Amazing Race 16 teams announced

CBS has officially revealed the teams for The Amazing Race 16, even though most of them–like Big Brother‘s Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd and the rambling Miss Teen USA contestant–were easily identified last month.

The 11 teams include cowboys, undercover detectives, a lesbian couple, and–for the first time ever in reality TV history–dating models! Where did they find those rare specimens?

Here are the teams, according to CBS’ release, followed by a video introducing them:

Caite Upton, 20, Lexington, S.C., Model/Actress and Brent Horne, 28, Columbia, S.C., Model/Advertising (Dating/Models)

Louis Stravato, 47, Providence, R.I., Undercover Detective and Michael Naylor, 45, Providence, R.I., Undercover Detective (Detectives)

Steve Smith, 57, Encinitas, Calif., Professional Baseball Coach/World Series Champion Coach and Allie Smith, 23, Encinitas, Calif., Marketing (Father/Daughter)

Jeff Schroeder, 31, Norridge, Ill., Salesman and Jordan Lloyd, 22, Charlotte, N.C., Receptionist (Newly Dating)

Monique Pryor, 39, West Orange, N.J., Attorney and Shawne Morgan, 39, Bowie, Md., Attorney (Moms/Attorneys)

Jet McCoy, 30, Ada, Okla., Cowboy and Cord McCoy, 29, Tupelo, Okla., Pro Bull Rider (Brothers/Cowboys)

Adrian Davis, 40, Arlington, Texas, Medical Sales and Dana Davis, 39, Arlington, Texas, Market Manager (High School Sweethearts/Married)

Jody Kelly, 71, Round Rock, Texas, Personal Trainer and Shannon Foster, 22, Georgetown, Texas, Healthcare Outreach Contract Analyst (Grandmother/Granddaughter)

Carol Rosenfeld, 47, Los Angeles, Calif., Consultant and Brandy Snow, 40, Los Angeles, Calif., Actress and Voice Over Artist (Dating

Dan Pious, 24, Barrington, R.I., Financial Advisor and Jordan Pious, 22, Barrington, R.I., Strategic Consultant (Brothers)

Joe Wang, 42, El Segundo, Calif., Software Salesman and Heidi Wang, 37, El Segundo, Calif., Stay-at-Home Mom (Married)

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Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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