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For the other team in which Danielle ran the race, see Eric & Danielle.

Danielle Turner and Danielle "Dani" Torchio are a team of Childhood Friends on The Amazing Race 9.

Danielle & Dani flirted with Eric & Jeremy throughout their time in the race, with the two teams working together in Russia in the third leg. However, they discovered that Dani had left their fanny pack at the Roadblock site, forcing them to backtrack and separating them from their allies. This pushed them to the back of the pack, which carried on into the next two legs. Arriving in Sicily on the last flight with Lake & Michelle and Ray & Yolanda, they were beaten to the Yield by the married team, who then promptly Yielded them. Although their Yield ended before Ray & Yolanda got to the Roadblock, Dani struggled at the task, allowing Ray & Yolanda to catch up and eventually pass them, resulting in their elimination in 8th place.


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Danielle & Dani are childhood friends hailing from Staten Island, New York. The two beauties met over 10 years ago and have been inseparable ever since.

Outgoing and talkative, Danielle, who recently graduated from St. Johns University with a degree in Speech Pathology, has limited experience when it comes to traveling abroad and is eager to see what this globetrotting adventure has to offer.

Dani recently graduated at the top of her class from Wagner College. She describes herself as being fun-loving, wild and eager to get out of Staten Island. Like her teammate, Dani also hasn't traveled very much. She hopes the Race will provide her with the chance to explore all the different cultures in the world.

Armed with bold personalities and a fearless attitude, the duo believes that anything is possible with good looks and thick accents, which they aren't afraid to use if it helps them to win the $1 million prize.[1][2]

The Amazing Race 9[]

Race History[]

Danielle & Dani's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Head / Rotor Head No Roadblock 9 of 11
2 2 Brazil Press It / Climb It Danielle 8 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Scrub / Scour Dani 6 of 9 [1]
4 Break It / Slap It Dani 8 of 9
5 4 Germany → Italy Foundry / Laundry Dani 8 of 8<
Average 8.25
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

1: Leg 3 was a double-length leg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.


  • Danielle would later date fellow racer Eric Sanchez and the two would compete together as a new team on The Amazing Race: All-Stars.
    • They broke-up after the race, citing the long living distance that came between their relationship, but remain good friends.[3]
  • Danielle is now married and has three children.[4]


Franchise Records[]

  • Danielle & Dani are the first team to be Yielded and be eliminated in the same leg.

United States Records[]

  • Danielle & Dani have the youngest age average of an all-female team to compete on the Race, being 22 while racing (tied with Kellie & Jamie).

External links[]


  • Julie Chen on The Early Show (03/29/2006): "Race Bids 'Arrivederci' To Pinkies"
  • Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (03/30/2006): "Other Teams Thought We Would Be a Threat"

Social Media Profiles[]


The Amazing Race 9 Teams
 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
S9 BJTyler
 Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends
S9 DanielleDani
 Dave & Lori
S9 DaveLori
 Eric & Jeremy
S9 EricJeremy
 Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
S9 FranBarry
 John & Scott
Lifelong Friends
S9 JohnScott
S9 JosephMonica
 Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
S9 LakeMichelle
 Lisa & Joni
S9 LisaJoni
S9 RayYolanda
 Wanda & Desiree
S9 WandaDesiree