"If we could describe our relationship in one phrase, it would be 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
-- Oswald & Danny, from the CBS/AR2 website.



Please note: You guys asked for more info and I shall deliver! Oswald and Danny were nice enough to email me and give me some more personal info, as seen below. I also included the usual info from the CBS website. These guys are awesome! Enjoy!


OSWALD MENDEZ

Birthday: May 1, 1970

Astrological Sign: Taurus

Occupation: Consultant for an Ad Agency based in Latin America

Hometown: Cuba

Current Residence: Miami, Florida

Favorite Color: Green/Blue

Favorite meal: Crab Cakes

Favorite Places: Too many to mention, but top three...Florence, The Amalfi Coast and Paris

Hobbies: Writing

Favorite movie and actor/actress: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir...My all-time favorite and don't know why....don't really have a favorite actor/actress (Auntie Mame is a close second).

Favorite type of music and/or artist: Depends on my mood...from lounge to techno...to hip-hop.

Your most memorable moment on Amazing Race: Repelling down the Sugar Loaf...I've been to Brazil several times and never was able to do so.

Anything else you'd like your fans to know?: We are both extremely flattered that they support who we are as people and have been able to go beyond our sexual orientation and ethnic background. We are grateful and have no words to express it.



DANNY JIMENEZ

Birthday: January 9, 1965

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Occupation: Real Estate Investor and Property Manager

Hometown: Cuba

Current Residence: Miami, Florida

Favorite Color: Red/Blue

Favorite meal: Stone Crab Claws

Favorite Places: Paris

Hobbies: Cars

Favorite movie and actor/actress: The Women...with favorite actress Shirley McLaine and actor is Tom Cruise.

Favorite type of music and/or artist: Dance and Lounge

Your most memorable moment on Amazing Race: Repelling down the Sugar Loaf in Brazil.

Anything else you'd like your fans to know?: There is a foundation that was set up in memory of my late partner Nelson called The Nelson Benedico Trust and I will soon be promoting it and developing more projects to benefit organizations that have programs for people living with AIDS.


THEIR STORY

Oswald and Danny met 8 years ago in '94 and gradually became friends. When Danny's life partner died (*frown*), Oswald was there for him and according to Danny, the two became "partners in crime". They have traveled many places together such as LA, NY, Paris, Milan, and Berlin. As they always say, they have fun!

They decided to team up for AR2 because they expect the experience to bring them closer together. As Oswald quoted on CBS.com, "We balance each other perfectly."

In an interview with Mother/Daughter team Diedre & Hillary (who were the first team eliminated on AR2) on RealityTV Fans.com, they spoke about how they got close to Oswald and Danny and how they are rooting for Oswald and Danny to win. When asked why, they said that through it all, Oswald & Danny were never unkind to anyone or ruthless. They just took their time, always smiling, and having fun. They were never disrespectful and never raised their voices. WOW!

For the full interview with Diedre & Hillary (and more great comments on Oswald & Danny), click here

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