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Zachary Michael "Zach" King and Rachel King are a team of Newlyweds on The Amazing Race 28.

The newlyweds proved to be consistent racers, regularly finishing near the middle of the pack. However, they were also prone to mistakes and difficulties such as not reading their clue properly, as well as Rachel struggling with physical tasks. This proved to be their undoing in the ninth leg as Rachel was saddled with a physical Roadblock that dropped them to last early in the leg. Although Zach was able to make up time in a second Roadblock and put them just moments behind Brodie & Kurt, Zach & Rachel barely lost a boat race to the Pit Stop to the frisbee players, resulting in their elimination in 6th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Zach

Name: Zach King
Age: 25
Twitter: @finalcutking
Instagram: zachking
YouTube: finalcutking
Vine: zachking
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 19 million across Instagram, Vine, YouTube and Facebook.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
Connection to your teammate: Spouse
Current occupation: Filmmaker
Describe what you do: I tell short stories for people around the world, thanks to the Internet.
3 words to describe you: Daring, confident and blunt/honest.
Favorite hobbies: Flying airplanes and game nights with friends.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Marriage to my lovely wife.
What scares you most about traveling? Language barriers and getting ripped off.
What excites you most about traveling? I'm excited to travel with the Race because I know we will be getting to do activities we normally wouldn't think to do on our own. There will be many unique challenges based on the culture we are experiencing, that's what's so fun about the Race.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Rachel loves to think and take time to make decisions. I think we will have to find a balance with each other's thought processes.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She is a clean freak and organization police.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to spend more time in Europe. I've also never been to Southeast Asia so that would be cool.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope my wife and I come out of the race with a stronger marriage. We will obviously have many great memories and laughs to share for the rest of our lives, but we still will have many more "amazing races" ahead of us called "life."

Rachel

Name: Rachel
Age: 25
Instagram: rachelmking
How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 171,000
Hometown: McHenry, Ill.
Connection to your teammate: Spouse
Current occupation: Self-employed
Describe what you do: I work alongside my husband and his team producing online content. I mostly manage the behind-the-scenes work, but you can find me in a few videos here and there.
3 words to describe you: Caring, adventurous and funny.
Favorite hobbies: Traveling, trying new food and hiking.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am very proud of being accepted into my master's program for social work.
What scares you most about traveling? What scares me most about traveling is getting lost by myself in an unfamiliar country.
What excites you most about traveling? I am excited to experience new cultures and meet new people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: He tends to make decisions really fast and I like to think things through so we will have to meet halfway on that when racing.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He bites his nails.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to travel to New Zealand. I've heard it's absolutely breathtaking.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope the race brings Zach and me even closer together and we grow stronger as a married couple because of it.

The Amazing Race 28

Race History

Zach & Rachel's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Mexico Mariachi Madness / Great Bulls of Fire Zach 3 of 11
2 2 Mexico → Colombia Pop-Up / Parrilla Rachel  6 of 11
3 3 Colombia Tickets / Tejo Zach  9 of 10
4 4 Colombia → Switzerland → France Work Bench / Bench Work  Rachel 5 of 9
5 5 France Dynamite / Campsite Rachel 5 of 8
6 6 France → Armenia Thread / Bread Zach 3 of 7
7 7 Armenia → Georgia Clean / String Zach 1 of 7
8 8 Georgia → United Arab Emirates Races / Oasis  Zach 4 of 6
9 9 United Arab Emirates → Indonesia No Detour Rachel 6 of 6 [1]
Zach
Average 4.67
Legend:
     The team keep racing
     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 or keep racing on a No-Rest 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: Leg 9 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

  • Zach & Rachel became foster parents to a infant boy, named Mason.[2] Mason was officially adopted on April 18, 2019.[3]
  • On August 22, 2018, Rachel gave birth to the couple's second son, Liam.[4]

Trivia

  • Zach is of Austrian, Chinese, and Nicaraguan descent.[5]

External links

Interviews

  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (04/25/2016): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race eliminees Zach King and Rachel King talk" (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (04/25/2016): "Amazing Race 28 | Exit Interview with the Sixth Team Eliminated"
  • Saba Hamedy at Mashable (04/27/2016): "We became really good friends"

Social Media Profiles

References

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 Zach & Rachel
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