While folks are fixated on reality star Nene Leakes' latest Celebrity Apprentice debacle, CBS is reporting that LaKisha Hoffman and Jennifer Hoffman, sisters from Chicago, won Season 14 of CBS's The Amazing Race adventure reality show, pocketing $1 million in the process. The siblings were able to ride past Harlem Globetrotters teammates Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang to win the final leg that aired Sunday.
The athletic teams battled for the top spot after traveling from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Miami, Fla. The Hoffmans said in a phone interview with the Associated Press after Sunday's finale that the most influential part of their win was a Miami taxi driver named Louis, who helped them decipher clues with his smartphone and guided them along the route to the finish line.
"Our cab driver was an angel sent from heaven," said Jennifer Hoffman, who added that she wanted to find him to tip him some of their $1 million prize.
LaKisha, a social work graduate student, said Sunday that she would use part of her winnings to pay off her student loans, while Jennifer said she would use her money to contribute to several charities. They called their win "the best Mother's Day present ever" for their single mother. This is the second time in the history of the show that an all-female team has won.
Making history and winning $1 million in the process is priceless. Having enough humility to thank your mother on Mother's Day and to help the cab driver who helped you win is pretty amazing. Hats off to the Hoffmans.
Read more at CBS News.