Derek Riker and Drew Riker are a team of Twins/Models on The Amazing Race 3.

Twins and models, they became the most feared team at the start of the season due to being young, athletic, and male, a direct response to Rob & Brennan and Chris & Alex's wins in the first two seasons. Despite having nearly everyone out to get them, they managed to win four legs and work their way far into the Race, where they ended up missing a clue in Vietnam and being eliminated in 4th place.


Thirty-two-year-old twins Derek and Drew can't recall the last time they got into a physical fight with each other. Except maybe that time in 1981, when they had it out in the back of their parents' Buick. The pair is originally from Chicago, but currently live in Los Angeles.

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Derek and Drew pursued careers in modeling and acting, and have appeared in commercials for Revlon and hosted shows on VH1 and E! While Drew is currently a photographer, Derek hopes to pursue his dream of becoming "the next Michael J. Fox."

Drew is still a bachelor, but Derek was married this past June. As a result, they haven't seen each other much lately, and Drew is hoping that this experience will give them the chance to reconnect. "I couldn't come up with a better excuse to spend this much quality time with my brother," joked Drew.

Derek and Drew believe that the most important element to getting ahead in the Race is cleanliness. Drew is making sure he packs his toothpaste, toothbrush and dental floss, and says, "It's nearly impossible to communicate effectively with bad breath." Derek reveals that he won't leave home without his deodorant. "I just hope to maintain a reasonable level of cleanliness and odor while on the race. Otherwise, it's almost impossible for people to deal with you," he says.

They may not be the Doublemint twins, but Derek and Drew will definitely be looking and smelling their best during their latest adventure. They're convinced that their strength, endurance and level-headedness will help them cross the finish line ahead of the pack.

Derek and Drew's birth date is August 30.

The Amazing Race 3

Race History

Derek & Drew's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Mexico Wings / Wheels No Roadblock 11 of 12
2 2 Mexico Used Fast Forward 1 of 11
3 3 Mexico → United Kingdom Punt / Bike Derek 1 of 10
4 4 United Kingdom → Portugal Old School / New School Drew 3 of 9
5 5 Portugal → Spain → Morocco Ropes / Slopes Derek 3 of 8
6 6 Morocco Now You See It / Now You Don't Derek 4 of 7
7 7 Morocco → Germany → Austria → Germany Sled / Skate Drew 2 of 6
8 8 Germany → Switzerland Count the Money / Run the Numbers Derek 1 of 5
9 9 Switzerland Extreme Swiss / Very Swiss Drew 3 of 5
10 Switzerland → Malaysia → Singapore Dry / Wet Derek 1 of 5
10 11 Singapore → Vietnam Easy Buy / Hard Sell Drew 4 of 4 [1]
Average 3.10
     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

1: Derek & Drew initially arrived 3rd, but had inadvertently skipped the Roadblock due to them not having followed a marked path from its starting point. They were forced to backtrack and perform the Roadblock. In the meantime, Ken & Gerard had checked-in. As a result, Derek & Drew fell to last place and were eliminated.


  • Drew dated fellow racer Flo after the race and called it quits after seven years in 2009.
    • They were asked to participate in All-Stars as a new team but Flo reportedly declined.


  • Derek & Drew are the first team to place 11th in the first leg of a season but not be eliminated.
    • This was because of the season of the race had 12 teams instead of 11.
  • First team eliminated in Vietnam.

External links


  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/12/2002): "Vietnam Last Stop For Wonder Twins"
  • FansOfRealityTV (12/12/2002): "Our Interview with Derek and Drew"

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