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ABOUT GINO AND JESSE
Gino and Jesse are athletic, Italian brothers who bring their resilient confidence and determination to the race. Being raised by a single mother made them close-knit siblings because they had each other to lean on. Their mother was their role model growing up and taught them to work hard and live a positive life, making them true momma boys at heart.
The Montani brothers do everything together, whether it’s playing hockey, lifting weights at the gym, or spending time with friends.
Gino graduated from Brock University with a degree in Geography, which he believes will be a major asset on the race. Jesse attended McMaster University on a football scholarship, but had to give up his dream of a professional football career after a hand injury. He is currently working at a steel mill and simultaneously pursuing a career in firefighting.
Winning "The Amazing Race Canada" would allow the brothers to buy a cottage, a few toys like motorcycles and ATVs, and most importantly, take their family on a nice vacation.
Motto: “Losing is NOT an Option.”
Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2: Jet & Dave
What would your team walk-on song be? “Save the World” by Swedish House Mafia
What fruit or vegetable matches your personality and why?
Gino: Pineapple - hard/rough exterior and sweet/colourful interior.
Jesse: Peach - full of Flavour and liked by everyone.
If your life was being made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?
Gino: Brad Pitt
Jesse: Tom Hardy
Occupation: Works for the city of Hamilton
Current City: Hamilton
Strengths: Strong, smart, and determined.
Fears/ Phobias: Afraid of failure
Favorite Travel Destination: Barcelona, Spain
Pet Peeve about Teammate: “Instead of text messaging ‘ok’ Jesse sends ‘kk’. Drives me crazy!”
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