Ron Zeitz, 44, flight attendant from Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Bill Smith, 49, flight attendant from Laguna Niguel, Calif. (domestic partners)
Ron Zeitz from "The Amazing Race 2011" is one of the contestants on Season 19 of the CBS reality competition series. He is a 44-year-old flight attendant from Laguna Niguel, California. He is teamed up with his domestic partner, Bill Smith.
Describe what you do: I ensure that passengers have a safe and enjoyable in-flight experience.
How will these skills help you win The Race? Airport/airplanes are my second home!
Three words to describe you: Inquisitive, personable and pragmatic.
Favorite hobbies: Reading about history, exercising and I'm a doctor wanna-be. I love learning about the human body.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Abraham Lincoln—I'm a history buff.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Bill Clinton
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Putting myself through college at Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing about traveling scares me.
What excites you most about traveling? New places, new faces and new customs.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I'm very proud of our ability to communicate openly with each other. With the pressure of the Race, we will be challenged to keep it this way.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He uses a lot of word inflation.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Japan because it appears to be steeped in tradition. It's the only country to have nuclear bombs dropped on it and still flourish.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? An even stronger bond with my partner.