It sounds too good to be true but indeed it is good to hear that the Filipino team on The Amazing Race Asia season 4 have truly won the top spot of the race. The two Richards (The Riches: Richard Hardin and Richard Herrera) has reached the coveted prize and made a history to be the first Filipinos who won the regional contest of the world-famous race –The Amazing Race. They break the record of the losing-history of Filipino teams that joins The Amazing Race.
For Of all the three seasons of The Amazing Race Asia, Filipinos were already joining the race contests but unfortunately, they are not been able to win the contests. Thus, the winning of the Filipino team in the current season of The Amazing Race Asia season is indeed a very big surprise among the Filipino public and very special moment of the history of Filipinos joining world-known contests.
Their secret for their winning, according to them is to stop arguing which some contestants often do and balance one’s differences and together make unified strategies to win the Race.
However, though the two Richards were were somewhat not actually purely whole Filipino but their nationality is half Filipino and half Americans, they are still Filipinos which the pure Filipinos could be proud of their winning on The Amazing Race contest. For they do not deny their Filipino blood but proud of it despite they have another blood by naming their team on the contests as Filipino team rather than American team. Moreover, The Amazing Race is not just a mere contest but it is a world-famous contest joined by different races in the world, just like the Miss Universe Contest.
However, that issue doesn’t matter for more modern and open-minded Filipinos but only to those still very strict absurd and conservative Filipinos who value on preserving pure blooded Filipinos that is not tainted by any colonial DNA which is indeed impossible.
But anyway, The two Richards are already known in the Philippines before they join The Amazing Race Asia season 4;Richard Herrera is known in the Philippine showbiz industry as a semi-actor and Richard Hardin as Philippine Basketball player and somewhat known already as buddies.
The secret to their winning, Richard Hardin says: “You know, luck has a lot to do with this race. There are just certain things that never meant to happen. Like, I think the first three teams that got eliminated, they were really strong. Those were the teams that we’d pick and they got eliminated really fast. I think the first team, the car broke down. So, there are times on the race, beyond the fact that physically, me and Rich are really a strong team. ME AND RICH NEVER GIVE UP.”