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Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss are a Reality Romance team and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 34.

Having recently met on Big Brother, Derek & Claire were able to showcase their new relationship on the Race. They quickly proved to be a formidable pair, winning the first leg and regularly working well together, while also displaying their racing acumen. Their strategic approach to the Race, strong relationships with other teams, and ability to make up any time lost due to Claire's strong navigational skills allowed them to make it to the final three. In the final leg, they took an early lead and managed to hold on to it until the end despite their competitors closely pursuing them, winning them the Race.

Profile[]

Retrieved from Parade.com[1]

Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss, reality romance from Los Angeles, California.

Derek, 24, is a product manager. Claire, 25, is an A.I. engineer. The pair first appeared on our screens last summer, albeit competing against each other on Big Brother 23. Despite both losing the game, they found love in the jury house, and have been going strong now for nearly a year. This is Derek's third CBS reality show, having also just appeared on The Challenge: USA, and he hopes their chances of winning will finally not go down the latrine.

The Amazing Race 34[]

Race History[]

Derek & Claire's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Germany No Detour Derek 1 of 12
2 2 Germany → Austria Bells Ringin' / Partner Swingin' Claire 4 of 11
3 3 Austria → Italy Head of the Class / The Big Cheese Claire 6 of 10 [1]
4 Italy Eye for Fashion / Window of Opportunity Derek 7 of 10
5 4 Italy → Jordan Camel Caravan / Palace Puzzle Derek 2 of 9
6 5 Jordan Step By Step / Letter By Letter Claire 4 of 8
7 6 Jordan → France Walnut Cracker / Medieval Gamer Derek 3 of 7
8 7 France Say Six / Lay Bricks Claire 1 of 6
9 8 France → Spain Fish Fry / Sailboat Supply Claire 1 of 5 [2]
10 Spain Bend Over Backwards / Dress for Success Claire 3 of 5
11 9 Spain → Iceland No Detour Derek 1 of 4
12 10 Iceland → United States No Detour Derek 1 of 3
Average 2.70
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

Notes:
1: Leg 3 was a megaleg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams completed the first half's Roadblock.
2: Leg 8 was a megaleg, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placement listed in the top row reflect the order teams completed the first half's Detour.

Post-Race[]

Trivia[]

Derek Challenge USA

Derek's Cast Photo for The Challenge: USA

US Records[]

  • Derek & Claire are the second team to win the race after previously competing on another reality show, and the second team from Big Brother to do so, after Cody & Jessica.

External links[]

Interviews[]

  • Mike Bloom at Parade (12/07/2022): "'The Amazing Race 34' Winners Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss Reveal the Tips That Got Them the Win and How the Race Built Their Relationship's Foundation"
  • Joyce Eng at Gold Derby (12/08/2022): "'The Amazing Race's' Derek and Claire on their 'surreal' win and gamble that 'paid off the way we wanted it to'"
  • Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese at Rob has a Website (12/08/2022): "Amazing Race 34 | Episode 12 Final 3 Exit Interview"

Social Media Profiles[]


References[]

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S34 AubreyDavid
 Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
S34 DerekClaire
 Emily & Molly
Long-Lost Twins
S34 EmilyMolly
 Glenda & Lumumba
Newlyweds
S34 GlendaLumumba
 Linton & Sharik
Father/Daughter
S34 LintonSharik
S34 LuisMichelle
 Marcus & Michael
Military Brothers
S34 MarcusMichael
 Quinton & Mattie
Former Rams Cheerleaders
S34 QuintonMattie
 Rich & Dom
Motivational Speakers
S34 RichDom
 Tim & Rex
Golf Buddies
S34 TimRex
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(flagship)
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
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 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
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 Flo & Zach
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S4 ReichenChip
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S5 ChipKim
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S6 FreddyKendra
S7 UchennaJoyce
 Linz Family
Siblings
S8 LinzFamily
 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
S9 BJTyler
S10 TylerJames
S11 EricDanielle
 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 TKRachel
 Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
S13 NickStarr
 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
S14 TammyVictor
S15 MeghanCheyne
 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
S16 DanJordan
 Nat & Kat
Doctors
S17 NatKat
 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
S18 KishaJen
 Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
S19 ErnieCindy
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S20 RachelDave
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Goat Farmers
S21 JoshBrent
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Hockey Brothers
S22 BatesAnthony
 Jason & Amy
Dating
S23 JasonAmy
 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
S24 DaveConnor
 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
S25 AmyMaya
 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 LauraTyler
 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
S27 KelseyJoey
 Dana & Matt
Engaged
S28 DanaMatt
 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
S29 BrookeScott
S30 CodyJessica
 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
S31 ColinChristie
 Will & James
Dating
S32 WillJames
 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
S33 KimPenn
 Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
S34 DerekClaire
 Greg & John
Brothers/Computer Scientists
S35 GregJohn
 Ricky & Cesar
Boyfriends
S36 RickyCesar
Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
Co-Workers
ASS1 JoeJerZabrina
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
ASS2 AdrianCollin
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
ASS3 VinceSam
 Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
ASS5 ParulMaggie
Australia
AUS1 TylerNathan
 Daniel & Ryan
Intensive Care Nurses
AUS3 DanielRyan
 Tim & Rod
Newlyweds
AUS4 TimRod
 Heath & Toni
Memory Makers
AUS6 HeathToni
 Alli & Angie
Mother/Daughter
AUS7 AlliAngie
 Darren & Tristan
Uncle/Nephew
AUS7 DarrenTristan
 Emma & Hayley
Sisters
AUS7 EmmaHayley
Brazil
BRS1 PatríciaSane
Canada
 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
CAS1 TimTim
 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
CAS2 MickeyPete
 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
CAS3 GinoJesse
CAS4 StephKristen
 Sam & Paul
Dating Couple
CAS5 SamPaul
 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
CAS6 CourtneyAdam
CAS7 AnthonyJames
 Catherine & Craig
Best Friends
CAS8 CatherineCraig
 Ty & Kat
Dating
CAS9 TyKat
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan
Finland
 Kaisa & Mari
Friends
FNS1 KaisaMari
France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 AnthonySonja
Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
ILS1 ShayGuy
 Bar & Inna
Painter & Saleswoman
ILS2 BarInna
 Talia & Koby
Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz
ILS6 EvelinTohar
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
ILS8 YaelYosiel
Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías
LAS2 CarlosMauricio
LAS4 DanielCésar
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
NOS1 MortenTruls
 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
NOS2 OmarBilal
The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
PHS1 LJCJ
 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
PHS2 MattPhoebe
Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt
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