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Alex Newell and Jack Newell are a team of Twin Models on The Amazing Race Australia 5.

Despite a strong finish in the first leg by placing 2nd, they suddenly decided to withdraw from the race before the next leg began due to the environment of the race reawakening their mental health issues.


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Nope, you're not seeing double, just trouble! Identical twin models Alex and Jack are here to shake things up.

Self-confessed dark horses of the competition, the Adelaide-born aspiring actors, have modelled for the likes of Mecca Maxima, Hugo Boss, and even appeared in Golden Gaytime and Krispy Kreme commercials.

Although they love to bicker endlessly, Jack describes Alex as his 'favourite human'. They think alike and both love finding opportunities and experiences to satisfy their inner child.

Alex's proudest moment in life was accepting who he is and loving the man he is today, while Jack is proud of the emotional growth he's achieved.

Adonis on the outside, quirky on the inside, one thing's for sure: no other team know each other better than Alex and Jack!

Get to know Team Twin Models

What would you do with the prize money?
Alex: I would give a fair chunk of it to my mum, as she helped raise me and my two other brothers all on her own. I feel I owe her for all the work that she has put into us and I would love to pay her back any way that I could. For myself, I would love to use it to help me get a place of my own.
What do you think will be your biggest advantage or strength in the Race?
Jack: Our biggest advantage is our relationship. We are basically the same human, so communication and knowing what the other person is thinking is very easy and comes quite naturally. It would also be our egos. We cannot be beaten as it would be the worst thing for us.

The Amazing Race Australia 5

Race History

Alex & Jack's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Queensland Food / Bev No Roadblock 2 of 14
2 2 Queensland Did Not Perform 13 of 13 [1]
Average 7.50
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
ֆ This team was given a Salvage, giving them an advantage in the leg
§ This team was given a Sabotage, penalizing them throughout the leg
⏭︎ The team used the First Class pass to skip the leg

1: Alex & Jack elected to withdraw from the show before the second leg citing mental health reasons for Alex.

Post Race


Franchise Records

  • Lowest placing team in the entire franchise, at 16th.

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