Engaged twin lonesome 4 continents, 20 cities and scarcely 40,000 miles in their query to win a latest deteriorate of The Incredible Race.
Putting their marriage skeleton aside to end a competition, plot manager Halvorsen, 29 and his code manager fiancée Cindy Chiang, 30, walked divided with $1 million, a organisation of new friends and an even stronger bond.
PEOPLE held adult with a pleased couple, who dished about their win and what’s subsequent for them.
How are we feeling right now? What’s going by your mind?
Ernie: We only feel ecstatic and relieved. We’re only looking forward. We’re unequivocally confident and carefree for what we can do now that we’ve won. … If we could do a whole thing over again though being paid, of march we’d do it.
Cindy: We’re vehement to have common this impulse with a family and a friends. The knowledge was invaluable. Just removing to see all these places – literally, there are so few people in a universe who got to knowledge what we got to experience.
What were your lowest moments during a competition?
Ernie: One of a lowest points was unequivocally in Malawi when Andy and Tommy had kick us to a end line. We were only so devastated. We suspicion we’d finished all in a energy to kick everybody during a race. And it only never panned out for us. We didn’t use a demonstrate pass. We didn’t use U-turns.
Cindy: The breeze was only out of a sails that day. we had, unfortunately, gotten harm during a roadblock cask, and it was unequivocally formidable to run. we was perplexing to do my best and keep spirits high, though it was a tough day for us.
By a end of a competition, that integrate were we closest to?
Cindy: We’re unequivocally closest to Justin and Jennifer. We indeed only questioned Justin to be partial of a wedding. We keep in hold with each singular chairman from a cast. We were examination with them final night. There’s a diversion to be played, though afterwards there’s time for fun and enjoyment.
What was your favorite place visited?
Cindy: we desired Taiwan since my relatives grew adult there. My hermit was vital there when we indeed toured by a town. But I’d never seen it. It was only excellent to knowledge where my relatives grew adult and where their families were for many years.
Ernie: Every nation had excellent people and excellent people who helped us along a way, though for me, we consider a people in Copenhagen stood out some-more than a others. They were unequivocally smooth in English, that we were unequivocally grateful for.
What was your weirdest or many formidable task?
Ernie: Cindy was substantially unequivocally dissapoint to do a bodybuilding challenge.
Cindy: we didn’t wish to show myself like that. All a women were in a sauce room like, “Oh my goodness, we can’t trust we’re about to do this.”
Ernie: On a flipside, we was some-more than vehement to do this. we indeed got into my outfit, and couldn’t figure out what doorway we had to go into. we was using around for 15 mins in my skivvies perplexing to figure out where we was ostensible to place this tanning lotion.
And what are we formulation to do with a $1 million prize? Will it go toward a wedding?
Cindy: Ernie and we are indeed formulation to use a loot to start a business. We unequivocally wish to be means to help yield preparation for children in building markets. We were using around on a race, and we saw all these kids on a travel who weren’t in school. We came behind and we researched and schooled that preparation is not giveaway everywhere. Even open preparation costs some kind of price per year. Education is kind of a thing that alleviates poverty.