|Gino & Jesse|
|Members|| Gino Montani|
|Age|| 28 (Gino)|
|Occupation|| Works for the city of Hamilton (Gino)|
|Roadblock Count|| Gino: 6|
Gino Montani and Jesse Montani are a team of Brothers on the 3rd season of The Amazing Race Canada.
- Age: 28 (March 18, 1987)
- Occupation: Works for the city of Hamilton
- Current City: Hamilton
- Hometown: Hamilton
- Strengths: Strong, smart, and determined.
- Fears/ Phobias: Afraid of failure
- Favorite Travel Destination: Barcelona, Spain
- Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Instead of text messaging 'ok' Jesse sends 'kk'. Drives me crazy!"
- Age: 25 (November 22, 1989)
- Occupation: Steelworker
- Current City: Hamilton
- Hometown: Hamilton
- Strengths: Coordinated, athletic, and problem solver.
- Fears/ Phobias: Snakes
- Favorite Travel Destination: Las Vegas
- Pet Peeve about Teammate: "90% of the time Gino falls asleep during a movie."
Gino and Jesse are athletic, Italian brothers who bring their resilient confidence and determination to the race. Being raised by a single mother made them close-knit siblings because they had each other to lean on. Their mother was their role model growing up and taught them to work hard and live a positive life, making them true momma boys at heart.
The Montani brothers do everything together, whether it's playing hockey, lifting weights at the gym, or spending time with friends.
Gino graduated from Brock University with a degree in Geography, which he believes will be a major asset on the race. Jesse attended McMaster University on a football scholarship, but had to give up his dream of a professional football career after a hand injury. He is currently working at a steel mill and simultaneously pursuing a career in firefighting.
Winning THE AMAZING RACE CANADA would allow the brothers to buy a cottage, a few toys like motorcycles and ATVs, and most importantly, take their family on a nice vacation.
- Motto: "Losing is NOT an Option."
- Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2: Jet & Dave
- What would your team walk-on song be? "Save the World" by Swedish House Mafia
- What fruit or vegetable matches your personality and why?
- Gino: Pineapple - hard/rough exterior and sweet/colourful interior.
- Jesse: Peach - full of Flavour and liked by everyone.
- If your life was being made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?
- Gino: Brad Pitt
- Jesse: Tom Hardy
- What's in your backpack? Clothes, shoes, flashlight, toiletries bag, calculator, pen, paper, protein, identification. (Jesse)
- What's your must-have item of clothing? A nicely fitted T. (Jesse)
- What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? My barber - nothing better than a fresh cut. (Jesse)
- How did you train for the race? Went to the gym daily, re-watched 'The Amazing Race Canada' Seasons 1 and 2, maintained a clean diet, studied Canadian maps, currency, politics, etc., worked with Jesse on different memorization tactics. (Gino)
- How did you choose your team colour? We chose Azzurri Blue (Italy's Colour). (Gino)
- What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? My smartphone. It has so many apps and gadgets that would help on the race. (Gino)
The Amazing Race Canada 3
|Gino & Jesse's Race History|
|1||1||Quebec → Ontario||No Detour||Jesse||1 of 12|||
|2||2||Ontario → Chile||Motion / Emotion||Gino||10 of 11|
|3||3||Chile → Argentina||Dance / Dine||Jesse||2 of 10|
|4||4||Argentina → Nova Scotia||Bubbles / Suds||Jesse||7 of 9|
|5||5||Nova Scotia → Quebec||Ride It / Pull It||Gino||1 of 8⊂|
|6||6||Quebec → Ontario||Used Fast Forward||1 of 8►|
|7||7||Ontario → Saskatchewan||Nimitook / Mikwap||Jesse||2 of 7|
|8||8||Saskatchewan → India||Tuck / Roll||Gino||5 of 6|
|9||9||India||Slam It / Spice It||Gino||2 of 5|
|10||10||India → British Columbia||Brains / Brawn||Jesse||1 of 5⊂|
|11||11||British Columbia → Alberta||Paper / Plastic||Jesse||3 of 4|
|12||12||Alberta → British Columbia||No Detour||Gino||1 of 3|||
1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Leg 12 also featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
- First team to use the U-turn multiple times.
- First winning team to win a leg prior to crossing the Finish Line first.
- First team to win the first leg and also went on to win the race.
- First team to not be awarded the Express Pass for coming first on the first leg.
- First all-male team to win the Fast Forward.
- Most legs won by an all-male team with 5.
- Highest-average placing for an all-male team at 3.00, (tied with Nick & Matt).
- Samantha Payne on 95.3 Fresh Radio (06/24/2015): "Gino and Jesse Montani on AMAZING RACE CANADA"
- Marci Ien on Canada AM (09/24/2015): "The race is over, and the winner is...?"
- Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (09/24/2015): "Amazing Race Canada winners have no regrets, plenty of travel plans"
- Cassandra Szklarski at The Star (09/24/2015): "Amazing Race Canada winners to embark on new adventures"
- Amber Dowling at TheLoop.ca (09/24/2015): "What went right: The Amazing Race winners, Gino and Jesse"
- Jeevan Brar at The TV Watercooler (09/24/2015): "Gino & Jesse win the third season of The Amazing Race Canada!"
- Greg David at TV, eh?: What's Up in Canadian Television (09/25/2015): "Interview: Amazing Race Canada Winners Give Tips to Wannabe Racers"
- Gordon L Gale & Wayne Arthurson at TARCA with Gord and Wayne (09/26/2015): "Gino and Jesse, Amazing Race Canada Season 3 Winners"
- Kelly Townsend at The TV Junkies (09/29/2015): "The Amazing Race Canada Winners Share Their Best and Worst Moments"
Social Media Profiles
- Gino's Twitter: @g_montani
- Gino's Facebook: /gino.montani
- Jesse's YouTube Channel: /montani7
- Jesse's Twitter: @jessemontani
- Jesse's Facebook: /jessemontani
|The Amazing Race Canada 3 Teams|