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Darius Benson and Cameron Benson are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race 28.

After an average first leg, they fell to the back of the pack in the second leg when their lack of efficiency caused them to miss out on all the earliest flights out of Mexico, and they ended up barely avoiding elimination thanks to Marty and Hagan's mistakenly leaving their cab at the Detour decision point. Although the next leg had no equalizer, meaning they were starting far behind the other teams, they surprisingly managed to catch up, departing the Detour in 7th place. However, Darius misinterpreted the clue at the Roadblock, thinking that he needed to return his mochilas to their designer rather than the vendor who gave him the Roadblock clue, and he spent a good amount of time wandering the streets asking for the designer. By the time he realized his mistake and finished the Roadblock, all the other teams had passed them, and they were eliminated in 10th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Darius

  • Name: Darius Benson
  • Age: 22
  • Twitter: @MrLegenDarius
  • Instagram: mrlegenadarius
  • YouTube: youtube.com/DariusJBenson
  • How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 3 million
  • Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
  • Connection to your teammate: Brother
  • Current occupation: Social media entrepreneur
  • Describe what you do: I produce creative content on social media to entertain my subscribers and I make a living through monetization and advertising.
  • 3 words to describe you: Intellectual, athletic and multi-talented.
  • Favorite hobbies: Making videos, playing piano and juggling.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being able to make a living by doing something I'm passionate about at such an early age.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Not knowing where I am or how to speak the language.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Being able to visit exotic countries and exciting places.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Overcoming our lack of world knowledge compared to the older teams.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He isn't very diplomatic.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Anywhere in the eastern hemisphere since I've never been on that side of the world.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Gaining an unforgettable experience with my brother and a larger perspective of the world.

Cameron

  • Name: Cameron Benson
  • Age: 19
  • Twitter: @CamerontheB
  • Instagram: picsofcam
  • How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 400k+
  • Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
  • Connection to your teammate: Brother
  • Current occupation: Social Media
  • Describe what you do: I come up with ideas for videos and music.
  • 3 words to describe you: Hotter in person.
  • Favorite hobbies: Drawing, filming videos, making music, longboarding and unicycling.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Getting on the Race is up there!
  • What scares you most about traveling? Emergency situations where the language barrier could make things worse.
  • What excites you most about traveling? The fact that I can unplug from my phone and still have an excuse when I don't text back.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Fatigue
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He's stubborn (a family trait).
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Canada, to visit Mac Demarco.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to show kids that if you keep creating content it could lead to great things.

The Amazing Race 28

Race History

Darius & Cameron's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Mexico Mariachi Madness / Great Bulls of Fire Darius 4 of 11
2 2 Mexico → Colombia Pop-Up / Parrilla Cameron 10 of 11
 3  3 Colombia Tickets / Tejo Darius 10 of 10
Average 8.00
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Post-Race

  • Darius appeared in an episode of Geek and Sundry web series Escape! along fellow racers Burnie and Korey along with another celebrity Blaine Gibson. They all failed to escape the escape room when the 30 minutes had expired.

Trivia

US

  • Youngest averaged team to compete, being 20.5 years while racing

Other

  • Cameron is a member of Mensa, the organization for people with high IQs.

Interviews

  • Saba Hamedy at Mashable (02/29/2016): "Viners Darius and Cameron Benson open up about elimination"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (02/29/2016): "Amazing Race 28 | Exit Interview with the Second Team Eliminated"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (03/03/2016): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race brothers Cameron Benson and Darius Benson talk" (Parts 1 & 2)

Social Media Profiles

References

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