Ready, set, go win $1 million.
A Westchester couple, both hairstylists from Scarsdale, are among the teams featured on the next season of CBS’s ‘The Amazing Race.’
Matt Cucolo, 30, joined the CBS reality competition with his girlfriend Ashley Gordon, 28. The local couple, who have been dating for three years, signed on to race ten other teams around the world, competing in a series of mental and physical challenges along the way. The first team to arrive at the race’s final destination without being eliminated wins the show’s $1 million grand prize.
Both Cucolo and Gordon hope racing around the world will strengthen their relationship.
“I wanna know that if I’m going to spend the rest of my life with her, we can communicate better and agree on life decisions,” Cucolo, a master stylist at Richard Scott Salon in Mount Kisco, said in his pre-show interview posted on CBS.com.
Gordon’s hope: “I would love to get back to the core of our relationship before social media (Instagram) and really rekindle that deep love and communication we had when we could literally chat for hours about nothing without looking at our cell phones constantly.”
The new season of ‘The Amazing Race’ premieres on Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30 p.m.