Ford Motor Co. employee and her dad go head-to-head for new season of “Amazing Race”

A Ford Motor Company employee and her father are about to embark on a round-the-world race.

Natalia Kumar, head of product design at Ford, and her father, Arun Kumar, are one of 11 teams vying for the new season of CBS’s hit reality show, “The Amazing Race.” He returns at 8 p.m. on January 5.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Kumar broke the news with a photo of her and her father wearing red “Detroit Vs. Everybody” t-shirts.

“We started this journey almost two years ago and are so excited to finally share this adventure with everyone!” Kumar wrote.

“The Amazing Race,” now in its 33rd season, follows teams of two around the world as they travel to different countries and compete in different challenges. The winning team receives $ 1 million.

Since its debut in 2001, the series has won 10 Emmy Awards. It’s the most famous reality show of all time, according to

But CBS called its 33rd season “historic.” Filming began in 2020 before COVID-19 hit, according to the network. But after three stages, the show discontinued production. A year and a half later, “the longest pit stop in the history of the series,” filming resumed. Production ended this fall.

According to her Linkedin profile, Kumar has been with Ford since 2015. She is a graduate of Wayne State University.

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