Jen Hoffman Welcomes Daughter Nylah MacKenzie

08/25/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
Kisha and Jen – Robert Voets/Getty

Meet The Amazing Race‘s latest arrival.

Winner Jen Hoffman and boyfriend Ryan Fowler welcomed their first child, daughter Nylah MacKenzie Fowler, on Friday, Aug. 24 at 5:34 p.m. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 12 oz.

“She’s adorable,” an elated Hoffman told PEOPLE hours after the birth, as Nylah took her first nap.

Hoffman and her older sister, Kisha, competed in The Amazing Race twice, traveling nearly 80,000 miles on five continents. On Season 14, they placed fourth. When they returned for the 18th season in 2011, they won the million dollar prize.

But Hoffman, 28, says that victory pales in comparison to her joy at becoming a new mom.

“I’m in awe at how Ryan and I have created such a perfect little healthy human,” she says. “I can’t express how quickly I’ve fallen in love. Ryan and I are truly blessed.”

Baby Nylah – Courtesy Jen Hoffman

— Steve Helling

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J on

She is just too darn cute.!!!!

guest on

Ahhhhhhh, what a beauty, welcome Nylah!

Amanda on

Adorable baby. Nylah is a cute name, too.

cookie on

Congrats on this beautiful baby.

Karen on

Precious! Congratulations!

dahot on

She’s too cute!!!

pug_lover on

Adorable! Congratulations, nothing like holding a brand new baby in your arms!!!!

Terri on

Awww, what a beautiful baby. 🙂

Evangeline on

I like the way she said “I can’t express how quickly I’ve fallen in love.” What a very lovely way to put it. I have never watched The Amazing Race but congratulations! A very adorable baby, indeed.

i need a name on

Oh My Goodness – just too much sweetness !!! Congratulations

caroline on


nancy on

congrats….adorable 🙂

T in Texas on

Sweet baby ❤

Anonymous on

Congrats Auntie!!!!

Krista on

Too cute!!!

Misty on

What a cutie! Congrats to them. I love Amazing Race!

I'm Standing Right Behind You on

Such a cutie!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! She’s beautiful!

Anonymous on

I liked Jen on the Amazing Race and am happy for her! Her baby girl is soooooooo cute! Congrats to them!

Emma on

TO ME it’s annoying when couples say they’ve “created” their babies. Get over it, ya’ll just did the deed; there is an actual CREATOR that made your baby so perfectly. THAT’S JUST ME, THOUGH.

Vidya on

Soo happy for her..they were my fave team..God bless

Anonymous on

Gods gift 2u n God blessu n ur New baby:)))

guest on

looks just like John Legend!!!

Carrie on

She is amazing!! So happy for u Jen! And u too Kisha! Lol! That little girl is gonna be sooo spoiled! 🙂