Alex Manard and Adam Dingeman are a team of Cousins on The Amazing Race 27.
Largely struggling near the back of the pack during their short time in the race, Alex & Adam found themselves battling to avoid elimination in a tightly-contested second leg after Alex struggled at the Roadblock. Leaving for the Pit Stop in second to last, they, along with Ernest & Jin and Jazmine & Danielle, struggled to find a taxi, leaving all three teams in a close race to the mat. The cousins came in last, resulting in their elimination in 10th place.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
Connection to your teammate: Cousin
Current occupation: Department Supervisor in Retail sales
Describe what you do: I am in charge of the apparel department. I take new products and put them on the floor while supervising the store.
3 words to describe you: Funny, a ladies man and courageous.
Favorite hobbies: Coaching, bowling and hiking.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Making it to the state tournament for wrestling in high school and receiving my Associates degree.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Matt Damon
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Matthew Broderick
What scares you most about traveling? Getting completely lost.
What excites you most about traveling? I'm excited to see different cultures and traditions. Also, seeing the different landscapes.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: My partner talks way too much. I'll have to talk over him just so he can hear me.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He plans everything out and overthinks everything!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? India. I have always wanted to see the Himalayas and meet a Sherpa.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain many funny memories, prove that I can accomplish and am capable of anything, and conquer my fears!
Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @Atm105
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa (Currently lives in Valley Village, Calif.)
Connection to your teammate: Cousin
Current occupation: Host/server
Describe what you do: I am part of the host training team. I am also a server, so I brighten peoples' day with food!
3 words to describe you: Dependable, lively and enthusiastic.
Favorite hobbies: Storm chasing in the Midwest, hiking and singing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Moving to Los Angeles when I was 18. I didn't know a single person and have now made a life for myself.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Adam DeVine.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Matt Damon and Bruce Willis.
What scares you most about traveling? Trying different foods and getting completely lost.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the beauty of nature and learning new customs. I want to go everywhere!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: When Alex gets stressed, he tends to blame others for the problem. When he gets competitive, he gets very loud.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He puts things off until the last minute, whereas I like to plan things out.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Netherlands. I'm Dutch and it would be unbelievable to see where my ancestors came from and how they lived.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I know there are going to be a lot of stressful situations, but I hope to stay positive and live in the moment to experience all the different cultures.
Follow on Twitter: @Adingeman
Follow on Instagram: @ading12345
The Amazing Race 27
|Alex & Adam's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Sand / Sidewalk||No Roadblock||6 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil → Argentina||Cartoneros / Fleteros||Alex||10 of 10|
- Alex competed on the 11th season of Naked and Afraid, in the episode which aired March 1, 2020 on Discovery.
- Alex & Adam are the second team of dwarfs to enter the Race following Mark & Michael and the fourth and fifth dwarfs following Mark & Michael and Charla Baklayan Faddoul.
- Adam is an actor and Broadway performer.
- Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/06/2015): "Amazing Race 2015| Exit Interview with the Second Team Eliminated from Season 27"
- Sheri Block at eTalk.ca (10/06/2015): "Eliminated 'Amazing Race' team Alex and Adam say outpouring of support means the world to them"
- Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/06/2015): "#TheCousins Talk About Their Favorite Memories From The Amazing Race"
- The Amazing Race Fans (Facebook Group) (12/15/2016): "TAR 27 Q&A"
Social Media Profiles
- Alex & Adam's Facebook: /Alex-and-Adam-Amazing-Race-27-1612347922352960/
- Alex's Facebook: /alex.manard
- Alex's Instagram: /alextmanard
- Alex's Twitter: @Atm103
- Adam's Facebook: /adam.dingeman
- Adam's Instagram: /ading12345
- Adam's Twitter: @ADingeman
|The Amazing Race 27 Teams|