Exclusive: 'The Amazing Race' couple Cindy Chac and Rick Chac talk (Part 2)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/13/2015
The Amazing Race eliminated Cindy Chac and Rick Chac during last Friday night's broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 27th season.
The "Married Couple in Medicine" became the fifth team eliminated from the around-the-world competition after they arrived at the Race's seventh Pit Stop at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands in last place.
Following their elimination, Cindy revealed she had an awesome time with Rick on the Race and they are definitely soulmates. The next chapter in their lives will be starting a family, and Rick said they really learned to work well with each other and trust one another.
In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World via email, Cindy and Rick talked about their The Amazing Race experience. Below is the concluding portion. Click here to read the first half.
Reality TV World: It's pretty much all of the teams against [Justin Scheman and Diana Bishop] this season, especially at this point. Did you feel they were the only threatening team you really had to worry about? Did you have any plan in the works of U-Turning them or potential ways to get rid of them?
Cindy and Rick: The Green Team is a very dominant team -- Justin did his homework training mentally for the race. He watched each episode 3-4 times! We would've liked to contribute in getting rid of them, but we were just trying to stay in the race!
Reality TV World: In terms of why Justin and Diana are thriving in this Race, do you really think it all just comes down to them being extremely knowledgeable about the show? Super Fans have raced before and not done as well, and Justin and Diana don't necessarily seem any more physically capable or intelligent than the other teams.
Cindy and Rick: Preparation is everything and I don't think in the history of TAR has a team prepared more for the show. I definitely think their knowledge of the show helped them tremendously.
Reality TV World: Which team/s were you aligned with or which team/s were you hoping to align with going forward and why?
Cindy and Rick: We weren't big on alliances -- maybe we would've done better if we were.
Reality TV World: You both said in your final words last night that you're ready to start the next chapter of your lives, which is having children. Could you provide any update for us on that? And how many kids would you like to have?
Cindy and Rick: We can't provide you with any updates at this time, but we're very happy and blessed :) We would love to have two kids, a boy and a girl.
Reality TV World: How did your experience on the show differ from your expectations going into it? And taking that into account, how would you better prepare if you were to race again?
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Cindy and Rick: We expected ourselves to do so much better than we did. Each leg of the Race, we weren't aiming to be at the top of the pack -- we wanted to lay low and not be perceived as so much of threat especially when the U-turns were in play.
This probably wasn't the best mindset to have because as the saying goes "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars." We needed to aim higher -- aim for 1st or 2nd even if that put a target on our backs. If we race again, we're shooting for the moon!
Reality TV World: How were you cast onThe Amazing Race and was it your first time applying for the show?
Cindy and Rick: This was our first time applying for the show. We've talked about it for years, but never put a video application together. Finally, we did and the rest is history! We were so grateful to be casted for this season because literally we put our lives on hold and held off having a family for this experience. If we weren't casted this season, we probably would've just let it be a passing dream.