LaKisha Hoffman & Jennifer Hoffman won “Amazing Race 18.” Tonight’s 2-hour finale episode kicked off with past scenes from the show. Then the teams had to go to Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. All the teams ended up catching the same flight,so they were even at this point. Once there,they had to catch a cab and race to a trolley that took them them to the Escadaria Selaron steps to get their next clue. After that, the teams ran into a Road Block.
In the Road Block, one member of each team had to lead a samba parade in traditional Carnival costumes,and had to master the dance for the judges to get their next clue. Mallory who is a lifelong dancer and former beauty contestant, got the steps easily and finished first,which put her and Gary in the lead.
After the Road Block,the teams had to head to a salon in the Copacabana to get their next clue. Zev and Justin ran into trouble with their cab because it had trouble finding the Copacabana.
Once at the Copacabana, the teams had to get a Brazilian body waxing session on side-by-side benches to get their next clue,and it was pretty painful too as everyone screamed in pain the entire time. After that, the teams ran into their detours. They got to choose to do either the “Make Drinks” detour,or “Sell Bikinis” detour.
In the “Make Drinks” detour, the teams had to make the traditional Brazilian drink with lime juice and sugar to get their next clue. All the teams decided to do this one accept Zev and Justin. In the “Sell Bikinis” detour, the teams had to sell $60 worth of bikinis to get their next clue. Zev and Justin had trouble with this one,and ended up switching to the drink challenge,which caused them to fall too far behind.
After the teams successfully completed the detours,they had to make their way to the beach below Rio’s Museum of Contemporary Art,which was the final pit stop of this race. Gary & Mallory arrived in first place, and won a trip for two on a Mediterranean cruise. LaKisha & Jennifer arrived in 2nd place,Flight Time & Big Easy arrived in 3rd place,and Zev & Justin showed up last,so they got eliminated them from the finals.
In the finals, the teams had to catch a flight to Miami,Florida. Once again, they all caught the same flight. However,once they arrived Gary & Mallory hopped in bad taxi,which made them fall behind. The teams eventually had to use a forklift to transport a boat into storage to get their next clue. Gary and Mallory were still behind everyone at this point.
After that, the teams had to go to Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo. Once there, they had to use a personal submarine to search through an underwater mermaid show to get their next clue in a treasure chest. Next,the teams had to go to Big Pine Key to get their next clue. After that, they had to walk across shallow water to Horseshoe Island to get their next clue at the tallest tree on the small island.
Once they found it, they had to go to the Galway Bay Mobile Home Park by speedboat. Once their, the teams had to set up a trailer home yard with pink flamingos and a plastic pool to match a reference picture to get their next clue. The wind made this task extremely hard. After they completed it, they had to go to Seven-Mile Bridge.
After they arrived,they had to ride three-wheeled bikes across the bridge, fighting the wind,and it was the final pit stop of the season. The girls LaKisha & Jennifer were in the lead at this point,and kept it for the win. Flight Time & Big Easy arrived in 2nd place,and Gary & Mallory arrived in a distant last place because they were never able to catch up.
All the previous teams were,of course, there to cheer them on just like in previous seasons. The show closed out with all the teams posing for a group picture. So, with all that being said, LaKisha & Jennifer won the “Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business.” Follow us on Facebook for more Amazing Race news,and more by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.