Lynn and Alex get eliminated, debunking one spoiler; Joyce shaves her head.

Lynn and Alex get eliminated, debunking one spoiler; Joyce shaves her head.
And The Amazing Race 7 has its final four. Meredith and Gretchen beat Lynn and Alex to the pit stop, becoming part of the final four with Uchenna and Joyce, Ron and Kelly, and Rob and Amber. Lynn and Alex’s elimination debunks one of the two major spoilers that has been floating around. The spoiler focused on the clearly Photoshopped backgrounds of the team portraits. The photos of the first six teams to be eliminated all had the same background, suggesting that the backgrounds indicated order of elimination. Since Lynn and Alex, Rob and Amber, and Uchenna and Joyce all have the same background on their photos, the spoiler held that they’d be the final three, but clearly that isn’t the case. On this leg of the race, Uchenna and Joyce went for the fast forward, which involved shaving their heads. Uchenna is already bald, so that left Joyce, who agreed instantly (“let’s just do it, I don’t care”). When Meredith and Gretchen checked in, Phil said, “You are the team that will never quit. He told them, “you are officially the oldest team to ever have made it this far in The Amazing Race, and that you should be very proud of.”

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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