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Mel & Mike

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Relationship Father/Son
Teammates Mel White
Mike White

Season 14
Place 6th
Average Age 53
Average Placing 3.57

Season Unfinished Business
Place 10th
Average Age 55
Average Placing 8

Mel White and Mike White are a Father/Son team on the 14th season of The Amazing Race and the Unfinished Business season of The Amazing Race.

TeamEdit

MelEdit

  • Age: 68 (Season 14), 70 (Unfinished Business)
  • Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

MikeEdit

  • Age: 38 (Season 14), 40 (Unfinished Business)
  • Hometown: Santa Monica, California

CBS BiographyEdit

Mike and Mel had a pretty typical family life until Mike was 11 years old, which is when Mel told the family that he was gay. Mel and Mike’s mother remained married until Mike and his sister, Erinn, went to college. Mel is now married to his life partner of 27 years, Gary Nixon.

Mike works as a writer, director and actor in Los Angeles. His writing credits include the feature films "Nacho Libre" and "School of Rock," in which he also starred opposite Jack Black and Sarah Silverman, as well as the television series "Pasadena." Mike and Mel are eager to spend some quality time racing around the globe. Mike describes himself as entertaining, thoughtful and “ridiculously pale.” These two might not be the most physical team on the Race, but they’ll surely compensate with their wit and communication skills.

Mel, a gay-rights activist, has worked as a writer, professor, filmmaker and a pastor and is eager to have a once in a lifetime experience with his youngest child. He’s confident that his people skills will give him an advantage over some of the other Racers. He describes himself as energetic, caring and passionate and enjoys scuba diving and racquetball. When asked who he would model his style of game play after, he pointed to Season 7 winners Uchenna and Joyce, while Mike will model his game play after the "never say die" attitude of Charla & Mirna.

Mike and Mel are well-traveled, opinionated and huge fans of the Race.

Season 14Edit

  • Leg 1: 4th
  • Leg 2: 2nd
  • Leg 3: 1st
  • Leg 4: 6th
  • Leg 5: 4th
  • Leg 6: 2nd
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Mel & Mike were eliminated from the race in 6th place.

  • Leg 7: 6th (Eliminated)


Unfinished BusinessEdit

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Unfinished Business intro cap

  • Leg 1: 9th
  • Leg 2: 6th
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Mel & Mike were eliminated from the race in 10th Place after suffering from hypothermia at the Detour.

  • Leg 3: 10th (Eliminated)


Memorable MomentsEdit

Season 14Edit

  • Eliminated because the cab driver took them to the wrong place in Thailand.

Unfinished BusinessEdit

  • Eliminated when they had a hard time at the Detour and the cold temperature took its toll on them.

RecordsEdit

FranchiseEdit

  • Oldest male team ever, 55.
  • Oldest family team, 55.
  • Oldest parent/child team in the history of the race, 55.
  • Oldest parent/child team to win a leg, 53.
  • Oldest male team to win a leg, 53.
  • Highest average placing team with an age average of over 50, 3.57
  • Highest finish by a team with an age average of over 50, 6th place (tied with Joe & Bill).
  • Oldest team to win a leg and come in 6th, 53.
  • Lowest average placing male team who won a leg and be the 6th team to be eliminated, 3.57
  • Oldest team to win a leg and be the 6th team to be eliminated, 53.
  • Oldest male team to finish in 10th place, 55.
  • Oldest male team to be the 2nd team to be eliminated, 55.
  • Lowest finish by a father/son team, 10th place (tied with Dennis & Andrew).
  • Mike, oldest child in a parent/child team, 40.

AmericanEdit

  • Mel, age 70, the oldest male contestant on the show.
  • Highest average placing male team who came in 6th, 3.57
  • Highest average placing male team who won a leg and come in 6th, 3.57
  • Highest average placing male team with one leg won in a career, 3.57
  • Highest average placing male team who were the 6th team to be eliminated, 3.57
  • Only male team to win a leg and come in 6th.
  • Highest average placing father/son team, 3.57
  • Only male team to win a leg and be the 6th team to be eliminated.
  • Highest average placing male team who came in 10th, 8.33
  • Highest average placing male team who came in 10th without winning any leg, 8.33
  • Mike, first bisexual contestant.
  • First team to be eliminated in Japan.

Season 14Edit

  • Oldest team, 53.
  • Oldest team who did not earn a spot in the final three, 53.
  • Highest average placing male team, 3.57
  • Only male team to win a leg.
  • Highest average placing team who didn't earn a spot in the final three, 3.57
  • First male team to be eliminated.

Unfinished BusinessEdit

  • Oldest team, 55.

TriviaEdit

External linksEdit




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