Brent Horne and Lauren Caitlin "Caite" Upton are a team of Dating Models on The Amazing Race 16.

Caite came into the race looking to prove her intelligence after an infamous faux pas during her past exploits in beauty pageants. Unfortunately for her, some of their competitors recognized her and allegedly began mocking her during the first leg, leading to a rivalry between them and Carol & Brandy. The models struggled in the early legs, frequently bickering with each other, misreading clues, and having trouble with navigation. However, other teams tended to make fatal mistakes or encounter bad luck, allowing them to make it to the second half of the race, where they began working closely with Louie & Michael. In Singapore, Brent & Caite's rivalry with Carol & Brandy came to a head when the models U-Turned their rivals, knocking them out of the race. They then began putting in stronger results due to their alliance with the detectives, as well as not having to navigate themselves anymore, allowing them to make it to the final three, where they fell behind early on in the final leg after getting a bad taxi driver. Though they were briefly able to catch up to Jet & Cord, they made one final mistake by leaving their fanny pack with their money and passports behind, forcing them to backtrack and dooming them to finish in 3rd place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Brent

Age: 28
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Connection to your Teammate: Dating
Current Occupation: Model
Pet peeve about your teammate: She is hard headed and can't take criticism
Favorite Hobbies: Sports and traveling
Achievements: My faith. I've been in some crazy situations and around some not-so-cool people and still stand my ground with my beliefs
Lifelong To Do List: Travel the world; have a fulfilling, rewarding and successful career; solve the mystery of who killed JFK; make a difference in someone's life; have a family; hit a hole-in-one and host my own show
If I could switch places with someone: Actually no one, I enjoy my life and who I am. I look forward to the journey that lies in front of me
Role Model/Hero: My Mom
What are you passionate about? My relationships and enjoying life! I never take a moment for granted
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Go on a vacation with my family and friends, give back to my parents and in some way better myself so that I could be in a position to help others
People would be surprised to learn: I'd rather give than receive
Favorite place you have ever visited: Grand Cayman
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We are both "Type A" personalities and need to do some work on the way we communicate with each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to build on the already great relationship I have with Caite and prove to myself and others that I have the strength and faith to endure the craziest of circumstances

Caite

Age : 20
Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina
Connection to your Teammate: Dating
Current Occupation: Model
Pet peeve about your teammate: He picks his nose with tissue paper, throws it in the toilet and doesn't flush Favorite Hobbies: Art, sports, modeling and acting
Achievements: Being able to overcome the embarrassment from the flub I made on national television during the Miss Teen USA pageant
Lifelong To Do List: To advance my career as an actress and model. I also want to complete my college career in art with a minor in business at UCLA
If I could switch places with someone: Nobody, I'm very content with who I am.
Role Model/Hero: Johnny Unitas because he continued to be a good person while in the limelight and was very headstrong, genuine and determined to achieve everything he put his mind to
What are you passionate about? My lifelong goals and dreams
What would you do if you won the million dollars? Buy a Maserati and a round of drinks for my friends. Hah
People would be surprised to learn: I'm very athletic and can pretty much beat every guy in anything. I am also an amazing artist
Favorite place you have ever visited: Montabaur, Germany.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We both are headstrong and feel as if we are alpha males in the relationship. We will also need to do a better job listening to each other
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to learn how to stay calm in tense situations

The Amazing Race 16

Race History

Brent & Caite's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Chile No Detour Caite 7 of 11 [1]
2 2 Chile Llama Adoration / Condor Consternation Brent 4 of 10
3 3 Chile → Argentina Horse Sense / Horse Power Brent 7 of 9 [2]
4 4 Argentina → Germany Soccer / Sauerkraut Caite 7 of 8
5 5 Germany → France In the Trenches / Under Fire No Roadblock 6 of 8 [3]
6 6 France Tower / Terra Brent 6 of 7 [4]
7 7 France → Seychelles Turtle Toddle / Ox Trot Brent 3 of 6
8 8 Seychelles → Malaysia Buddhist Tradition / Chinese Custom Caite 4 of 6
9 9 Malaysia → Singapore Pounding the Drums / Pounding the Pavement Brent 2 of 5
10 10 Singapore → China No Detour Caite 2 of 4 [5]
Brent
11 11 China Pork Chops / Pork Dumplings Caite 1 of 4
12 12 China → United States No Detour Brent 3 of 3
Average 4.33
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

Notes:
1: Brent & Caite initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for going on foot instead of taking the Ascensor Artillería after the Roadblock as instructed in their clue; five teams checked-in during the penalty time, dropping them to 7th.
2: Brent & Caite left the Pit Start 3 hours and 5 minutes after their scheduled departure time because both had to be treated for dehydration at the emergency room in a local hospital. They departed last instead of 4th.
3: Brent & Caite initially arrived 6th, but missed the clue at the U-Turn, having arrived at their additional task by chance. They had to backtrack to the U-Turn to retrieve their clue. This did not affect their placement.
4: Brent and Caite initially arrived 3rd, but did not complete the Detour, having arrived at the Pit Stop accidentally by chance after following Carol & Brandy. They had to backtrack to complete the Detour and later checked in 6th.
5: Leg 10 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

  • Caite confirmed that she and Brent broke-up after the race due to the long distance.[2]
  • Caite later married Charlie McNeil in 2016.[3] but later divorced in 2019.[4]
  • Brent proposed to Cathy
  • Brent married on December 21, 2018.[5]
  • In January 2020, Caite gave birth to a baby boy.[6]

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • People (02/14/2010): "YouTube Sensation Caite Upton to Test Geography Skills on Amazing Race"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (05/10/2010): "The Amazing Race 16: Exclusive Interview with Brent Horne and Catie Upton"
  • Digital Spy (05/10/2010): "Caite and Brent ('The Amazing Race')"
  • Reality TV World (05/11/2010): "Exclusive: Caite Upton and Brent Horne discuss The Amazing Race"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide(05/12/2010): "Amazing Race<nowiki>'s Caite and Brent: Carol and Brandy Were "Complete Bitches""
  • Henrik Batallones at BuddyTV (05/14/2010): "Exclusive Interview: Brent and Caite from 'The Amazing Race'"

Social Media Profiles

References

The Amazing Race 16 Teams
 Brent & Caite
Dating Models
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 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
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 Dana & Adrian
High School Sweethearts
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 Jet & Cord
Brothers/Cowboys
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 Jody & Shannon
Grandmother/ Granddaughter
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 Joe & Heidi
Married
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 Jordan & Jeff
Newly Dating
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 Louie & Michael
Detectives
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 Monique & Shawne
Moms/Attorneys
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 Steve & Allie
Father/Daughter
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