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Ron & Kelly
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Team Profile
Members Ron Young
Kelly McCorkle
Age 28 (Ron)
26 (Kelly)
Hometown Villa Rica, Georgia (Ron)
Greenville, South Carolina (Kelly)
Relation Dating
Occupation University Student (Ron)
Legislative correspondent (Kelly)

The Amazing Race 7

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 2
Placement 3rd
Average Position 3.08
Roadblock Count Ron: 6
Kelly: 6
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Peru Flag of Chile Flag of Argentina Flag of South Africa.svg
Flag of Botswana 150px-Flag of India.svg Flag of Turkey Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Jamaica
Flag of Puerto Rico
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Ron Young and Kelly McCorkle are a team of Former POW/Pageant Queen on the 7th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Ron & Kelly are a dating Team from Villa Rica, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina, respectively. Ron is a former Iraq War POW who is currently a student at the University of Georgia and works as a motivational speaker. Kelly was crowned Miss South Carolina in 2002 and works as a Legislative Correspondent. Their primary motivation for participating in the Race is strictly for the adventure.

Ron grew up in Lithia Springs, Georgia. A fan of the movie "Top Gun," Ron became a pilot after joining the Army and started flying Apache helicopters. When Ron's helicopter was shot down in Iraq, he was captured, interrogated, held captive and later rescued by the United States Marines. Following his rescue, Ron returned home and was introduced to the reigning Miss South Carolina. The two have been an item ever since. Ron is very competitive and admits he's a thrill seeker. He currently works as a motivational speaker.

Kelly's determination has always been a part of her life. After growing up with a learning disability, she graduated cum laude from North Greenville College. After being crowned Miss South Carolina, she went on to compete in the Miss America pageant. Kelly describes herself as well-rounded and persistent.

This couple has been on quite a roller coaster ride over the past few years, and they're not showing any signs of slowing down. They're ready for a new adventure.[1]

The Amazing Race 7

Race History

Ron & Kelly's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Peru Rope a Llama / Rope a Basket No Roadblock 10 of 11
2 2 Peru → Chile Shop / Schlep Ron 2 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Paddle / Pedal Ron 4 of 9
4 4 Argentina Shipwreck / Island Kelly 4 of 8
5 5 Argentina → South Africa Tunnels / Tribes Kelly 2 of 7
6 South Africa → Botswana Food / Water Ron 1 of 7
6 7 Botswana Carry It / Milk It Ron 2 of 6
8 8 Botswana → India Solid / Liquid Kelly 2 of 5 [1]
9 Trunk / Dunk Kelly 2 of 5
10 9 India → Turkey Columns / Kilos Ron 4 of 4
11 10 Turkey → United Kingdom Brains / Brawn Kelly 2 of 4<
12 11 United Kingdom → Jamaica Raft It / Build It Kelly 1 of 3
12 Jamaica → Puerto Rico → United States Pony Up / Tee It Up Ron 3 of 3
Average 3.08
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 8 was double-length with two Detours and two Roadblocks shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.

Trivia

Franchise

  • First team to finish second to last on the first leg and make it to the final leg.
  • First team to be awarded a prize despite not winning the leg. (Leg 9)

Post-Race Life

  • Ron & Kelly broke up soon after the race ended, but remain friends.
  • Since the show ended, Kelly has been to India twelve-times for non-profit work.[2]

Quotes

When I was in the military, I was dealing with soldiers and we didn't have these emotions. But that's part of dealing with Kelly and the emotional being she is!Ron in Leg 12
Throughout this race, I've been showing Ron that I'm not just a pageant queen or a ballerina. If he doesn't realize what a quality girl I am, he's missing out!Kelly in Leg 12

Interviews

  • Harry Smith on Early Show (05/10/2005): "Uchenna & Joyce Win Race"
  • Aaron Earls at The Wardrobe Door (05/11/2005): "Interview with Kelly from The Amazing Race"
  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (05/17/2005): "Why Ron and Kelly Split"
  • TARflies (07/02/2005): "Life Lessons" with Kelly"

Social Media Profiles


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