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Fort Worth real estate agent to compete on ‘Amazing Race’

Ashton Theiss

The 25-year-old Fort Worth real estate agent will compete on the new season of CBS’ The Amazing Race.

The show airs on CBS at 9 p.m. CDT on Thursday nights.


She graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University, she’s walked the runway as a Miss Texas USA contestant and she’s sold homes priced in the six digits. But now she’s in a real Amazing Race.

Fort Worth-real estate agent Ashton Theiss of Rogers Healy & Associates will be a cast members on the coming season of CBS reality show The Amazing Race, CBS announced March 21. The new season begins March 30.

Participants in the 29th race around the world also include an Army drill sergeant, a pro snowboarder, a Wall Street banker, an auctioneer and a college drum major. The racers begin their journey in Los Angeles and head to their first destination, Panama City. Along the route, racers will be challenged with building and delivering desks and school supplies to children in Tanzania, skydiving in Norway and bungee-jumping 240 feet into the Corinth Canal in Greece. The first team to cross the final finish line will win the $1 million prize. In previous years the two-person teams have picked their own partners, but this year there’s a twist: all 22 racers are complete strangers. They will meet on the starting line, have a few moments to learn their traveling companion’s name and then begin a race around the world that will span nine countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles.

TCU alum Theiss, 25, is the first person in her family to graduate from college. In an interview on the CBS Amazing Race website, she said: “During my time in the industry, I have worked with a wide variety of transactions. My passion is connecting with and helping people achieve their personal goals in real estate. I work with clients on everything from high-rise urban living to ranchettes in the country, and small, quaint historic cottages to elegant luxury estates. In addition to residential real estate, I do my fair share of farm and ranch transactions. My largest listing is an $8.75 million farm right now.”

Asked for three words to describe herself, she said: “Ambitious, hardworking and adventurous.”

She lists her favorite hobbies as boxing, cycling, hunting and traveling, all of which may come in handy on The Amazing Race.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. The Amazing Race was created by van Munster and Doganieri. – Robert Francis


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