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Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers
 
 




Tyler and Korey s Announcement on Twitter

Relationship: Best Friends

Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.

Tyler has more than 7.7 million subscribers on YouTube and is one of the biggest social media influencers in the space. He is racing with his best friend and fellow YouTube star, Korey Kuhl, who hosts the award-winning podcast “Psychobabble” with him.

 

Subscribe on YouTube: Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl

Follow on Twitter: @tyleroakley and @koreykuhl

Like on Facebook: Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl

Follow on Instagram: @tyleroakley and @koreykuhl

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Listen to their podcast: Psychobabble
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CBS "Reveal" 1/21/16
 

Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl: Best friends

Meet best friends Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, who are both social media influencers. Tyler is one of the most well-known YouTube personalities and Korey co-hosts the award-winning podcast, Psychobabble, alongside Tyler.







Name: Tyler Oakley
 Age: 26
 Twitter: @tyleroakley
 Instagram: tyleroakley
 YouTube: www.youtube.com/tyleroakley

How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 21,505,520 followers

Hometown: Jackson, Mich.

Connection to your teammate: Best Friend and Co-Host of “Psychobabble!”

Current occupation: Online Video Personality, Author and Host

Describe what you do: Professional oversharer on the Internet.

3 words to describe you: Passionate, hard-working and goofy.

Favorite hobbies: Pop divas, red wines and board games.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Raising more than $1,000,000 with my online audience for suicide prevention.

What scares you most about traveling? Unintentionally disrespecting other cultures.

What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing new cultures and challenging myself to get outside of my comfort zone.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Dealing with challenges that are out of our control.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Any country in Africa - I think Americans have such a distorted view of African countries, and by traveling there, I hope to learn more and share the experience with my audience.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? My goal is to push my limits, to have a blast with my teammate and to learn more about the world.



Name: Korey Kuhl
Age: 30
 Twitter: @koreykuhl Instagram: koreykuhl
 YouTube: www.YouTube.com/koreykuhl
 Podcast: www.itunes.com/psychobabble

How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 400,000

Hometown: Jackson, Mich.

Connection to your teammate: Best Friend

Current occupation: Content Producer

Describe what you do: I help create and facilitate a wide range of social content across multiple digital platforms including, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as produce and co-host a weekly podcast called “Psychobabble.”

3 words to describe you: Funny, competitive and positive.

Favorite hobbies: Running, traveling and writing.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I was able to come out of the closet and be true to myself confidently and whole-heartedly.

What scares you most about traveling? Accidentally being insensitive to someone else's culture or customs.

What excites you most about traveling? Getting to see new places and experience new cultures.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We both think we're always right.

Pet peeve about your teammate: He's a terrible driver.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I'd love to go to New Zealand or Bora Bora.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? As a super fan of the show I just want to prove that I can run the race and run it well.
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I have just watched his videos on Youtube and I can only see Joey 2.0.  )-**
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He's cute but yeah, I think he will be another Joey.
Anyway, he has a good relationship with Ellen and he was in her show some times. Maybe with him getting casted, TAR may be promoted in Ellen ^^

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I wonder how far this team will go. Every team that had a Tyler ended up winning the race.

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I really don't like judging teams based on their success, but he's literally the most known of these teams, he has like books and stuff. I hope he doesn't win. I can't stand him  (:;)

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I wonder how far this team will go. Every team that had a Tyler ended up winning the race.

I almost forgot about Tyler Curse :))

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 10:59:17 PM »
I wonder how far this team will go. Every team that had a Tyler ended up winning the race.

I almost forgot about Tyler Curse :))

Your reaction matches really well with your current avatar paradox lol

I'm agree with Tyler can be Joey 2.0. But what I'm really interested in is on his teammate, because I've never seen Korey on YouTube and I wonder whether he's just the same as Joey on the race lol.

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 11:50:41 PM »
I wonder how far this team will go. Every team that had a Tyler ended up winning the race.

I almost forgot about Tyler Curse :))

Your reaction matches really well with your current avatar paradox lol

I'm agree with Tyler can be Joey 2.0. But what I'm really interested in is on his teammate, because I've never seen Korey on YouTube and I wonder whether he's just the same as Joey on the race lol.

