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You either loved them for their cuddly, fun spirit of good will and fair play, or they made you barf with their cuddly, fun spirit of good will and fair play– and their dunderheaded idea of forming a “Six Pack” alliance with the underdog Kentucky Coalminers and ‘Bama Single Moms, who screwed them over the first chance they got. The fabulous furry Cho Brothers (one has long hair, one doesn’t) of The Amazing Race were nice guys who didn’t exactly finish last, but didn’t make it anywhere near the Final Three, either (Check the recaps to see who made it).
But as three teams head toward Sunday’s big million dollar finish, the brothers from San Francisco’s Bay Area are grabbing a piece of the spotlight and using it to spread more good will that will have you reaching for your credit card– or vomit bag, depending…
Find out what Erwin and Godwin have in store… and get some more reality TV news from Dancing with The Stars and Project Runway… after the jump.
Yes, Erwin and Godwin Cho are back with a website venture called “A Little Karma Dot Com.” (Blech!–sorry.) Alittlekarma.com is a site where where budding artists can sell their work, and the Chos can use a portion of the profits to fund acts of kindness :
“…Every time you give or buy from a start-up artist/entrepreneur featured here, you contribute to creating karmic events (acts of kindness) that will be featured on this site…”
Well, at least they’re only giving away “a portion.” The brothers, whose mother ran a dry cleaning business, are no dummies. Erwin, 32, has degrees from UC Berkeley, Princeton and Harvard. Twenty-nine year-old Godwin holds degrees from the University of San Diego, New York University and a fellowship from Princeton. They quit their jobs at Blue Shield and started their new business when they got home from The Amazing Race, which had all their friends thinking they’d won.
The brothers say they’d always wanted to run a company together, but it was their experiences during The Amazing Race that convinced them they could do it. They say the karmic twist was inspired by the kindness of strangers during the race–through they’d also learned the cruel reality of reality TV when the Single Moms, whom they’d help carry, stole their taxi, prompting Erwin to observe, “Being polite sucks.”
They have a lot more to say about their competitors, and it’s not all happy faces and squirt guns, on their local Bay Area website .
And in our own act of goodwill, here are two more reality TV tidbits:
* Jennifer Aniston says that rumours she’s going to compete on the next season of Dancing with The Stars are wrong! She’s a movie star now. (Right. There’s bound to be more seasons…).
* And Project Runway‘s pregnant finalist Laura Bennett (the one who made Jeffrey cry), gave birth to her sixth child– her fifth son– on Friday. She named him Finn– not Tim.