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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2006, 10:30:13 AM »
I beleive Erika Landon was responsable for casting Tyler & James ...? I don't mind, they are easy on the eyes and seem lto me that they are down to earth, not camara whores. Just regular guys  :flirt: .


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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2006, 11:27:14 AM »
Editing seems to be showing them in a bad light, with them laughing at the locals and especially the Cho brothers...

But no argument there that they are easy on the eyes  :hallo2

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2006, 09:37:51 PM »
PPG doesn't think they are.. a little birdie told me that  :angel:
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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2006, 03:47:48 PM »
I really like Tyler and James. They're good at what they do.

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2006, 03:49:08 PM »
Welcome Jackie  :hearts:


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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2006, 04:33:06 PM »
Thanks puddin. I've decided to come out of lurking

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2006, 05:31:00 PM »
 :yess: fantastic jackie! see we don't bite  :jumpy: !

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2006, 06:49:21 PM »
Lol. I figured I love Tyler/James, Mojo and Jon/Kris so much. I popped out, lol

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2006, 08:51:54 PM »
I love them! Definetly one of my fav teams this season  :hearts:

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2006, 03:34:33 AM »
jackie: SAME here! I LOVE those three teams!!  :yess:


Have you seen Tyler pinching James' waist after they arrived at the Pit Stop.. so sweeeet!  :lol3:


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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2006, 08:18:08 PM »
i hope they win  :hearts:

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2006, 02:29:05 PM »
jackie: SAME here! I LOVE those three teams!!  :yess:


Have you seen Tyler pinching James' waist after they arrived at the Pit Stop.. so sweeeet!  :lol3:


I thought it was his arm that tyler pinched

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2006, 08:13:33 PM »
Thank God they WON!!!!!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2006, 09:28:12 PM »
I was so happy that they won

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2006, 09:37:29 PM »
 :congrats: :roses: :hearts:

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2006, 10:11:36 PM »
Wow they really are hot.  :cmas18
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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2006, 08:59:30 AM »
I've been a fan of theirs from the beginning but seeing their photo with Aras before the race started made me think they won anyway.
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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2006, 09:23:45 AM »
good job boys...my favs from the begining were either the Beauty Queens or the Models.

i asked in another topic...but whats their story...are they a couple?
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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2006, 10:03:45 AM »
Heres Tyler & James on the Early Show  :cmas20

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2006, 10:15:48 AM »
you rock puddin  :jumpy: thanks for posting that  :jam:
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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2006, 10:22:51 AM »
It was unusual? where's the check? wheres the rest of the racers? did anyone actually watch the Early Show? was there more?
They said they were 10 15 minutes ahead of Rob & Kim.  :cmas18

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2006, 10:30:48 AM »
all came down to an EZ Pass and thank God Bama didn't win they needed a dose of humilty

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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2006, 10:59:27 AM »
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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2006, 12:38:08 PM »
Best Friends James Branaman and Tyler Denk Make One 'Amazing' Finish


 


 
Dec. 11 -- Four continents, 13 countries, 40,000 miles.

That's nothing after you've conquered a drug addiction.

Several years ago, models Tyler Denk and James Branaman from Los Angeles beat their addictions and got sober. Now, they're sharing $1 million after beating out 11 other teams in an 'Amazing Race' around the world.

After the finale, AOL TV editor Kelly Woo met the friends at 'The Amazing Race' convention (also known as TARcon), then interviewed them the next morning about die-hard fans, their fellow racers and "crazy" host Phil Keoghan.

Hey guys...
Tyler: When did you get home?

 About 11:30PM. Did you enjoy TARcon?
Tyler: It was totally unexpected. When we arrived, there were 20 or 30 people outside, so we thought, "This is nice." Then we went inside, and the place just exploded.

You guys were mobbed. Was it fun to meet fans?
Tyler: Yeah, it was the first time we'd felt like celebrities. Everyone wanted a picture. It was great meeting these obsessed fans of 'Amazing Race.'

What are you going to do with the $1 million?
Tyler: James is buying a Lamborghini and I'm going to get an Aston Martin. No, just kidding. I've been living in an apartment for years, I'd like to buy a house.

What's it like going from recovering drug addicts to winners of 'The Amazing Race'?
Tyler: I've been sober for nine years, and I feel like the experience on 'The Amazing Race' is a direct result of getting sober.