Maybe he's just the same as Meaghan lol

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 02:28:37 AM »
TYLER <3333333333

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2015, 03:49:11 PM »
Tyler's announcement on twitter....

Tyler Oakley // 26 Verified account
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today i leave to compete on @AmazingRace_CBS with my bestie @koreykuhl!! if you spot us in your country, say hey!


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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2015, 11:18:29 AM »
Tyler Oakley.
Annoying.
Joey v2.0
He'll get lots of screen time.
:wall:  :nut: :groan:


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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2015, 12:42:34 PM »
Tyler Oakley.
Annoying.
Joey v2.0
He'll get lots of screen time.
:wall:  :nut: :groan:

That's what I'm afraid of. He's the biggest name of the bunch so I can see this team getting preferential treatment.

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2015, 04:31:05 AM »
Oakley on James Corden talking about racing in TAR28 - short, and no spoilers.
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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2015, 12:34:32 AM »
Did Tyler Oakley Win Amazing Race?

James asks Tyler Oakley about his experience shooting a season of The Amazing Race and grills him on how he performed.

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2015, 04:01:33 AM »
i like him. Tyler Oakley >>>>>>>> Joey Graceffa

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2015, 08:49:49 AM »
Tyler Oakley Talks Embarrassing ‘SNERVOUS’ Moments & Teases ‘Amazing Race!’          HollywireTV                           HollywireTV               
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFGOezHXEcc
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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2015, 09:31:16 AM »
Tyler Oakley Talks Embarrassing ‘SNERVOUS’ Moments & Teases ‘Amazing Race!’

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2015, 09:51:18 AM »
Any promotion is good promotion  :funny:

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2015, 10:24:33 AM »
Last night was Tyler's movie premiere of Snervous in LA. Tyler couldn't be there as he is in NYC doing media promoting the movie. Some racers came to the premiere to show support.

Korey, Dana, Matt, Jessica, Brittany, Erin and Joslyn attended the event.


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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2015, 02:15:07 PM »
I was wrong about Tyler. He was at the premiere last night and apparently took the redeye overnight flight to NYC

He just posted this video of the premiere last night...

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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2015, 04:46:16 PM »
Tyler posted a new video today....

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:bump See post #2!!
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As a person who is not a big fan of Tyler pre-Race, I was pleasantly surprised by his bio and vid.

I actually really like them now! :hrt:

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When it comes to traveling, what’s the one thing Tyler and Korey are both scared of?

Tyler, a popular online video personalty with over 21 million followers, and Korey, Tyler's best friend and content producer, are both fearful about accidentally coming off insensitive to someone else's culture or customs while on the Race.

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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2016, 01:31:35 PM »
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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2016, 07:02:23 PM »
Phil tweeted this...

They want to win your heart! @Koreykuhl @TylerOakley #Bodacious #Bubbly #Boisterous #BFFs #AmazingRace 8pm Friday!


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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2016, 11:08:27 AM »
Looking forward to them tbh

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« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2016, 09:35:11 PM »
Korey tweeted this pic and captioned this...

Chillin' on the mat in Mexico City with some of my favs! Thanks for a great first leg.


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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2016, 02:09:05 AM »
Tyler is A bit annoying
Hope he will not be a Joey 2.0

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2016, 04:40:19 AM »
He was barely in the episode to be annoying  :funny:

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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2016, 06:52:07 AM »
He was barely in the episode to be annoying  :funny:
now i rewatch the episode again and found Cole to be much more annoying than him  :hides

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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2016, 07:38:09 AM »
He was barely in the episode to be annoying  :funny:
now i rewatch the episode again and found Cole to be much more annoying than him  :hides

Now I understand that  :funny:

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« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2016, 04:03:52 PM »
Gotta say I was really impressed with how well these guys raced this first leg. They were first to complete the Great Bulls of Fire detour and second out of the roadblock. One can only imagine if they had an earlier departure time they would have snagged first place.

