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Give it Your Best Shot for The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

Media Release
Thousands of hopefuls across the region jumped for joy this week to hear that The Amazing Race Asia is set for a new season on AXN. Online applications are now open (AXN-Asia.com/TARA), but do you know what it takes to create an awesome audition video?

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The celebrity host of The Amazing Race Asia, Allan Wu, knows all too well the winning formula aspiring teams need. The popular actor and all-round media personality hosted the first four seasons of the series, and returns to AXN fresh from hosting The Amazing Race China – Celebrity Edition.

“The Amazing Race Asia is an incredible experience for every contestant. It’s truly life changing as the race pushes you beyond your limits, making you realize that you are stronger, more powerful and more determined than you could ever have imagined. I have witnessed contestants transform themselves during a race, and no matter where they place, the contestants emerge as better versions of themselves. They come away totally inspired to live their best lives possible,” said Allan.

Allan, A.K.A, the ‘Face of the Race’ shares his top tips for creating your ultimate audition video to increase your chance for a spot in the 10 team line up:

  1. Get cracking
    • Set the Scene
      From indoor to outdoor, find a spot that reflects you and your teammate. Do you have, for example, a favourite café, park, beach, gym or living room sofa? 
    • Dress for Comfort
      Wear clothes that immediately speak volumes about your personality – without you having to say a word.
    • Equipment to shoot
      Who says your 3-minute audition video needs to be Michael Bay movie-worthy? Just flick out your smartphone and start recording. 
    • Audition with your pal
      The Amazing Race Asia comprises teams of two, so grab your best pal and star in the video together.
  2. It’s all about the team
    • Start with your relationship
      Co-workers, siblings, father/daughter, mother/son, married or just best friends – state your relationship to each other and some interesting insights about it
    • Hobbies and interests
      Talk about yourselves and what inspires you. For a twist, share your partner’s likes and dislikes to see how much you know him/her.
    • Shared pastimes
      Share your common interests and some interesting facts about them. Sports, video-gaming, shopping, skydiving, dining, fishing…the list goes on!
  3. Just be you
    • Shine on
      Be confident and let your awesome selves shine. Energetic, animated, funny, clever – be a creative storyteller, as this will help you to stand out.
    • Talents
      Share your hidden talents or incredible achievements – we want to know what makes you unique
  4. Done for Submission

Friends in Singapore are also invited to head nex mall, on June 4 and 5 to create an audition video at The Amazing Race Asia themed booth. Each applicant who submits a video at nex will receive a limited edition AXN gift.

The AXN Audition Video Booth details as follows:

Date: Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 June 2016
Time: 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Venue: nex Mall, B2, near Food Republic

The Amazing Race Asia on AXN is brought to you by Wonderful Indonesia.

WEBPAGE: http://www.axn-asia.com/TARA
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/theamazingraceasia/
HASHTAG #AXNTARA
HANDLES @AXNAsia @TheAmazingRaceAsia

**Note: All interested participants can submit their applications in teams of two, and must be:
1. Living and/or working in Asia
2. Required to be over 21 years of age
3. Must speak English
4. Possess both a valid passport and an international driving licence

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