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Adrian & Collin
AdrianCollin
Team Profile
Members Adrian Yap
Collin Low
Age 27 (Adrian)
35 (Collin)
Hometown Singapore
Relation Gym buddies

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 3
Placement 1st
Average Position 2.42
Roadblock Count Adrian: 5
Collin: 6
Countries raced Flag of Singapore Flag of the Philippines Flag of Hong Kong Flag of New Zealand Flag of Japan
Flag of South Korea Flag of Germany Flag of the Czech Republic Flag of Hungary Flag of South Africa.svg
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Adrian Yap and Collin Low are a team of Gym Buddies on the 2nd season of The Amazing Race Asia.

Profile

Adrian

  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Singapore

Collin

  • Age: 35
  • Hometown: Singapore

Young, energetic and passionate about their fitness regime, gym buddies, Collin and Adrian from Singapore are in such good shape that they could be the perfect poster boys for being fit and healthy. In fact, one can hardly tell that this team holds a secret which can prove to either be a setback or a huge advantage in The Amazing Race Asia! The jovial pair will proudly tell you, and expressively too, that Adrian has a hearing disability and relies on sign language to communicate with his teammate, Collin. Having first met in a gym nine months ago, where Collin works as a part-time fitness and pilates instructor, these two fitness fanatics found similar interests in swimming, running and traveling and formed a quick friendship. So when they learned about the second season of their favorite race around the world, it was not hard to decide to sign up together. While some may see Adrian's hearing disability as a hindrance in the race, the guys feel that it may reinforce their friendship. As Collin explains, "This is a good opportunity to know each other better. I like the challenges. Even though we are both active in sports, I believe that this race requires more than just physical fitness, to work as a team." While Adrian may be younger, he will have you know that he is no pushover to be underestimated. Claiming to be the more adventurous of the duo, Adrian is always on a look out for challenges in his life to conquer. In fact, The Amazing Race Asia is not his first adventure around the globe. Last year, he took part in a prestigious Clipper Race, an annual round the world yacht race that saw him navigating the seas for three whole months. Not only was he the first deaf Asian person to enter the race, he actually had no sea faring experience to speak of! Just the same, this team is looking forward to having the race open up opportunities for them to get to know more of Asia. Describing their love of travel as a great passion, both Collin and Adrian profess a great hunger for knowledge about the world and people's culture and custom. For their game strategy, both are planning to rely on teamwork, and will not start to blame the other if something does not happen as planned. Collin also promises that his team will always be using ethical ways to win. And if that doesn't work, they can rely on their uncanny ability to figure things out together. As Adrian describes it, "We think alike in so many ways, usually in unanticipated situations. It's amazing."

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Race History

Adrian & Collin's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Singapore → The Philippines Dare / Stair No Roadblock 7 of 10
2 2 The Philippines Heel / Wheel Adrian 5 of 10
3 3 The Philippines → Hong Kong → New Zealand Wall / Waka Collin 2 of 9
4 4 New Zealand Flax / Sticks Collin 2 of 8
5 5 New Zealand → Japan → South Korea You Cart It / You Catch It Adrian 3 of 7 [1]
6 Slither / Deliver Collin 2 of 7
7 6 South Korea Too Ho / Too Heavy Collin 2 of 6
8 7 South Korea → Germany → Czech Republic Bow / Blow Adrian 2 of 6
9 8 Czech Republic Roll / Snap Collin 2 of 6
10 9 Czech Republic → Hungary Pitch / Pull Adrian 1 of 5 [2]
11 10 Hungary Used Fast Forward 1 of 5
12 11 Hungary → South Africa In One End / Out the Other Collin 2 of 4
13 12 South Africa → Singapore Search / Sound Adrian 1 of 3
Average 2.42
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

Notes:
1: Leg 5 is a double-length leg with two Roadblocks and two Detours, shown over two episodes.
2: Adrian & Collin initially arrived in 1st, but they did not park their vehicle at the designated parking zone and entered through the wrong gates. They had to backtrack and correct those mistakes, but this did not ultimately affect their placement.

Post-Race Life

  • With his share of winnings, Collin opened a Pilates studio.[1]

Records

Franchise

  • First all-male to represent Singapore
  • Adrian is the first person of disability win the race.

Asia

  • First all-male team to win the race.
  • First team to win the Fast Forward and still go on to win the race.

Interviews

  • Boo Jian Wen Jeremy at The Urban Wire (02/18/2008): "The Amazing Race Asia 2 Finale : Adrian & Collin Celebrate"
  • Caleb Low at Trevy (02/18/2008): "Race winners' amazing secret"

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