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Harley Rashleigh Rodriguez and Jonathan Knight are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 26.

After running near the front of the pack in the first two legs, Harley & Jonathan's race unraveled in the third leg when they were outmaneuvered by their competitors in a scramble for flights to Thailand, leaving them hours behind. Although they were spared by a Non-Elimination Leg, they were too far behind to make it to the same flight to Bangkok in the following leg as all the other teams were able to get on. They never saw another team again and were eliminated in 9th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Harley

Name: Harley Rodriguez
Age: 41
Hometown: New York
Relationship Status: Dating
Length of Relationship: 7 years
How did you meet? Through a mutual friend on a random night out in Los Angeles.
Current occupation: Group fitness trainer
Describe what you do: I'm a master instructor in group fitness training at Barry's Bootcamp.
3 words to describe you: Good listener, patient (to a fault) and humble.
Favorite hobbies: Teaching fitness classes and watching movies.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Uprooting my life on the West Coast and starting a new chapter with work on the East Coast.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Physically, people have said Mark Consuelos.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Nobody. I even looked online and nothing!
What scares you most about traveling? Getting kidnapped or dying abroad.
What excites you most about traveling? Immersing myself and learning about the culture of the country/city through its locals.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We can be very indecisive on the smallest things.
Pet peeve about your teammate: His complaining.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? The Seychelles. Pictures of the islands look breathtaking.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Experiencing travel in a completely different way.
How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? It will force us to make constant in-the-moment crucial decisions more often. The high stress level of the show will definitely test us.

Jonathan

Name: Jonathan Knight
Age: 46
Hometown: New York
Relationship Status: Dating
Length of relationship: 7 years
How did you meet? Mutual friend
Current occupation: Entertainer
Describe what you do: I am a member of pop group New Kids on the Block.
3 words to describe you: Modest, giving and loyal.
Favorite hobbies: Farming/gardening, DIY projects and snorkeling.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being fortunate to have the same career for 30 years that I started when I was 16.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Photographer Lynn Goldsmith called me young Elvis when I was young.
What scares you most about traveling? Toilets in third world countries, "street meat" and sickness.
What excites you most about traveling? The unknown, seeing different cultures and landscapes and meeting amazing people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We tend to be indecisive. Running The Race we are going to have to make quick decisions and pick which one is best.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He tends to be late for things.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I have been lucky to see a lot of the world. There are a few countries left to see though! All would be equally amazing to see in their own right.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain skills that will forever enhance our communication and life together.
How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? It could bring us closer together working as a team or tear us apart.

The Amazing Race 26

Race History

Harley & Jonathan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan Syncing Steps / Samurai Sake No Roadblock 5 of 11
2 2 Japan Share / Chair Harley 4 of 10
3 3 Japan → Thailand Ski / Tree No Roadblock 9 of 9
4 4 Thailand Wheel / Water Jonathan 9 of 9
Average 6.75
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
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
The team that found and won the Date Night ticket.

Post-Race

  • Harley & Jonathan got engaged on November 15, 2016.[2]

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Tierney Bricker at E! News (02/25/2015): "How New Kids on the Block Reacted to Jonathan Knight and Boyfriend Joining The Amazing Race"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (03/17/2015): "Amazing Race's Harley and Jonathan: Time Was Not on Our Side"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (03/2015): "Exclusive: Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez talk 'The Amazing Race'" (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Brittany Chung Cambell at CTV.ca (03/20/2015): "Jonathan Knight loved ‘The Amazing Race’ but prefers travelling on the NKOTB tour bus"

Social Media


References

The Amazing Race 26 Teams
 Aly & Steve
Dating Olympians
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 Bergen & Kurt
Blind Dating
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 Harley & Jonathan
Dating
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 Hayley & Blair
Blind Dating
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 Jeff & Jackie
Blind Dating
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 Jeff & Lyda
Dating
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 Jelani & Jenny
Blind Dating
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 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
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 Libby & CJ
Dating
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