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Dennis & Isabelle
DennisIsabelle
Team Profile
Members Dennis Hour
Isabelle Du
Age 30 (Dennis)
28 (Isabelle)
Hometown Tustin, California
Relation Newly Dating
Occupation Financial Accounting (Dennis)
Model (Isabelle)
Hashtag #TheDatingCouple

The Amazing Race 25

Legs Competed 2
Legs Won 0
Placement 10th
Average Position 8.50
Roadblock Count Dennis: 1
Isabelle: 0
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Dennis Hour and Isabelle Du are a Newly Dating team on the 25th season of The Amazing Race.

They came into the season having extensively studied up on and prepared for the Race. However, they struggled with the current during the punting task, dropping them to last and eliminating them in 10th Place.

Profile

Dennis

  • Name: Dennis Hour
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Tustin, California
  • Connection to your teammate: Boyfriend
  • Current occupation: Financial Accounting
  • Describe what you do: I work for an e-commerce technology company based in Los Angeles and my role is in financial planning and analysis.
  • 3 words to describe you: Electrifying, practical and eager.
  • Favorite hobbies: Photography, cooking (I like to wing it in the kitchen and create my own flavors) and Isabelle Du.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? For an immigrant Cambodian kid, graduating from college and getting this far in my career is a huge accomplishment.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Short Round from "Indiana Jones." I love a good adventure.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Lucy Ricardo from "I Love Lucy." Isabelle is always up to something.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Being robbed and stranded.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Sounds strange, but I like airports and plane rides. And then when I get to my destination, it's trying the local food.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: The biggest challenge Isabelle and I face is the way we speak to one another. I may think she's copping attitude or yelling at me while she may think she's just talking normally and vice versa with me. This is where our communication wave breaks. We have been dealing with this since day one of our relationship and it could cause some serious issues on the Race.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: My biggest pet peeve with Isabelle is that she won't take initiative in helping around the house. I have to constantly ask her to pick up after herself or fold the laundry. And then she'll complain that I bug her too much.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to travel to Tokyo because of how busy the city can be. I would love to experience the Japanese cuisines. I just want to get lost in it all.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to see the world with Isabelle! After this race hopefully we will know if we are ready to take our relationship to the next level.

Isabelle

  • Name: Isabelle Du
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Tustin, California
  • Connection to your teammate: Girlfriend
  • Current occupation: Model
  • Describe what you do: As a model, I've lived and worked abroad for four years in Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Some of my past work has included FHM, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Tresemme, Wet Seal and Mossimo.
  • 3 words to describe you: Adaptable, spontaneous and indecisive.
  • Favorite hobbies: Karaoking, ebaying and swimming.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? It was a dream come true to model abroad because I never got a chance to study abroad during college. When the opportunity came, I didn't think twice about it and jumped right in. I learned so much about myself by being on my own and away from everything I've ever known.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? I've never actually seen the show but Dennis always says that I remind him of Lucy from "I Love Lucy."
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Ross Geller from "Friends."
  • What scares you most about traveling? For the most part, traveling doesn't scare me. If I could do one thing for the rest of my life, it would be to travel. However, I can admit that I'm slightly concerned that I won't know what the country's laws are and I'll get thrown into their jail for doing something that's so normal over here in the states. I should really reconsider watching episodes of "Locked Up Abroad."
  • What excites you most about traveling? It's a guaranteed adventure. I can't stand being at home because everyone has the same mundane updates about their lives. I want to do things that only a rare handful can do. Once you're in a new environment, new experiences are to be had, and even the crazy ones make good stories later.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Dennis likes to plan every little thing while I'm easygoing and carefree and will improvise things on a whim. He's not as spontaneous but he's open to the idea of it so long as I can convince him.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He constantly reminds me about how I don't do anything around the house, but it's a work in progress and I'm really working on it!
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? The Maldives is my #1 dream destination because every single photo I have seen of this place is heaven. I have to get there before it goes under water completely! And also, I can never say no to Vietnam. It's where my family is from, it's where I lived for four years and I have a very deep connection to it.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? My dream is to live all over the world. Not just traveling it, but LIVING all over it. And as unrealistic as that may sound to a lot of people, I know it's possible. I've had a taste of it and I want to live abroad again. I like having as few possessions as possible because I really think that's what weighs us down in life. Dennis has agreed that he'd be willing to go for it but sometimes I'm not sure if he's just saying that to appease me. He can be so calculative that I think it really holds him back from doing the "carpe diem" things in life. He doesn't even think we have that much stuff together while I think we have TOO much stuff. I want him to do "The Amazing Race" with me so he'll become more free-spirited and won't have to feel so calculated about living all over the world with me.

The Amazing Race 25

Race History

Dennis & Isabelle's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → U.S. Virgin Islands No Detour Dennis 7 of 11
2 2 U.S. Virgin Islands → United Kingdom About Face / Pancake Race No Roadblock 10 of 10
Average 8.50
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Post-Race

  • After the race, Dennis & Isabelle started a style blog together called My Boyfriend's Clothes.
  • Dennis Hour is currently the Director of Finance at Los Angeles base tech company, Onestop Internet Inc.
  • Dennis & Isabelle appeared on The Price is Right for a The Amazing Race special that aired on May 25, 2016. However, they did not compete themselves.[1]
  • Dennis and Isabelle are now engaged as of August 2016.

Interviews

  • Peter Larsen at The Orange County Register (09/24/2014): "O.C.'s Amazing Race couple talk dating, how the show starts, but not how it ends"
  • Gordon Holmes at Xfinity.com (10/06/2014): "We Didn't Pee in the Boat and We Didn't Quit"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (10/06/2014): "We Didn't Over-Prepare"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/06/2014): "Elimination Interview: Dennis and Isabelle"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/07/2014): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race couple Isabelle Du and Dennis Hour talk" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Sheri Block at CTV.ca (10/10/2014): "Preparation couldn't save Dennis and Isabelle from elimination"
  • James Wellington, Jessica Caroll & Justin Nichols on AfterBuzz TV (10/27/2014): "The Amazing Race After Show with Dennis Hour & Isabelle Du, S25 E5"
  • Georgina Bridger at The Panther (12/16/2014): "Alumni couple competes on The Amazing Race"

Trivia

  • First team of Southeast Asian decent in the American version.
  • Dennis is the first Cambodian-American contestant.
  • Isabelle is the first Vietnamese-American contestant.

Social Media Profiles

References

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