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Beauty Queens Maggie and Parul Wins Fifth Season of 'The Amazing Race Asia'.

By Flora  /  16 Dec 2016 (Friday)

Filipino beauty queens Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah were crowned the winners of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 last night, surviving six countries, 12 cities and over 12,000 kilometres, beating 10 other teams to claim the ultimate USD100,000 cash prize.
Hot on their heels were Malaysian beauty queens Chloe Chen and Lee Yvonne who arrived in second place, with Eric Tai and his wife Rona Samson from the Philippines arriving in third. The exhausted but jubilant finalists were welcomed to the last pit stop by series host Allan Wu and the eliminated teams.
Maggie and Parul joined the world’s most famous adventure-reality series in the hopes of winning the US$100,000 for Parul’s family.
“It was such a relief to win because the money can help my family, especially my Dad who suffered a stroke. He taught me to never give up in life and I did this to prove that no matter what life throws at you, never give up,” said Parul.
Throughout the grueling race, Maggie and Parul stayed in the middle of the pack, but strengthened their position and gained serious momentum in the final two legs.
“We played the game really well and climbed the ladder ever so slowly. We didn’t want to come in first in any of the legs because we didn’t want to have a target on our backs.  Who would have thought that two beauty queens would win! I’m pretty sure we’ll be talking about this moment for decades!” said an ecstatic Maggie.
Commenting on being runner up, Chloe said, “I’m still really happy that we came this far. It’s an achievement in itself to come in second and I told Yvonne that I didn’t ever want to hear Allan say ‘I’m sorry but you have been eliminated from the race’. And we did not!”

Stay tuned to our interview with the finalists of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5!
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