|Oswald & Danny|
|Members|| Oswald Mendez|
|Age|| 31, 36 (Oswald)|
36, 41 (Danny)
|Hometown|| Miami, FL (Season 2; Danny - All-Stars)|
New York City, NY (Oswald - All-Stars)
|Occupation|| Ad agency consultant (Oswald)|
Program manager (Danny)
Oswald and Danny met in 1994 and gradually became friends. When Danny's life partner died, Oswald was there to help, and in Danny's words, the two "became partners in crime." Oswald and Danny have traveled extensively together, mostly to Los Angeles and New York, but also to Paris, Milan, and Berlin. On their travels, they "had amazing new experiences and most of all, lots of fun."
The pair decided to team up for THE AMAZING RACE because they expect the experience to bring them closer together. "Only someone like Oswald could be strong enough to endure the kind of life-changing experiences that a project like this may bring," said Danny. Oswald added, "We balance each other perfectly."
These best friends from Season 2 had a falling out several years ago, but have since mended their relationship and claim to be better friends now than they've ever been during their 12 years of friendship.
Even though these two don't live in the same city, they still see each other quite frequently and are ready to take another adventure of a lifetime together.
Oswald describes himself as compassionate and resourceful while Danny can be described as an adventurous person who tries to keep things real and exciting at all times. Oswald claims to be the more focused of the two a trait that will surely be tested while racing against the all-stars. Their personalities are infectious and they truly enjoy their lives. Both have traveled the globe, speak several foreign languages between the two, and feel right at home on foreign soil.
These two fun-loving friends are eager for the experience that the Race has to offer and are looking to be the team to beat.
The Amazing Race 2Edit
|Oswald & Danny's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Mountain / Beach||No Roadblock||8 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil||Freak Out / Seek Out||Danny||7 of 10|
|3||3||Brazil → South Africa||Dance / Deliver||Oswald||1 of 9|
|4||4||South Africa → Namibia||Fast Forward User||1 of 8►|
|5||5||Namibia → Thailand||Confusion Now / Confusion Later||Oswald||6 of 7|
|6||6||Thailand||Boat / Beast||Oswald||4 of 6|
|7||7||Thailand → Hong Kong||Wishing Tree / Herbal Tea||Danny||4 of 6|
|8||8||Hong Kong → Australia||Dragon / Lion||Oswald||1 of 5|
|9||Australia||Cool Down / Heat Up||Oswald||4 of 5|
|9||10||Australia → New Zealand||Quick Jump / Long Hike||Oswald||4 of 4|
|10||11||New Zealand||Drop / Climb||Danny||4 of 4|
The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007)Edit
|Oswald & Danny's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Ecuador||No Roadblock||2 of 11|
|2||2||Ecuador → Chile||2 of 10|
|3||3||Chile||5 of 9|
|4||4||Chile → Argentina||1 of 8|
|5||5||Argentina → Mozambique||4 of 7|
|6||6||Mozambique → Tanzania||2 of 7|
|7||7||Tanzania → Poland||2 of 6|||
|8||8||Poland||Used Fast Forward||1 of 6►|
|9||9||Poland → Malaysia||4 of 5|
|10||10||Malaysia → Hong Kong||Used Fast Forward||1 of 4►|
|11||11||Hong Kong → Macau||4 of 4>|
|12||12||Macau → Guam||4 of 4|||
1: Leg 7 had an unaired Roadblock. It is unknown whether Oswald or Danny performed the Roadblock.
2: Oswald & Danny had been "marked for elimination", however, since they checked in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty.
- CBS.com featured them for a 'National Best Friend Day' celebration slideshow in 2015. 
Season 2 Edit
- TARflies (06/05/2003): "Talk to the Cha" with Danny
- Hannah Storm on Early Show (04/30/2007): "Friends' Race Dream Dashed"
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (04/30/2007): "Exclusive Interview: Oswald & Danny, 8th Team Eliminated on The Amazing Race: All-Stars"
- Eric Goldman at IGN (05/01/2007): "All-Stars Interview: Oswald & Danny"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff on RealityNewsOnline (05/02/2007): “It was Fun and We Don't Regret a Second of It”
- First Hispanic-American Team on the race.
- First team to be eliminated in New Zealand.
- Only team to have used the Fast Forward the most times, 3.
- First team to be eliminated in Guam and First team to be eliminated in a US Territory.
- First team to finish at the same position twice, 4th.
- Most legs traveled by a male team raced in two season, 23 legs, prior to Season 24.
Social Media ProfilesEdit
- Danny's Facebook: /danny.g.jimenez
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/photos/1001648/celebrating-national-best-friend-day/53750/danny-and-oswald/
|The Amazing Race 2 Teams|
|The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007) Teams|