Professional Poker Player Maria Ho Rumored to be on the Next Season of The Amazing Race

Maria-HoLast season, we saw the Asian American brother-and-sister team Victor and Tammy Jih win The Amazing Race. Now, CBS is currently taping the next season and there are rumors that professional poker player Maria Ho is a contestant, based on a reported sightings at LAX:

“A forum poster at may have done that already having recently snapped photos of contestants as the race began and one of those photos clearly showed Maria Ho. Her partner on the race is rumored to be Tiffany Michelle whose recent decision to preclude herself from the World Series of Poker Main Event however put her at the top of the list of the suspects.”

Interesting factoid: it looks like The Amazing Race was trying to recruit more photogenic and famous professional poker player Evelyn Ng, but was disqualified after producers learned that she was Canadian, which is against the rules for qualification.

It looks like this season will be a “celebrity” edition of the reality show – other rumored contestants include Miss America 2004 Erica Dunlap and her husband Brian Kleinschmidt, and Harlem Globetrotters Nate “Big Easy” Lofton and Herbert “Flight Time” Lang.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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