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Mark "Abba" Abbattista in "Amazing Race 21" with James LoMenzo (left)
Mark Abba Abbattista Amazing Race 21 with James LoMenzo (left)
Mark "Abba" Abbattista from "The Amazing Race 2012" is one of the contestants on Season 21 of the CBS reality competition series. He is teamed up with his friend, James LoMenzo. Mark is a 45-year-old entertainment lawyer from Denver, Colorado.

Here is an interview with Mark "Abba" Abbattista ("Amazing Race"):

Describe what you do:

I negotiate and draft various music-related contracts and licenses. I help create and develop business strategies and touring opportunities for music and entertainment clients.

Favorite hobbies:

Baseball, traveling and photography.

Three words to describe you:

Charming, funny and sarcastic.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?

Being with my wife since we were 14 years old and my children.

What famous person reminds you of yourself?

I look like John Lennon or Jesus, but I have the personality of Scarecrow from "The Wizard of Oz."

What famous person reminds you of your teammate?

James LoMenzo.

What scares you most about traveling?

Foreign medical care being sub par.

What excites you most about traveling?

New sights, sounds, smells and meeting new people. Plus, I like getting my passport stamped!

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

I don't foresee any.

Pet peeve about your teammate:

His pink suitcase! (He swears it's salmon.)

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

Antarctica and the Himalayas — I can't think of anything more spectacular.

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

I hope to make my children proud of me.


Where does Mark "Abba" Abbattista live? Find out here.

Age: ∼49 years old
Current Residence: Denver, CO

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