David and Mary receive a new car and house from Rosie O’Donnell on The View

David and Mary, the Kentuckians who were eliminated from The Amazing Race 10 during Sunday’s episode, won’t have to return home to their trailer with only $6,000 to show for their appearance on the series.

That’s because, on The View this morning, Rosie “O’Donnell praised the couple for being so friendly and polite to the other teams on Amazing Race and to strangers they encountered along the way” and “then rewarded them with a limited edition Ford Explorer,” canada.com reports.

Rosie also “told them their trailer home in Stone, Kentucky will be replaced by a new single-family house” and “urged them to donate their trailer to a family that needs it.”

They also received, according to TVgasm, “a MacBook computer; a Canon Rebel digital camera; trips to San Diego, Disneyland and the Grand Canyon; [and] a cruise with Rosie O’Donnell’s travel company.”


Amazing Race couple get new home and car
[canada.com]

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