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Maine twins apply for 'Amazing Race' on CBS

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If you had a chance to travel the world free of charge, would you do it? Caitlin and Kendra Devore of Acton, Maine are willing to try. The 22-year-old twin sisters are applying for The Amazing Race on CBS. This reality show, which is preparing for its 21st season, takes 11 two-person teams on a race around the world using all modes of transportation including planes, trains, rickshaws, cabs, boats, etc. The teams are tasked with various challenges along the way in order to receive clues to that day's particular designated pit stop. The last team to check in risks being eliminated, while the team that manages to reach the final destination first wins one million dollars.

"When Caitlin and I are together you never what we're going to say on camera," said Kendra Devore. "We're twins that look nothing alike and haven't lived together or seen each other in person for a while, so hopefully that will appeal to them [show's producers]."

The sisters have spent the last several years attending college in different states. Older sister Caitlin is the one who pushed for the pair to apply for the show. She's been a fan of the 'Amazing Race' since it first aired on CBS back in 2001.

"One of the main reasons we want to do this is to just experience the world," said Caitlin. " I've been all around the U.S. flying by myself and traveling so I'm used to sleeping in airports. I can pick out the best benches."

That talent could come in handy, since the teams on this adventure reality show have been known to get in a little shut-eye whenever they can while waiting to receive a clue to their next challenge.

Kendra hopes if the duo make it onto the show, she'll be able to quench her thirst for extreme sports.

"I'm an adrenalin junkie. Anything physical I'm fine with. I've been sky diving and loved it. Bungee jumping is on the top of my list and stunt driving looks cool," said Kendra, who plans to leave any brain teasers they come across up to Caitlin.

"I've got the puzzles down," said Caitlin, who has also been studying different languages, including Korean, in preparation for the show.

"I told her she can stick to Korean because I can't pronounce anything right in that language," explained Kendra.

The Devores sent in their submission video to CBS by the April 25 deadline and are now eagerly awaiting to hear if they've been selected.

"My mom thinks we're nuts. She said [on Facebook] 'I don't know what I did to get such adventurous girls but please God someone help us,'" explained Kendra. "It's still kind of a fantasy since we haven't been accepted yet."

But that hasn't stopped the two from daydreaming about where they'd like to visit.

"I want to go to New Zealand," said Caitlin.

"I'd like to see Brazil, Africa and Russia," added Kendra.

Taping for the 21st season of 'The Amazing Race' will begin in November. To check out the current season, tune in to CBS Sundays at 8 p.m.


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