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JAN
27
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'Amazing Race' All-Star Cast, Twist Revealed

Eleven teams are returning for the show's 24th season.

Amazing Race' All-Star Cast
The "Amazing Race" season 24 cast.

CBS on Monday revealed the 11 teams that will be competing on the 24th season of The Amazing Race.

This season will feature 11 duos who have previously competed on the reality show -- including the Globetrotters, the Cowboys, Brendon & Rachel and Dave & Connor -- returning for another chance at the $1 million prize.

PHOTOS: 'Amazing Race' All-Star Cast Revealed

The teams will travel through four continents and nine countries, spanning more than 35,000 miles, with challenges including a taking on mission high above the city in Guangzhou, China, rappelling down the roaring rapids of the Kiansom Waterfall in Malaysia, fighting with Gladiators in Rome, Italy and fueling up vehicles in Sri Lanka.  

In what CBS is calling a "dramatic twist," one team will not make it to the starting line.

Phil Keoghan returns as host of the series, which premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.

The 11 teams, in no particular order (click here for photos of each team):

Name: Leo Temory
Age: 27
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.  
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur

Name: Jamal Zadran
Age: 26
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Current occupation: Owner, Z.I.G. (Zadran Investment Group)

Connection: Cousins
Nickname: Afghanimals
Previous season: 4th place on season 23
Memorable moment: Competing in the Angklung Detour in Indonesia and coming in first place on the leg.

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Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: PhD Student in Biomedical Physics at UCLA

Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: TV Personality

Connection: Newlyweds
Nickname: Brenchel
Previous season: 3rd place on Season 20
Memorable moment: Unable to complete the Fast Forward in leg 10 when Rachel didn’t shave her head.

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Name: Jennifer Wayne
Age: 31
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Current occupation: Songwriter

Name: Caroline Cutbirth
Age: 30
Hometown: Waca, Texas
Current occupation: Ramblin’ Music Promoter

Connection: Friends
Nickname: The Country Singers. Part of the band Stealing Angels.
Previous season: 4th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: Completed the bog challenge on the penultimate leg in Ireland, though Jen struggled and ultimately led to their demise.

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Name: Cord McCoy
Age: 33
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.   
Current occupation: Cowboy

Name: Jet McCoy
Age: 34
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Current occupation: Rancher

Connection: Brothers
Nickname: The Cowboys
Previous season: 2nd place in Season 16 and 6th place in Season 18
Memorable moment: The only team to survive a non-elimination, complete a speed bump and place first in a leg following a last place finish.

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Name:   David O’Leary
Age: 59
Hometown:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation:  Real Estate Investor

Name:  Connor O’Leary
Age: 22
Hometown:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation:  Student and Professional Cyclist

Connection: Father/Son Cancer Survivors
Previous season: 8th place Season 22
Memorable moment: Dave ruptured his Achilles tendon and tore his calf muscle at the end of leg two in French Polynesia. Even with Dave’s injury, the team went on to place first in the following two legs. Ultimately, they withdrew due to the injury in leg five.

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Name: Herbert “Flight Time” Lang  
Age: 37
Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter

Name: Nate “Big Easy” Lofton
Age: 32
Hometown: New Orleans, La. 
Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter

Connection: Friends
Nickname: The Globetrotters
Previous seasons: 4th place in Season 15 and 2nd place in Season 18
Memorable moment: In season 15, after taking a four hour penalty in Leg 11 for not completing the Road Block, they were eliminated in the Czech Republic.

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Name: John Erck
Age: 28
Hometown: Mora, Minn.
Current occupation: iOS Developer

Name: Jessica Hoel
Age: 27
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Current occupation: Sales

Connection: Engaged
Previous season: 9th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: The only team with an Express Pass ever to be eliminated.

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Name: Margie O’Donnell
Age: 56
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.  
Current occupation: RN and Sr. Clinical Research Associate  

Name: Luke Adams
Age: 28
Hometown: Philadelphia, Penn.
Current occupation: Advancement Associate/Motivational Speaker

Connection: Mother/Son
Previous seasons: 3rd place in Season 14 and 8th place in Season 18
Memorable moment: Finished in first place in their very first leg in Switzerland where Host Phil Keoghan used sign language to inform them.

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Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Student

Name: Nadiya Anderson 
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Studying to be a CrossFit Instructor

Connection: Twins
Nickname: Twinnies
Previous season: 4th place in Season 21
Memorable moment: Known for calling each other Twinnies and their exuberant energy. 

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Name: Joseph “Joey” Graceffa
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube Host 

Name: Meghan Caramena
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube Host

Connection: Best friends
Previous season: 5th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: U-Turned in leg 10 and ultimately eliminated after struggling to stay ahead of their alliance, Mona & Beth.

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Name: William “Bopper” Minton
Age: 43
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Current occupation: Unemployed

Name:  Mark Jackson
Age: 47
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.  
Current occupation:  Unemployed 

Connection: Friends
Nickname: Team Kentucky
Previous season: 5th place in Season 20
Memorable moment: Shaved their heads as part of the Fast Forward but ultimately were eliminated in leg 10.

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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.