"Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep"
Version United States
Season Season 11
Episode Number 2/13 (123)
First Broadcast February 25, 2007
Viewership (in millions) 8.17[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 2.9/7
Episode Chronology
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Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep is the second episode of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.


Racing to avoid elimination, four teams conduct a mad dash in 4x4's across the desert where frustration and anger boil over and alliance are shattered.

One team's daring attempts to outsmart the competition fall drastically when a chanced flight is delayed.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Mirador Cotopaxi are as follows:

  1. Rob & Amber (7:42 am)
  2. Oswald & Danny (7:53 am)
  3. Teri & Ian (8:17 am)
  4. Eric & Danielle (8:24 am)
  5. Joe & Bill (8:25 am)
  6. Dustin & Kandice (8:34 am)
  7. Uchenna & Joyce (8:35 am)
  8. Charla & Mirna (8:50 am)
  9. David & Mary (8:51 am)
  10. Kevin & Drew (9:44 am)

Teams must fly to Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival, they must find Codelco Corporate Headquarters to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to enter the ground floor boardroom and search the boardroom for letters of the alphabet that were on display. Teams needed to figure out that the majority of the letters when unscrambled would spell out one of the ten destinations inscribed on the plaques hanging on the wall. When they think they solved the puzzle, which was Chuquicamata, they had to show their answer to the security guard who would hand them their next clue if they were correct.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must fly to Calama. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to the Chuquicamata copper mine to find their next clue.

Choice A: By Hand
Teams must choose one of the two-ton tires on one of the mine's massive dump trucks. They would have to properly align the bolts and washers on the tire and properly secure them. Once their work was approved by a judge, they would get their next clue.

Charla & Mirna, David & Mary, Dustin & Kandice, Eric & Danielle, Kevin & Drew, Oswald & Danny, Teri & Ian, and Uchenna & Joyce chose this task.

Choice B: By Machine
Teams must use a front-end loader to transfer a pile of gravel from one post to another. Each team member would have to drive the vehicle at least once. When all of the gravel was transferred, teams would get their next clue.

Joe & Bill and Rob & Amber chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves through Valle de la Luna toward Valle de la Muerte to check in.

For coming in first, Rob & Amber won an off-road motorcycle for each member.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
 1st place 
Rob & Amber
 2nd place 
Oswald & Danny
Best Friends
 3rd place 
Joe & Bill
Life Partners
 4th place 
Eric & Danielle
 5th place 
Uchenna & Joyce
 6th place 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens
 7th place 
Teri & Ian
Married Parents
 8th place 
Charla & Mirna
 9th place 
David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife
Kevin & Drew
Lifelong Friends



  • Jace Lacob at Televisionary (02/26/2007): "A Miserable Thing, This Race: Rob and Amber Maintain Their Lead"
  • Lyn Jensen at RealityTV Fans (08/26/2014): "The Amazing Race: Flashback to Season 11's 2nd Leg"