'It Was Just Depressing, It Was Like A Death': The Nuns Are Still Mourning Their 'Amazing Race' Loss
The 'Amazing Race' nuns made their way to Korea's DMZ, navigated a drone soccer course and white-water-rafted down a river -- only to find out they were last over the line.
Judy and Therese arrived at the race's pit stop just seconds after nurses Femi and Nick, frustratingly becoming just the second team to leave the competition after Gen-Z siblings Alana and Niko.
"We’re still disappointed," Therese told 10 daily over the phone after their elimination.
"It was just depressing, it was like a death," Judy added, saying they spent a few miserable hours thinking, "‘Nooooooo, we really wanted to do this!’"
While the pair has had plenty of time to ponder what went wrong, there's one aspect of their gameplay that they absolutely don't regret -- all that praying.
Judy and Therese often took a moment (or several) to consult God for his 'Amazing Race' guidance when they were stuck, or simply to pay their respects to the locations they were (meant to be) rushing through.
"We felt like that was such a privilege to be there," Judy said of their time at the DMZ, where teams were asked to write messages of hope on ribbons at the border of North and South Korea.
"It’s the border and its the place where all of Korea goes to pray for unity but for us, we just thought of it as that dividing line in human life between what you’re longing for and what you’ve got and the line where prayer is the only answer," said Judy.
The nuns' habit of praying at every detour, roadblock and pitstop, their wicked sense of humour and passion for trying new things earnt them a legion of fans online, who were particularly offended when influencers Sid and Ash decided to steal one of their folded dumplings.
Proving that they're both definitely going to heaven, Judy and Therese promised us that they bore no ill feelings at all towards Sid and Ash.
"We weren’t angry at all, they actually admitted that to us and we thought it was the funniest thing to do," Judy said.
"So it’s kind of lovely in funny sort of way that people are feeling righteous for us but really it was just a funny, token-y little thing," she added.
"It’s all part of the game, it didn’t disadvantage us at all," said Judy.
When 10 daily informed the nuns that Sid and Ash might have also sabotaged another team during the second episode, the nuns laughed.
"Do they? I think they’re going to be doing a lot of sabotaging," said Judy.
"I think it pays to look after people, not to sabotage," said Therese, wisely pointing out that, "in the long run, if you work together with other people, they end up looking after you".
Which is the way Judy and Therese raced throughout their journey in Korea, diving headfirst into the world of flyboarding, rafting, dumpling making and drone soccer.
"That drone thing, it was a full-on miracle that we made it through there," Judy said.
"I don’t know if they recognise it on the show but that was God punching that bloomin’ drone through that thing, I don’t think I did it," she laughed.
Back home in Canberra, the Missionaries of God's Love sisters said their short, but intense, time in the competition taught them a few important lessons.
"Facing your fears is a good thing," said Therese.
"And taking risks is a good thing -- and that God has a mighty sense of humour," said Judy.