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John Vito & Jill

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Team Profile
Members John Vito Pietanza
Jill Aquilino
Birth Dates (1974-08-03) August 3, 1974 (age 42) (John Vito)
(1977-11-13) November 13, 1977 (age 39) (Jill)
Hometown New York City, NY
Relation Dating (Season 3)
Formerly Dating (All-Stars)
Occupation Bond trader (John Vito)
Business consultant; product controller (Jill)

The Amazing Race 3

Legs Competed 10
Legs Won 1
Placement 5th
Average Position 4.80
Roadblock Count John Vito: 5
Jill: 3
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain
Flag of Morocco Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Switzerland Flag of Malaysia
Flag of Singapore

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007)

Legs Competed 1
Legs Won 0
Placement 11th
Average Position 11.00
Roadblock Count John Vito: 0
Jill: 0
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Ecuador
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John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino are a Dating team on the 3rd season of The Amazing Race, and a Formerly Dating team on the first all-star season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Season 3

John Vito, 28, a Government Bond Trader, and Jill, 24, a business consultant with Cap Gemini Ernest and Young, are both originally from Staten Island, New York. John Vito still lives there, but Jill currently resides in Manhattan. They met three years ago after a group of their friends spent many late summer nights hanging out and going to night clubs. They have been romantically involved for almost a year.

The tragic events of September 11 personally and deeply affected both John Vito and Jill. Her older brother F.T., who was also John Vito's best friend, was working on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center as a Vice President for Cantor Fitzgerald. Jill had applied for the show's first installment with her brother, and after her devastating loss she decided to reapply in tribute to his memory. "After losing him on 9/11, I felt I should apply for the show again, and this time, who should be a better runner up than his best friend?" Their motto is to live life to the fullest, and as John Vito says, "the opportunity of traveling the world with Jill is the greatest reward."

Jill describes herself as spontaneous, intelligent and sensitive, while John Vito describes himself as detail-oriented, decisive and organized. They both love physical activities and spending time with their family and friends. Jill is most looking forward to leaving behind the day-to-day routines of life, her cell phone and email. John Vito is excited to learn about different cultures and people.

They feel that their combination of wits and brawn will help land them the coveted prize of $1 million. Her birth date is November 13. His birth date is August 3.

All-Stars (2007)

Season 3's John Vito and Jill are back for another chance at winning the million dollar prize. What's different this time around? These former lovebirds are no longer romantically involved. Changing the dynamic of their relationship allows them to focus all of their efforts on running the best Race possible. Both individuals are fierce competitors and know they have the skills and experience necessary to win.

John Vito, a trader in New York City, and Jill, a product controller, both originally from Staten Island, New York, currently reside in Manhattan. Jill describes herself as spontaneous, intelligent and sensitive, while John Vito describes himself as detail-oriented, decisive and organized. They both love physical activities and spending time with their family and friends.

Both John Vito and Jill share the tragic memory from the loss of Jill's older brother F.T., who was also John Vito's best friend. F.T. was working on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center as a Vice President for Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2001. Jill had originally applied for the show's first installment with her brother, and after her devastating loss she decided to reapply in tribute to his memory and ran the Race in Season 3 with his best friend John Vito.

This time around they mean business and are back to prove that that they can Race with the best of them. Both are driven, competitive and motivated. They feel that this combination along with their wits and brawn will help land them the coveted prize of $1 million.

The Amazing Race 3

Race History

John Vito & Jill's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Mexico Wings / Wheels No Roadblock 5 of 12
2 2 Mexico Man Power / Horse Power John Vito 7 of 11 [1]
3 3 Mexico → United Kingdom Punt / Bike Jill 7 of 10
4 4 United Kingdom → Portugal Old School / New School John Vito 6 of 9
5 5 Portugal → Spain → Morocco Ropes / Slopes John Vito 4 of 8
6 6 Morocco Now You See It / Now You Don't Jill 5 of 7
7 7 Morocco → Germany → Austria → Germany Sled / Skate Jill 3 of 6
8 8 Germany → Switzerland Count the Money / Run the Numbers John Vito 5 of 5
9 9 Switzerland Used Fast Forward 1 of 5
10 Switzerland → Malaysia → Singapore Dry / Wet John Vito 5 of 5
Average 4.80
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





Notes:
1:
John Vito & Jill attempted Horse Power for the Detour before switching to Man Power.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007)

Race History

John Vito & Jill's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ecuador Wrangle It / Recover It No Roadblock 11 of 11
Average 11.00
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





Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First co-ed team to switch Detours.
  • First team to be eliminated in Singapore.
  • First team to be eliminated in Ecuador.

Other

  • Only couple to have broken up after competing their first time to return for a second time.
  • Only team of exes to complete on a returning players season.
  • First team eliminated on a returning players season.
  • First team to be eliminated twice in their career.

Post-Race Life

  • In post-game interviews after All-Stars, John Vito and Jill stated they had broken up a couple of years prior to returning.
    • They never started dating again after All-Stars but remain friends.
  • Jill is now married to David Walton.
    • In September 2013, she gave birth to their first child - son Maddox.

Interviews

Season 3

  • Donna Petrozzello at New York Daily News (09/09/2002): "Path to reality show 'Amazing' & tragic"
  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/05/2002): "Jill And John Vito Lost And Out
  • FansOfRealityTV (12/05/2002): "Our Interview with John Vito & Jill"
  • Phil Kural at RealityNewsOnline (01/09/2003): "The Amazing 3: Interview with John Vito & Jill"

All-Stars (Season 11)

  • Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (02/20/2007): "INTERVIEW: John Vito and Jill talk about their 'Amazing' adventure"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (02/20/2007): "Exclusive Interview: John Vito & Jill, First Team Elminated on The Amazing Race All-Stars"
  • Eric Goldman at IGN (02/21/2007): "Amazing Race: All-Stars Interview: John Vito and Jill"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff on RealityNewsOnline (02/21/2007): "We Gave It Our All"

Social Media Profies

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