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Dan Kipnis and Riya Malik are a team of YouTube Creators on The Amazing Race Canada 5.


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Age: 23
Occupation: YouTube Creator
Current City: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
Strengths: Creating strategy, giving advice, showing love
Fears/Phobia: Snakes and clowns
Favourite Travel Destination: Vienna
Pet Peeve about Teammate: She doesn't listen to my ideas


Age: 28
Occupation: YouTube Creator
Current City: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
Strengths: Perseverance, positive attitude, creating strategy
Fears/Phobia: Claustrophobia
Favourite Travel Destination: Singapore
Pet Peeve about Teammate: He talks too much

Team Bio

Dan and Riya have been best friends for 15 years, ever since Dan offered to ride the ski-lift with new-girl Riya on a grade four class trip. Today, they run a successful YouTube channel together, "Dan and Riya," where they produce and star in weekly short comedy videos about dating, pop culture, and the trials and tribulations of Millennial life. Their most popular video has over 14 million views and counting.

Both Dan and Riya are competitive, have big egos, and fight about who is funnier, smarter, and more attractive. Dan is more emotional, admitting that he'll be the first to cry or lose his temper, whereas Riya is more controlled. Although they bicker and tease each other constantly, they also trust each other completely.

They have no intention of running THE AMAZING RACE CANADA as naïve "nice Canadians"; they are ruthless competitors who will work hard and have no qualms about lying and hustling their way to the finish line.

Fun Facts

Motto: "Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons"
If you and your teammate we a pop duo, what would your name be? The Peachy Butts
Walk on Song: "I Want It All" from High School Musical 3
Team they most associate with from previous seasons: Kelly and Kate (Season 4)
If you could be an animal what would you be?

Dan: Unicorn | Riya: Unicorn

The Amazing Race Canada 5

Race History

Dan & Riya's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Newfoundland and Labrador → British Columbia Pedal / Paddle Dan 8 of 10
2 2 British Columbia → Alberta Pump It / Pull It Riya 9 of 9
Average 8.50
     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
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
The team that lost the Double Battle.

Post Race


External links


  • Amber Dowling at The Loop (07/12/2017): "One challenge scared this ‘Amazing Race Canada’ team to tears"
  • Mark Daniell at Toronto Sun (07/12/2017): "The Amazing Race Canada's YouTube stars Dan and Riya planned to cheat to win"
  • Brandon Vieira at (07/12/2017): "How ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ changed Dan and Riya’s lives and why they have no regrets"

Social Media


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 Sam & Paul
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 Zed & Shabbir
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