|Brandon & Nicole|
|Members|| Brandon Davidson|
Claudia Nicole O'Brian
|Age|| 25 (Brandon)|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation|| Model (Brandon)|
|Roadblock Count|| Brandon: 11|
|Countries raced|| |
Brandon Davidson and Nicole O'Brian are a team of Dating Models on the 5th season of The Amazing Race.
Brandon & Nicole met just over a year ago at a Bridal Extravaganza in Houston, Texas. As reigning Miss Texas, she was there to model a new bridal gown, while Brandon was there as her escort on the runway. Right after the bridal show ended, Brandon got her telephone number, and they've been dating ever since. Both consider themselves very religious and spiritual people and describe their relationship as God-centered.
Brandon, a Texas A&M alum, is now a model and has lived in various big cities, including New York, Miami and Houston, while Nicole currently lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing an acting career. Nicole's proudest accomplishments have been winning Miss Texas USA 2003 and being the second runner up at Miss USA 2003.
Brandon & Nicole's primary motivation for being on THE AMAZING RACE 5 is to win the $1 million prize, but they also look forward to spending more time together, since their careers have kept them apart.
The Amazing Race 5
|Brandon & Nicole's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Uruguay||Zips / Chips||No Roadblock||6 of 11|
|2||2||Uruguay → Argentina||Perro / Tango||Brandon||1 of 10|
|3||3||Argentina||Smooth Sailing / Rough Riding||Brandon||3 of 9|
|4||4||Argentina → Russia||Block 5 Shots / Drink 1 Shot||Nicole||5 of 8|
|5||5||Russia → Egypt||Rock & Roll / Hump & Ride||Brandon||3 of 7|
|6||6||Egypt||Herd It / Haul It||Brandon||4 of 7|
|7||7||Egypt → Kenya → Tanzania||Buzzing / Busy||Brandon||4 of 6|
|8||8||Tanzania → United Arab Emirates||Off Plane / Off Road||Brandon||2 of 5|||
|9||9||United Arab Emirates → India||Heavy but Short / Light but Long||Brandon||5 of 5|
|10||10||India → New Zealand||Clean / Dirty||Brandon||3 of 5|
|11||11||New Zealand → The Philippines||Plow / Fowl||Brandon||3 of 4|
|12||12||The Philippines||Unknown||Brandon||1 of 4|||
|13||The Philippines → Canada → United States||Slide / Ride||Brandon||3 of 3|||
1: Leg 8 had an unaired Roadblock that involved buying and delivering nuts. In a post-race interview, fellow Season 5 team Linda & Karen stated that the men in the co-ed teams completed all the Roadblocks following the caviar Roadblock in Leg 4.
2: Leg 12 had a Detour, however all teams were shown performing the same task, and was aired as a miscellaneous task.
3: Leg 13 had a unaired roadblock that involved pitching a tepee. Brandon has been confirmed to have completed the task.
- A few years after the race, Brandon & Nicole broke up.
- Nicole got married in 2014.
- Brandon is tied with Chip for most roadblocks done in a single race with both men doing eleven each.
- This record is unlikely to be broken due to rule changes forcing each partner to perform at least 5 Roadblocks during the course of the race.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (09/22/2004): "Race Ends with Proposal"
- Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (09/30/2004): "Pray for TAR's Brandon and Nicole"
Social Media Profiles
- Brandon's Facebook: /brandon.davidson.16
- Nicole's Facebook: /Nicole.OBrian
- Brandon & Nicole's Wikipedia page: Nicole O'Brian
|The Amazing Race 5 Teams|