"Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?"
Version United States
Season Season 5
Episode Number 4/12 (052)
First Broadcast July 27, 2004
Viewership (in millions) 10.10[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.3/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "I Got Electrocuted"
Next "Are You Good at Puzzles?"

Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat? is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 5.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Bahia Lopez are as follows:

  1. Colin & Christie (3:10 am)
  2. Charla & Mirna (3:21 am)
  3. Brandon & Nicole (3:54 am)
  4. Bob & Joyce (4:22 am)
  5. Kami & Karli (5:04 am)
  6. Linda & Karen (5:15 am)
  7. Chip & Kim (5:17 am)
  8. Marshall & Lance (5:34 am)

Teams drive themselves to Buenos Aires and take an international flight to Saint Petersberg, Russia. Upon arrival, teams will have to find the Battleship Aurora, where they will find their next clue.

At the Battleship Aurora, teams would have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield, and was left unaired.

Choice A: Block 5 Shots
Teams would to travel to SKA hockey rink, where they would dress up in goalie's gear. They would both step before a single hockey net, and had to work together to block five slapshots from local professional hockey players. Once five shots were blocked, they would receive their next clue.

Bob & Joyce, Brandon & Nicole, and Charla & Mirna chose this task.

Choice B: Drink 1 Shot
At Anichkov Palace, both team members would perform a cossack ritual. They would each have to balance a glass of vodka on the blade of a saber and would have to tilt it to their mouth and drink every drop. If they both successfully downed their drink, they would get their next clue.

Chip & Kim, Colin & Christie, Kami & Karli, Linda & Karen, and Marshall & Lance chose this task.

Teams may their way to the Bronze Horseman to search for their next clue.

Teams travel to Pushkin where they will find their next clue at the Old Tower Restaurant.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to eat a kilogram of caviar. Once they've finished eating, the waiter will give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a horse-drawn sleigh to Catherine's Palace to check in.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
 1st place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
 2nd place 
Colin & Christie
 3rd place 
Marshall & Lance
 4th place 
Charla & Mirna
 5th place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models
 6th place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
 7th place 
Kami & Karli
Bob & Joyce
Internet Dating Couple


  • This episode's title was said by Brandon.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Russia.