Michelle Troy and Joanne "Jo" Troy are a team of Cheerleader Twins on the 2nd season of The Amazing Race Australia.
- Age: 26
- Age: 26
They may be bubbly, blonde cheerleaders, but these identical twins from Sydney are out to prove there’s more to them than meets the eye.
Michelle and Jo not only look alike, they also drive the same type of car, work in the same job as ground staff for an airline and more often than not finish each other’s sentences.
“We’ve got the travel side of things sorted through our knowledge from work,” says Michelle.
Jo adds, “Plus we’re fit from the dancing. We’re competitive. We’ve competed in surf lifesaving championships.”
“We communicate well. We know what the other one’s thinking. We’re in with a really strong chance.”
The girls are cheerleaders for the St George Illawarra Dragons NRL team and Jo’s proudest achievement is winning the 2011 Cheer Girl of the Year.
Even though the twins recently didn’t speak to each other for nearly two years - Michelle didn’t approve of Jo’s boyfriend at the time - they have now reconciled and are mostly looking forward to being with each other 24/7 on the race.
“But I’m hoping there’ll be no major blow ups otherwise we’ll be in trouble!” says Michelle.
For girls whose ideal overseas trip involves “the beach and sunbaking”, how do they think they’ll cope with the challenges?
“We’re good with puzzles and we think we’ve got common sense,” says Michelle. “And when it comes to strength I’m sure we can push ourselves.”
Australia Season 2Edit
- Leg 1: 7th
- Leg 2: 2nd
- Leg 3: 3rd (15-minute penalty)
- Leg 4: 4th
- Leg 5: 2nd
- Leg 6: 2nd
- Leg 7: 2nd
- Leg 8: 3rd
- Leg 9: 3rd
- Leg 10 3rd
- Leg 11: 1st
- Leg 12: 3rd
- Leg 1: 2nd
- Leg 2: 9th
- Leg 3: 9th (Eliminated)
- Highest average placing female team with an age average of over 20, 2.92 (tied with Dustin & Kandice).
- First female team to be the highest average placing team in a season (followed by Renata & Ana Paula).
- Youngest female team to be the highest average placing team in a season, 26.
- First team to be Yielded
- Highest average placing team, 2.92
- Youngest team in the Final Three, 26