What were you guys thinking when you were running up to the mat and you saw host Phil Keoghan?
Tyler: It was euphoric. We had been on the road over 30 days, we saw that we were the first team and we saw the eliminated teams. We knew we were going to take this little run to the mat for a million dollars. It's indescribable, the feeling was unbelievable.

 How close were Rob and Kimberley behind you guys? Was the EZ Pass really the reason that you won?
Tyler: The fact that we got on the same flight with them was a big thing. And then honestly it was the EZ Pass cause they didn't necessarily know where to go, they were trying to follow us and they got trapped in the toll line. We went right through with the EZ Pass. They were only probably 10 to 15 minutes behind us, so it really came down to the EZ Pass, to be honest.

In the final episode, you guys got a little snippy with each other. Did the 'Race' help or hurt your friendship?
Tyler: It definitely didn't hurt it. The little fight at the end was just because we were so tired and so hungry and had been over 30 days of racing non-stop that it wears on your mental capacity. James and I have been best friends for the past eight to 10 years, and our friendship is so strong that we never really have a disagreement. It definitely helped us grow closer as friends. What friendship ever gets to experience something like that? It's very rare that two friends get to do something like that, and to win a million dollars on top of it.

 It seems like you guys had this flirtatious yet competitive thing going on with the "Beauty Queens." What's the real story with your relationship?
Tyler: I think we actually bonded with them just 'cause in the last couple of legs before they were eliminated, we were neck and neck with them. We knew they were good. Ultimately, we were a little scared of them and that's why we were so happy to see them go, because they were our competition. I don't necessarily think that they ran a dirty race or they were all that mean or rude, as some people saw it. It's just that a lot of people bonded with other teams and helped other teams along the way and shared information. [The Beauty Queens], from the beginning to the end, were their own team and they ran their own race.

Do you think you'll keep in touch with any of your fellow racers?
Tyler: I know we'll keep in touch with Rob and Kim, and we have kept in touch with a lot of the other racers. A lot of them are spread out throughout the country, but we have been keeping in touch with e-mail as often as we can.

What was your favorite location on the race?
James: Definitely the Ukraine. It was somewhere I didn't know a whole lot about. We got to see what a beautiful country it is, and the people were so nice. I actually got to drive a Russian tank there and how often to do you get to do that? All my friends were so jealous. They were like, "I can't believe you got to drive a tank!"

Did you have a favorite challenge?
James: Obviously driving the Russian tank was one of my favorite challenges. Also, having to do the "angel dive" [at Helsinki's Olympic Stadium] it was something I was really scared to do. I really don't like heights that much, but it was an exhilarating feeling to overcome your fear.

 What's Phil like?
Tyler: Phil's really cool, a really cool guy. I like him a lot.

Did you get to hang out with him?
Tyler: Yeah, we got to hang out with him in Mongolia. It was his birthday. [We partied] with the whole crew, production and everyone.

Did Phil get crazy?
Tyler: Phil gets a little crazy.
James: Phil got crazy.

What do you think about the All-Star edition?
Tyler: I don't really know anything about it. I would have loved to do it, but I'm really excited to watch it. I'm looking forward to it.


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Re: Tyler Denk and James Branaman - TAR10 Winners!!
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2006, 12:51:47 AM »
Amazing Race 10 Exclusive Winners Interview: Tyler & James
We talk to the victorious team about what it took to win a million dollars.
by Eric Goldman
 December 12, 2006 - Make sure to also check out our exclusive interview with the runner up team, Rob & Kim, and check back Wednesday for our interview with Lyn & Karlyn.

The Amazing Race 10 came to an end this week, and after a race around the world, Tyler & James were ultimately the victorious team. The friends, who had both conquered drug addiction and also worked as models, had run a strong race for nearly the entire duration of the season, and in the end, they crossed the finish line first in New York.

The morning after their win aired on TV, I spoke to Tyler & James for an exclusive chat with IGN, to find out what it was like for them to process not only their time on the race, but the fact that they had won a million dollars.




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IGN TV: How did you guys come to be on the show?

James: Actually, I was sitting at a restaurant, eating dinner, and a casting recruiter walked up to me and asked me if I'd ever be interested. I kind of thought about it and then I talked to Tyler about it. We came in for an interview, and put in an application tape. And then of course many other interviews and things [followed] and we got on.

