Meet 'The Amazing Race' Season 27 Teams!

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The newest season of The Amazing Race is about to kick off, and from the looks of this year's cast the race could be as close -- and entertaining -- as ever.
Featuring teams made up of parents and children, married couples, athletes, news anchors and even two TMZ reporters, this exciting season -- which kicked off in Venice Beach, California in July -- looks like it's going to be a nail-biter.
The award-winning reality competition show features teams of contestants relying on their wits, physical prowess and often random skill to race around the world for the chance at winning $1 million.
So who has the best chance at circumnavigating the globe and taking home the prize money and the sweet, sweet glory of victory? Check out all the season 27 contestants below to see who you think will win.
1. Jazmine & Danielle
Photo: CBS
Name: Jazmine Lewis
Age: 23
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
Connection to teammate: Best Friend
Name: Danielle Littleton
Age: 23
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Connection to teammate: Best Friend
2. Kelsey & Joey
Photo: CBS
Name: Kelsey Gerckens
Age: 25
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
Connection to teammate: San Barbara News Anchors, dating
Name: Joey Buttitta
Age: 26
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
Connection to teammate: San Barbara News Anchors, dating
3. Ernest & Jin
Photo: CBS
Name: Ernest Phillips
Age: 29
Hometown: Boston
Connection to teammate: Brother
Name: Jin Lao
Age: 26
Hometown: Boston
Connection to teammate: Brother
4. Kelly & Shevonne
Photo: CBS
Name: Kelly Berning
Age: 37
Hometown: Los Angeles
Connection to teammate:TMZ Co-Workers
Name: Shevonne Sullivan
Age: 31
Hometown: Taunton, Mass.
Connection to teammate: TMZ Co-Workers
5. Denise & James Earl
Photo: CBS
Name: Denise Williams
Age: 51
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
Connection to teammate: Mother
Name: James Earl Corley
Age: 26
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
Connection to teammate: Son
6. Cindy & Rick
Photo: CBS
Name: Cindy Chac
Age: 36
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to teammate: Wife
Name: Rick Chac
Age: 38
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to teammate: Husband
7. Logan and Chris
Photo: CBS
Name: Logan Fazio
Age: 36
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Connection to teammate: Dating, both paparazzi
Name: Chris Gordon
Age: 46
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Connection to teammate: Dating, both paparazzi
8. Tanner & Josh
Photo: CBS
Name: Tanner Kloven
Age: 26
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Connection to teammate: Best Friends
Name: Josh Ahern
Age: 28
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Connection to teammate: Best Friends
9. Tiffany & Krista
Photo: CBS
Name: Tiffany Chantell Torres
Age: 28
Hometown: Little Falls, N.J.
Connection to teammate: Former NFL Cheerleaders for the NY Jets, best friends
Name: Krista DeBono
Age: 28
Hometown: New York
Connection to teammate: Former NFL Cheerleaders for the NY Jets, best friends
10. Alex & Adam
Photo: CBS
Name: Alex Manard
Age: 22
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
Connection to teammate: Cousins
Name: Adam Dingeman
Age: 24
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Connection to teammate: Cousins
11. Justin & Diana
Photo: CBS
Name: Justin Scheman
Age: 30
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Connection to teammate: Engaged
Name: Diana Bishop
Age: 30
Hometown: Sharon Hill, Pa.
Connection to teammate: Engaged
For a look at some of the action, stress and excitement of The Amazing Race, check out the video below to see how the teams dealt with the pressure of the competition in Africa last season.