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'The Amazing Race's' Hoffman Sisters History Making Win!

'The Amazing Race's' Hoffman Sisters History Making Win!

LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman, sisters from Brooklyn and Louisville, certainly did have some unfinished business after coming in 4th on the Amazing Race season 14. So much so that they came back for the Unfinished Business season of The Amazing Race and took the win, making Amazing race history. The sisters were the first African American contestants to win and Kisha is the first lesbian to land a win.

LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman, sisters from Brooklyn and Louisville, certainly did have some unfinished business after coming in 4th on the Amazing Race season 14. So much so that they came back for the Unfinished Business season of The Amazing Race and took the win, making Amazing race history. The sisters were the first African American contestants to win, and Kisha, the show's first out lesbian contestant, also made history with the win.


The former Division 1 athletes from the University of Louisville, hadn’t won a single leg, preventing them from winning any prizes throughout the competition. They did, however, manage to remain consistent right from the start and placing well enough to stay in the game. It wasn’t until the end of the race that they knocked out the competition, reaching the huge rubber mat before the pair of Harlem Globetrotters.


“We were like, 'OK, what's the point of winning four or five legs if you don't win the last one?'" Kisha said in an interview with TVGuide.com. "That was our attitude: The last one is what counts."


The final episode for the season aired on Mothers’ Day, which was pretty appropriate considering what the Hoffman sisters decided to do with their $1 Million winnings.

“We definitely want to invest a little bit. ... But definitely helping our mom start her business — that's something she's always wanted to do,” the Hoffman sisters said, according to TV Guide. “She's always had the dream and she's always had the faith and the ability to do that, so we want to help kick-start that.”

The Harlem Globetrotters  Big Easy and Flight Time got lost somewhere along the seven-mile bridge that led to the finish line and came in second place.

“We didn't have a chance after mile 2," Big Easy said. "We got beat out by a couple girls, but that's all right," Flight Time said.

Kisha and Jennifer are the second all-female team to win the competition in the 18 seasons The Amazing Race has been running.

 

Click here to see the sisters in action!

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