After a first place finish in last week’s Seychelles challenge, father/daughter pair Allie and Steve Smith plummeted to elimination after struggling through episode eight. “I was shocked. But everything is based on luck, so anyone can go,” Allie tells In Touch of her team’s first to last place drop in the sixteenth season’s Malaysian leg. Suffering navigational errors through the winding Penang streets with an unreliable taxi driver, Allie and Steve couldn’t seem to catch a break. But when the duo arrived at the Pinang Piranakan Mansion pit stop and heard the devastating news of their elimination from host Phil Keoghan, the father and daughter still kept their spirits up. “We were bummed. We wanted to keep having fun! But even getting on the show was unbelievable to us. We knew we tried our best,” Allie, who is now living in San Diego, CA, adds. The sunny 23-year-old only sees the bright side of the experience, despite losing out on the million dollar prize. “We’re even closer. We just have this crazy bond only the two
of us know. We had so much fun the entire time, and met some incredibly kind people along the way,” she says of her relationship with her professional baseball coach dad after competing on the CBS travel series. Watch the five remaining teams battle for the win Sunday nights at 8 PM EST.