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
|Derek & Drew's Race History|
|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|||
- 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.
- Derek & Drew's Website: http://www.rikerbrothers.com/
- 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"
Social Media Profiles
- Derek's Facebook: /derek.riker.1
- Derek's Twitter: @derekriker
- Drew's Facebook: /drew.riker
- Drew's Twitter: @d2riker
- Fan Page of Derek & Drew's Twitter: @rikerbrothers
|The Amazing Race 3 Teams|