Also I didn't see any camerawhoring like everyone was so afraid of. I'm going be rooting for these two, they seem like a pair of competent racers!
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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2016, 04:16:49 PM »
He didn't annoy me as much as Joey like I thought he would.

Then again, it's only episode 1.

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« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2016, 09:18:22 PM »
Their positivity is endearing rather than annoying.
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« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2016, 12:46:02 AM »
Gotta say I was really impressed with how well these guys raced this first leg. They were first to complete the Great Bulls of Fire detour and second out of the roadblock. One can only imagine if they had an earlier departure time they would have snagged first place.

Also I didn't see any camerawhoring like everyone was so afraid of. I'm going be rooting for these two, they seem like a pair of competent racers!

I was surprised with their 1st leg performance too. They seem to be as strong as Matt & Dana.

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« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2016, 10:37:36 AM »
http://www.thewrap.com/tyler-oakley-reveals-his-lifelong-obsession-with-the-amazing-race/
 
Tyler Oakley Reveals His Lifelong Obsession with ‘The Amazing Race’

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February 12, 2016 @ 12:01 pm                           
 

“I just love the feeling of culture shock,” social media star says of his experience on the competition show.
 Social media megastar Tyler Oakley and his best friend Korey Kuhl will compete on the new season of “Amazing Race” that begins tonight, but Oakley says that the two have been fans of many CBS competition shows for years.
 
“Me and Korey have been fans of CBS shows specifically and we have been for years and years and years,” Oakley told TheWrap. “Every single summer we would do our own ‘Big Brother’ at somebody’s house … We would do our own ‘Amazing Race’ all around our hometown. And we were in teams to drive around town to do different challenges.”
 
Oakley and Kuhl are two of the most high-profile social media stars to compete in this season of the show, along with others including vlogger Blair Fowler, Vine star Cole Labrant and Rooster Teeth co-founder Burnie Burns.
 

But Oakley says that it was not a simple matter to get cast on the show. “Korey and I made a video auditioning,” he said. “We went in to meet with the casting department. We had to go through all the processes. I guess I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. It was pretty intense.”
 
The series takes contestants all around the world as they compete for a $1 million prize. But for Oakley, the real prize was the experience.
 
“I just love the feeling of culture shock where something is so far from what you’re used to,” he said. “Going around the world in my everyday life, it’s a lot easier. There’s no pressure. You have your phone. But you experience culture shock on ‘The Race’ exponentially because you are thrown into situations where you have zero time to prepare.”
 
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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2016, 05:29:05 PM »
He was barely in the episode to be annoying  :funny:
now i rewatch the episode again and found Cole to be much more annoying than him  :hides

Now I understand that  :funny:

When speaking of Cole in this episode, remember who he is having to deal with 24/7. Cole is not the drama queen of the season. Let you figure out who is or will be. I haven't formed a complete opinion yet of Tyler or Korey, I want to let Race mode be a bigger factor than social media mode.
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« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2016, 08:37:42 AM »
They're okay but I hope they don't dominate and follow the footsteps of the other Green Team I do NOT want that again...

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« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2016, 08:45:13 AM »
They're okay but I hope they don't dominate and follow the footsteps of the other Green Team I do NOT want that again...
Agreed. They haven't done anything offensive but dominating the Race and becoming "racebots" will be :groan:
(I think Burnie & Ashley, Brodie & Kurt, and Zach & Rachel have potential to win a leg).

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« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2016, 09:14:59 AM »
I can't understand the hate they've literally done nothing wrong?

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2016, 10:22:52 AM »
I don't see the hate.
And I love this team :conf:

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« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2016, 10:29:04 AM »
My expectations from this team were negative because Tyler's the most famous racer this season. However, they did well in tasks, and they really did fine for the past 2 legs, so I'm glad they weren't what I initially expected.

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2016, 02:48:38 AM »
I can't understand the hate they've literally done nothing wrong?

I think the worst part about them is them trending #TeamTylerAndKorey instead of the SHOW when the very reason they were cast is to promote the SHOW.

Other than that they're just okay and yeah, the hate is a bit much when they haven't been despicable or annoying yet.

