The Amazing Race is a reality TV show where teams of two race around the world in the hopes of winning $1 million. The 14th season of the show debuts on February 15th, and will star hot legal siblings, Victor and Tammy Jih.
Victor Jih, 35, is a partner at O’Melveny and Myers, while Tammy Jih, 26, is an associate at Quinn Emanuel. In this CBS video clip, Tammy says she hasn’t “had exactly the same life experience that Victor has had.” We think she just means in terms of length of time spent in Biglaw. Both Jihs went to Stanford undergrad and Harvard Law School, and now work as attorneys in California.
According to their bios on the CBS site:
Tammy is a litigator who believes that her ability to keep a cool head under pressure, especially with little or no sleep, will lead to success on the Race. Her biggest pet peeve with her brother is that he’s a bit of a control freak…
Victor is a partner at his law firm and works as a corporate litigator. He is running the Race to see if he and his sister can co-exist in a hyper-competitive situation without driving each other crazy.
We’re going to be catching up with the Jihs in an interview later today. If you have questions you’d like us to ask the hottie reality TV stars, beyond their practice groups and relationship statuses, send us an e-mail with the subject “Amazing Race.”
Check out a video clip of the two, as well as a little info on who they’re up against, after the jump.
How will lawyers fare in competition with flight attendants, cheerleaders, and college athletes? From the press release:
Other teams this season include pairs of stuntmen, Southwest Airlines flight attendants, former National Football League cheerleaders and University of Louisville college athletes. Brother-and-sister team Victor Jih, 35, and Tammy Jih, 26, both graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and now work as corporate litigators in California.
“Having seven years of higher education under our belts, we thought it would give us a big advantage because we’re good at learning,” said Tammy. “We went into this race knowing that everything we would face would be difficult and new and things that we’re not familiar with, but we were really comfortable in the fact that we’re good learners.”
It sounds like high school all over again. Will the Debate Kids beat the Jocks?
The Jihs discuss their Amazing Race strategy in this clip from CBS:
Meet the new teams on ‘The Amazing Race’ [CBS Press Release]