Maggie Wilson and Parul Shah & Eric Tai and wife Rona team up for The Amazing Race Asia

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Pinay beauty queens Maggie Wilson and Parul Shah, and couple Eric Tai and Rona Tai will be representing the Philippines in The Amazing Race Asia Season 5.

They will be competing against nine other teams from different Asian countries.

In an Instagram post, Maggie said she and Parul were both excited and scared about embarking on this new adventure.

Since she will be away during the competition, Maggie informed her fans and followers that she won't be able to answer messages.

She posted: “We're sending you all hugs, kisses and a huge thank YOU to all of you!

“We appreciate all of your love and support!

“Most importantly, we hope to make our country proud!”

Woohoo! Secret's out! My bae @parulshah88 and I made it to The Amazing Race Asia Season 5! Aaaaaaaaaah! ???????? We are scared but also super excited for what's to come! We cannot wait for you to see us race and represent #TeamPhilippines We won't be able to reply to any messages or post anything to our social media accounts for an entire month as we fly out to race! So we're sending you all hugs, kisses and a huge thank YOU to all of you! We appreciate all of your love and support! Most importantly, we hope to make our country proud! ?? See you on the mat @wulander ???? Follow @theamazingraceasia and @axnasia for more updates! #TheAmazingFace #LOL #TheBeautyQueens #BeautyQueenBesties #TARA5 #AxnTara #TheAmazingRaceAsia #eeeeep #SoExcited #CantBelieveIt #ItsHappening

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Parul, who emerged as 3rd runner-up in Miss Grand International 2015, posted on her Instagram account: "We're super excited for the journey ahead of us and more than anything, honored to represent the PHILIPPINES -- internationally again! Filming of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 will start soon. So you won't hear from me until we get back! Till then hoping for your love and well wishes! We will do our very best to make our country proud."


So happy and proud to say that my Babe @wilsonmaggie and I are part of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5!!!!! ???????????????????? We're super excited for the journey ahead of us and more than anything, honored to represent the PHILIPPINES ???????? internationally again! Filming ???? of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 will start soon. So you won't hear from me until we get back! Till then hoping for your love and well wishes! ???????? We will do our very best to make our country proud! ???????? ???? Follow @theamazingraceasia and @axnasia for more updates! The show airs in October on AXN. #TheAmazingFace #LOL #TheBeautyQueens #BeautyQueenBesties #TARA5 #AxnTara #TheAmazingRaceAsia #eeeeep #SoExcited #CantBelieveIt #ItsHappening #TeamPhilippines #ParulShah #Philippines

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Eric is one of the hosts of ABS-CBN's It's Showtime. Here's the couple's audition video for TARA 5:


In an email sent to PEP by AXN, it was revealed that there will be 11 teams competing for the USD$100,000 prize of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5.

The contestants, who hail from seven countries across Asia, range from popular Singaporean DJs to Filipino beauty queens.

Here are the teams that will be competing in The Amazing Race Asia (TARA):

Rach and Vicky: Travel Hosts, Indonesia
Louisa and Treasuri: Childhood Friends, Indonesia
Yvonne and Chloe: Beauty Queens, Malaysia
Alex and Will: Brothers, Malaysia
Brandon and Alphaeus: Old School Mates, Malaysia
Eric and Rona: Married, The Philippines
Parul and Maggie: Beauty Queens, the Philippines
JK and Mike: Radio DJs, Singapore
Rei and Kenji: Siblings, Singapore
Tom and Anita: Dating, Thailand
Lisa and Nicole: Life Partners, Vietnam


Slated to premiere this October 2016, the fifth instalment of the popular reality adventure series will also feature Indonesian movie star Tara Basro as a co-host.

TARA will be hosted by Asian-American actor Allan Wu, who was the "face of the race" for AXN’s first four seasons, and most recently the host of The Amazing Race China: Celebrity Edition.



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