Deidre Washington and Hillary Washington are a Mother/Daughter team on The Amazing Race 2.

After Deidre struggled with the rappelling Detour, they fell behind and were the first team eliminated from the season.


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We can best be described this way: Hillary is Lisa Bonet and Diedre is Claire Huxtable.


Mother and daughter Deidre and Hillary have done quite a bit of traveling together. When Deidre was a flight attendant, she sometimes pulled Hillary out of school and took her on trips. When they travel, Hillary's pet peeve is when Deidre combs her hair and gets it all over the bathroom floor. But "she is so much fun to be around," Hillary adds, "We laugh like crazy people when we are together."

Deidre and Hillary decided to team up for THE AMAZING RACE because, in Hillary's words, "Who wouldn't want two SENSATIONAL girls to make the world laugh?" She adds, "I think this experience will help my mom see life through my eyes and understand me more as a friend and not only as a daughter."

Q & A

What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?

  • Deidre: I prefer to think things through rather than jump to conclusions. I'm also mature and have a good sense of humor. On the other hand, I tend to procrastinate and take too long making decisions.
  • Hillary: I am a ham and I'm too controlling. Maybe more like a rebel, a cross between polka dots and blue paisley or Bob Marley and Gwen Stefani?

What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?

  • Deidre: My daughter has many strengths: she's rebellious, free spirited and individualistic. She's everybody's best friend. She does, however tend to be too controlling.
  • Hillary: My Mom is a cross between Jackie Brown, Ru Paul and the Crocodile Hunter. Hopefully, all personalities can come together and eat off each other's plates.

What is your favorite film?

  • Deidre: The Joy Luck Club
  • Hillary: Slam

What is your favorite TV show?

  • Deidre: Sex and the City
  • Hillary: Seinfeld

Who is your favorite actor?

  • Deidre: Robert De Niro
  • Hillary: Denzel Washington

Who is your favorite actress

  • Deidre: Angela Basset
  • Hillary: Angelina Jolie

What is your favorite band?

  • Deidre: Sonny Rollins
  • Hillary: Dave Matthews Band

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?

  • Deidre: Coffee maker
  • Hillary: My futon

The Amazing Race 2

Race History

Deidre & Hillary's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Mountain / Beach No Roadblock 11 of 11
Average 11.00
     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 spelling of Deidre's name is unclear. In the first two episodes, the opening and on-screen graphics show her name as "Deidre". However, beginning with the third episode, the opening shows her name as "Diedre".
  • They were featured in a slideshow featured celebrating Mother's Day in 2015.[2]

Franchise Records

  • Deidre & Hillary are the first team to be eliminated in Brazil and the first to be eliminated in South America.
  • First all-female team to be the first team eliminated of the race.
  • First all-female team to finish in 11th place.


  • First all-female African-American team.
  • First African-American parent-child team.
    • Along with Shola & Doyin, they were the first African-American teams to be blood-related.


  • Susan Schechter at RealityNewsOnline (07/10/2002): "An Evening with Shola, Doyin, and Hillary of The Amazing Race 2"


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