The Amazing Race 2015 Meet Jeff and Lyda Bio and Videos
Meet Jeff and Lyda, who will race around the world on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race 2015. Watch The Amazing Race premiere on Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30/8:30c!
The Amazing Race is returning for a special season with a total of 11 teams racing around the globe for the opportunity to win the $1 million dollar prize. This season will feature 11 new teams of all dating duos with a twist: six who are preexisting couples, and five duos who will meet for the very first time at the starting line when they are set up on the most extreme blind date ever.
JEFF MAGEE AND LYDA GRAWN
Name: Jeff Magee
Hometown: McCall, Idaho
Relationship Status: Dating
Length of Relationship: Known each other for 20 years, dating for 4 years.
How did you meet? At work. Lyda was a flight attendant on various flights I flew over the first 16 years I was at Southwest, and I was always interested.
Current occupation: Airline pilot
Describe what you do: As a Southwest Airlines pilot, I fly passengers all around the country.
Three words to describe you: Cheerful, outgoing and busy.
Favorite hobbies: Tinkering with my airplane and cars, skiing and bike riding.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Finishing my experimental (kit) airplane. (It took me 10 years!) Now I love flying it.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? People have thought I look like JFK.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Cindy Crawford – wow!
What scares you most about traveling? Pickpocketing and mugging. I try not to get into bad situations.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places, people, food, wildlife, culture and sports.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Sometimes we both have a hard time letting each other talk. We plan on trying to get better about that!
Pet peeve about your teammate: Girlie-girl spending. But it’s not a deal-breaker! It makes her happy and she certainly looks good!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Antarctica – I would love to see all the animals, landmass and oceans. Whales, penguins, seals, wild oceans!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope the experience will help make our relationship even stronger and even better! Our relationship is our first priority!
How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? We will be making a concentrated effort to make the Race be a growing and positive experience for our relationship.
Name: Lyda Grawn
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Relationship Status: Dating
Length of relationship: We’ve known each other for 20 years and been dating for 4 years.
How did you meet? We met at Southwest Airlines 20 years ago but I was married. Always been friends “in passing.” We did a crew change four years ago and Jeff asked me out!
Current occupation: Flight attendant
Describe what you do: I am a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant ensuring the safety and comfort of passengers traveling by air, but basically I am a therapist, tour guide and nurse.
Three words to describe you: Sassy, honest and genuine.
Favorite hobbies: Hiking, walking/playing with my dogs and home decorating.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of my family and trying to be a good daughter! We are all very close!
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Catherine Zeta Jones.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? A much more handsome John Davidson – those dimples!
What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick in a foreign country.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing other cultures and appreciating all of our many differences culturally! I get so excited to see new places I’ve never been.
The biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Our biggest communication problems are probably because I speak over him a lot, and get angry or excited very easily. My temper flares quickly and I get defensive.
Pet peeve about your teammate: I try not to harbor pet peeves. I am upfront and like to nip it in the bud. I am pretty black and white, not a whole lot of gray area.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia! It’s a beautifully diverse country. Plus, they speak and understand English. Every Aussie I’ve ever met has been wonderful!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Proving to ourselves that we are great partners and can work and survive together under pressure! This would be a great accomplishment together!
How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? I truly don’t think it will change our relationship unless it’s for the better. We are true to each other and have faith and confidence and trust.
Meet JEFF MAGEE AND LYDA GRAWN in their Amazing Race video on page 2!!