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Ernest & Jin
ErnestJin
Team Profile
Members Ernest Phillips
Jin Lao
Age 29 (Ernest)
26 (Jin)
Hometown Boston, MA
Relation Brothers
Occupation Dance Instructor, hotel maid/stock boy,
homecare provider for brain trauma patients,
and certified personal trainer (Ernest)
Student/stock boy (Jin)
Hashtag #TheDancers

The Amazing Race 27

Legs Competed 3
Legs Won 0
Placement 9th
Average Position 8.33
Roadblock Count Ernest: 1
Jin: 1
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina
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Ernest "E-Knock" Phillips and Jayjion "Jin Lao" Greer are a Brothers team on the 27th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Ernest

  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Boston (currently living in Burlington, Vt.)
  • Connection to your teammate: Brother
  • Current occupation: Dance Instructor, hotel maid /stock boy, homecare provider for brain trauma patients and certified personal trainer.
  • Describe what you do: I'm a hustler and I have multiple jobs to help me reach my goals in the entertainment industry.
  • 3 words to describe you: Unique, sexy and athletic.
  • Favorite hobbies: Paintballing, fitness and dance.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My fitness goals.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Lil Wayne
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Blonka from Street Fighter
  • What scares you most about traveling? Germs and being late.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing exotic women and food.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I would like to address the issue of him thinking he is always right about everything.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He's always farting and spitting.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Spain, because of the women and food.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain that same trust and bond we had when we were little.
  • Follow on Instagram: @mreknock

Jin

  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Boston, Mass.
  • Connection to your teammate: Brother
  • Current occupation: Student /stock boy
  • Describe what you do: I am in school for filming and photography
  • 3 words to describe you: Clever, calm and seductive.
  • Favorite hobbies: Parkour, video games and film-making.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? My favorite accomplishment was my ranking in the Call of Duty 3 video game - 25th in the world!
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Captain Jack Sparrow and The Hulk mixed together with a little Jet Li, on the side.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Eddie Murphy and Terry Crews mixed together.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Getting lost.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Filming the adventures that lie ahead.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I don't think we have any and I'm pretty sure I'm right because I always am.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: His cockiness and the way he always lets women get in the way.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? China, because Jet Li is there.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To show my big brother that the dramatic, extreme way is always the right way.

The Amazing Race 27

Race History

Ernest & Jin's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Sand / Sidewalk No Roadblock 7 of 11
2 2 Brazil → Argentina Cartoneros / Fleteros Jin 9 of 10
3 3 Argentina Horse / Carriage Ernest 9 of 9
Average 8.33
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

  • Both are members of the dance group Status Quo, with whom they previously competed on Season 1 of America's Best Dance Crew, placing 2nd.
    • Ernest "E-Knock" appeared again on Season 5 of America's Best Dance Crew with his new group, Legendary Seven, who were eliminated on the East Coast Regionals.

Interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (10/12/2015): "Amazing Race 2015 Exit Interview with the Third Team Eliminated from Season 27"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/12/2015): "The Amazing Race's breakdancing brothers Ernest Phillip and Jin Lao talk" [Parts 1 & 2 ]
  • Amanda A. Hamilton at Manchester TV Examiner (11/06/2015): "Boston-based 'Amazing Race' competitors talk future reality tv plans"
  • The Amazing Race Fans (Facebook Group) (12/15/2016): "TAR 27 Q&A"

Social Media Profiles


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