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“The Amazing Race” never seems to run out of interesting teams. For the 17th edition, debuting Sept. 26 on CBS, the racers include Home Shopping hosts, an Internet entertainer, a Miss Kentucky, Ivy League a cappella singers (pictured), beach volleyball players and a birth mother/daughter team who were recently reunited after the mother gave her newborn daughter up for adoption over 20 years ago. The Internet entertainer is 20-year-old Kevin Wu, aka KevJumba, whose YouTube channel has more than a million subscribers. He’s racing with his dad, Michael. Race 17 will hit 30 cities in its 32,000-mile journey, including first-time stops in Ghana, Bangladesh and above the Arctic Circle. CBS says that the team who finishes first in the premiere will get a “surprise, game-changing advantage” that’s never been part of the show before.

Here are the 11 teams:

Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin

Ages: 27, 30

Hometowns: San Diego; Reno, Nev.

Occupations: Home shopping hosts

Relationship: Home shopping hosts

Nick DeCarlo and Vicki Casciola

Ages: both 26

Hometown: Henderson, Nev.

Occupations: Bartender, hairstylist

Relationship: Dating

Ron Kellum and Tony Stovall

Ages: 45, 42

Hometowns: Los Angeles; Tucson, Ariz.

Occupations: Director/choreographer, doctoral student

Relationship: Best friends

Michael Wu and Kevin Wu

Ages: 58, 20

Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

Occupations: Software engineer/content creator, Internet entertainer

Relationship: Father and son

Chad Waltrip and Stephanie Smith

Ages: 26, 23

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Occupations: Operations manager, hairstylist

Relationship: Newly dating

Nat Strand and Kat Chang

Ages: 31, 35

Hometowns: Scottsdale, Ariz.; Santa Monica, Calif.

Occupations: both doctors

Relationship: Friends

Gary Ervin and Mallory Ervin

Ages: 53, 24

Hometowns: Morganfield, Ky.; Lexington, Ky.

Occupations: Entrepreneur, Miss Kentucky 2009

Relationship: Father and daughter

Connor Diemand-Yauman and Jonathan Schwartz

Ages: both 22

Hometowns: Chesterland, Ohio; Cranford, N.J.

Occupations: Princeton students

Relationship: A cappella singers

Jill Haney and Thomas Wolfard

Ages: 27, 30

Hometown: Marina Del Rey, Calif.

Occupations: Hairstylist, ad sales director

Relationship: Dating

Andie DeKroon and Jenna Sykes

Ages: 43, 21

Hometowns: Atlanta; Athens, Ga.

Occupations: Stay-at-home mom, University of Georgia student

Relationship: Birth mother and daughter

Katie Seamon and Rachel Johnston

Ages: 23, 24

Hometowns: Rahway, N.J.; Moorestown, N.J.

Occupations: Beach volleyball players

Relationship: Beach volleyball partners