Mirna Hindoyan

Mirna Hindoyan Biography(Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan were contestants on the fifth and eleventh (all-star version) editions of the American multiple-Emmy Award-winning game show The Amazing Race.


Charla, a manager and co-owner of ten sportswear stores across her home state, is from Phoenix, Maryland and was born in the country of Syria of Armenian descent. She has a form of dwarfism.

Mirna was born in the same hospital a month after her cousin and is also Armenian. She works as an estate planning attorney in Towson, Maryland, and stated that, prior to her first race experience, she had to wrap up about fifty cases for clients before she left. Her participation in The Amazing Race led to speaking engagements as well as an invitation to the Emmy Awards. Her first speaking engagement was at Towson University, of which she and her cousin are alumnae.

Both Charla and Mirna are well-traveled and speak several different languages including Turkish, Arabic, Armenian, French, and Spanish.

The Amazing Race

The cousins participated on two seasons of The Amazing Race: Seasons 5 and 11. The cousins placed sixth in season five and placed third in season eleven.

Post-Amazing Race 5 and Pre-Amazing Race 11

Between the two races the cousins participated in, both Charla and Mirna got married. At the age of 30, Charla is planning to have a baby with her husband through the process of IVF. In an interview for The Amazing Race 11, Charla said if they won the all-star season of The Amazing Race, she would use the money for the IVF process. Since both of the cousins had noticed that Charla's speed had slowed them down in the first race, in the All-Star race Charla would be using a secret weapon: "Heelys," which would hopefully improve her speed in footraces. Outside of The Amazing Race, the cousins have appeared on numerous game shows and interviews. These include the 'Price is Right', on which neither Charla nor Mirna made it into the contestants' row; MADtv, in an Amazing Race parody; and Bravo TV's Battle of the Network Reality Stars, on which they appeared with fellow season 5 contestants Chip & Kim. Charla & Mirna were both eliminated, but Mirna returned and ended up on the winning team. Charla also appeared on HBO's The Comeback starring Lisa Kudrow as well as the "reality stars" themed first game of Season 7 of Celebrity Poker Showdown. Charla & Mirna were both featured in recaps on various episodes of The Soup on E!.

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