Ernest "E-Knock" Phillips and Jayjion "Jin Lao" Greer are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race 27.
The brothers came into the race hoping to better their lives by winning the million dollars, being genuinely appreciative of and in awe at the opportunity to travel the world. They barely escaped elimination in the second leg after struggling to find a taxi to the Pit Stop. Unfortunately for them, this deficit carried over into the next leg, resulting in them being the only team on the last bus. They never saw another team again and were eliminated in 9th place.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Hometown: Boston (currently living in Burlington, Vt.)
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Dance Instructor, hotel maid /stock boy, homecare provider for brain trauma patients and certified personal trainer.
Describe what you do: I'm a hustler and I have multiple jobs to help me reach my goals in the entertainment industry.
3 words to describe you: Unique, sexy and athletic.
Favorite hobbies: Paintballing, fitness and dance.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My fitness goals.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Lil Wayne
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Blanka from Street Fighter
What scares you most about traveling? Germs and being late.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing exotic women and food.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I would like to address the issue of him thinking he is always right about everything.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He's always farting and spitting.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Spain, because of the women and food.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain that same trust and bond we had when we were little.
Follow on Instagram: @mreknock
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Connection to your teammate: Brother
Current occupation: Student/stock boy
Describe what you do: I am in school for filming and photography
3 words to describe you: Clever, calm and seductive.
Favorite hobbies: Parkour, video games and film-making.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My favorite accomplishment was my ranking in the Call of Duty 3 video game - 25th in the world!
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Captain Jack Sparrow and The Hulk mixed together with a little Jet Li, on the side.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Eddie Murphy and Terry Crews mixed together.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting lost.
What excites you most about traveling? Filming the adventures that lie ahead.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I don't think we have any and I'm pretty sure I'm right because I always am.
Pet peeve about your teammate: His cockiness and the way he always lets women get in the way.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? China, because Jet Li is there.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To show my big brother that the dramatic, extreme way is always the right way.
The Amazing Race 27
|Ernest & Jin's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Sand / Sidewalk||No Roadblock||7 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil → Argentina||Cartoneros / Fleteros||Jin||9 of 10|
|3||3||Argentina||Horse / Carriage||Ernest||9 of 9|
- Ernest appeared again on the fifth season of America's Best Dance Crew with his new group, Legendary Seven, who were eliminated on the East Coast Regionals.
- In 2019, Ernest was found guilty of exposing himself to minors. He was sentenced to 120 days of jail, with one to two years suspended, and placed on eight years of probation.
- Ernest & Jin are members of the dance group Status Quo, with whom they previously competed on the first season of America's Best Dance Crew, placing 2nd.
- Jin is the first contestant to compete under a stage name.
- Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/12/2015): "Amazing Race 2015 Exit Interview with the Third Team Eliminated from Season 27"
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/12/2015): "The Amazing Race's breakdancing brothers Ernest Phillip and Jin Lao talk" (Parts 1 & 2)
- Amanda A. Hamilton at Manchester TV Examiner (11/06/2015): "Boston-based 'Amazing Race' competitors talk future reality tv plans"
- The Amazing Race Fans (Facebook Group) (12/15/2016): "TAR 27 Q&A"
Social Media Profiles
- Ernest & Jin's Facebook: /KyaEntertainment
- Ernest's YouTube Channel: /UC_O6S8CTgDePvYpQbrpd4fw
- Ernest's Facebook: /1034379859
- Jin's Twitter: @jinphoenixlao
- Jin's Facebook: /jin.lao.5
- Former dance instructor gets jail time. The Barre Montpelier Times Argus (June 10, 2019). Retrieved on July 7, 2021.
|The Amazing Race 27 Teams|