The second season of the Vietnamese version of the reality show “Amazing Race” began on June 5 with the participation of a number of local celebrities, instead of celebrities and their friends, like last year.
This year’s competitors include DJs Tien Dat and Kim Lee, singers Pha Le and 365 band member ST, models Diep Lam Anh, Thu Hien, Ha Viet Dung, and Thanh Hoa, and actors Nhan Phuc Vinh, Linh Son and Phareal Phuong.
The participants will be divided into nine teams of two and compete in the race around Vietnam to win the VND300million (US$14,423) prize. Actor Huy Khanh will also take over from actor Dustin Nguyen’s as the show’s host. The season’s twelve episodes will be broadcast at 8pm every Friday from July 27 on VTV3. Baggio and Thanh Phuc were the winners of the first season.
Created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, the original series has aired in the United States since 2001 and has earned thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards, including every award from 2003 to 2012 for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program", except in 2010, when Top Chef won.