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Liz & Marie
LizMarie
Team Profile
Members Liz Canavan
Marie Canavan
Age 24
Hometown Deerfield, Illinois
Relation Twins
Occupation Marketing Assistant (Liz)
Soul Searching (Marie)

The Amazing Race 19

Legs Competed 5
Legs Won 0
Placement 8th
Average Position 7.80
Roadblock Count Liz: 2
Marie: 4
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Taiwan Flag of Indonesia 150px-Flag of Thailand.svg
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Liz Canavan and Marie Canavan are a team of Twins on the 19th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Liz

  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Deerfield, Ill. 
  • Connection to your teammate: Twin sister 
  • Current occupation: Marketing assistant 
  • Describe what you do: I just graduated from the University of Kentucky and I'm working as a marketing assistant at the Great American Group. 
  • How will these skills help you win The Race? Even though I am at a weird stage in my life and have no idea what I want to do, I feel that I have the confidence to do anything I want. 
  • Three words to describe you: Outgoing, adventurous, ambitious 
  • Favorite hobbies: Swimming, hanging out with friends and living life to the fullest  
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Kate Hudson 
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Charlize Theron
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Graduating college from the University of Kentucky 
  • What scares you most about traveling? I have no fears. The worst thing has already happened to me, the passing of my Dad. 
  • What excites you most about traveling? I love experiencing new things, different cultures and the different ways people live has always been a curiosity of mine. 
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are so close that we tend to pick out each other's faults. We need to work on not fighting so much. 
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: She is very bossy and tells me what to do all the time. Plus, she always thinks she's right. 
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I have always wanted to go to South Africa. I've heard it is a beautiful place. 
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I hope that we stop bickering so much and learn to deal with each other's faults. 

Marie

  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Deerfield, Ill. 
  • Connection to your teammate: Twin sister 
  • Current occupation: Soul searching 
  • Describe what you do: I am a college graduate living my quarter-life crisis, but enjoying life and job hunting.  
  • How will these skills help you win The Race? Because I'm looking for an adventure and I have a lot of ambition.
  • Three words to describe you: Compassionate, ambitious and logical. 
  • Favorite hobbies: Going out with friends, walking around Chicago with a cup of coffee and reading. 
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Kate Hudson 
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Anne Hathaway 
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Graduating college from the University of Kentucky and saving lives on the beach when I lifeguarded. 
  • What scares you most about traveling? Not being able to communicate with people because of language barriers. 
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing different parts of the world and learning about their history and cultures. I'm a history nerd. 
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Liz needs to think through things with her brain before reacting to a situation. This is a constant issue we fight about.  
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: She relies on me to do everything that is important and make all the difficult decisions. 
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Egypt, because it blows my mind how they built the pyramids. Their history and culture is fascinating to me. 
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain more of an understanding of how my twin operates, and how the heck we are going to function as a team in The Race.

The Amazing Race 19

Race History

Liz & Marie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Taiwan No Detour Liz 10 of 11
2 2 Taiwan → Indonesia Shake Your Money Maker / Be a Ticket Taker Marie 5 of 11 [1]
3 3 Indonesia Rice Field / Grass Fed Marie 8 of 9
4 4 Indonesia → Thailand Coral Reconstruction / Beach Preparation Marie 8 of 8
5 5 Thailand No Detour Marie 8 of 8 [2]
Liz
Average 7.80
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
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
H This team was penalized with a "Hazard"

Notes:
1: Liz & Marie were the 2nd team to arrive, but were forced to return to the 'Aisyiyah Orphanage, as they failed to donate all of their money to the orphanage, before they could check in. This dropped them to 5th place.
2: Leg 5 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race Life

  • In 2013, the twins moved to New York City for radio gigs.[2][3]

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Rachel Aretakis at Kentucky Kernel (09/22/2011): "Q&A with 'Amazing Race' contestants, UK grads"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/24/2011): "Elimination Interview: Liz & Marie"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (10/24/2011): "Our Cabbie Ripped Us Off"
  • Amanda A. Hamilton at at Manchester TV Examiner (11/06/2015): "Crying never an option for eliminees Liz and Marie"
  • Digital Spy (10/25/2011): "We knew we couldn't catch up"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/25/2011): "Exclusive - Liz Canavan and Marie Canavan talk The Amazing Race"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (10/25/2011): "The Amazing Race 19: Exclusive Interview with Liz Canavan"
  • Reg Seeton at The Deadbolt (10/25/2011): "The Amazing Race with Twin Liz Canavan
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (10/26/2011): "Wonder Twin powers activate for the latest 'Race' exit interview"

References

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