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PREVIEW: ‘The Amazing Race’ 21 — Meet the newest members of ‘team gay’

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Amazing Race 21,” the 21st race-around-the-world for a million bucks, kicks off on CBS on Sunday, September 30. In a welcome change from last season’s gay-free Race, this installment sees mixed in among the usual dating couples, twins and… monster truck drivers? three known members of Team Gay.

Up first are a pair who may be familiar to After Elton readers already. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcel are an engaged couple, farmers from upstate New York. Brent’s also a doctor who used to work for Martha Stewart and Josh in a previous incarnation was a fabulous drag queen who’s written a novel and a couple of memoirs.

Josh Kilmer-Purcel (left) and Brent Ridge. (CBS)

Oh, and they also appeared in a little reality show about their life on the farm called The Fabulous Beekman Boys that aired for two seasons on Planet Green and is now headed to The Cooking Channel. One thing that stood out for many Beekman Boys viewers was the level of bickering that Brent and Josh engaged in. If they carry that over to the Race it should make for some entertaining relationship drama, and hey, bickering on the Race never hurt a team, right?

Also bringing the gay (with a side of beef) is Jaymes Vaughan who, with Race partner James Davis performs with the Chippendales dance revue in Las Vegas. TAR is usually pretty reliable about getting Racers’ kit off at least once in the course of the Race, so expect to enjoy some gratuitous semi-nudity from Team Chippendale.

Jaymes Vaughan (left) and James Davis. (CBS).

Interesting note, Jaymes had a club hit late last year with the song “Vampire.” For some reason he reminds us of a frosted blonde Ricky Martin.

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9 more reader comments:

  1. Nice picture of those guys with their backpacks on their bare backs. Ohhweee

    Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9:19pm
  2. Roy Gonzalez…my bad

    Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:51pm
  3. It’s all good lol

    Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 8:18am
  4. BEECKMEN BOYS ROCK. You go boys!

    Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 6:59pm
  5. Team Chippendale? More like Team GET IN MY BED!!!

    Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 7:23pm
  6. Surprise! It’s the “Gay 1%” – looks NOTHING like me or anyone (gay) I know.

    Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 3:26pm
  7. I’ve already got the DVR set to record this! lol

    Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:39pm
  8. Oh my!

    Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 5:01pm
  9. In the immortal words of George Takei, Ohhh Myyy!

    Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:13pm