The Amazing Race never fails to bring interesting partners on the show, and Season 21 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to entertainment from the cast, which features a pair of Chippendales dancers who have some amusing stories to tell.
Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis originally joined Chippendales out of a dare between the two of them but now they are both enjoying their stay in Vegas, which can be wild considering their profession.
“It’s funny because it’s more room numbers,” Vaughan said when asked how many phone numbers they get after a show. “You get…room keys handed to you. It’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. I mean, people come to Vegas [and] just lose their minds…People just come up to you [and give you their] room key…You’re like, ‘What? What just happened?’ Yeah, it’s wild.”
The two Chippendales, who developed a close friendship years back when they were models, revealed that they weren’t seeking attention or glory when they signed up for the race but rather wanted to win the grand prize of up to $2 million for their families.
“We wanted to do all that fun stuff and that bucket-list stuff, and the other thing: It’s a chance to go win this money to change your family’s lives,” said Vaughan, who revealed that his father has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
“I grew up in a poor family…My mom was a single mom and, bless her heart, she’s my hero and she did so much for us,” said Davis. “I just want to do something good for her. She’s spent her whole life taking care of other people and helping other people out. I just wanted to do something nice for her.”
Watch Jaymes and James in action on The Amazing Race starting this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.