The 13-time Emmy-winning CBS reality competition series “The Amazing Race” is diving deep into the digital influencer talent pool for its upcoming 28th season.
The teams will include You Tube stars Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl (pictured), gamers Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins, lifestyle vlogger Blair Fowler and her father Scott Fowler, Vine star Cole LaBrant and his mother Sheri LaBrant, and Viner Zach King and his wife Rachel King.
It’s not the first go-round with digital talent for “The Amazing Race.” YouTube stars and best friends Meghan Camarena (a.k.a. Strawburry17) and Joey Graceffa were teamed for seasons 22 and 24 (“The Amazing Race: All-Stars”).
For the first time, fans will get a real time look behind the scenes of the show when host Phil Keoghan live streams from the first leg of the race on his Facebook page on Sunday, Nov. 15 at approximately 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET.
The complete list of the 11 teams is as follows:
- YouTubers Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl (relationship: best friends)
- YouTubers Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins (relationship: dating)
- YouTubers Erin White Robinson and Joslyn Davis (relationship: best friends)
- Vine star Cole LaBrant and mother Sheri LaBrant
- Viner Zach King and wife Rachel King
- YouTuber Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina (relationship: dating)
- Instagram models Jessica Versteeg and Brittany Oldehoff (relationship: best friends)
- Viral video sensations Marty Cobb and daughter Hagan Parkman
- YouTuber Blair Fowler and dad Scott Fowler
- Pro frisbee players/YouTubers Kurt Gibson and Brodie Smith (relationship: best friends)
- Viners Cameron Benson and Darius Benson (relationship: brothers)
“The Amazing Race” sends 11 teams on a trek around the world and, at every destination, they compete in a challenge. When the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated. The first team to arrive at the final destination will win at least $1 million.