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Laura & Tyler
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Team Profile
Members Laura Pierson
Tyler Adams
Age 30 (Laura)
26 (Tyler)
Hometown Los Angeles, CA (Laura)
Santa Monica, CA (Tyler)
Relation Blind Dating
Occupation Talent Broker (Laura)
Co-founder of HORSE (Tyler)
Hashtag #TeamSoCal

The Amazing Race 26

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 3
Placement 1st
Average Position 3.08
Roadblock Count Laura: 5
Tyler: 6
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan 150px-Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Germany Flag of France.svg
Flag of Monaco Flag of Namibia Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Peru
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Laura Pierson and Tyler Adams are a Blind Dating Couple on the 26th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Laura

  • Name: Laura Pierson
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Los Angeles
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • Current occupation: Talent Booker
  • Describe what you do: Book talent & create content for a daily television morning show. We cover topics from entertainment to cooking (and everything in between!)
  • 3 words to describe you: Outgoing, ambitious and positive.
  • Favorite hobbies: Cooking delicious and healthy meals, going on adventures (hiking, exploring and traveling), yoga, DIY crafting projects and anything that has to do with fashion.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? That I don't snooze through my alarm clock on Monday mornings for my big girl job.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Not having enough time to see everything.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing and experiencing a different part of the world and really immersing myself into the culture.
  • How many serious relationships have you been in? Two serious relationships, one for 5 years and one for 3 years.
  • What are your deal breakers in a relationship? Unmotivated, emotionally inept, selfish, untrustworthy and cheap.
  • What are the top 3 qualities you are looking for in a mate? Loving, genuine and optimistic.
  • What are 3 turn offs or pet peeves in a mate? Immaturity, unwelcoming to my friends and narcissistic.
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Channing Tatum, Eric Decker and Justin Timberlake (why have just one??).
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? A mix between Cameron Diaz and Kelly Ripa, because they both seem to not take themselves too seriously and enjoy being silly.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I can't pick just one! South Africa to swim with the sharks, Bali for the beautiful beaches and the United Arab Emirates to see the view from the tallest building in the world and ride a camel in the desert!

Tyler

  • Name: Tyler Adams
  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • Current occupation: Co-Founder HORSE
  • Describe what you do: I am part of a team that develops mobile apps focused on turning social interactions into fun and competitive games. We just released the beta version of our first game, HORSE!
  • 3 words to describe you: Enthusiastic, adventurous and a dreamer.
  • Favorite hobbies: Fishing, surfing, traveling, reading and cooking.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? This year I won Startup Weekend LA and decided it was time to quit my job and venture out on my own. Trying to start my own business has been incredibly challenging yet rewarding.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick! Experiencing new places and cultures through local cuisine can sometimes come with a bit of risk.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Unexpected adventure. I don't like to have too many plans when I travel. Get a plane ticket and a place to stay; the rest will work itself out!
  • How many serious relationships have you been in? 2
  • What are your deal breakers in a relationship? If a girl has a negative/pessimistic attitude it is an automatic deal breaker. Life is too short - enjoy it!
  • What are the top 3 qualities you are looking for in a mate? I'm looking for a girl that approaches life with a positive attitude. She must be up for any adventure and confident and comfortable in her skin.
  • What are 3 turn offs or pet peeves in a mate? Chewing ice, talking during movies and being rude to strangers.
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Taylor Swift – sure she is pretty and talented but her attention to detail and approach to business is just down right sexy!
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Rob Dyrdek – he's always coming up with crazy ideas and he's not afraid to try anything!
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Costa Rica - It has an incredible landscape and endless outdoor adventures!

The Amazing Race 26

Race History

Laura & Tyler's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan Syncing Steps / Samurai Sake No Roadblock 3 of 11
2 2 Japan Share / Chair Tyler 2 of 10
3 3 Japan → Thailand Ski / Tree No Roadblock 4 of 9
4 4 Thailand Water / Wheel Tyler 4 of 9
5 5 Thailand → Germany Stein / Stack Laura 6 of 8
6 6 Germany → France → Monaco → France Don't Slack Off / Win By a Nose Laura 6 of 7
7 7 France → Namibia Track / Pack Tyler 2 of 6
8 8 Namibia Work / Play Laura 1 of 6
9 9 Namibia → The Netherlands Soak / Shuffle Tyler 1 of 5
10 10 The Netherlands → Peru Mamas / Papas Tyler 4 of 5
11 11 Peru Shake Your Hips / Make Some Bricks Laura 3 of 4
12 12 Peru → United States No Detour Tyler 1 of 4 [1]
Laura
Average 3.08
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
The team that found and won the Date Night ticket.



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

Post-Race Life

Trivia

Interviews

  • Jodi Walker at EW (05/15/2015): "Team SoCal talks their lack of romance, their influx of respect for one another, and what it's like to dive into a mud pit with a stranger"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (05/18/2015): "We Had No Idea We Were in First Place"
  • Josh Wigler at Parade.com (05/18/2015): "The Amazing Race Winners Tyler And Laura On Blind Dating All Over The World"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (05/18/2015): "Exclusive: The Amazing Race 26 winners Laura Pierson and Tyler Adams talk"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (05/18/2015): "Amazing Race 2015 | Top 4 Exit Interviews"
  • James Wellington, Jessica Caroll & Justin Nichols on AfterBuzz TV (05/18/2015): "The Amazing Race 26 Episode 12 Review with Laura Pierson & Tyler Adams"
  • Charles Runnells at news-press.com (05/29/2015): "Cape Coral native talks about winning The Amazing Race"
  • Dillon Davis at Battle Creek Enquirer (05/21/2015): "Former Kellogg Co. consultant wins The Amazing Race"

Social Media Profiles

References

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