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Alex & Adam
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Team Profile
Members Alex Manard
Adam Dingeman
Age 22 (Alex)
24 (Adam)
Hometown Champaign, IL (Alex)
Des Moines, IA (Adam)
Relation Cousins
Occupation Department Supervisor (Alex)
Host/Server (Adam)
Hashtag #TheCousins

The Amazing Race 27

Legs Competed 2
Legs Won 0
Placement 10th
Average Position 8.00
Roadblock Count Alex: 1
Adam: 0
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina
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Alex Manard and Adam Dingeman are Cousins on the 27th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Alex

  • Age: 22
  • Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
  • Connection to your teammate: Cousin
  • Current occupation: Department Supervisor in Retail sales
  • Describe what you do: I am in charge of the apparel department.  I take new products and put them on the floor while supervising the store.
  • 3 words to describe you: Funny, a ladies man and courageous.
  • Favorite hobbies: Coaching, bowling and hiking.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Making it to the state tournament for wrestling in high school and receiving my Associates degree.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Matt Damon
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Matthew Broderick
  • What scares you most about traveling? Getting completely lost.
  • What excites you most about traveling? I'm excited to see different cultures and traditions.  Also, seeing the different landscapes.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together:  My partner talks way too much.  I'll have to talk over him just so he can hear me.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He plans everything out and overthinks everything!
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? India.  I have always wanted to see the Himalayas and meet a Sherpa.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?  I hope to gain many funny memories, prove that I can accomplish and am capable of anything, and conquer my fears!
  • Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @Atm105

Adam

  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa (Currently lives in Valley Village, Calif.)
  • Connection to your teammate: Cousin
  • Current occupation: Host/server
  • Describe what you do: I am part of the host training team. I am also a server, so I brighten peoples' day with food!
  • 3 words to describe you: Dependable, lively and enthusiastic.
  • Favorite hobbies: Storm chasing in the Midwest, hiking and singing.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Moving to Los Angeles when I was 18. I didn't know a single person and have now made a life for myself.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Adam DeVine.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Matt Damon and Bruce Willis.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Trying different foods and getting completely lost.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the beauty of nature and learning new customs. I want to go everywhere!
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: When Alex gets stressed, he tends to blame others for the problem. When he gets competitive, he gets very loud.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He puts things off until the last minute, whereas I like to plan things out.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? The Netherlands. I'm Dutch and it would be unbelievable to see where my ancestors came from and how they lived.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I know there are going to be a lot of stressful situations, but I hope to stay positive and live in the moment to experience all the different cultures.
  • Follow on Twitter: @Adingeman
  • Follow on Instagram: @ading12345

The Amazing Race 27

Race History

Alex & Adam's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Sand / Sidewalk No Roadblock 6 of 11
2 2 Brazil → Argentina Cartoneros / Fleteros Alex 10 of 10
Average 8.00
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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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




Trivia

  • Adam Dingeman is an actor and Broadway performer.[1]
    • He is also of Dutch descent.

Interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/06/2015): "Amazing Race 2015| Exit Interview with the Second Team Eliminated from Season 27"
  • Sheri Block at eTalk.ca (10/06/2015): "Eliminated 'Amazing Race' team Alex and Adam say outpouring of support means the world to them"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/06/2015): "#TheCousins Talk About Their Favorite Memories From The Amazing Race"
  • The Amazing Race Fans (Facebook Group) (12/15/2016): "TAR 27 Q&A"

Social Media Profiles

References

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