Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Two male models (known as Tyler Denk, 29, and James Branaman) have won the tenth season of CBS’ hit show The Amazing Race. The models were awarded USD$1 million. Each received USD$500,000. Both are recovering addicts and are friends in the modeling scene, they reconnected after going through rehab.

The models competed in a race around the world against people from around the United States. After arriving at France’s Caen Airport, one member of each team was required to skydive. After the task was finished, teams had to design clothes at a shop in Paris.

When they were finished, teams had to get a flight to New York City, Rob and Kimberly told the manager that they had to win $1 million, he gave them a seat. Tyler and James also got on the same flight.

When the teams arrived in New York their first stop was at the Daily News building. The last stop was at Manhattan’s Astor Park were they got their final clue. Tyler and James quickly got into a taxi cab and arrived at St. Basil Academy in Garrison, New York, they ran to the finish line were the host Phil Keoghan with all eliminated twelve teams waited for the winner. Rob Diaz and Kimberly Chabolla were in second and Lynn Turk and Karlyn Harris were in last.

“For James and I, we’ve been through so much together as a friendship and in our lives that, first, to accomplish yet another thing — that’s gravy on top of the mashed potatoes,” said Tyler Denk. “Another gift of life.”

“We live our lives with such gratitude already that this was just one of those experiences that we would only get through sobriety,” James Branaman said.

The Amazing Race season 11 is expected to start next year.