[Warning: To all my dear overseas readers please note that The Amazing Race: All Stars is currently still showing here in OZ, so please don't spoiler in the comments if you now how it ends! I'm avoiding the official TAR website links for the same reason.]
Here's my latest crush, The Amazing Race's own Oswald Mendez. Gay, sweet, funny, smart, handsome, caring, a little bit camp (when it's called for) and Ay, Dios Mio! that Cuban accent. Born in Cuba in 1970, and now living in Miami, he is a consultant with an ad agency.
Of all the racers in all the seasons of TAR Oswald (and his race partner Danny) are at the top of my list. They treated everybody with respect and got by on smarts, charm, cooperation and a real sense of fun and adventure. In real life he and Danny are very close, a bond that grew as Oswald helped Danny throught the trauma of losing his partner Nelson to AIDS. Even when the stress of the race got to them they still managed to treat each other with respect and consideration, even when fighting.
I found them a joy to watch.
Mmmmmmmm, knee pads. How thought provoking.