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Michael Justin "Burnie" Burns[1] and Ashley Jenkins are a team of Dating Gamers on The Amazing Race 28.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[3]

Burnie

Name: Burnie Burns
Age: 42
Twitter: @burnie
Instagram: burnieburns
YouTube: www.youtube.com/roosterteeth www.roosterteeth.com
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.

Ashley

Name: Ashley Jenkins
Age: 33
Twitter: @AshleyJ
Instagram: jinxcellent
YouTube: www.youtube.com/roosterteeth www.roosterteeth.com
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.

The Amazing Race 28

Race History

Burnie & Ashley'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 Burnie 6 of 11
2 2 Mexico → Colombia Pop-Up / Parrilla Ashley 3 of 11
3 3 Colombia Tickets / Tejo Ashley 3 of 10
4 4 Colombia → Switzerland → France Work Bench / Bench Work  Burnie 4 of 9
5 5 France Dynamite / Campsite Ashley 6 of 8
6 6 France → Armenia Thread / Bread Burnie 2 of 7
7 7 Armenia → Georgia Clean / String  Ashley 2 of 7
8 8 Georgia → United Arab Emirates Races / Oasis  Burnie 2 of 6
9 9 United Arab Emirates → Indonesia No Detour Burnie 2 of 6 [1]
 Ashley
10 10 Indonesia Haul / Harvest Ashley 2 of 5 [2]
11 11 Indonesia → China Commuter Cycle / Master of Arts Burnie 4 of 4
Average 3.27
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
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

Notes
1: Leg 9 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Burnie & Ashley U-Turned Tyler & Korey, who had already passed the U-Turn point and were therefore unaffected by it.

Post-Race

  • Burnie & Ashley got engaged on February 26, 2016.[4] The Couple has since married.
  • As of February 5, 2016, Burnie has spoken about his experience on the race on 2 episodes of the Rooster Teeth Podcast: "The Apple Argument" and "The Perfect Urinal"
  • In April 2016, Burnie and Ashley, alongside Jon Risinger, started hosting The Amazing Race Special Podcast weekly on Rooster Teeth. On the podcast, they go through and talk about their experience with every leg of the race that they were on.
  • On March 11, 2019, Ashley announced her pregnancy.[5] Ashley gave birth to the couple's son on August 25, 2019.[6]
  • Burnie appeared in an episode of Geek and Sundry web series Escape! along fellow racers Darius and Korey along with his fellow Rooster Teeth celebrity Blaine Gibson. They all failed to escape the escape room when the 30 minutes had expired.

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Josh Wigler at Parade (05/10/2016): "Rooster Teeth's Burnie Burns And Ashley Jenkins Reflect"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (05/16/2016): "Amazing Race 28 | Exit Interview with the Eighth Team Eliminated"
  • Saba Hamedy at Mashable (05/13/2016): "Eliminated teams dish on experiences ahead of finale"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (05/16/2016): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race eliminees Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins talk" (Parts 1 & 2)

Social Media Profiles

  • YouTubelogo Ashley's YouTube Channel: /Know

References

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