IGN TV: Were you fans of the show beforehand?

James: We were familiar with the show, but we were not yet… I mean now I would say we are fans, obviously, where I'm gonna watch the show every season. But we weren't die hard fans.

IGN TV: Before you started racing, were you able to watch old episodes to prep for it?

James: Once we started getting involved in the casting process, we started watching the last season, because it was almost just beginning. So we pretty much watched all of season nine. Then when we went into finals, which was part of the casting process, they had a screening, and we watched all of season seven. And we would catch some reruns on TV, on Game Show Network, and stuff like that.

IGN TV: What was it like for you on the first couple of legs, getting the hang of the race? Was it more stressful then you expected or less stressful?

Tyler: I think that from when they first yell go, you feel so hectic. You're trying to get everything done so fast, and you just want to go-go-go-go-go. You're not really making clear decisions and clear thoughts, and I think that by the second or third leg, you start to figure out a bit more that it's clear, slow, thinking and thought process that is going to get you a lot further then just being fast. Making good decisions has to come sooner rather then later, otherwise you're not going to last very long.

IGN TV: What were your thoughts on the Six-Pack alliance? Did you think it was helping them? Did it make them more of a target for you guys?

Tyler: Yeah, I think once they established that they were called the Six-Pack, we just kind of starting poking fun and said we're gonna start snipering off this Six-Pack one at a time, which was kind of exactly what happened. But as far as the alliance, I understand it, and it makes sense to a certain degree, but at the same time it is a race. And you know, three teams can't hit the mat at once. So at some point you're going to have to stab your teammate in the back, no matter what. So the Six-Pack only makes sense in theory, but when you get down to it, it's every man for himself.

IGN TV: You guys and Dustin & Kandice seemed like the front runners most of the race. Obviously by the end, you were really trying to get them out. Was that a friendly competition or had any real animosity formed?

Tyler: We didn't have hatred for them. It was more just a strategic thing where we knew that they were probably our biggest competition, so we wanted to see them go. We kind of bonded with them a little bit; just that we ran a couple of legs really neck and neck with them towards the end. And we liked them, and we admired their competitiveness. We just, for us, wanted to see them go.

IGN TV: Why do you think some teams had more personal problems with Dustin & Kandice?

Tyler: Well, because, the way most of the teams were, they kind of bonded; for instance we bonded with Rob & Kim, and there was the Six-Pack, and everyone kind of made friends with a certain team or teams and would share information and would have a good time. And from the beginning, the beauty queens were not interested in making friends; they were not interested in working together with anyone. They were on their own race, and they really let you know that. They really schemed and did what they could to get ahead of everybody else.

IGN TV: You guys kept your cool most of the time, but you probably had the most tension of the whole race at the airport at the start of the final leg. What caused that?

Tyler: You know what? It was like any natural reaction to lack of sleep and lack of food. So your nerves start to get frayed by the end of it, and that's like day 29 or 30 of racing non-stop, and your brain is fried. And it's only natural to become a little bit snappy. So it was just like remedial argument, back and forth, but it really meant nothing. It was just a byproduct of being hungry and tired. James and I never get in fights in the first place, so it's rare that we do.

IGN TV: Tyler, there were a couple of times where they showed you a bit critical of James. Do you think that was accurate?

Tyler: No, I think that sometimes comes down to the editing. There's never a moment where I'm not totally supportive of James. Or where I'm ever doubting his ability to do something, because there never was a moment where I was like that. The only time where I can see that people would think that is where I got on him about the navigating, but you know that was just that we're in foreign countries and navigating in that place is not easy all the time. So it's easy for me to bark when I'm not navigating, but I'm just a control freak of nature, so that's my problem.

IGN TV: James, you seemed like the MVP for all the teams when it came to gross eating challenges. Was that a talent you were aware of beforehand?

James: [Laughs]. You know what? I never had those kind of experiences before, but it was something that I kind of just knew I could overpower. So we even said from the beginning that Tyler would do things that had to do with heights, because I'm a little more wary of heights than he is, and that I would do all the eating challenges. It's just kind of a mind over matter type of thing; I can just kind of shut it off.