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Re: TAR 28: Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl – Social Media Influencers/Best Friends
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2016, 04:09:31 PM »
I can't understand the hate they've literally done nothing wrong?

I think the worst part about them is them trending #TeamTylerAndKorey instead of the SHOW when the very reason they were cast is to promote the SHOW.

Other than that they're just okay and yeah, the hate is a bit much when they haven't been despicable or annoying yet.
How is that not promoting the show? :lol: It pertains to the Race. CBS probably likes it and I'd like it more if other teams had big fanbases and could compete.

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Tyler on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Lady Gaga Knows Who Tyler Oakley Is

YouTube star Tyler Oakley's small channel to keep up with friends took him from obscurity to billboards to the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/kxoKUNrKkSs" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/kxoKUNrKkSs</a>

Tyler Oakley and Jimmy Face Swap on Snapchat

Tyler Oakley and Jimmy get intimate by swapping faces using a Snapchat filter.

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I don't understand the hate either. I'm tired of M/M teams to win, but they are a good team! They are funny and good racers. Also, I find Korey so attractive... :$
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Why does everyone mention hate when they aren't even hated lmao

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I actually enjoy reading their fans live tweeting on Twitter. It's nice to see a non-RFF environment so invested in the show (unlike Facebook :res: )

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Tyler and Korey did an amazing Q&A about TAR...

Did We Win A Million Dollars?! (ft. #TeamTylerAndKorey)

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They were the Hippies times 100 but thankfully they lost.

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I'm happy they lost. Didn't like their attitude.
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I really enjoyed having this team on the race and don't get all the hate
but I'm glad they didn't win :lol:

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2nd time rooting for a team with Tyler in it, and unfortunately they did not win.

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http://www.cbs.com/shows/2016-finales/photos/1006483/tyler-and-korey-reflect-on-their-adventures-during-the-amazing-race/?session=d&subses=1

Tyler and Korey came in third place on Season 28 of The Amazing Race.

After making it to the Final 3 together, best friends and social media influencers Tyler and Korey ended up coming in third place, right behind Sheri and Cole and winners Dana and Matt, on the season finale of The Amazing Race.

While the pair fell short of snagging the top title they were after all along, they did walk away from the Race extremely grateful for the opportunity to travel over 27,000 miles around the world together.

Read what Tyler and Korey had to say following their incredible experience on The Amazing Race.

Plus, watch the season finale of The Amazing Race now to see how Tyler and Korey's journey came to an end.


1. What was it like racing without your smartphone or computer?

Korey: "It was amazing! It was so nice to actually log out and not feel attached to the world. I loved racing without any technology."

Tyler: "As much as the show was expecting us to feel crazy without our technology, I think all of us were really fine. Nowadays, the Race is so different from when it started. As long as you can go up to strangers and ask for help, you're able to get around just as fine as if you had your phone."

2. Did you blame the taxi driver for your final placement?

Korey: "We had two awful taxi drivers that day. After the jump, I don’t think we were going to touch Matt and Dana, but we probably could have been closer to Sheri and Cole."

3. What was it about the hashtags that made you know they would be the key in the final memory challenge?

Korey: "Just being a fan of the show, the very first hashtag we saw in clue one in Mexico City, I looked at Tyler and said these hashtags are going to be the memory challenge at the finale. Just being a fan of the show and having that knowledge, I knew what the final leg normally looks like."

4. What techniques did you use to memorize all the hashtags?

Tyler: "We had flashcards that we made and we practiced anytime we had downtime in a hotel or in an airport. Even in the helicopter in the last episode, we could recite them in order. We were ready."

5. What surprised you most about the Race?

Tyler: "I would actually say it was what I was expecting. As a fan of the show, we really prepared and did our research. I wasn’t really surprised by much."

Korey: "I think we were both really prepared, but I think maybe what surprised us the most was how well we did from the beginning. When we got second place in leg one, we both looked at each other and thought, 'We can do this and we can do it well.'"

6. If you could pick anyone else from the cast to be your partner on Race, who would it be and why?

Tyler: "I would pick Kurt. He was a superman and could do anything. He was one of the best players this season."

