facebook twitter rss
Amy Purdy in "Amazing Race 21" with Daniel Gale
Amy Purdy Amazing Race 21 with Daniel Gale
Amy Purdy from "The Amazing Race 2012" is one of the contestants on Season 21 of the CBS reality competition series. She is teamed up with her on-again and off-again boyfriend, Daniel Gale. Amy is a 32-year-old double amputee snowboarder and motivational speaker from Summit County, Colorado.

Here is an interview with Amy Purdy ("Amazing Race"):

Describe what you do:

I co-founded an action sports organization called Adaptive Action Sports with Daniel for people with physical disabilities. I'm a competitive snowboarder and recently have taken on a career as a motivational speaker.

Favorite hobbies:

Snowboarding, road trips with Daniel and camping with friends.

3 words to describe you:

Motivated, fun and adventurous. 

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?

Learning to walk again comfortably!! It was not an easy feat but now I don't think twice. Everything else is just a bonus!

What famous person reminds you of yourself?

Amelia Earhart because she was strong, adventurous and took risks.

What famous person reminds you of your teammate?

Daniel has had random people confuse him with pro FMX race Todd Potter. I think he looks like him too, but Daniel's cuter. Really, Daniel has a heart and personality all his own.

What scares you most about traveling?

Being so far away from home and something happens to me or a family member and we can't reach each other in time. 

What excites you most about traveling?

Seeing all the world has to offer, experiencing other cultures and having stories to tell!

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together:

Communication is our biggest challenge at times. If we argue, sometimes it can be about how we are arguing instead of the actual problem.

Pet peeve about your teammate:

He likes to walk around the house wearing one sock on his foot and one sock off! I don't know why he does it but he seems to love it and it always makes me laugh.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?

There are so many! Japan, Nepal, Austria. All have amazing cultures and I would love to snowboard in Japan!

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?

Our work with our organization can take over at times. I think The Race will give us the opportunity for just the two of us to work together outside of the organization and it may even give us the opportunity to communicate and support each other better!




Will Julianne Hough Help Dancing with the Stars' Slumping Ratings?
Amy Purdy Talks Showing Skin for ESPN's Body Issue on 'GMA' — Watch Now
Before the 100th Episode, Read 'A's Creepiest Texts to the 'Pretty Little Liars'
Michael Phelps Strips Down to His Tan Lines For ESPN the Magazine's 'Body Issue' (Exclusive Photo)
Dancing With the Stars: Will Injured Amy Purdy Perform Tomorrow Night?
'The Amazing Race: All-Stars' Week 5 Express Pass Power Rankings: Sewing the Oats
'The Amazing Race: All Stars' Recap: Going All In On a Layover
Derek Hough Boasts Swing with Amy Purdy for 'DWTS': 'We're Doing Lifts'!
"DWTS"' Amy Purdy: Having Prosthetic Legs Has Its Advantages
'The Amazing Race: All-Stars' Week 4 U-Turn Award: Melting It Down

AMY PURDY (AMAZING RACE): FACTS

Age: ∼33 years old
Birthplace: Las Vegas, NV
Hometown: Summit County, CO




Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in "22 Jump Street" 'Teen Choice 2014' Second Wave Nominations — "22 Jump Street" leads the second wave of nominees with seven nominations, while Iggy Azalea received five. Read more...
"Amazing Race 21" contestants 'The Amazing Race 21': Meet the Contestants — Premiering Sunday, September 30, the new season of the CBS Emmy Award-winning competition series returns with a heavy metal rocker, a double amputee professional snowboarder, a world champion lumberjack, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" and Chippendales dancers. Read more...


Kit Harington in "Game of Thrones" Emmy Awards 2014 Nominations — "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards," "Mad Men" and "True Detective" will duke it out for the top drama series prize. Read more...
Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell in "Pretty Little Liars" First Wave of 'Teen Choice 2014' Nominees Announced — "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Vampire Diaries" lead the pack with five nominations each. Read more...
"Amazing Race 25" contestants for fall 2014 'The Amazing Race 25': Meet the Contestants — Premiering this fall, the milestone 25th edition of the CBS reality competition series will kick off with 11 new teams from Times Square in New York City. Read more...
SEE ALL THE AMAZING RACE NEWS


 
 
 
 
Who is Amy Purdy dating? What do you think of Amy Purdy?

Post a Comment
Display Name
E-mail (optional)
(not displayed with comment)
URL (optional)
Comment
  BB code and links are not permitted.