|Tyler & Nathan|
|Members|| Tyler Atkins|
|Hometown||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Roadblock Count|| Tyler: 6|
|Countries raced|| |
Tyler Atkins and Nathan Jolliffe are a team of Surfers on the 1st season of The Amazing Race Australia.
Free-spirited mates with model looks, Tyler and Nathan share a love of surfing, art and beautiful women. But can they strike the right pose on the race?
Nathan and Tyler, both 25, grew up together on the Gold Coast and have been friends for 10 years.
Nathan says of their friendship: "We were always hanging out on the Gold Coast. Then we both moved to Bondi and we've spent a bunch of time together in California as well. We surfed over there and also did a fair bit of partying in Hollywood. And we've surfed heaps in Bali together."
Both boys fund their carefree lifestyle with a mix of modelling, t-shirt design, nannying and the odd labouring job.
Tyler says, "I'm a bit of a hobo and a really big flake. That's where I'm different to Nathan. But we're both open-minded, laidback and up for anything."
Tyler proved that when he gained notoriety a few years ago for infamous liaisons with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. He was working in the US at the time for his clothing label Rockstars and Angels and says at least some of that experience helped prepare him for the race.
"I was living on next to nothing and had to be really careful with my budget, figuring out the cheapest way to live. I had a lot of fun though."
Tyler's single these days, while Nathan's been dating former Miss Australia and MTV personality Erin McNaught for more than a year.
Nathan and Tyler's strategy is already firmly in place. Tyler's "photographic memory for directions" means he'll be in charge of navigation on the race while Nathan will tackle more of the mental challenges.
"We're both as fit as each other. But I'll take on the more brainier challenges, Not saying he couldn't do them. I've just got a bit more patience," says Nathan.
And when things get stressful, they have the perfect way to stay calm.
Tyler explains: "I meditate to cope with stress. Nathan and I meditate together for about 20 minutes a day. On the race we could do it on a plane, in the car, anywhere. It takes so much stress away, it makes your mind relax and cuts a lot of things out."
Nathan adds, "I'm sure there will be new stress levels on the show. But it's exciting stress!"
The Amazing Race Australia 1
|Tyler & Nathan's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||Australia → Indonesia||Cash / Carry||Tyler||6 of 11|
|2||2||Indonesia → Vietnam||Carry Fowl / Carabao||Nathan||1 of 11|
|3||3||Vietnam → Hong Kong → Macau||Lion Dance / Kung Fu Stance||Tyler||3 of 10|
|4||4||Macau → South Africa||Smash / Bash||Nathan||2 of 9⊂|
|5||5||South Africa||Guns / Rosé||Tyler||1 of 8|
|6||6||South Africa → The Netherlands → Czech Republic||Chivalry / Delivery||Nathan||1 of 7|
|7||7||Czech Republic||Stack Up / Stack In||Tyler||2 of 6|
|8||8||Czech Republic → Poland||Herd / Hoe Down||Nathan||2 of 6|||
|9||9||Poland → Israel||Find Unseen / Make 13||Tyler||3 of 5|
|10||10||Israel||Pilgrim's Trail / Holy Grail||Nathan||3 of 4|
|11||11||Israel → Sri Lanka||Count / Carry||Tyler||2 of 4|||
|12||12||Sri Lanka → Singapore → Australia||Dare / Stair||Nathan||1 of 3|
1: During the train ride from Prague to Kraków, an unknown man entered Sam & Renae and Tyler & Nathan's sleeper car and took Tyler & Nathan's their Race-issued bumbag which held their money and passports. The next day, Tyler & Nathan discovered their bum bags in another car, with all of the money they had been issued for the competition stolen. No compensation was made for this event.
2: Sam & Renae and Tyler & Nathan initially arrived 1st and 2nd, respectively, however both took unregistered taxis to the Roadblock and they each received a 20 minute penalty at the Pit Stop. This did not ultimately affect either of their final placements.
- Nathan is currently dating Sam who came 2nd in the Amazing Race Australia 1.
- Tyler & Nathan's Facebook: /tylerockit
- Tyler & Nathan's Facebook: /nathanbrycejolliffe
- Tyler & Nathan's Twitter: @nathan_jolliffe
|The Amazing Race Australia 1 Teams|