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    Andie DeKroon
    Age: 43

    Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

    Connection to your Teammate: Birth Mother

    Current occupation: Stay at home mom

    Favorite hobbies: Running, hiking, scrapbooking and learning foreign languages

    Achievements: Choosing life when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. More recently, raising a big family.

    Lifelong to do list: Skydive, bungee jump and get a diver's certification. I'm definitely having a midlife crisis.

    What scares you most about traveling? The fear that something bad will happen while I'm abroad and it will be hard for me to get to my family.

    What excites you most about traveling? Being somewhere totally out of my comfort zone

    If I could switch places with someone: A younger version of myself. I would love to have a do-over knowing what I know now.

    Role model/hero: My husband, Joe, because his strength of character never wavers. He inspires me to be the best person I can be.

    What are you passionate about? My kids! I love every part of being their mother.

    What would you do if you won the million dollars? I would give at least 10 percent to my children's school and to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help kids like my sweet nephew, Mateo. The rest would go to raising and education my children.

    People would be surprised to learn: I am an at-home mom of 10 children, ages 18 months to 18 years.

    Favorite place you have ever visited: I visited Rome, Italy when I was 23 years-old.

    Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Experiencing all the stresses the other teams are facing, with the added stress that we've only just met and are still getting to know each other.

    What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I want to get to know this person I brought into the world. I feel the opportunity of being together 24/7 for a while on the Race would give us the chance to know each other in a deeper way than we would if we met under normal circumstances.

    Pet peeve about your teammate: I don't know her well enough to have a pet peeve yet!

    Jenna Sykes
    Age: 21

    Hometown: Athens, Ga.

    Connection to your Teammate: Biological daughter

    Current occupation: Student

    Favorite hobbies: Traveling, movies and enjoying the music and nightlife in Athens excites me.

    Achievements: Testing my fear of heights by going glacier bungee jumping off a 300 foot cliff

    Lifelong to do list: I would like to have a family, be successful and never be afraid to dream bigger than what I thought was ever possible.

    What scares you most about traveling? Absolutely nothing

    What excites you most about traveling? It opens my mind to entirely different perspectives and way of life. I love to see everything I can and be completely in the moment.

    If I could switch places with someone: I wouldn't because I love my life! But, one Saturday as Uga (Georgia Bulldogs mascot) would be really fun.

    Role model/hero: My parents. I'll be lucky to be half the person and half the parent that each of them are.

    What are you passionate about? Traveling, seeing the world, writing, reading and loving my friends and family

    What would you do if you won the million dollars? I would take my parents and friends to Italy and then save the rest.

    People would be surprised to learn: I can rough it. I can't wait to go without makeup, without showering and without sleep on the Race.

    Favorite place you have ever visited: I love Interlaken, Switzerland. It is the extreme sports capital of the world!

    Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Since we just met, it will be harder for us to race without knowing one another as well as the other teams do. We have to trust each other way more and have faith in ourselves.

    What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I hope to get to know my birth mother through this incredible opportunity. It is my hope that we will be able to spend a lot of time together and become friends.

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    Re: Andie & Jenna - TAR 17

    They should be interesting to watch.
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    Re: Andie & Jenna - TAR 17

    I'm really excited to see these two interact with one another on the race. Their relationship is one of the most intriguing in TAR history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossingGuard;4054744;
    I'm really excited to see these two interact with one another on the race. Their relationship is one of the most intriguing in TAR history.
    I agree. Their back story hits close to home. They are my pre-show faves.
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    I'm glad that for once the Georgia gals don't seem to be ditzes, beeyotches, or ortherwise drama queens (obviously I could be wrong), so that means I can pull for the home team this time!
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    Re: Andie & Jenna - TAR 17

    I am very excited to see these two run the race together. I think it's going to be really interesting.

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    Re: Andie & Jenna - TAR 17

    Quote Originally Posted by dagwood;4054792;
    I agree. Their back story hits close to home. They are my pre-show faves.
    Where can I find their back story? Was the unplanned pregnancy, this daughter?

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    Re: Andie & Jenna - TAR 17

    Quote Originally Posted by GuardianAngel;4055702;
    Where can I find their back story? Was the unplanned pregnancy, this daughter?
    Just going on what I read in the bios. Bio mom and adopted daughter.
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    Re: Andie & Jenna - TAR 17

    Jenna is actually the biological daughter and Andie the biological mom, meaning that Jenna most likely has an adoptive mother who raised her. I mentioned in another thread that the Race is apparently the third--yes, third!--time they've ever met face to face.

    I'm wondering why Jenna was put up for adoption though. Andie had 10 other kids. And doing simple math, Andie was 22 when Jenna was born. Young, but I would say old enough. There's got to be a story behind this, which makes me anxious to see how they interact on the show.
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    Re: Andie & Jenna - TAR 17

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossingGuard;4055888;
    I'm wondering why Jenna was put up for adoption though. Andie had 10 other kids. And doing simple math, Andie was 22 when Jenna was born. Young, but I would say old enough. There's got to be a story behind this, which makes me anxious to see how they interact on the show.
    Old enough for what? Maybe, since none of the others was born for 3 years, Andie was single, poor, and otherwise unable or not ready to provide for a baby. I don't think age has anything to do with it, as I have seen many children born to women over 21 years old who would have been much better off being adopted than staying with the mother.
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