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Marc & Rovilson
RovilsonMarc
Team Profile
Members Marc Nelson
Rovilson Fernandez
Age 31 (Marc)
41 (Rovilson)
Hometown Philippines
Relation Best buddies

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 8
Placement 3rd
Average Position 1.58
Roadblock Count Marc: 6
Rovilson: 6
Countries raced Flag of Singapore Flag of the Philippines Flag of Hong Kong Flag of New Zealand Flag of Japan
Flag of South Korea Flag of Germany Flag of the Czech Republic Flag of Hungary Flag of South Africa.svg
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Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez are a team of Best Buddies on the 2nd season of The Amazing Race Asia.

Profile

Marc

  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Philippines

Rovilson

  • Age: 41
  • Hometown: Philippines

No Amazing Race show can be without its hunk factor and that is where Marc and Rovilson from the Philippines come in. This is one team with the two flamboyant individuals, who dish out a mixture of comedy and ego with a ton of sass. Both TV hosts by day, Rovilson also works as a magazine editor while Marc is a model, whose face, and rather well toned body, has graced the cover of many magazines. From the get-go, the combination of Marc and Rovilson, is a potent mixture that cannot be taken seriously. Otherwise, you will miss out on the constant ribbing dished out by the friends of four years, as they lovingly slam each other with put down and insults, all in the name of friendship.


Even before the race, Rovilson is very sure that his Aussie buddy will do something disappointing during the competition while Marc is deathly afraid that his American friend will show his true nature in the competition, which happens to be constantly late for everything. "But I've learned to accept him as a friend, even with his faults. Plus, I tell him to turn up an hour before he actually needs to be there," Marc quips. At the same time, Rovilson happily describes his friend as someone who lets his female co-host do all the dirty work on television, and also hosts beauty pageants for a living. Such is the basis of a friendship that started with a mutual friend 4 years ago, which showed both men that they were not that different, as both love a good laugh, and share an equally wicked sense of humor. So what exactly is the biggest difference between them both?


As Marc puts it with a straight face, "I've got hair." Marc is looking forward to the joy of hamming it up with his buddy on screen, and challenging themselves to win. In fact, this is his main reason for competing on the show. "We are the most competitive when we are giving each other a hard time," he points out, subtly revealing that it is not purely about the fun and games when it comes to the top prize. So, given their sharp wit, outgoing personality and an ability to dish out as well as they can take, who is the better TV host between the two of them? A laughing Marc believes he has that title in the bag. Pointing to his partner, "Even if I have to lug your lazy fat arse all over television, people will get to see who the best TV host is." A sly Rovilson counters, "As long as you promise not to bring your stunt double." And Rovilson makes this promise to viewers of the show, "We promise you the most animated, exciting, lovable, huggable and most fun team on The Amazing Race Asia."

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Race History

Marc & Rovilson's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Singapore → The Philippines Dare / Stair No Roadblock 2 of 10
2 2 The Philippines Heel / Wheel Marc 1 of 10
3 3 The Philippines → Hong Kong → New Zealand Wall / Waka Rovilson 1 of 9
4 4 New Zealand Flax / Sticks Marc 1 of 8
5 5 New Zealand → Japan → South Korea You Cart It / You Catch It Rovilson 2 of 7 [1]
6 Slither / Deliver Marc 1 of 7
7 6 South Korea Too Ho / Too Heavy Rovilson 1 of 6
8 7 South Korea → Germany → Czech Republic Bow / Blow Marc 1 of 6
9 8 Czech Republic Roll / Snap Rovilson 1 of 6
10 9 Czech Republic → Hungary Pitch / Pull Marc 2 of 5
11 10 Hungary Say It / Play It Rovilson 2 of 5>
12 11 Hungary → South Africa In One End / Out the Other Marc 1 of 4
13 12 South Africa → Singapore Search / Sound Rovilson 3 of 3
Average 1.46
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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

Notes:
1: Leg 5 is a double-length leg with two Roadblocks and two Detours, shown over two episodes.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First all-male team to represent the Philippines.
  • Hold the record for winning the most legs in a single race with 8 leg wins. (Tied with Rachel & Dave)
    • Most legs won by a non-winning team.
  • Highest average placing team, 1.46

Asia

  • Most consecutive legs won, 4.
  • First team from the Philippines to reach the final three.
  • First all-male team to reach the finale three
  • First all-male team to finish 3rd.

Post-Race Life

Social Media Profiles

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