The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business concluded last night with sisters Jennifer and LaKisha Hoffman, one of the more overlooked teams in the season, crossing the finish line first to snag the million dollars. Eleven losing teams from previous seasons were invited back for a second chance at the jackpot, and the athletic sister pair managed to correct the fatal error in China in season 14, where an ill-timed bathroom break led to their elimination.
AfterEllen.com spoke to LaKisha, the first out lesbian to win The Amazing Race, and her sister about their experience on the show and what it felt like to win the second time around.
AfterEllen.com: Kisha, the infamous clip of Jen running to the bathroom in season 14 was shown throughout this season, the bathroom break that caused you two to be eliminated. Were you mad at her after that? Have you forgiven her now that you’ve won a million dollars?
AE: The final leg over the seven mile bridge to the final pit stop was intense. Were you certain you could beat the Globetrotters or was it dicey for a while?
AE: What was your favorite challenge this season?
AE: Let’s talk about food challenges. In Austria you opted for the twelve minute wiener schnitzel challenge on the Ferris wheel which proved to be too difficult. But then you opted for the fondue challenge in Switzerland, which also had to be aborted. What were you thinking?
AE: So with that being said, let me ask you this: Kisha, you live in New York City, so here’s a hypothetical detour challenge. Eat an entire serving of phaal curry at Brick Lane, the hottest curry dish in NYC, which is excruciatingly spicy or would you choose to move a sofa to the Bronx from the IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn using only public transportation?
JH: She is completely lying, because she is really picky when it comes to food! She wouldn’t choose to eat! [Laughs]
AE: Which was more miserable? Searching for a plastic frog in a giant frigid mud pit or making patties out of cow manure?
AE: Kisha, you are an out lesbian, which was never mentioned on the show and for the show, it isn’t really relevant. But your lesbian fans have a burning question to ask you. Are you single?
AE: “Technically” single? What does that mean?
AE: Do you go out in the city at all? What are your favorite spots – either gay or straight?
AE: Lastly, what are you two going to do with the million dollars?