Singapore – The third installment of The Amazing Race Asia debuts on September 11 on AXN. Ricky Ow, senior vice-president and general manager of SPE Networks – Asia, the parent network of the AXN channel explains, “It will be the toughest race ever as there will be many challenges the contestants will not expect and be mentally prepared for. The teams will have shorter resting time, the journey will be harder, and the speed of the race will be faster and more intense. This combined with the new cast, you can expect many dramatic moments, tears, twists and turns, and an overall thrilling ride for viewers.” Up for the tough challenge are 10 diverse teams from India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Korea and the Philippines. The contestants include three beauty queens counting a former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova and wife to Thailand’s highest ranking (and once world #9) tennis player Paradorn Srichaphan; the first-ever Korean team made up by sporty brothers; famous Malaysian faces – Bernie Chan who pairs up with her brother, and actress Ida Nerina with her heiress pal Tania Khan; a comedian who can’t help but crack jokes on-and-off screen with his teacher buddy; a beautiful ex air-hostess and cousin from India; and a dramatic father and son team with theatrical antics.