Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis are a team of Chippendales on The Amazing Race 21.

Jaymes & James came into the race looking to win the million dollar prize to help their families. Though they initially struggled at first, their strong teamwork and their charismatic personalities carried them far into the race, as well as winning them several key allies in the form of Natalie & Nadiya and Trey & Lexi, with the three teams calling themselves the Dream Team. This alliance dominated the second half of the race, at one point being nearly half a day ahead of their competitors, and pioneered the strategy of burning the second half of a Double U-Turn, which the Chippendales played a part in when they helped get out Abbie & Ryan. The two friends eventually made it to the final leg, in which they fell behind early but caught up enough to finish in 2nd place.

Profile

Retrieve from CBS.com[1]

Jaymes

Age: 30
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Connection to your teammate: Chippendales/Best friend
Current occupation: Chippendales MC
Describe what you do: I am the host and singer for the Las Vegas show, Chippendales.
Favorite hobbies: Singing, making money and bargain shopping.
3 words to describe you: Motivated, bossy and resourceful.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Graduating from college with honors after changing my major six times.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Ryan Seacrest, because he is also a hustler.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? The Incredible Hulk.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting stuck next to smelly people or really big people (cause I'm super tall) on really long plane rides.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the world! It is so big and I want to see it all!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We don't have any, that's why we are going to win!
Pet peeve about your teammate: He has a very short fuse.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I want to see the pyramids in Egypt. I've wanted to go ever since I was a kid.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? We always complain that we don't get to hang out enough so we will finally get some quality time.

James

Age: 27
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Connection to your teammate: Chippendales/Best friend
Current occupation: Chippendale Dancer
Describe what you do: I dance and play guitar for the #1 male review in the world.
Favorite hobbies: Playing guitar, weight training and reading.
3 words to describe you: Resourceful, creative and ambitious.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Beating out thousands of other potential lead dancers for Chippendales.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Jim Morrison, because he is a party animal.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Paul Walker and Martha Stewart.
What scares you most about traveling? Being stuck in excessive turbulence. I'm a little bit of a nervous flyer.
What excites you most about traveling? Getting to explore a new place and meet interesting people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Sometimes he can be a control freak.
Pet peeve about your teammate: It can be hard to get a word in a conversation when Jaymes is on a roll!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Greece! There is beautiful architecture and tons of history.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to take away some incredible memories from this experience, but let's be real, I want that fat stack of cash!

The Amazing Race 21

Race History

Jaymes & James's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour James 10 of 11 [1]
Jaymes
2 2 China → Indonesia Ice-by-the-Pound / Fish-by-the-Barrel Jaymes 3 of 10
3 3 Indonesia Lion's Head / Egg Head Jaymes 3 of 9
4 4 Indonesia → Bangladesh Pound the Metal / Pound the Cotton James 6 of 8
5 5 Bangladesh Straw Dogs / Bamboo Jungle Jaymes 6 of 7
6 6 Bangladesh → Turkey Simit / Scrub It James 5 of 7
7 7 Turkey → Russia Alphabetized / Synchronized James 2 of 6
8 8 Russia Movers / Shakers Jaymes 1 of 6
9 9 Russia → Netherlands Back in Time / Organ to Grind James 2 of 5
10 10 Netherlands → Spain Spin It / Bull It James 2 of 4
11 11 Spain → France Chow / Plow Jaymes 1 of 4
12 France → United States No Detour Jaymes 2 of 3 [1]
James
Average 3.58
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

Notes:
1: This leg had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (12/11/2012): Amazing Race's Jaymes and James: We Had a Lot of Taxi Trouble"
  • Jim Halterman at New Now Next (12/11/2012): "Chippendales' Jaymes & James Talk Coming In 2nd On "The Amazing Race""
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (12/2012): "Exclusive: Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis discuss 'The Amazing Race'" (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Daniel Fienburg at Uproxx (12/13/2012): "Interview: Jaymes & James talk 'The Amazing Race'"

Social Media


References

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