Korey: "I would pick Sheri because she would have as much fun as Ty and I did. Me and Sheri would do the Race having fun and being grateful for every experience."

7. If you had to race again, what would you do differently?

Tyler: "I would not do it differently. We had so much fun. We really stayed true to who we are as well."

Korey: "We were so successful the first time so I think we would try and do it very similarly, if given another chance."

Watch the season finale of The Amazing Race now to see how Tyler and Korey's journey came to an end.

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Exclusive: 'The Amazing Race' third-place team Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl talk about their experience
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/17/2016

The Amazing Race's "Best Friends" team Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl finished the final leg of Season 28 in third place during Friday night's finale on CBS.

Tyler and Korey, who are stars on YouTube, lost the $1 million to winners Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina. The guys also couldn't beat the team who finished in second place -- "Mother and Son" team Sheri LaBrant and Cole LaBrant.

Tyler and Korey's loss was considered a little bit of a shock since they had won so many legs this season and were clear frontrunners.

In an exclusive interview with Reality TV World on Monday, Tyler and Korey talked about their time on The Amazing Race. Below is what they had to say.


Reality TV World: How long after Sheri and Cole do you think you finally arrived at the finish line and is it safe to say you definitely knew you were in third place racing to the mat?

Korey Kuhl: Tyler might be able to tell you the timing more exact, but I think we were, like, 10-15 minutes behind Sheri and Cole. But when we pulled into the winery, the van had to drive past the lake, and we literally drove past the finish line and saw Matt and Dana standing on it.

So, yeah, we knew we were in third. But we pretty much knew we were in third from the building jump that morning, so it was no real surprise.

Reality TV World: Did it drive you crazy that Sheri and Cole finished before you considering you two won so many legs and they were the underdogs surviving non-elimination legs this season?

Tyler Oakley: Absolutely not. We went into the entire race knowing that people are cast for a reason, and just because one leg might not showcase their strengths or talents, it doesn't mean that they are not capable of winning the entire thing. So, you know, if somebody comes in tenth place one leg, I don't count them out for a second.

And so, when we were going into the finale, we knew it was anybody's race to win. And just because you had some success in a couple of legs prior, it doesn't make you the sure win of the entire season.

So, when it came to Sheri and Cole, you know, killing it in the finale, that was no surprise to me. I knew how strong and competitive they were. And watching them grow the entire season, they were just getting better and better the entire time.

Korey Kuhl: Tyler and I said all along we would love to race against two teams in the final that we loved and respected, and certainly we wanted to win, but we honestly -- I said, "If I can go into the Final 3 and we know we'd be happy with each of the other two teams winning if it didn't work out for us," well that was completely the case with both Matt and Dana and Sheri and Cole.

Reality TV World: It seemed like no one really viewed Dana and Matt as a big threat all season long. Why was that? Was it just because of their bickering? Like Tyler, you even teamed up with Dana to complete a Roadblock in one of the recent episodes.

Korey Kuhl: We definitely knew that the dancers were a threat from the beginning. I mean, I think a lot of teams had eyes on them right from the first moment all the teams got to see each other. And then they truly dominated the first leg in Mexico, and they were the first ones, pretty much, to everything and done with everything.

We were hot on their tails and that's why we kind of teamed up with them on Day 1. We thought, "They are a strong team, we're a strong team. Let's see how far we can take this together, and let's have one team that we can trust completely."

Tyler Oakley: Plus, we really did genuinely love them. We would laugh with them during our downtime, we would spend so much time with them in airports and on trains. And you know, Korey teamed up with Matt at the flag challenge in Geneva. I teamed up with Dana during the China challenge.

And I'm surprised it kind of came across like it was to get [Burnie Burns] out because it was actually to make sure that Dana and I advanced forward. It had nothing to do with any of the other teams. It was more so that her and I could make sure we were advancing. Yeah. It was based on not trying to eliminate anyone but rather further both of us.

Reality TV World: What do you think was your demise in the final leg? Was it the Roadblock task when Tyler had to jump off the skyscraper that did you in or would you attribute your third-place finish to something else?

