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Joey Buttitta in "Amazing Race 27" with Kelsey Gerckens
Joey Buttitta Amazing Race 27 with Kelsey Gerckens
Joey Buttitta from "The Amazing Race 2015" is one of the contestants in Season 27 of the CBS reality competition series. He is teamed up with his girlfriend and co-worker, Kelsey Gerckens. Joey is a news anchor at KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, California.

Here is an interview with Joey Buttitta:

Describe what you do:

I'm the morning news anchor for KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara. Bringing headlines, breaking news and what's happening around town to the community.

3 words to describe you

Funny, street-smart and quick.

Favorite hobbies

Golf, reading and working out.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? 

At 26, I'm at a great place in my career and worked very hard to get here.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? 

Steve Jobs. I love Apple.

What famous person reminds you of your teammate?

Candice Swanepoel.

What scares you most about traveling? 

Ebola and terrorism.

What excites you most about traveling?

Seeing the world, trying new foods and exploring.

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

Patience. I have a problem not getting what I want, immediately.

Pet peeve about your teammate:

Kelsey takes a long time to get ready when going out.

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

Italy because my father's family is from there and I love the food.

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

We've been dating for a year and I'm in love with this girl! "The Amazing Race" will allow us to experience more amazing times together.


Where does Joey Buttitta live? Find out here.

Age: ∼27 years old
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Current Residence: Santa Barbara, CA

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