Burnie Burns And Ashley Jenkins Reflect On Their Adventures During The Amazing Race

Burnie and Ashley were the seventh team eliminated on Season 28 of The Amazing Race.

1. Burnie and Ashley were the seventh team eliminated on Season 28 of The Amazing Race.

After traveling the world together, loving couple Burnie and Ashley came up short during the latest episode of The Amazing Race and host Phil Keoghan had to give them the disappointing news that they would not be competing in the finals. 

While the pair didn't proceed to the next leg of the journey, they did walk away from the Race with enough incredible memories from the experience to last a lifetime—that, and even more adoration and admiration for each other than ever. 

Read what Burnie and Ashley had to say following their incredible experience on The Amazing Race.
1. How long were you guys looking for the Pit Stop?

2. 1. How long were you guys looking for the Pit Stop?

Ashley: "We were looking for about 30 to 40 minutes. We asked dozens and dozens of people because the picture on the clue was not the library. It was the Civic Center and it was about two blocks away.

We went to the picture and did all the obvious things. We tried to find the Pit Stop, based on the perspective of the painting, but that was actually the opposite side of where it was."

Burnie: "That probably put us about a quarter-mile away from it, if not more."
2. If you didn't stop to help Sheri and Cole for that first clue, do you think you might've advanced?

3. 2. If you didn't stop to help Sheri and Cole for that first clue, do you think you might've advanced?

Ashley: "I really don’t think that's the case. Sheri and Cole actually asked the currency exchange attendant where it was. They had the right directions. It was not from us." 

Burnie: "They are a tough team and everyone underestimates them."
3. What was the hardest task you had to perform during the entire Race?

4. 3. What was the hardest task you had to perform during the entire Race?

Burnie: "The salt was pretty hard, but I would say the hardest task was the Roadblock in the last episode. In the amusement park, we had to sprint from location to location and the only people we could ask for help were tourists so they didn’t really know much. By the end of that Roadblock I was just so tired at that point that I could not make decisions."

Ashley: "For me, the hardest task was absolutely trying to race [the] camels. I don’t know anything about bikes and did the entire race in the highest gear."
4. What was the most unforgettable moment from the Race?

5. 4. What was the most unforgettable moment from the Race?

Burnie: "My favorite moment was watching Ashley on stage with the Georgian National Ballet. She absolutely killed that challenge and I will never forget that as long as I live. It was such an incredible moment."

Ashley: "I feel obligated now, thanks to Burnie’s nice answer, to say that my favorite moment was seeing him in the tiny gold swimsuit in Dubai."
5. When did you feel most proud of your partner during the Race?

6. 5. When did you feel most proud of your partner during the Race?

Burnie: "Mine was the amount of preparation that Ashley did to get ready for this. There was a moment in Mexico City where Ashley outran the Frisbee boys. That was really impressive. Also, in Dubai when we were on the bicycles and I said, 'Let’s just take it easy since we can’t win,' but she could not give anything less than 100-percent and we ended up in second place." 

Ashley: "It's hard to pick one moment because every time [Burnie] went into a Roadblock and he came out several spots ahead, I was very impressed and proud."
6. How does it feel to know so many fans were rooting for you to win?

7. 6. How does it feel to know so many fans were rooting for you to win?

Ashley: "It has been very humbling to have so many people cheering for us and supporting us. We have been receiving tweets and messages from people who had never watched before and are watching for the first time with their parents. Being able to introduce more people to the show that we love so much has been great."

Burnie: "My favorite part is to see the posts from people who are watching with their parents. It's really cool to see that."
7. Where was the best place you visited?

8. 7. Where was the best place you visited?

Burnie: "Oh, gosh. For me, it was the top of the mountain in Chamonix. That was just incredible. I had never been to the top of the mountain and you felt like you were on the top of the world."

Ashley: "Everywhere you looked [from the top of Chamonix], you felt like you were looking at a postcard."
8. If given the chance, would you return for another season of The Amazing Race?

9. 8. If given the chance, would you return for another season of The Amazing Race?

Burnie: "If they told us that we had to walk out of here wearing the clothes we're in and go do it, I would. I would maybe change shoes, though."

Ashley: "Absolutely! My bags are packed. They say that life goes by faster as you get older because there are fewer firsts. This experience was absolutely amazing and every time I think about it, I feel younger."

Watch the episode where Burnie and Ashley were eliminated from the show now.

Plus, don't forget to watch the season finale of The Amazing Race on Friday, May 13 at 8/7c.