Former EKU student makes appearance on The Amazing Race

Nathan Worthington and Cody Buell pose together. The best friend duo will be on the Amazing Race. 

Eastern Kentucky University alumnus, Cody Buell, will make an appearance on the CBS television show The Amazing Race on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. 

Buell, from Paintlick, KY is a 2013 double master’s holder and a 2005 Model High School graduate. Currently, he works as an environmental manager for the La-Z-Boy company.

 “I got both of my master’s degrees at Eastern and I am currently the sustainability and environmental manager for La-Z-Boy branded manufacturing. So I help them with environmental compliance and sustainability for all of our United States and some of our Mexico facilities,” Buell said.

Buell attended Centre College for his undergraduate degree and afterward he attended EKU for a master’s degree in public relations and public health.

“I did my undergraduate at Centre College and then I got both of my masters at EKU. My first master’s was in public administration and my second master’s was in public health. I graduated in 2013 with both of them,” Buell said.

In November of 2018, Buell was selected to be a part of the Amazing Race. The show airs tonight at 9 p.m. on CBS. Buell and his close friend Nathan Worthington are one of 11 teams that will appear on the show. 

“I was a contestant on the Amazing Race. It’s a race around the world and this year the race was thirteen countries, 17 cities, 33 thousand miles. I was a contestant in November of 2018. Under contract, I’m not allowed to say if I have won but it airs tonight at nine o’clock,” Buell said.

The competitors start at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, and their first stop is Trinidad and Tobago. Along the journey, the teams travel to France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Brazil and more.

Buell made it clear that he wants everyone to know they are loved and that we as a human race should support each other instead of tearing each other down. 

“It’s not about me. I can hopefully use this platform to spread a little bit of positivity. I want people to know that they are loved and that everybody goes through hard times. As a human race we should be cheering each other on,” Buell said.

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