Last week Danielle and Dani "the Double-Ds" became the fourth team to be eliminated from CBS' ninth edition of The Amazing Race (now airing Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET). But before the Staten Island bartenders got the boot, they raced from Colorado through Brazil, Russia, Germany and Italy in five days. Oh, what a ride! The day after their swan song aired, the gals talked to TVGuide.com about their Amazing ups and downs... and why the slacker frat-boys team gets their vote.
TVGuide.com: How did you sell yourself during your Amazing Race audition?
Dani: Our line was, "We're competitive bitches and we look hot in bikinis!"
TVGuide.com: Ah. Then later you were nicknamed the Double Ds. For the record: What are your cup sizes?
Danielle: I wear a 34D.
TVGuide.com: Are they real?
Dani: Of course they are!
Danielle: We're blessed. It's amazing what a little water and sunshine can do.
TVGuide.com: In Brazil you tried to use your looks to get ahead. How far did you think your breasts were going to get you?
Dani: We overestimated how far our boobs would get us. America's much different than the rest of the world. In America if you walk down the street in a tight shirt and jeans, you can get anything you want. In other countries, it's not like that. We found out on the first leg of the race that that wasn't going to be the way to go.
Danielle: Maybe if we were in a hot place where we were able to wear bikinis, it would have helped, but we were in cold damn Russia, wearing a lot of fleeces.
TVGuide.com: What was going through your mind when you got lost in Germany for a third time?
Danielle: How ridiculous it was that we kept getting left in the back of the pack.
TVGuide.com: Why didn't you just take the lead from Wanda and Desiree?
Dani: At that point, we didn't want to go a separate way and maybe have a local help them find the way before us.
Danielle: We knew we were probably in last place, so we wanted to go neck and neck with them and then break away, so we could race ahead of them. That was the strategy.
TVGuide.com: Dani, how did you manage to forget your pack in the locker room in Russia?
Dani: I was just trying to get my pants on. Honestly, I was hoping my teammate, since she wasn't under as much stress as I was, would pick me up. After she climbed down her building [in Brazil], I had her bags ready and a glass of water waiting for her.
Danielle: But I wasn't in the dressing room with you!
Dani: She didn't remember anything. She just ran out of there as fast as I did.
TVGuide.com: Eric and Jeremy made it sound like things got a little frisky in Russia. Who hooked up with whom?
Dani: Eric and Jeremy were trying to look cool on television. They wanted to make it seem like something went on. We were all friends and we all hung out together. Danielle got along with Eric more, and I got along with Jeremy more.
Danielle: Flirting helped create an alliance.
TVGuide.com: Are they good kissers?
Dani: When you find out, let us know! There was a lot of flirting and maybe a little cuddling on the plane.... That's about it.
TVGuide.com: How did you feel when you saw them say stuff like, "We gotta make the girls feel good so we can get in their pants later"?
Danielle: We didn't know they were saying those things behind our backs. Knowing them, they were probably just joking around, but people who don't know them are like, "Those guys are jerks! They're perverts!"
TVGuide.com: Danielle, how did you get over your stick-shift-driving problem in Italy?
Danielle: It took me 20,000 years, but eventually I figured it out. There was a lot of stalling and braking going on.
Dani: Not to mention we both didn't realize the emergency brake was on. We almost burned out the engine!
Danielle: We almost didn't have a car to drive.
TVGuide.com: I was proud you didn't boo-hoo on the pit-stop mat.
Danielle: There was enough boo-hooing on the way to the pit stop. And when we got yielded.
Dani: We knew we were last. The whole time we walked down to the pit stop, we were just talking to each other about how it had been a rough ride and how if this was the end, we were ready for it.
TVGuide.com: Which was your favorite leg of the race?
Danielle: Brotas in Brazil we did a lot of things that day involving strength, like climbing a waterfall and climbing outside a building. That was really cool and one of our good days.
TVGuide.com: Whom would you put your money on to win Amazing Race 9?
Dani: We're rooting for the frat boys and not just because we like them!
Danielle: They're hard players and are really smart.
Dani: They're the only team that stuck by us and tried to help us out.
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