As widely rumored, Orlando native Ericka Dunlap will compete. She is a former Miss America who graduated from the University of Central Florida. She will take part with her husband, Brian Kleinschmidt, whom she met at UCF.
The CBS bio of Dunlap says, "Ericka has lived a very structured, prim and proper life but plans to embrace her true self and expose a vulnerable side of her life beyond Miss America while racing around the world. Her life's goal is to become a country music recording artist."
They now live in Nashville.
"The Amazing Race" starts with a two-hour season premiere at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, on WKMG-Channel 6.