#TheTrackStars Reflect On Their Adventures During The Amazing Race

Danielle Littleton and Jazmine Lewis (#TheTrackStars) came up short on Ep. 5 of The Amazing Race.

Danielle Littleton and Jazmine Lewis (#TheTrackStars) came up short on Ep. 5 of The Amazing Race.

After traveling the globe, #TheTrackStars (Danielle and Jazmine) weren't able to pull ahead on Ep. 5 of The Amazing Race and Phil gave them the sad news that their adventure was over.

While the pair might not be proceeding to the next leg of the journey, Danielle and Jazmine's positive attitude about the experience have us excited about all the things they have yet to conquer.

Read what these sporty besties had to say about their experience on The Amazing Race.
Tell us what happened when you misread the clue after the Lion Encounter?

Tell us what happened when you misread the clue after the Lion Encounter?

Jazmine: "We did not read the clue in full because we were so flustered from going to the Pit Stop instead of the Lion Encounter first. Then we had to run back and get our bags out of the taxi. Walking with the lions only had two courses available and we saw #TheCheerleaders take one, so we hurried and grabbed the other course before another team came."

Danielle: "We actually always read the clue and reread it, like, 20 times. Just during this one instance, we ran back and forth between the Pit Stop and the Lion Encounter about three different times and lost a lot of time. So, once we finally were able to do the Lion Encounter, we were so frantic to make up lost ground that we forgot to read the clue."
What was your favorite memory from The Amazing Race?

What was your favorite memory from The Amazing Race?

Jazmine: "My favorite memory from the Race would be seeing all of the animals in Africa. It reminded me so much of [my favorite Disney movie]. I loved being there with my best friend. It really meant a lot to me that we could experience it together."

Danielle: "My favorite memory from the Race would have to be the two legs in Africa. Jazzy always wanted to go, so it was great that she got to live out one of her dreams. The people were very welcoming and nice to us. Not to mention, I jumped off of a 250-foot cliff!"
Which team were you closest to on the Race, and why?

Which team were you closest to on the Race, and why?

Jazmine: "In the Race, we had a really good bond with #TeamTexas. They helped us out with directions and gave us good ideas to get ahead of the other teams. We bonded with them from the start in LAX leaving to Rio. We also bonded with the #TheCheerleaders. They were the only female team left after the first leg and they were so fun. It made the stressful moments of racing so enjoyable with lots of laughs."

Danielle: "This is such a hard question. Truthfully, we were close to all of the teams. There really is such a great cast this season with amazing people. But I would have to say that we loved #TheCheerleaders 'cause they were always so much fun, and #TeamTexas because they always helped us out when we were a little frantic. But, then again, we loved #TheCousins, too. We loved everyone!"
Which challenge tested you the most, physically and/or mentally?

Which challenge tested you the most, physically and/or mentally?

Jazmine: "The challenge that tested us the most was Carteneros in Argentina. It tested our strength and communication skills. Since we were in the back of the pack, we knew we had to be fast, and being athletes really helped us get it done fast."

Danielle: "The challenge that tested us the most would have to be the Cardboard Detour on the second leg. We were really tested mentally because, from the beginning of that challenge, we were in last place. We really had to muster up all of our mental strength to not dwell on that and keep on fighting. We knew that if we stayed mentally strong that we would have a shot at making a great comeback and still stay in the game."
What did you learn about each other through this experience that you didn’t know before?

What did you learn about each other through this experience that you didn’t know before?

Jazmine: "I learned that I can go through anything and everything with Danielle and it would not affect our friendship. It tested us being in certain situations, but our communication and bond really helped us overcome obstacles."

Danielle: "Before the Race, Jazzy and I knew everything there is to know about each other. But I was very surprised with how much Jazzy was willing to get down and dirty. She is somewhat of a diva in everyday life but she was amazing on the Race. She didn't bring her diva-ness into the Race and she did whatever it took to stay in the game—even getting inside a trash can! So I learned that she has some real grit to her and I'm really proud of her."
Is being on Race different than what you thought it would be like?

Is being on Race different than what you thought it would be like?

Jazmine: "The Race was a lot more stressful than I thought it would be. I did not know how physically exhausting I would be prior to it. I knew it would be tough but I totally underestimated sleep, eating, flights, etc."

Danielle: "Yes and no. I would say yes because I really did underestimate how much mental strength you need to have to run the Race. Even [in] your down time, you're constantly thinking about the Race. I would say no because I knew we were gonna have the adventure of a lifetime and it did not disappoint. I wish we would of been able to stay in longer so we could see more places."
Would you ever Race again?

Would you ever Race again?

Jazmine: "I would most definitely do that Race again without hesitation. I would love the chance to show the world that we can do it. Plus, it would nice to redeem ourselves, especially [with] how competitive we are."

Danielle: "Pardon my French, [but] helllll yessss! Sign me up today! I have loved everything about The Amazing Race since a little girl and I'm super competitive. I hate that we got eliminated from our own mistakes. It haunts me still to this day. I will never look at a lion the same way. I want redemption!"
Do you have any advice for future racers?

Do you have any advice for future racers?

Jazmine: "The advice I have for future racers would be to read your clue, try not to get frustrated, and have a good relationship with your partner. But, most importantly, to have fun. It is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t be so focused on racing that you don’t take time to enjoy it and experience the variety of cultures."

Danielle: "Yes, the biggest advice I would give to future racers is to have fun and stay calm. It's a tough race and it is really easy to lose your cool and that is how mistakes are made. If you stay calm, you will go far in the Race. And, of course, the biggest piece of advice—read your clue. Like, 50 times!"

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