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Kerri Paul in "Amazing Race 20" with Stacy Bowers (right)
Kerri Paul Amazing Race 20 with Stacy Bowers (right)
Kerri Paul from "The Amazing Race 2012" is one of the contestants on Season 20 of the CBS reality competition series. She is teamed up with her cousin Stacy Bowers. Kerri is a 30-year-old program coordinator from Gulfport, Mississippi.

Here is an interview with Kerri Paul ("Amazing Race 20"):

Describe what you do: I coordinate recreational programs and cultural events for the city of Gulfport. 

How will these skills help you win The Race? I am very skilled at the planning and execution of events, activities, etc. I pay very close attention to detail which will help at completing tasks with precision.  

Three words to describe you: Loquacious, resourceful and driven.

Favorite hobbies: Running on the beach, organizing (my home, social events, gatherings) and watching reality TV.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Beyonce — big hair and southern girl flair!

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Angelina Jolie. Stacy is a smoking hot mom! She is a dynamic individual, beautiful, adventurous and has a big heart. You never know what her next move will be.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am a first-generation college graduate. I'm most proud that I was the first person in my family to graduate from college, and I was the first to obtain a masters degree as well. It was a proud moment for me and my entire family.

What scares you most about traveling? The thought of the unknown scares me. In the U.S., everyone speaks the same language and has the same culture. It's frightening to imagine stepping off a plane where you can't even ask people questions because they don't speak English.

What excites you most about traveling? It's exciting to get the opportunity to see places that you're only able to see on TV or the Internet! Growing up I've been fortunate to travel all over the U.S., but I've never had the opportunity to travel abroad. It will be exciting to experience different customs, foods and ways of life. It's a chance of a lifetime!

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Stacy doesn't assert herself enough. I want her to give her ideas, thoughts, opinions and not hold back. I can be very overpowering at times ("mouth of the South"), and I want her to speak up more and not have me do all the talking.

Pet peeve about your teammate: She's fashionably late to everything. My super-procrastinator cousin always has everyone waiting or her to arrive. Also, she tends to go off on a tangent with these long, drawn out stories/monologues. I find myself "listening" to be polite when I really want to cut her off and start talking myself.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Brazil/South America, because I think the culture is very exotic and colorful. I would love to experience "Carnival" because it is the birthplace of Mardi Gras, which is a tradition that my family celebrates coming from South Mississippi (near New Orleans).

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? We have been separated in our adult lives due to Hurricane Katrina, college, marriage, etc. We hope to use this time together to strengthen the bond that we once had as children. Also, I want to take this time to travel, accomplish my goal of winning The Race and to do something adventurous before my husband and I settle down and start having children.


Where does Kerri Paul live? Find out here.

Age: ∼34 years old
Current Residence: Gulfport, MS

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