Derek reprimands Sexy Besties in Amazing Race’s 6th pit stop elimination
In an unprecedented turn of events, The Amazing Race Philippines host Derek Ramsay calls out team Sexy Besties RR Enriquez and Jeck Maierhofer on what the race master calls a “disrespect to the Race and its previous racers”.
After the shocking reveal of a super-leg last week which took the 7 remaining racers from La Union to Ilocos to Cavite to Cebu, it seemed that RR and Jeck would have a chance to catch up and beat better performing racers, but they were only able to delay the inevitable as they still ended up as this leg’s eliminated team. Upon reaching the pit stop at Ibiza Beach Club in Movenpick Hotel on Mactan Island, Derek got straight to the point and told the Sexy Besties that their race was over. The race master was not able to hide his disappointmentin RR and Jeck because he felt that the girls “disrespected” the teams who gave their best despite finishing last. For Derek, it seemed likethe Sexy Besties just “gave up on the Race”.
“No?! We didn’t give up,” RR said in defense of herself and Jeck, but Derek asserted that they could have done more: “No disrespect to you guys, I’m just saying na the other teams were very disappointed na binigay nyo na lang. At the end of the day, competition ito.”
Eventually, Derek got his message across and made RR realize that if they had not handed over some challenges to the other teams, they might still be in the race.
Meanwhile, Jeck admitted in their confessional that they were hurt by Derek’s words. For the 28-year-old wife of basketball star Rico Helterbrand, the race had been one of the hardest things they have ever done. She prayed and asked for people not to judge them and apologized if they ever disrespected and disappointed anyone. At the end of the day, Jeck shared that they had no regrets in joining the race.
Derek’s unanticipated reprimand of team Sexy Besties wasn't the only highlight of this week’s Amazing Race. Another big surprise that came out of this leg is the improved rankings of all-male teams Mag-Ama AJ and Jody Saliba and Mr. Pogi Kelvin Engles and JP Duray who finished first and second, respectively. AJ and Jody dethroned dating couple Phoebe Walker and Matthew Edwards’ from their back-to-back pit stop wins and were able to bag the PHP 200,000.00 cash prize from Shell V Power Nitro+ while Kelvin and JP proved that they really are this season’s “#MiracleBoys” when they placed second after being stuck at the bottom two for the past three legs.
Team Magkapatid Jet and Yna Cruz placed third, followed by teams Dating Couple Phoebe and Matthew, Chefs Roch Hernandez and Eji Estillore, and Nerds Vincent Yu and Ed Manguan who placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
With only six teams left, “The Amazing Race Philippines 2” continues to become more exciting as tougher challenges await the racers in the 7th leg covering Cebu to Bohol.
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