|TK & Rachel|
|Members|| Thomas Kyle Erwin|
|Hometown||Huntington Beach, California|
|Occupation|| Substitute Teacher (TK)|
Florist/Store Owner (Rachel)
|Roadblock Count|| TK: 5|
|Countries raced|| |
TK & Rachel have only been dating for close to a year. Both of their moms were friends while they were growing up in Huntington Beach, California, yet they had never really spent anytime together until only recently. This fun-loving couple is always laughing and is eager to see if their relationship can stand up to the rigors of the Race.
Rachel owns her own high-style flower shop. She describes herself as bright and ambitious and claims that the biggest difference between she and TK are the lives they've led. He was a collegiate athlete at UC Santa Barbara while she stayed home and bought a business and started working straight out of high school.
TK currently makes his living as a substitute teacher. He describes himself as dedicated, witty and intelligent. TK swam in college and was voted team captain of the swim team. He also held the all-time record in the 200-meter backstroke at UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara).
This free-spirited Team is looking to share the adventure of a lifetime together and maybe win $1 million prize in the process.
The Amazing Race 12
|TK & Rachel's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Ireland||No Detour||TK||3 of 11|
|2||2||Ireland → The Netherlands||Hoist It / Hunt It||Rachel||6 of 10|
|3||3||The Netherlands → Burkina Faso||Teach It / Learn It||TK||2 of 9|
|4||4||Burkina Faso||Shake Your Pan / Shake Your Booty||Rachel||7 of 8|
|5||5||Burkina Faso → Lithuania||Count Down / Step Up||TK||1 of 7|
|6||6||Lithuania → Croatia||Short & Long / Long & Short||Rachel||4 of 6|
|7||7||Croatia → Italy||Invention / Tradition||TK||4 of 5|
|8||8||Italy → India||Paste 'Em / Thread 'Em||TK||1 of 5|
|9||9||India → Japan||Sense of Touch / Sense of Smell||Rachel||4 of 4|
|10||10||Japan → Taiwan||Fire / Earth||Rachel||2 of 4|
|11||11||Taiwan → United States||Cut the Cod / Grab the Crab||Rachel||1 of 3|
- First team to perform a Speed Bump and survive the leg they performed it.
- They are also the first team to perform a Speed Bump and ultimately win the race.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (01/21/2008): "Race Winners Committed to Each Other"
- Peter Larsen at The Orange County Register (01/21/2008): "For Amazing Race winners, the toughest challenge was keeping quiet"
- Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/21/2008): "Exclusive Interview: TK & Rachel, Winners of The Amazing Race 12"
- Lynn at Crushable (01/21/2008): "My Interview with TK & Rachel, Winners of The Amazing Race 12"
- Christopher Roochio at Reality TV World (01/21/2008): "Exclusive Interview: Rachel Rosales, TK Erwin dish on The Amazing Race win"
- Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (01/22/2008): "We Were Fortunate and Prepared"
- Live with Regis & Kelly (01/22/2008): "The Amazing Race 12 Winners"
- Brian Zoromski at IGN.com (01/23/2008): "Amazing Race Interview - TK & Rachel"
- People.com (01/23/2008): "Amazing Race Winners Talk Money, Romance, & Good Luck Charms"
- Mark at Reality Wanted (01/24/2008): "Interview with TK and Rachel, Winners of The Amazing Race 12"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (01/25/2008): "Amazing Race's Final 3: The Last Pit Stop"
- Jocelyn Dimaculangan at PEP (02/08/2008): "The Amazing Race 12 winners recount surreal experience"
- Julie Zed at Xfinity.com (05/07/2008): "Fancast Interview: Amazing Race 12 Winners TK & Rachel"
Social Media Profiles
- TK's Facebook: /3619397
|The Amazing Race 12 Teams|