Fashion Week Daily news editor Jim Shi has been telling select pals that he will be appearing on CBS’ The Amazing Race, a reality show where coupled contestants race around the globe.
“He was saying that he’s going to do Amazing Race next summer with Leslie Fremar,” a source told the Transom, citing Mr. Shi’s dear friend and stylist to actresses Jennifer Connelly, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Julianne Moore.
“I’m going to say no comment,” said socialite and publicist Annelise Peterson. “I only know that he’s a big fan of the show.”
“Wow! This is the first I’ve heard of the news, but if it’s true I’m sure he’ll do great,” said socialite Olivia Palermo.
Is it true, Ms. Fremar?
“I love Jim, but we were just talking about that in fun; there wasn’t any truth to it,” said the stylist. “We were joking about how fun it would be to do something like that, but only in a fantasy world!”
Mr. Shi agreed that at this point such plans are just talk, but seemed to think that Ms. Fremar was on board should they be realized.
“I did speak to Leslie Fremar about doing it with me and she agreed, but nothing is set in stone,” he said. “We’re not confirmed to be on the show nor have we even submitted any initial application.
“It is true that I do eventually want to participate in The Amazing Race. It has always been a goal of mine to be on the show at some point in my life.”
Socialite Fabiola Beracasa was most amused at the prospect. “I never considered him to be an adventurer like that, but I think it would be fully entertaining,” she said. “I mean, c’mon, Jim Shi in The Amazing Race!”