Our frenemies over at University Press Club have discovered this little gem about former USG president Connor Diemand-Yauman ’10 and his fellow Nassoon Jonathan Schwartz ’10. Apparently, the two will be competing on the 17th season of CBS’s “The Amazing Race,” according the dark corners of the Internet, home to reality show gossip sites.
In the last few days, rumors spread that Diemand-Yauman participated in a private graduation ceremony on May 20 before jetting off to take a job in South Korea (which got us asking why he couldn’t postpone starting work for a few days). Well, now we know why!
Further digging in the online reality show world seems to show that Diemand-Yauman and Schwartz were the first of four teams spotted in a line purchasing tickets at London’s Heathrow Airport on the evening of May 28th (meaning that they likely made it through the first leg of the race). More unconfirmed reports (it’s the best we’re going to get) had them buying tickets for a Virgin flight to Accra, Ghana. They started the race on May 26 at the Eastern Point Yacht Club in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
An auto-reply to an e-mail sent to Diemand-Yauman’s personal account said he would have “intermittent internet access until June 20th.” Filming for the 16th season of “The Amazing Race” spanned roughly three weeks from Nov. 28 until Dec. 20, 2009. Episodes were aired starting slightly less than two months after filming, from Feb. 14 to May 9, 2010.