Paolo Family
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Team Profile
Hometown: Carmel, New York
Relation: Dad, mom and kids
Occupation: Sanitation worker (Tony)
Homemaker (Marion)
Title report production (DJ)
High school student (Brian)

The Amazing Race: Family Edition

Legs Competed: 8
Legs Won: 2
Placement: 5th
Average Position: 4.13
Roadblock Count: Tony: 1
Marion: 1
DJ: 3
Brian: 2
Countries Raced: Flag of the United States of America Flag of Panama Flag of Costa Rica

Tony Paolo, Marion Paolo, DJ Paolo, and Brian Paolo are a team of Dad, Mom and Kids on The Amazing Race: Family Edition.


Tony and Marion Paolo, from Carmel, New York, are the proud parents of two sons, DJ and Brian. The bickering is constant for these lovable New Yorkers.

Tony, 52, is a sanitation worker in New York City. He describes himself as hardworking and charismatic and says the most exciting moment of his life was coming to the United States from Italy. Marion, 52, is a proud homemaker who considers herself to be persevering and hard-headed. Marion's pet peeve about Tony is that he lets his sons get away with too much.

DJ, 24, works in the title report production. Spontaneous and stubborn, DJ admits to having a fear of heights as well as a big mouth. His brother, Brian, 16, is entering his senior year of high school. Brian is painfully embarrassed by his family and is convinced he's the only sane one in the bunch. Neither son thinks their mother will be able to last long on the Race.

No matter how much picking and nagging goes on amongst this foursome, the Paolos are ready to put all that aside for the chance to win $1 million.

The Amazing Race: Family Edition

Race History

The Paolo Family's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 New York → New Jersey → Pennsylvania Build It / Buggy It No Roadblock 6 of 10
2 2 Pennsylvania → District of Columbia → Virginia Heat of the Battle / Heat of the Night DJ 8 of 9
3 3 Virginia → South Carolina → Alabama Forrest Gump / Muddy Waters Tony & Brian 6 of 8
4 4 Alabama → Mississippi → Louisiana Work / Play DJ 2 of 7
5 5 Louisiana → Panama Used Fast Forward 1 of 6
6 6 Panama → Costa Rica Relic / Ripe Marion 1 of 6>
7 7 Costa Rica → Arizona Brush / Barrel DJ 4 of 5
8 Arizona Bearing / Bailing Brian 5 of 5
Average 4.13
     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 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


  • In March 2011, Marion appeared on an episode of House Hunters to help her son, Brian, find after graduating from college.[1]


External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (11/09/2005): "Feisty Paolos Lost The Race"
  • Jenn Brasler at RealityNewsOnline (11/10/2005): "We are Fighting in a Nicer Way"
  • Rochelle D. Thomas on TV Guide Online (11/14/2005): "Amazing Race's Paolo Clan Peters Out"

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