I am an avid fan of Amazing Race and I am so glad that my favorite duo in all seasons of the show is back on TV. Totally insane Mirna and full of energy with such a small built Charla from Season 5 has joined the race again for the all-star edition. They were my favorite because there would be episodes that you would hate the two and the next episode you would love them back.
Season 5 edition was sooo fun and entertaining to watch because of these two crazy ladies. I particularly liked Charla. She has some form of dwarfism (only 4 feet tall) and is so funny yet inspiring. I liked her because she never let her very short height be an impediment throughout the race. She can actually be a bitch if she needs to.
Though she has short legs and can’t run fast like her competitors, she made use of it as an advantage by hilariously duping people that she is sick and needs a doctor just to get a plane seat and be ahead in the race. The vertically challenged lady is so determined to win. I also remember her carrying a big slob of carcass (even bigger than her, I think) because her lanky “maarte-funny-kinda-way” partner Marla could no longer carry it for another half mile to complete a challenge.
I felt so sad and awful when the duo got eliminated in the Season 5 of the race. Even the unflappable Phil (the host) got so teary eyed for he himself was moved on what Charla told him:
“I just wanted to prove to the world how much I can do, and it’s not easy when there’s… always people thinking you can’t do it and you have to work extra hard to do it… (but) you have to do it. You have to accomplish your dreams.”
After such a heartwarming speech when she was bidding goodbye, I can still recall Phil with tears in his eyes saying to Charla… “You have an amazing spirit.”
Now that they’re back, I’m totally rooting for this duo…