The couple met while Joel was on a judge's panel and Andre was competing for Mr. Gay Canada. Though he didn't bring home the title, he did bring home a friend and lover (as well as a pretty pretty sash and a second-runner up tiara). Celebrating 20 years together this fall, Joel and Andre plan to put their competitive streak to good use.
Andre, a successful former hand model, currently works at a pashmina booth at an upscale mall in downtown Vancouver. Joel, a dental hygienist and avid Barbie collector, couldn't be more proud of the things they've accomplished over their two decades together, and can't wait to add an Amazing Race win to the list. His mother, Arlene, will be watching her son and his roommate race for the title, and hopes he'll meet a nice girl somewhere along the way and finally give her a grandchild.
Potential Roadblocks: anything that might result in callouses
Team Motto: "Second-runner-up is not an option."