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Lebya Simpson in "Amazing Race 26" with CJ Harris
Lebya Simpson Amazing Race 26 with CJ Harris
Lebya Simpson from "The Amazing Race 2015" is one of the contestants in Season 26 of the CBS reality competition series. She is teamed up with her boyfriend, CJ Harris. They have known each other for fifteen years and have been dating for ten. Lebya is a medical support assistant from Tuskegee, Alabama.

Here is an interview with Lebya Simpson:

How did you meet?

We've known each other basically all of our lives and I would see him from time to time because our older sisters were on the same cheerleading squad, but did not start actually communicating until I got to high school. Just about every day of my freshman year, before homeroom, CJ would run by my locker just as I would get it open and slam it closed. This would make me soooo mad because it always took me forever to get it open and he knew that my homeroom teacher, mean Mrs. Philpot, would lock us out after the late bell rang. My mother said my father did the same thing to her when they were in high school.

Current occupation:

Medical support assistant at the VA Medical Center.

Describe what you do:

I determine the eligibility and enrollment process for medical and dental benefits for applications concerning VA inpatient and outpatient care.

3 words to describe you:

Creative, silly and honest.

Favorite hobbies:

Drawing, watching TV and eating.

What famous person reminds you of yourself?

People tell me all the time that I look and act like Kandi Burruss from the reality show "Real Housewives of Atlanta."

What famous person reminds you of your teammate?

I would have to say that C.J. reminds me of Deion Sanders (not the cheating, crazy part), but the fact that he is such a manly man, has traditional values, is a great father and is a real entrepreneur.

What scares you most about traveling?


What excites you most about traveling?

Everything about traveling excites me, from going somewhere I have never been before to going somewhere that I have been a thousand and one times. Just escaping from everyday life is a plus.

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

He always misinterprets what and how I say things. He always thinks I'm trying to be mean or facetious when I have no malicious intent. Hopefully by going through this experience he will see that I always have his best interest at heart and would never try to intentionally hurt him.

Pet peeve about your teammate:

It works my nerve every time he says "do you not see what I'm sayin?" He feels the need to say this every single time he says something. It drives me crazy.

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

I have always wanted to visit Libya in Africa because I am named after it!!! (My parents just changed the "I" to an "E." I know you were probably wondering how to pronounce it.) C.J. constantly reminds me that my name is spelled wrong.

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

Because we have been together for so long and know each other very well, I think it is time for us to get married!!! We are at the stage in our relationship where that is the natural next step. He is already an important part of my family and vice versa. I just do not know what is holding him back. I constantly ask him when he's gonna propose and the answer is always "when the Lord tells me to." My hope is that from participating in and winning "The Amazing Race," he finally sees that there is no better life partner than ME!!

How could the Race change the current state of your relationship?

The race could change so much. Hopefully we'll do very well and win, and I'll get my ring!


Age: ∼26 years old
Hometown: Tuskegee, AL

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