IGN TV: You guys did really well at that fashion detour in the last leg. Did you feel pretty confidant because of your modeling background?

James: Well I don't think that modeling ended up having a whole lot to do with it, because we're never the ones having to stitch clothes or any stuff like that. I credit it more for me, just that I'm artistic and somewhat of a really creative person, so it was just something I was more geared towards.

IGN TV: Did you guys have any idea where Rob & Kim were when you were on your way to the finish line?

Tyler: We had an idea, but obviously there's no way to be 100% sure. We knew that we had lost them with the EZ pass thing, and that we probably had about a ten or fifteen minute lead on them. Plus, we went straight to the News Building, which I don't think they did. So we knew that we had a good fifteen minute lead on them, but any wrong decision that our cab might have made or wrong turn it might have made, would have jeopardized our race for sure.

IGN TV: Last night we saw each of you tell a parent you'd won the race from the finish line. Did they then have to keep it a secret from the rest of your family?

Tyler: I called my mom initially obviously, so she knew, but my sister had no idea and nobody else knew, so it was really good. My mom was happy that she knew, because she said she would have had a heart attack [otherwise].

 IGN TV: How hard was it keeping the secret that you'd won from everyone?

Tyler: It was pretty hard man! Every day you were confronted with somebody grilling you about whether you won or not.

James: You're bombarded. But after the first month of being back, you kind of adjusted and were able to give the same answer every time.

IGN TV: What sticks out as either a low point or the most frustrating point of the race for you?

James: I think one of the most frustrating things was the navigating when we got lost. Being lost in Kuwait… I mean when we got to that pit stop, we thought we were done. It was four hours of driving and not knowing where we were going, so it was really hard. That was probably when we got the most frustrated on the race.

IGN TV: Besides obviously winning, what is your favorite place or memory from the race that sticks out to you?

James: For me, it was when I got to drive the Russian tank in the Ukraine. It was just such a great experience. This is somewhere where we almost were going to have World War III with, being Russia, and here I am, years later, driving a Russian tank, in the country of the Ukraine! It was just an unbelievable experience.

Tyler: My favorite place was Mauritius. I'm a big surfer, and that's my kind of heaven, is an environment like that. It's all very Tahiti-ish, and very tropical, and just a place I'd love to go back to, because I know the surfing there is amazing. But I don't think there's any place on the planet that is farther to fly to! [Laughs]

IGN TV: What was it like realizing you won, standing there on the mat with Phil?

James: Well we ran up there, and right when he said it, I think we both went numb. We really couldn't believe it. It sounds cliché, but you felt like you were walking into a dream almost. It was like a dream state, kind of. I wasn't sure if it was really happening! And still, right now, even though we've known we won for months, it's still hard to believe, and it's sinking in right now, doing all this press and stuff. It's really pretty surreal!

Tyler: It is a step out of the comfort zone, that is for sure. It's bizarre. Totally bizarre!

IGN TV: Do you have plans on what you'd like to do with the money?

Tyler: I've always said I'm pretty sick of my apartment. I've been there for seven years, and it feels like the walls are shrinking in on me. So I would love to own a place of my own, and I think that's pretty much what I'm gonna do with my money.

James: I don't have any definite plans. I'll probably get a new car; something like that. But at this point, it's just been about the ride, about watching the show with all our friends and family, and now it's gonna kind of all change now that the finale is over, and we're gonna get our checks and everything. You know, we'll just see where it's gonna go!

IGN TV: You guys went to TARCon last night and met up with some of the fans after the finale aired. What was that like for you?

Tyler: Oh man!

James: In-Sane.

Tyler: Out of control. It was very, very intense. I mean we walked in there and we felt like we were the Beatles back in 1960, you know? It was like flashbulbs going off, and James and I jumped on the bar, and it was really funny. It was a good experience though! You get to see who all the fans are; like the die hard fans who come from all over to support you. It was just a fun experience to actually see that go on.

IGN TV: It's probably a tough thing to sum up, but overall, how has this entire experience been for you?

James: It is, like you said, almost indescribable. I think that Tyler and I are just both extremely grateful for the fact that we got sober, and this is a true gift. It's something that would never have been possible had we still been using drugs or alcohol, so we just look at it as an amazing experience. And I don't know, it's just kind of like gravy for us.

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