The current season of The Amazing Race started at the end of September and the field has just 4 of the 11 teams remaining in contention for the $1 million prize.
I’ve enjoyed watching the season and it definitely looks like the front-runners to win are the engaged (and very cocky) couple Justin & Diana.
Even though the season isn’t over yet, the cast for Season 28 has been announced and it’s full of social media stars from sites like Instagram, Vine and Youtube.
While I can’t say that I know of any famous social media accounts, I still thought it would be fun to take a quick look at the cast.
Here are the 11 teams that will be on Season 28 of The Amazing Race.
- Erin White Robinson & Joslyn Davis: Best Friends- Youtube hosts for a popular news and entertainment channel- Clever.
- Darius & Cameron Benson: Brothers- Got popular doing crazy stunts on Vine.
- Zach & Rachel King: Newlyweds- Zach has over 3.7million followers and is known as the Magic Viner.
- Dana Boriello & Matt Steffanina: Dating- Pro dancers and Youtubers.
- Marty Cobb & Hagan Parkman: Mother & Daughter- Their flight attendant demonstration video went viral on Youtube with over 22 million views.
- Kurt Gibson & Brodie Smith: Pro Frisbee players- seen on Youtube.
- Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl: Best Friends- Tyler is a well-known Youtube personality and together they co-host an award-winning podcast- Psychobabble.
- Jessica Versteeg & Brittany Oldehoff: Best Friends- Instagram models with over 60K followers.
- Burnie Burns & Ashley Jenkins: Dating- Burnie runs Rooster Teeth, a gaming site on YouTube and Ashley is a co-host for it.
- Scott & Blair Fowler: Father & Daughter- Blair posts beauty & fashion videos on Youtube and has 1.7 million subscribers.
- Sheri & Cole LaBrant: Mother & Son- Cole “is a teen heartthrob on Vine“.
What do you think of The Amazing Race’s idea to cast a season full of social media stars? I’m hoping that it makes for some interesting competition (& televison) but I definitely like seeing a variety of teams from different walks of life competing in the race each year.
Find out more about the cast here.