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JJ Carrell in "Amazing Race 20" with Art Velez (left)
JJ Carrell Amazing Race 20 with Art Velez (left)
JJ Carrell from "The Amazing Race 2012" is one of the contestants on Season 20 of the CBS reality competition series. He is teamed up with his friend and co-worker Art Velez. He is a 42-year-old border patrol agent from Carlsbad, California.

Here is an interview with JJ Carrell ("Amazing Race 20"):

Describe what you do: I supervise an anti-smuggling group of 20 agents in the United States Border Patrol.

How will these skills help you win The Race? I have to make quick and decisive decisions. I also have to think clearly and make sound decisions under extreme pressure.

Three words to describe you: Honest, funny and solid.

Favorite hobbies: Going to the beach, reading and working out.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Goose in "Top Gun."

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? The Tasmanian Devil.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Adopting my son.

What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick.

What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing other people and cultures.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We always yell at each other. We need a smooth communication pattern.

Pet peeve about your teammate: His stupid gold chain that holds his badge.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? New Zealand, because I want to experience the people and the culture.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? A better working relationship and better communication.


Where does JJ Carrell live? Find out here.

Age: ∼46 years old
Current Residence: Carlsbad, CA

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