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Dana & Matt
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Team Profile
Members Dana Borriello
Matt Steffanina
Age 29 (Dana)
30 (Matt)
Hometown Brooklyn, New York (Dana)
Charlottesville, Virginia (Matt)
Relation Engaged
Occupation Professional Dancers and YouTubers

The Amazing Race 28

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 2
Placement 1st
Average Position 3.17
Roadblock Count Dana: 7
Matt: 7
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico Flag of Colombia Flag of Switzerland Flag of France.svg
Flag of Armenia Flag of Georgia Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of Indonesia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
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Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina are an Engaged Choreographers team and are the Official Winners of the 28th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Dana

  • Name: Dana Alexa
  • Age: 29
  • Twitter: @DanaAlexaNY
  • Instagram: DanaAlexa_
  • YouTube: DanaAlexaDance
  • Facebook: DanaAlexadance1
  • www.DanaAlexa.com
  • How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 424,000
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Connection to your teammate: Fiancée
  • Current occupation: Professional dancer, choreographer and instructor.
  • Describe what you do: I perform as a professional commercial dancer in music videos, stage shows, TV and movies. I also teach weekly dance classes in Los Angeles and master classes all over the world.
  • 3 words to describe you: Loyal, sarcastic and honest.
  • Favorite hobbies: Reading, writing, traveling and watching horror movies.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of all the countries I have visited! When I was younger, travel didn't seem like a real possibility and I am really proud that I have made that part of my life.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Nothing really scares me about travel! I don't love the idea of becoming ill in a foreign country. I got sick in China once and that wasn't my favorite experience.
  • What excites you most about traveling? I love everything about travel, seeing new places and meeting new people is so thrilling to me. It's so cool to see these places I've obsessed over in the pages of travel magazines. There's nothing like being in a new place and experiencing a new culture- it's one of the greatest things in life.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We are both so stubborn and always like to be in control. We will definitely find ourselves in a few power struggles.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He makes this awful gulping sound when he drinks water lol.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Tokyo, Japan is high on my list! I have always heard great things about the city and I know there are a lot of great dancers there!
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope that Matt and I can learn to work together better and really prove what an incredible team we can be together. I also have a major issue letting go of control, so I hope that being out of my comfort zone while racing will help me to get over that and be more comfortable to not be in control of every situation.

Matt

  • Name: Matt Steffanina
  • Age: 30
  • Twitter: @MattSteffanina
  • Instagram: MattSteffanina
  • YouTube: Matt Steffanina
  • Facebook: Matt Steffanina
  • www.MattSteffanina.com
  • How many total followers do you have across all platforms? 8 million
  • Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
  • Connection to your teammate: Fiancé
  • Current occupation: Choreographer / Dancer / YouTuber
  • Describe what you do: Choreograph for artists, produce shows, dance videos and tutorials, develop apps and other startups.
  • 3 words to describe you: Competitive, ambitious and reliable.
  • Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, DJing and golfing.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Buying a house at age 21.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Language barriers and possibly going to jail in a foreign country for something I can't understand lol.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Food, and in foreign countries you can do just about anything if you sign a waiver.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Decision making, we're both leaders.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: She's quick to lose her temper.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa. I've never been.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Learning to communicate better under pressure with my partner.

The Amazing Race 28

Race History

Dana & Matt'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 Matt 1 of 11
2 2 Mexico → Colombia Pop-Up / Parrilla Dana 4 of 11
3 3 Colombia Tickets / Tejo Dana  4 of 10
4 4 Colombia → Switzerland → France Work Bench / Bench Work  Matt 3 of 9
5 5 France Dynamite / Campsite Matt 3 of 8
6 6 France → Armenia Thread / Bread Matt 4 of 7
7 7 Armenia → Georgia Clean / String  Dana 4 of 7
8 8 Georgia → United Arab Emirates Races / Oasis Dana 5 of 6
9 9 United Arab Emirates → Indonesia No Detour Matt 4 of 6 [1]
Dana
10 10 Indonesia Haul / Harvest Matt 3 of 5
11 11 Indonesia → China Commuter Cycle / Master of Arts Dana 2 of 4
12 12 China → United States No Detour Matt 1 of 3 [2]
Dana
Average 3.17
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

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.
2: Leg 12 also featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

  • Months after they won the race, the couple broke up in 2016.[2]

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First team to win the first and last leg, while not winning any legs in between.

Interviews

  • Patrick Gomez at People.com (05/14/2016): "Dana Alexa and Matt Steffanina Win Season 28 of The Amazing Race
  • Saba Hamedy at Mashable (05/16/2016): "Final 3 teams reflect on the season of Team Internet"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (05/16/2016): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race winners Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina talk (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (05/16/2016): "Top 3 Teams Talk Amazing Race 28"
  • CBS.com (05/17/2016): "After traveling the world together, the engaged dancers took a spot in the hot seat to answer some burning questions"

Social Media Profiles

References

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