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Jelani & Jenny
JelaniJenny
Team Profile
Members Jelani Roy
Jenny Wu
Age 32 (Jelani)
32 (Jenny)
Hometown New York, NY (Jelani)
Los Angeles, CA (Jenny)
Relation Blind Dating
Occupation Lawyer (Jelani)
Blogger/Lawyer (Jenny)
Hashtag #TheLegalTeam

The Amazing Race 26

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 2
Placement 2nd
Average Position 3.17
Roadblock Count Jelani: 6
Jenny: 5
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan 150px-Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Germany Flag of France.svg
Flag of Monaco Flag of Namibia Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Peru
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Jelani Roy and Jenny Wu are a Blind Dating Couple on the 26th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Jelani

  • Name: Jelani Roy
  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: New York, NY
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • Current occupation: Lawyer
  • Describe what you do: I currently have an equity interest in an internet startup where I negotiate deals with fortune 500 companies. I'm also a sports agent.
  • 3 words to describe you: Loyal, intelligent and fun.
  • Favorite hobbies: Playing/watching sports, cooking and bar hopping.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Passing the New York bar exam the first time I took it.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Nothing
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places and interacting with the people from there.
  • How many serious relationships have you been in? Three serious relationships.
  • What are your deal breakers in a relationship? They have to be compassionate.
  • What are the top 3 qualities you are looking for in a mate? Pretty, laid back and fun.
  • What are 3 turn offs or pet peeves in a mate? Smokers (but learn to tolerate it), being mean and high maintenance.
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi from Game of Thrones).
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? I get Taye Diggs a lot.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Antarctica, because it one of the few remaining mostly untouched places on earth.

Jenny

  • Name: Jenny Wu
  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Los Angeles
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • Current occupation: Blogger/lawyer
  • Describe what you do: As a blogger, I create content via my blog and other media platforms and work with fashion and beauty companies on digital collaboration and campaigns. As a lawyer, I'm creative, resourceful, observant, analytical and take calculated risks.
  • 3 words to describe you: Feisty, bubbly and adventurous.
  • Favorite hobbies: Photography, attending music festivals and hiking.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Coming to terms with who I am and what I want in life while letting go of my fear of being alone.
  • What scares you most about traveling? The one thing that scares me about traveling is not knowing if the next bathroom will just be a hole in the ground.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Getting lost and finding my way back.
  • How many serious relationships have you been in? Only one! I dated my high school sweetheart for 10 years before getting married. We recently got a divorce.
  • What are your deal breakers in a relationship? Selfishness, laziness, settling for the status quo and aversion to desserts.
  • What are the top 3 qualities you are looking for in a mate? Excellent banter skills, quick wit and a striking resemblance to Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • What are 3 turn offs or pet peeves in a mate? The losing trifecta is someone who doesn't have anything interesting to say, but can't stop talking about himself, and is devoid of any unique perspective.
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Leonardo DiCaprio
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Norma Jean Baker
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Turks and Caicos because I want to catch lobsters with my bare hands.

The Amazing Race 26

Race History

Jelani & Jenny's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan Syncing Steps / Samurai Sake No Roadblock 1 of 11
2 2 Japan Share / Chair Jelani 1 of 10
3 3 Japan → Thailand Ski / Tree No Roadblock 3 of 9
4 4 Thailand Water / Wheel Jelani 7 of 9
5 5 Thailand → Germany Stein / Stack Jenny 4 of 8
6 6 Germany → France → Monaco → France Don't Slack Off / Win By a Nose Jenny 5 of 7
7 7 France → Namibia Track / Pack Jelani 4 of 6
8 8 Namibia Work / Play Jelani 4 of 6ϵ [1]
9 9 Namibia → The Netherlands Soak / Shuffle Jenny 3 of 5
10 10 The Netherlands → Peru Mamas / Papas Jenny 2 of 5
11 11 Peru Shake Your Hips / Make Some Bricks Jelani 2 of 4
12 12 Peru → United States No Detour Jelani 2 of 4 [2]
Jenny
Average 3.17
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 that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
The team that found and won the Date Night ticket.

Notes:
1: Jelani & Jenny used their Express Pass to bypass the Play Detour option, before getting U-Turned.
2: Leg 12 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race Life

  • Jenny and boyfriend Michael were featured homebuyers on an episode of HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, first aired May 21, 2016.[1]
  • Jenny and Michael married in September 2016,[2] and welcomed their first child, a son, in November later that year.[3]

Trivia

Interviews

  • AsianBlackCouples.com (03/28/2015): "Jelani Roy and Jenny Wu – Blasian Couple Blind Dating On The Amazing Race"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (05/18/2015): "Amazing Race 2015 | Top 4 Exit Interviews"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (05/19/2015): "We Sucked at Taking Selfies"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (05/19/2015): "Race Runners Up Jenny and Jelani Bonded Over Their Blind Date Experience: Giving it their all until the end"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/20/2015): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race runner-up couple Jenny Wu and Jelani Roy dish on the season"
  • Lauren DuBois at Enstarz.com (05/21/2015): "Jenny & Jelani Admit That Selfies Cost Them $1 Million Prize"

Social Media Profiles

References

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