Korey Kuhl: I mean, we had a bad day that day just with both of our cabs. The first cab dropped us off at the wrong spot. I mean, the building jump certainly didn't help. Tyler was above and beyond the shortest guy cast this season. Every guy was 6'1" or taller, and it's not like those were adjusted for height.

So, it was very easy for Matt -- who is 6'1" -- to reach out and grab that whereas Tyler and Sheri are both half his size. So Matt had that advantage.

Tyler Oakley: I'll be the first to say I was not as good of a jumper as Matt, but yeah, our day was not the best! And you can't have an off day, especially in the finale. I would say that, sure, we had some slip-ups, but when it came to picking who did that jump, it's not like it said, "Who's got the tallest vertical leap?!"

Korey Kuhl: (Laughs)

Tyler Oakley: Whenever it's a Roadblock, it's kind of a guessing game as to what it's actually going to be. And so, while a lot of strategists might have been like, "Oh, it's a no-brainer to pick Korey," you never know what it's actually going to be. And in the finale, you always know that they're going to maybe have a memory challenge.

I felt so much more comfortable with Korey doing the memory challenge, especially because that's something he's always loved in past seasons. So, I felt like, "Okay, maybe this is my chance to do this so that Korey can do the memory challenge later in the episode."

It also didn't help that it was a pretty linear leg. And once those positions were kind of in place after that first challenge. Nobody passed another team. There was no switching up of placements.

But with all that said, Matt and Dana deserved their win that day. They ran an incredible leg the same way Sheri and Cole killed it. They deserved to be in second place. Yeah, I don't want to make excuses for anything, but we just had a sh-tty day.

Reality TV World: Would you be interested in competing in an all-stars edition, and if so, how might you better prepare for next time? Is there something you learned from your experience on the show that would help or hurt you in a future race?

Korey Kuhl: I mean, I think we would both be there in a heartbeat, and if they called -- I think if you ask anybody who's ever done the Race if they would do it again, they would say that they would.

And as far as preparing for it, I think a lot of our success honestly came from being able to fly by the seat of our pants, so to speak. Some of the other teams would over-analyze every clue and they would research the heck out of every city once we found out that we were going there.

But it's like, Tyler and I said all along, you've got to be able to be flexible. You've got to be able to adjust a little bit, and I think, honestly, that was one of our biggest strengths. So, I mean, I would want to do a lot the exact same way we did it the first time.

Tyler Oakley: Yeah, when I think of "would've, could've, should've" of how you run the Race, it's impossible to think like that. I wouldn't change a single thing that we did the entire time. I would still have Korey do the dancing, I would still have me do the jumping, because it got us to where we were. And you know, we had so much fun that I literally have zero regrets about the entire experience.

Reality TV World: You are clearly best friends and we learned earlier in the season why you never dated, but I guess I just have to ask, is there a chance you guys could ever develop something more than a friendship? Maybe down the road? (Laughs)

Tyler Oakley: No.

Korey Kuhl: Oh God.

Tyler Oakley: I think we would both say 100% no. That was the first question [The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan] asked us when we first met him in our interview. He kind of interrupted the whole process and was like, "Wait a second. So you guys have never dated?!" And we were like, "No." (Laughs). I mean, we get that question a lot, but I think for both of us, it's a resounding "no."

Reality TV World: I see. You guys just get along so well obviously.

Tyler Oakley:[sic?] Brandon is still out there for Tyler!

To read more interviews with the Final 3 teams, check Reality TV World's The Amazing Race Season 28 page.

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You Won't Believe These Fun Facts About The New Amazing Race Cast
http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/photos/1005631/you-won-t-believe-these-fun-facts-about-the-new-amazing-race-cast/101476/when-it-comes-to-traveling-what-s-the-one-thing-tyler-and-korey-are-both-scared-of-/

When it comes to traveling, what’s the one thing Tyler and Korey are both scared of?

Tyler, a popular online video personalty with over 21 million followers, and Korey, Tyler's best friend and content producer, are both fearful about accidentally coming off insensitive to someone else's culture or customs while on the Race.

 

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