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Misti & Jim
MistiJim
Team Profile
Members Misti Raman
Jim Raman
Age 36 (Misti)
37 (Jim)
Hometown Columbia, South Carolina
Relation Married Dentists
Occupation Cosmetic Dentist (Misti)
Orthodontist (Jim)
Hashtag #TheDentists

The Amazing Race 25

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 5
Placement 2nd
Average Position 2.58
Roadblock Count Misti: 5
Jim: 5
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of the United States Virgin Islands Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Denmark Flag of Sweden
Flag of Morocco Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Malta Flag of Singapore Flag of the Philippines
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Misti Raman and Jim Raman are a Married Dentists team on the 25th season of The Amazing Race.

Jim boasted constantly about how he and Misti were not only going to dominate the Race, but were going to be the most dominant team in Race history. Though they came across as egotistical and stumbled occasionally over simple details and travel decisions, they lived up to that boasting and dominated most of Season 25, winning five legs and overshadowing the other teams in both the physical and mental tasks. The possession of the Save Pass also prevented other teams from targeting them for elimination. However, Misti fell behind Amy in the final Roadblock and they settled for second place.

Profile

Misti

  • Name: Misti Raman
  • Age: 36
  • Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
  • Connection to your teammate: Married
  • Current occupation: Cosmetic Dentist
  • Describe what you do: I practice family and cosmetic dentistry. I provide dental services for adults and children, helping them maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
  • 3 words to describe you: Compassionate, loyal and ambitious.
  • Favorite hobbies: Traveling, exercising and reading.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Outside of my children, being crowned Miss Galaxy 2013.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Dolly Parton - glitter, glitz and success with a bubbly personality.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Ben Affleck – successfully balances family and career.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Fear of offending other cultures.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Exploring new places, learning new cultures and meeting new people.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: The biggest challenge will be maintaining our focus while we are away from our children for a month.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: No filter between his brain and his mouth.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to visit Italy to experience the amazing food, wine and culture.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? An amazing, competitive adventure with my husband.

Jim

  • Name: Jim Raman
  • Age: 37
  • Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
  • Connection to your teammate: Husband
  • Current occupation: Orthodontist
  • Describe what you do: I am blessed to be able to transform people's smiles with braces or Invisalign and thereby raise their self-image and self-esteem. Helping a child who hates their teeth have a smile they are proud of is amazing.
  • 3 words to describe you: Ambitious, dedicated and unfiltered.
  • Favorite hobbies: Weight lifting, cooking and jet-skiing.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Personally, my children are my biggest source of pride and pleasure. Professionally, having achieved my level of education and buying a practice and growing it by over 100% in the first two years.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Jenny McCarthy
  • What scares you most about traveling? Traveling to places where Misti may not be safe (she tends to stand out in a crowd).
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing places I may have never otherwise seen and experiencing the history and culture of other societies.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Our biggest challenge will be not bickering with each other over insignificant things like we often do at home. If we can maintain good teamwork we will be very tough to beat.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: When Misti is stressed out she often snaps at me even when I am not the cause of her stress.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? There are so many on my list. Italy – beauty and history, Australia – Great Barrier Reef, South Africa – safari in Kruger National Park (or any African safari) and Egypt – pyramids.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I think it will be an amazing experience that we can share with our children when they are grown which will teach them to follow their dreams.

The Amazing Race 25

Race History

Misti & Jim's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → U.S. Virgin Islands No Detour Jim 1 of 11
2 2 U.S. Virgin Islands → United Kingdom About Face / Pancake Race No Roadblock 2 of 10
3 3 United Kingdom Pony Up / Light My Fire No Roadblock 1 of 9
4 4 United Kingdom → Denmark → Sweden → Denmark Parking Space / Wedding Cake Misti 8 of 8
5 5 Denmark → Morocco Twirl Time / Tea Time Misti 6 of 8
6 6 Morocco Camp / Cream Misti 1 of 7
7 7 Morocco → Italy Painters / Posers Jim 1 of 6
8 8 Italy → Malta Flag / Shine Misti 2 of 6
9 9 Malta → Singapore China Cups / Chilli Crabs Jim 3 of 5
10 10 Singapore → The Philippines Catch / Coach No Roadblock 1 of 4
11 11 The Philippines This / That Jim 3 of 4
12 12 The Philippines → United States No Detour Jim 2 of 4 [1]
Misti
Average 2.58
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

Notes:
1: The final leg featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • First team to win The Save.
  • Jim & Misti won the 300th leg of the American version.
  • Jim & Misti won the most legs in season 25 with 5 wins.
  • First co-ed team to finish in 2nd behind an all-female team In the American version.

Interviews

  • Amanda Coyne at The State (09/26/2014): "Misti and Jim Raman of Columbia are married dentists competing in the latest season of The Amazing Race."
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (12/22/2014): "We Succumbed to Pressure"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/22/2014): "Amazing Race 25 | Finale Exit Interviews"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/23/2014): "Exclusive: "Married Dentists" Misti Raman and Jim Raman talk 'The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (12/23/2014): "Elimination Interview: Misti and Jim"

Social Media Profiles

References

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