|Kelsey & Joey|
|Members|| Kelsey Gerckens|
|Hometown|| Ventura, California (Kelsey)|
Santa Barbara, California (Joey)
|Relation||Dating News Anchors|
|Occupation|| News Reporter At KEYT-TV (Kelsey)|
News Anchor (Joey)
|Roadblock Count|| Kelsey: 6|
|Countries raced|| |
- Age: 25
- Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
- Connection to your teammate: Dating/co-worker
- Current occupation: News reporter at KEYT-TV
- Describe what you do: I report and anchor the local news in Santa Barbara and Ventura County. I cover breaking news live on air and turn in daily news stories. I do everything from interviewing to filming, writing and editing.
- 3 words to describe you: Adventure seeker, competitive and over-achiever.
- Favorite hobbies: Travelling, scuba diving and food & wine tasting.
- What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Graduating college early and landing my dream job as a reporter.
- What famous person reminds you of yourself? Cameron Diaz - fun, outgoing, silly and loves to dance.
- What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Michael Strahan - similar personality, loves sports and hilarious.
- What scares you most about traveling? Being in a violent situation where I am unsafe, and driving on the other side of the road.
- What excites you most about traveling? Doing things I have never done before, experiencing different cultures and seeing magnificent things with my own eyes.
- Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Patience, Joey loses his patience very quickly. When he loses his patience, he gets really short. I hope he will learn to listen to me and keep his cool.
- Pet peeve about your teammate: He is always watching sports. TV is always on sports and he won't let me change the channel.
- What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Paris because I've never been and I would love to see the Eiffel tower. I think it's romantic. Also, Germany because it looks like a fun party country and Spain because there is so much culture and tradition.
- What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope Joey and I will realize if we are meant to be together. We are a great "dating" couple, but is it more than that? Should we get married? I hope we can answer that question as we experience the race together.
- Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @KelseyGerckens
- Age: 26
- Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif (Currently lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.)
- Connection to your teammate: Dating/co-worker
- Current occupation: News anchor
- Describe what you do: I'm the morning news anchor for KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara. Bringing headlines, breaking news and what's happening around town to the community.
- 3 words to describe you: Funny, street-smart and quick.
- Favorite hobbies: Golf, reading and working out.
- What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? At 26, I'm at a great place in my career and worked very hard to get here.
- What famous person reminds you of yourself? Steve Jobs. I love Apple.
- What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Candice Swanepoel
- What scares you most about traveling? Ebola and terrorism.
- What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the world, trying new foods and exploring.
- Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Patience. I have a problem not getting what I want, immediately.
- Pet peeve about your teammate: Kelsey takes a long time to get ready when going out.
- What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Italy because my father's family is from there and I love the food.
- What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? We've been dating for a year and I'm in love with this girl! The Amazing Race will allow us to experience more amazing times together.
- Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @Joey_Buttitta
The Amazing Race 27
|Kelsey & Joey's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Sand / Sidewalk||No Roadblock||8 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil → Argentina||Cartoneros / Fleteros||Kelsey||7 of 10|
|3||3||Argentina||Horse / Carriage||Joey||3 of 9|
|4||4||Argentina → Zambia → Zimbabwe||Co-Op / Croquet||Kelsey||4 of 8|
|5||5||Zimbabwe||Crocs / Canoes||Kelsey||4 of 8|
|6||6||Zimbabwe → France||Drops Mic / Bust a Crab||Joey||3 of 7|||
|7||7||France → The Netherlands||Ship / Skip||Joey||2 of 7|
|8||8||The Netherlands → Poland||Mine / Music||Kelsey||2 of 6|
|9||9||Poland → India||Cans / Candy||Joey||2 of 6⊂|
|10||10||India||Bring the Groom / Bring the Fun||Joey||2 of 5|
|11||11||India → Hong Kong → Macau||Sam's / Cells||Kelsey||2 of 4|
|12||12||Macau → United States||No Detour||Joey||1 of 3|
- Kelsey & Joey became engaged on December 16, 2015.
- Kelsey & Joey competed on a The Amazing Race Primetime Special edition of The Price is Right that aired on May 25, 2016. Kelsey & Joey, along with their contestant, Samantha, was unable to make it past Contestant's Row.
- Kelsey & Joey married on August 26, 2017.
- Both Kelsey & Joey are news reporters for KEYT-TV News Channel.
- Tied with Kisha & Jen for the highest average of a team who won the race without winning any previous legs at 3.33.
- Both Logan & Chris said that if they could run the race with a different partner, they would have chosen Kelsey.
- Jodi Walker at EW (12/12/2015): "How The Amazing Race winners finally ran their perfect leg"
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/14/2015): "Exclusive - The Amazing Race winners Kesley Gerckens & Joey Buttitta talk" [Parts 1 & 2 ]
- Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/14/2016): "Amazing Race 2015: Exit Interview with the Winners of Season 27"
- The Amazing Race Fans (Facebook Group) (12/15/2016): "TAR 27 Q&A"
- Sheri Block at eTalk.ca (12/17/2015): "Amazing Race winners Kelsey and Joey on getting the elusive first place (and beating Justin and Diana)"
- Nataly Tavidian, Desola Balogun, & Dan Babic on AfterBuzz TV (04/17/2017): "The Amazing Race After Show w/ oey Buttitta & Kelsey Gerckens, Season 29 Episode 3"
Social Media Profiles
- Kelsey & Joey's Facebook: /Kelsey-and-Joey-Amazing-Race-27-1661050387442826
- Kelsey's Twitter: @KelseyGerckens
- Kelsey's Facebook: /kelsey.gerckens
- Kelsey's Instagram: /@KelseyGerckens
- Kelsey's YouTube Channel: /UC8xDlaSA9CIV6O45k58IG6w
- Joey's Twitter: @Joey_Buttitta
- Joey's Facebook: /JoeyButtitta
- Joey's Instagram: /@Joey_Buttitta
- Joey's YouTube Channel: /joeybuttitta
- ↑ http://www.people.com/article/amazing-race-kelsey-gerckens-joey-buttitta-engaged
- ↑ https://parade.com/472671/joshwigler/survivor-big-brother-amazing-race-the-price-is-right-photos/
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuGBP4dUJ0
- ↑ https://twitter.com/KelseyGerckens/status/901503045040652288
- ↑ http://www.keyt.com/about/News-Team/17671438
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/photos/1005439/-thepaparazzi-reflect-on-their-adventures-during-the-amazing-race/99715/4-if-you-had-to-run-the-race-again-with-a-different-partner-from-season-27-who-would-it-be-/
|The Amazing Race 27 Teams|