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Rupert Fredrick Boneham[2] and Laura Tyner Boneham[3] are a Married team on The Amazing Race 31.

They quickly proved to be directionally challenged getting lost on almost every travel aspect of the leg. While they were saved by Art & JJ's penalty on the first leg, their navigation issues persisted into Laos dropping them into last while looking for the ABC Detour. Any chance they had of catching up was ruined by Rupert's elephant stopping for a snack partway through the Roadblock eliminating them in 10th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[4]

Previous season: Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Laura Boneham

Age: 49
Hometown: Indianapolis
Current occupation: Registered Nurse
Describe what you do: I work as a registered nurse in a busy hospital in Indianapolis on an Oncology/Hematology floor with medical overflow.
Three words to describe you: Kind, strong, and smart.
Favorite hobbies: I love waterskiing, boating, scuba diving, traveling, camping, gardening, and working out.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of going back to school in 2015 for another degree and becoming a new registered nurse.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting lost.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing breathtaking scenery and new places I have never been before.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I have always wanted to visit Australia and dive the Great Barrier Reef. I prefer tropical climates but I'm up for anything!
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to not be the first team out, see places in the world we have never seen before, and strengthen our marriage even more with new exciting experiences and challenges.
Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways? Our biggest competition will most definitely be the Racers. There is a learning curve to running the Race and returnees have the advantage, no question!
Do you think Survivor prepared you for The Amazing Race? Do you think you learned anything on Survivor that will help you on the Race? Surviving 21 days in the jungle on Survivor empowered the s**t out of me! Survivor taught me to expect the unexpected. I feel like I can conquer any challenge reality TV or life throws my way.

Rupert Boneham

Age: 54
Twitter: @RupertsKids
Hometown: Indianapolis
Current occupation: Self-employed
Describe what you do: Empower youth to make it in society.
Three words to describe you: Strong, smart, and brave.
Favorite hobbies: Mentoring, fishing, and coin collecting.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My daughter.
What scares you most about traveling? Being lost.
What excites you most about traveling? The adventure.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? All. I can't think of any place I don't want to go.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race with your partner (other than winning one million bucks)? A great adventure.
Who do you think will be your biggest competition: Racers, Houseguests, or Castaways? The Amazing Race-rs will most definitely have the advantage. Returning players always have the advantage over newbies.
Do you think Survivor prepared you for The Amazing Race? Do you think you learned anything on Survivor that will help you on the Race? After so many times on Survivor, I've done a LOT of challenges. Survivor has taught me to be confident in challenges.

The Amazing Race 31

Race History

Rupert & Laura's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan No Detour Laura 10 of 11 [1]
Rupert
2 2 Japan → Laos ABC / BBQ Rupert 10 of 10
Average 10.00
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
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 lost the Double Battle.

Notes:


1: Leg 1 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

  • Rupert & Laura are the first team to be eliminated in Laos.
  • The lowest placing former Survivor team, 10th place. Preceded by Ethan & Jenna.

External links

Interviews

  • Mike Bloom at Parade.com (04/26/2019): "Rupert and Laura Boneham on Their Elephant-Led Exit "
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (04/26/2019): "Exclusive: Rupert Boneham and Laura Boneham talk about that torturous elephant task"
  • Joyce Eng at GoldDerby (04/30/2019): "Rupert and Laura on their stubborn elephant"

Social Media Profiles

References

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