clap and you have to smile, but you don't want to. The boys are gonna pull it out! May 08, ,