CBS "Reveal" 1/21/16Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins: Dating
Meet Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins, two saavy social media personalities who also happen to be dating. Burnie runs Rooster Teeth, one of the largest gaming sites on Youtube, and Ashley is a co-host for the site. Name: Burnie Burns
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 14 million on YouTube, 400,000 on Twitter and 1.5 million on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/redvsblue
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Connection to your teammate: Boyfriend
Current occupation: Filmmaker/Gamer
Describe what you do: I started one of the first online video companies way back in 2003.
3 words to describe you: Forgetful, funny and forgetful.
Favorite hobbies: Gaming and watching gaming.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Released a book, a TV show and a movie in a two month span. Then went on a race around the world.
What scares you most about traveling? When the in-flight movies don't work.
What excites you most about traveling? Meeting new people and building lifelong memories.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: If I don't keep Ashley fed, she gets grumpy. That's bad.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Being late everywhere we go.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? India or China. It's so different from anywhere I have lived.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? We are huge fans of The Race and it's a dream come true to participate. Name: Ashley Jenkins
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? Across all channels and sites, Rooster Teeth has probably... 18+ million.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Connection to your teammate: Girlfriend
Current occupation: Executive Producer of “The Know”
Describe what you do: I run “The Know”, an informational brand of content for Rooster Teeth. We do news and more about video games, movies, TV, tech, and science. If it's cool and you want to know about it, so do we.
3 words to describe you: Geeky, smart and competitive.
Favorite hobbies: Video games, reading and running.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I've created a place for myself online that enables me to do everything I love the most for a living: keep up to date on geeky interests and share that with others, play video games and talk about them, and learn something new every day.
What scares you most about traveling? The risk of getting stranded in a foreign country without the resources to get myself home.
What excites you most about traveling? Throwing away the box I usually live in and immersing myself in other cultures and ways of life.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Making sure we balance each other’s strengths and weaknesses to be the best team we can.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's better at just about everything than I am, which would be more annoying if I didn't like him so much. Luckily it's us against the world, not us against each other.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Bora Bora in French Polynesia -- I love water activities and beaches and heat. Add glass bottom huts, drinks with umbrellas, and I'm set.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? This is our chance to compete in a huge game that spans the globe, and we want to be the team that plays it best