Tian & Jaree
Team Profile
Members Cynthia Wilynn Kitchen
Jaree Poteet
Birth Dates (1972-02-09) February 9, 1972 (age 46) (Tian)
(1969-05-07) May 7, 1969 (age 48) (Jaree)
Hometown Miami, Florida
Relation Friends/models
Occupation Actress/singer (Tian)
Model/actress (Jaree)

The Amazing Race 4

Legs Competed 7
Legs Won 1
Placement 6th
Average Position 5.43
Roadblock Count Tian: 6
Jaree: 0
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Cynthia "Tian" Kitchen and Jaree Poteet are a team of Friends/Models on The Amazing Race 4.


Tian, 30, is an actress/singer who "needs to be the center of attention," according to her teammate, Jaree. Tian likes to skydive, surf, stunt-drive and jump horses, adding that she's "fearless, wild and adventurous." She lived in Paris for six months, has traveled to Switzerland, France, Spain, Colombia, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, St. Tropez and St. Bart's, but speaks no foreign languages. Tian fears sharks and heights, but after having done aerial acrobatics in an L30 Russian Fighter Jet, a fear of heights may not be such an issue. Although these teammates say, "We like to run our mouths, lay out by the pool and check out hot guys," Tian usually doesn't approve of Jaree's choice in men. Jaree has a "more controlling" personality, and Tian is free-spirited and "in it for the adventure."

Jaree, 33, is a model/actress who spent eight years traveling for work in Europe and the Middle East. A junior college graduate, she speaks no foreign languages and describes herself as the "outgoing, hyper and adventurous" type. Jaree enjoys water sports, precision driving, and horseback riding. She enjoys drinking with Tian, and says that their worst experience together was getting kicked out of a bar in Geneva: some guy grabbed Jaree, so she punched him out, breaking his glasses. Jaree fears cockroaches and being lost. According to her teammate, Jaree is "very controlling."

The Amazing Race 4

Race History

Tian & Jaree's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Italy Search / Rescue No Roadblock 11 of 12
2 2 Italy Waterway / Pathway Tian 4 of 11
3 3 Italy → Austria Mozart / Beethoven Tian 4 of 10
4 4 Austria → France Used Fast Forward Tian 1 of 9 [1]
5 5 France → The Netherlands 500 Kilograms / 15 Feet Tian 7 of 8
6 6 The Netherlands → India Suds / Duds Tian 5 of 7
7 7 India Baskets / Trunks Tian 6 of 6
Average 5.43
     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

1: Tian & Jaree elected to take the Fast Forward task after finishing the Roadblock, thus they only skipped the Detour.


  • Tian is currently engaged.


External Links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (07/11/2003): "Mud Packs For Race Models"
  • FansOfRealityTV (07/11/2003): "Our Interview with Tian and Jaree"
  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (07/15/2003): "Amazing Race's Misbehavin' Models"

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