In Season 28, Tyler's fame, combined with Korey's charm, their constantly positive attitudes, and quick wit, made them the faces of the social media season. However, their positivity and friendliness did nothing to hide their super competitive approach to the race, as they were a team that was willing to do anything to win, including using the U-Turn on their biggest threats and purposefully misdirecting other teams on several occasions, all of which mostly worked as, outside of two bad legs in Armenia and Georgia, they never left the top three and won the most legs of the season at five, including winning three legs in a row leading up to the finale. In the final leg, they got off to a bad start when they got to Angelus Plaza first, but ran right by the clue and walked up to the top of the nearby building, allowing both of the other teams to pass them and drop them into an early last place, falling behind even further when Tyler was the only racer who needed three tries to grab his clue at the Roadblock. Although they briefly caught up when they got a taxi before Sheri & Cole leaving Santa Barbara Harbor, their taxi driver did not speak English and couldn't understand the directions to Gibraltar Rock, causing them to fall back to last place, where they eventually crossed the Finish Line in 3rd.
Their second chance in season 31 saw another strong and deep run, placing in the top half of the pack in 7 legs as well as first in four legs in a row, and not finishing in the bottom two prior to the final leg. During the final leg, the two along with Colin & Christie alternated between first and second place. In the final challenge, the two had a hard time completing the drum set due to one of their pieces being on the ground which they were unaware of for a long time, allowing Colin and Christie to finish before them. Despite managing to complete the challenge shortly after Colin and Christie left, they were unable to catch up, resulting in them finishing second.
Name: Tyler Oakley
Name: Korey Kuhl
Previous season: The Amazing Race 28
The Amazing Race 28
|Tyler & Korey's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Mexico||Mariachi Madness / Great Bulls of Fire||Tyler||2 of 11|
|2||2||Mexico → Colombia||Pop-Up / Parrilla||Korey||1 of 11|
|3||3||Colombia||Tickets / Tejo||Tyler||2 of 10|
|4||4||Colombia → Switzerland → France||Work Bench / Bench Work||Korey||2 of 9|
|5||5||France||Dynamite / Campsite||Korey||1 of 8|
|6||6||France → Armenia||Thread / Bread||Tyler||6 of 7|
|7||7||Armenia → Georgia||Clean / String||Korey||6 of 7|
|8||8||Georgia → United Arab Emirates||Races / Oasis||Korey||3 of 6|||
|9||9||United Arab Emirates → Indonesia||No Detour||Tyler||1 of 6|||
|10||10||Indonesia||Haul / Harvest||Tyler||1 of 5⊂|
|11||11||Indonesia → China||Commuter Cycle / Master of Arts||Tyler||1 of 4|
|12||12||China → United States||No Detour||Tyler||3 of 3|||
The Amazing Race 31
|Tyler & Korey's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Japan||No Detour||Tyler||3 of 11|||
|2||2||Japan → Laos||ABC / BBQ||Tyler||7 of 10⋑|
|3||3||Laos → Vietnam||Reel It In / Light It Up||Tyler||4 of 9|
|4||4||Vietnam||Irritation / Irrigation||Korey||5 of 9|
|5||5||Vietnam → United Arab Emirates||Fall / Find||Tyler||4 of 8|
|6||6||United Arab Emirates → Uganda||Salty Roll / Move the Pole||Korey||1 of 8|
|7||7||Uganda → Switzerland||Water Power / Water Down||Korey||1 of 7|
|8||8||Switzerland||Make Hay / Cow Festival||Tyler||1 of 7|
|9||9||Switzerland → Croatia||Poetry in Motion / Washed in from the Ocean||Korey||1 of 6|||
|10||10||Croatia → Netherlands||High / Dry||No Roadblock||2 of 5|
|11||11||Netherlands → United Kingdom||Know / Row||Korey||2 of 4|||
|12||United Kingdom → United States||No Detour||Tyler||2 of 3|
- Tyler & Korey appeared on a Primetime Special The Amazing Race edition of The Price is Right that aired on May 26, 2016. Tyler & Korey, and their contestant, Cory, did not make it past Contestant's Row.
- Tyler participated in the second season of the YouTube Red reality series Escape the Night hosted by fellow YouTuber and former racer Joey Graceffa, and he eventually won the season alongside fellow YouTuber Andrea Russett.
- Korey appeared in an episode of Geek and Sundry web series Escape! along fellow racers Burnie and Darius along with another celebrity Blaine Gibson. They all failed to escape the escape room when the 30 minutes had expired.
- Tyler & Korey appeared on the seventh episode of Celebrity Fear Factor.
- Tyler & Korey did a podcast explaining events that occurred during their two seasons but didn't air.
- In both seasons, Tyler & Korey have the most legs won among the other teams they compete against in their season. They also came first in the ninth leg of both of their seasons.
- Tyler & Korey are tied with Colin & Christie for the most legs won by a team in a career, with 9 each.
- Highest racing average of all LGBT teams, at 2.42 in 28.
- First team to arrive at a Head to Head first and win the Leg.
- Only team to make the Final 3 twice without coming in last on a Non-Elimination leg on either season.
- Tyler's Wikipedia page: Tyler Oakley
- Rob Cesternino at Rob has a Podcast (05/16/2016): "Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl Talk Amazing Race 28"
- Mekeisha Madden Toby at Detroit News (05/17/2016): "Michigan ‘Amazing Race’ finalists moving on"
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/17/2016): "Exclusive: 'The Amazing Race' third-place team Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl talk about their experience"
- CBS.com (05/2016): "Tyler and Korey came in third place on Season 28 of The Amazing Race."
- Joyce Eng at Golden Derby (06/27/2019): "Tyler and Korey (‘Amazing Race’ exit interview): ‘We knew we were getting second no matter what’"
- Mike Bloom at Parade (06/27/2019): "The Amazing Race 31: Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl on Breaking and Making Records "
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (06/28/2019): "Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl talk 'The Amazing Race': We wanted Nicole and Victor out because they were a threat, not because of 'Big Brother' (Exclusive)"
- Tyler's Instagram: /tyleroakley
- Tyler's Twitter: @tyleroakley
- Tyler's YouTube Channel: /tyleroakley
- Korey's Twitter: @koreykuhl
- Korey's Instagram: /koreykuhl
- Korey's YouTube Channel: /koreykuhl
|The Amazing Race 28 Teams|
|The Amazing Race 31 Teams|