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Jelani Roy from "The Amazing Race 2015" is one of the contestants in Season 26 of the CBS reality competition series. He is teamed up with Jenny Wu, whom he is meeting for the first time on the show as a blind date. He is a lawyer from New York City.

Here is an interview with Jelani Roy:

Describe what you do:

I currently have an equity interest in an internet startup where I negotiate deals with fortune 500 companies. I'm also a sports agent.

3 words to describe you:

Loyal, intelligent
Jelani Roy in "Amazing Race 26"
Jelani Roy Amazing Race 26
and fun.

Favorite hobbies:

Playing/watching sports, cooking and bar hopping.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?

Passing the New York bar exam the first time I took it.

What scares you most about traveling?


What excites you most about traveling?

Seeing new places and interacting with the people from there.

How many serious relationships have you been in?

Three serious relationships.

What are your deal breakers in a relationship?

They have to be compassionate.

What are the top three qualities you are looking for in a mate?

Pretty, laid back and fun.

What are three turn offs or pet peeves in a mate?

Smokers (but learn to tolerate it), being mean and high maintenance.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi from "Game of Thrones").

What famous person reminds you of yourself?

I get Taye Diggs a lot.

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

Antarctica, because it one of the few remaining mostly untouched places on earth.


Age: ∼33 years old
Hometown: New York, NY

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