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Darius Benson and Cameron Benson are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race 28.

The brothers fell behind in the second leg after they got the last flight into Colombia, barely scraping by when they managed to edge out Marty & Hagan to avoid elimination. This deficit carried on into the next leg, in which the lack of a bunching point left them playing catch up. Their choice of the easier Detour allowed them to pass the three teams who chose the more time-consuming option, giving them a cushion heading into the Roadblock. However, Darius' misunderstanding of the task's instructions cost them their lead, and they departed for the Pit Stop last, arriving just moments behind Zach & Rachel, eliminating Darius & Cameron in 10th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Cameron

Name: Cameron Benson
Age: 19
Twitter: @CamerontheB
Instagram: picsofcam
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 400k+
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Social Media
Describe what you do: I come up with ideas for videos and music.
3 words to describe you: Hotter in person.
Favorite hobbies: Drawing, filming videos, making music, longboarding and unicycling.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Getting on the Race is up there!
What scares you most about traveling? Emergency situations where the language barrier could make things worse.
What excites you most about traveling? The fact that I can unplug from my phone and still have an excuse when I don't text back.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Fatigue
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's stubborn (a family trait).
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Canada, to visit Mac Demarco.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to show kids that if you keep creating content it could lead to great things.

Darius

Name: Darius Benson
Age: 22
Twitter: @MrLegenDarius
Instagram: mrlegenadarius
YouTube: youtube.com/DariusJBenson
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 3 million
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Social media entrepreneur
Describe what you do: I produce creative content on social media to entertain my subscribers and I make a living through monetization and advertising.
3 words to describe you: Intellectual, athletic and multi-talented.
Favorite hobbies: Making videos, playing piano and juggling.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being able to make a living by doing something I'm passionate about at such an early age.
What scares you most about traveling? Not knowing where I am or how to speak the language.
What excites you most about traveling? Being able to visit exotic countries and exciting places.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Overcoming our lack of world knowledge compared to the older teams.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He isn't very diplomatic.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Anywhere in the eastern hemisphere since I've never been on that side of the world.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Gaining an unforgettable experience with my brother and a larger perspective of the world.

The Amazing Race 28

Race History

Darius & Cameron'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 Darius 4 of 11
2 2 Mexico → Colombia Pop-Up / Parrilla Cameron 10 of 11
 3  3 Colombia Tickets / Tejo Darius 10 of 10
Average 8.00
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
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

Post-Race

  • Darius appeared in an episode of Geek and Sundry web series Escape! along fellow The Amazing Race 28 racers Burnie Burns and Korey Kuhl, with another celebrity Blaine Gibson. They all failed to escape the escape room when the 30 minutes had expired.

Trivia

  • Cameron is a member of Mensa, an organization for people with high IQ.

US Record

  • Youngest age average of team to compete, being 20.5 years while racing

External Links

Interviews

  • Saba Hamedy at Mashable (02/29/2016): "Viners Darius and Cameron Benson open up about elimination"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (02/29/2016): "Amazing Race 28 | Exit Interview with the Second Team Eliminated"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (03/03/2016): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race brothers Cameron Benson and Darius Benson talk" (Parts 1 & 2)

Social Media Profiles

References

The Amazing Race 28 Teams
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 Brodie & Kurt
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 Burnie & Ashley
Dating Gamers
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 Dana & Matt
Engaged Choreographers
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 Darius & Cameron
Brothers
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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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