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For 'Pamela & Vanessa' from The Amazing Race Philippines 1, see Pamela & Vanessa.
Vanessa & Pamela
VanessaPamela
Team Profile
Members Vanessa Chong
Pamela Chong
Age 29 (Vanessa)
24 (Pamela)
Hometown Malaysia
Relation Sisters

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 1
Placement 2nd
Average Position 3.50
Roadblock Count Vanessa: 6
Pamela: 6
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Vanessa Chong and Pamela Chong are a team of Sisters on the 2nd season of The Amazing Race Asia.

Profile

Vanessa

  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Malaysia

Pamela

  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Malaysia

When it comes to The Amazing Race Asia, there is an unspoken pressure for Pamela, 24, and Vanessa, 29, to bring home the top prize. Yes, both Malaysians realize that there is a lot riding on them to perform well, since the winners of the inaugural The Amazing Race Asia were Malaysian and also an all female team! But trumping nationalistic pride is a simple matter of family pride as well. Four years ago, their brother, Vince, proved to be a winner by emerging victorious over 11 others in a nationwide reality singing competition. Not taking home this trophy would probably make their participation a topic of conversation (and not in a flattering way) for every family gathering in the future. Artiste manager Vanessa, who now manages her brother's rising singing career, recalls that watching their brother win formed one of the high points in her life. But aside from price, there are also other factors that will be pushing both women to victory. "I love adventure and I want to see how far we can push ourselves," says Pamela, a professional dancer and assistant dance choreographer. Surprising enough, elder sister Vanessa admits to being the more timid one compared to Pamela, who she describes as more outgoing. In fact, Vanessa credits Pamela for saving her life once, when out for a drive one evening, their friend fell asleep at the wheel. It was Pamela who woke up and alerted the driver, but not before the car began spinning out of control. It was also Pamela's idea that they both take part in the race. Of course, it was an idea that Vanessa jumped at as it was an opportunity of a lifetime. "Plus I love traveling and love an adventure. I was to see how far I can push myself in different situations," says Vanessa. For Pamela, choosing her sister as a partner was an easy choice to make as "she's always been there for me.". In anticipation of the grueling experience, the sisters started increasing their workout sessions and also developed strategies, such as deciding who would be a better fit for the different tasks dished out in the show. But as Pam puts it, there is only so much you can account for especially when watching someone performing a task on television and having to tackle it head on. "Each task and situation varies so vastly that you can't seem to apply a strategy that you've learnt from a prior task," she notes. And also expect a certain mean streak inherent in the sisters but not in the way one can expect. The sisters have perfected an evil, insidious laugh, and coupled with the fact that their voices are identical, it certainly bumps up the scare factor when they laugh in unison. In other words, when the two are laughing together, the other teams better be on the lookout.

The Amazing Race Asia 2

Race History

Vanessa & Pamela's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Singapore → The Philippines Dare / Stair No Roadblock 1 of 10
2 2 The Philippines Heel / Wheel Pamela 4 of 10
3 3 The Philippines → Hong Kong → New Zealand Wall / Waka Vanessa 7 of 9
4 4 New Zealand Flax / Sticks Pamela 6 of 8
5 5 New Zealand → Japan → South Korea You Cart It / You Catch It Vanessa 7 of 7 [1]
6 Slither / Deliver Pamela 4 of 7
7 6 South Korea Too Ho / Too Heavy Pamela 3 of 6
8 7 South Korea → Germany → Czech Republic Bow / Blow Vanessa 5 of 6
9 8 Czech Republic Roll / Snap Vanessa 4 of 6
10 9 Czech Republic → Hungary Pitch / Pull Pamela 3 of 5 [2]
11 10 Hungary Say It / Play It Pamela 3 of 5
12 11 Hungary → South Africa In One End / Out the Other Vanessa 3 of 4
13 12 South Africa → Singapore Search / Sound Vanessa 2 of 3
Average 3.50
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 5 is a double-length leg with two Roadblocks and two Detours, shown over two episodes.
2: Vanessa & Pamela initially arrived in 3rd, but they did not park their vehicle at the designated parking zone and entered through the wrong gates. They had to backtrack and correct those mistakes, but this did not ultimately affect their placement.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First team of sisters to reach the final three.

Asia Records

  • First all-female team to win the first leg of the race.
  • First all-female team to have won a leg before the final leg.

Social Media Profiles

References

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