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Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina are a team of Engaged Choreographers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 28.

The engaged couple greatly suffered from communication issues during the race, with Dana's short temper and controlling nature coming to a head with the stresses of the race, leading her to constantly berate Matt for not listening to her. Despite this, their physical prowess and close working relationship with Tyler & Korey helped them regularly place near the top of the pack, earning them a slot in the final three. In the final leg, Matt was the only one to successfully complete the first Roadblock on his first attempt, giving them a lead that they never surrendered despite several setbacks, going on to win the race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Dana

Name: Dana Alexa
Age: 29
Twitter: @DanaAlexaNY
Instagram: DanaAlexa_
YouTube: DanaAlexaDance
Facebook: DanaAlexadance1
www.DanaAlexa.com
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 424,000
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Connection to your teammate: Fiancée
Current occupation: Professional dancer, choreographer and instructor.
Describe what you do: I perform as a professional commercial dancer in music videos, stage shows, TV and movies. I also teach weekly dance classes in Los Angeles and master classes all over the world.
3 words to describe you: Loyal, sarcastic and honest.
Favorite hobbies: Reading, writing, traveling and watching horror movies.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of all the countries I have visited! When I was younger, travel didn't seem like a real possibility and I am really proud that I have made that part of my life.
What scares you most about traveling? Nothing really scares me about travel! I don't love the idea of becoming ill in a foreign country. I got sick in China once and that wasn't my favorite experience.
What excites you most about traveling? I love everything about travel, seeing new places and meeting new people is so thrilling to me. It's so cool to see these places I've obsessed over in the pages of travel magazines. There's nothing like being in a new place and experiencing a new culture- it's one of the greatest things in life.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are both so stubborn and always like to be in control. We will definitely find ourselves in a few power struggles.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He makes this awful gulping sound when he drinks water lol.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Tokyo, Japan is high on my list! I have always heard great things about the city and I know there are a lot of great dancers there!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope that Matt and I can learn to work together better and really prove what an incredible team we can be together. I also have a major issue letting go of control, so I hope that being out of my comfort zone while racing will help me to get over that and be more comfortable to not be in control of every situation.

Matt

Name: Matt Steffanina
Age: 30
Twitter: @MattSteffanina
Instagram: MattSteffanina
YouTube: Matt Steffanina
Facebook: Matt Steffanina
www.MattSteffanina.com
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 8 million
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
Connection to your teammate: Fiancé
Current occupation: Choreographer/Dancer/YouTuber
Describe what you do: Choreograph for artists, produce shows, dance videos and tutorials, develop apps and other startups.
3 words to describe you: Competitive, ambitious and reliable.
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, DJing and golfing.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Buying a house at age 21.
What scares you most about traveling? Language barriers and possibly going to jail in a foreign country for something I can't understand lol.
What excites you most about traveling? Food, and in foreign countries you can do just about anything if you sign a waiver.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Decision making, we're both leaders.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She's quick to lose her temper.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa. I've never been.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Learning to communicate better under pressure with my partner.

The Amazing Race 28

Race History

Dana & Matt'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 Matt 1 of 11
2 2 Mexico → Colombia Pop-Up / Parrilla Dana 4 of 11
3 3 Colombia Tickets / Tejo Dana  4 of 10
4 4 Colombia → Switzerland → France Work Bench / Bench Work  Matt 3 of 9
5 5 France Dynamite / Campsite Matt 3 of 8
6 6 France → Armenia Thread / Bread Matt 4 of 7
7 7 Armenia → Georgia Clean / String  Dana 4 of 7
8 8 Georgia → United Arab Emirates Races / Oasis Dana 5 of 6
9 9 United Arab Emirates → Indonesia No Detour Matt 4 of 6 [1]
Dana
10 10 Indonesia Harvest / Haul Matt 3 of 5
11 11 Indonesia → China Commuter Cycle / Master of Arts Dana 2 of 4
12 12 China → United States No Detour Matt 1 of 3 [1]
Dana
Average 3.17
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: This featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

  • Months after they won the race, Dana & Matt broke up in 2016.[2]

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First team to win the first and last leg, while not winning any legs in between.

External links

Interviews

  • Patrick Gomez at People.com (05/14/2016): "Dana Alexa and Matt Steffanina Win Season 28 of The Amazing Race
  • Saba Hamedy at Mashable (05/16/2016): "Final 3 teams reflect on the season of Team Internet"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (05/16/2016): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race winners Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina talk (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (05/16/2016): "Top 3 Teams Talk Amazing Race 28"
  • CBS.com (05/17/2016): "After traveling the world together, the engaged dancers took a spot in the hot seat to answer some burning questions"


Social Media Profiles


References

The Amazing Race 28 Teams
 Brittany & Jessica
Instagram Models
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 Brodie & Kurt
Pro Frisbee Players
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 Burnie & Ashley
Dating Gamers
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 Dana & Matt
Engaged Choreographers
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 Erin & Joslyn
Best Friends
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 Marty & Hagan
Mother/Daughter
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 Scott & Blair
Father/Daughter
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 Sheri & Cole
Mother/Son
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 Tyler & Korey
Best Friends
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 Zach & Rachel
Newlyweds
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The Amazing Race Winners
United States
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
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 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
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 Flo & Zach
Friends
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 Chip & Kim
Married Parents
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 Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
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 Linz Family
Siblings
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 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
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 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
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 Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
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 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
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 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
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 Nat & Kat
Doctors
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 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
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 Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
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 Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
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 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
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 Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
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 Jason & Amy
Dating
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 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
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 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
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 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
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 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
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 Dana & Matt
Engaged
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 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
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 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
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 Will & James
Dating
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 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
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Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
Co-Workers
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 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
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 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
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 Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
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Australia
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 Daniel & Ryan
Intensive Care Nurses
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 Tim & Rod
Newlyweds
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Brazil
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Canada
 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
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 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
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 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
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 Sam & Paul
Dating Couple
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 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
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CAS7 AnthonyJames.jpg
China
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 Geng & Xin
Friends
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CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai.jpg
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
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 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
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France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
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Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
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 Bar & Inna
Painter & Saleswoman
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 Talia & Koby
Newlyweds
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 Shay & Shani
Friends
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 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
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ILS6 EvelinTohar.jpg
 Tia & Fay
Models
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 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
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Latin America
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LAS2 CarlosMauricio.jpg
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 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
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Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
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 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
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The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
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 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
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Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana.jpg
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
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 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh.jpg
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
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