|Kent & Vyxsin|
|Members|| Kynt Kaliber (formerly Kynt Cothron)|
|Age|| 21, 24 (Kent)|
29, 32 (Vyxsin)
|Occupation|| Waiters/Receptionists (Season 12)|
Print and Runway Models (Unfinished Business)
|Roadblock Count|| Kynt: 4|
|Countries raced|| |
|Roadblock Count|| Kent: 4|
|Countries raced|| |
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These best friends have been dating on and off for over three years. These purveyors of Goth pride themselves on keeping Louisville "weird." In their own hometown Kynt & Vyxsin are very active in their local scene, regularly hosting and acting as emcee at rock shows and club nights. The most difficult part of the Race will undoubtedly be keeping up their daily "make up" routine. Between the two of them Kynt & Vyxsin have collectively had their hair dyed 18 different colors. Fashion is a passion for these two.
Vyxsin claims that the biggest difference between the two is that she is very emotional while he is more reserved. She has been trying to get him to open up more and express his true feelings which she claims she's having success doing. Vyxsin describes herself as compassionate and theatrical and she works as a waiter at Ramsi's Cafe.
Kynt is a waiter at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant. Kynt describes himself as abstract, atypical and avant-garde He claims that the biggest difference between the two is that Vyxsin is more emotional while Kynt is more sarcastic. Both have also worked as receptionists at Kaleidoscope hair salon for several years.
Together they enjoy shopping, dancing and doing each other's hair/makeup. Besides a mirror Kynt & Vyxsin's favorite thing to stare into is their computer monitor as both are admittedly MySpace-addicts. Additionally they both enjoy roadtripping to Sci-Fi conventions across the country where as Kynt puts it, "They feel right at home surrounded by Storm Troopers and Wookies." Both have a dream of someday attending the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, which is the largest Goth/industrial music festival in the world.
Representing the "Goth" community in Louisville has embedded a strong sense of "us against the world" mentality in these two Racers. Therefore, don't look for them to fall apart when the chips are down, a trait that will undoubtedly be tested on the Race.
The Amazing Race 12
|Kynt & Vyxsin's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Ireland||No Detour||Vyxsin||2 of 11|
|2||2||Ireland → The Netherlands||Hoist It / Hunt It||Kynt||4 of 10|
|3||3||The Netherlands → Burkina Faso||Teach It / Learn It||Vyxsin||4 of 9|
|4||4||Burkina Faso||Shake Your Pan / Shake Your Booty||Vyxsin||5 of 8|
|5||5||Burkina Faso → Lithuania||Count Down / Step Up||Kynt||2 of 7|
|6||6||Lithuania → Croatia||Short & Long / Long & Short||Kynt||2 of 6|
|7||7||Croatia → Italy||Invention / Tradition||Vyxsin||5 of 5|
|8||8||Italy → India||Paste 'Em / Thread 'Em||Kynt||5 of 5⊂|||
1: Kynt & Vyxsin used their U-Turn power on Nicolas & Donald. However, Nicolas & Donald were actually ahead of them, thus the U-Turn had no effect.
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business
|Kent & Vyxsin's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Australia||No Detour||Vyxsin||10 of 11|
|2||2||Australia||Spirit World / Natural World||No Roadblock||7 of 11|
|3||3||Australia → Japan||Prayer of Purity / Frog of Luck||Kent||7 of 10|
|4||4||Japan → China||Hammer / Horn||Vyxsin||9 of 9|||
|5||5||China||Honor the Past / Embrace the Future||Kent||5 of 9⊂|||
|6||6||China → India||Hindu Art / Bengali Language||Kent||5 of 8|
|7||7||India||Feed the Fire / Feed the Buffalo||Kent||6 of 7|
|8||8||India → Austria||Long Hard Walk / Quick and Easy Meal||Vyxsin||3 of 6|
|9||9||Austria → Lichtenstein → Switzerland||Cheese / Wheeze||Vyxsin||3 of 6|
|10||10||Switzerland||Search / Rescue||Vyxsin||5 of 5|||
2: There was no mandatory rest period between Legs 4 and 5, as all teams were ordered to continue racing. Kent & Vyxsin did not have to face a Speed Bump during Leg 5, despite coming in last during Leg 4.
3: When Kent & Vyxsin finished Leg 4, they were issued a 30-minute penalty for failing to take the required flight from Tokyo-Narita to Kunming, to be served at the next Pit Stop. They arrived at the Leg 5 Pit Stop 4th; during their penalty Kisha & Jen checked in, dropping Kent & Vyxsin to 5th.
4: Kent & Vyxsin initially arrived 3rd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for taking a taxi instead of going on foot from the Roadblock to the Pit Stop as the clue had specified. Gary & Mallory and Zev & Justin, the only teams trailing Kent and Vyxsin at that point, checked in during the penalty time and Kent & Vyxsin were eliminated before the 30 minutes elapsed.
- In 2010, after the death of his father, Kent dropped the "y" from his name and returned to using an "e".=
- Kent & Vysxsin have had cameos on Bones and The Big Bang Theory.
- The couple applied for The Amazing Race Asia 3, but were rejected as the producers didn't want teams to face against an experienced team, and plus they did not reside in Asia, at the time.
- They had their audition video though shown on that Season's Special, Racers Revealed.
- First team to perform a speed bump after finishing last on a Non-elimination Leg.
- They had the honor of receiving "Most Fashionable Team Ever" title from Phil, upon their elimination.
- First team to use a U-Turn and be eliminated in the same leg.
- Second of five teams to finish in the same position in two seasons, 5th place (with Oswald & Danny, 4th, Margie & Luke, 8th, Leo & Jamal).
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/02/2008): "Exclusive Interview: Kynt & Vyxsin from The Amazing Race 12"
- People.com (01/02/2008): "Goths on Their Mistakes, Makeup"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (01/09/2008): "Our Main Asset was Each Other"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (01/10/2008): "Dating Goths Stay Upbeat to the End"
- Eric Goldman at IGN.com (01/10/2008): "The Goths tell us where they went wrong and why they wear pink."
- Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (05/02/2011): "The Globetrotters were very appalling"
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/03/2011): "Exclusive: Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala talk about The Amazing Race"
- Digital Spy (05/03/2011): "Kent & Vyxsin talk about the high and lows of The Amazing Race"
- Carla Patton at BuddyTV (05/05/2011): "The Globetrotters are Big Babies"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (05/09/2011): "When We Look Our Best, We Play Our Best"
Social Media Profiles
- KentKaliber's Twitter: @KentKaliber
- Kent's Facebook: /itsKentKaliber
- @MissVyxsin's Twitter: @Vyxsin
- Vyxsin's Facebook: /MissVyxsin
- Kent & Vyxsin's YouTube Channel: /kyntandvyxsin
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/cast/52948/
- ↑ http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20101222/COLUMNISTS1802/312220069/The+Buzz+%7C+Louisville+s+own+cover+stars
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GS8-zk_T60
- ↑ http://fangsbites.com/the-amazing-race-asia/interview-with-the-amazing-race-asia-executive-producer-michael-mckay.html
|The Amazing Race 12 Teams|
|The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business Teams|