The Amazing Race returned for a landmark 35th season on 27 September 2023 with much of new new and some of the old elements. Viewers were introduced to 13 teams competing in the game and Joel and Garrett were one of those teams. In the rest of the writing, we shall therefore exclusively explore them.
Joel And Garrett On The Amazing Race 35
Best friends Joel and Garrett Smith teamed up to go on this show called The Amazing Race 35 confident that they will be the winners. Talking to parade.com, each gave their own answers to “What do you think is the most important skill required to win The Amazing Race?”. Garrett said it would have to be one’s attribute to constantly stay positive and have the mindset “I can do this” rather than “I can’t do this” or “This is too hard.” Joel said the same: that with the positive attitude, one is head and shoulders above everybody else.
The racing mates also spoke on their versions of “What previous Amazing Race team does your dynamic remind you of the most?.” Joel said he really likes Jet and Cord. He said they remind him a lot of their own dynamic. As for Garrett, he said he likes a lot of what he sees in the Afghanimals.
Speaking of the duo’s journey on the show, they were still in the competition after Week 11, making them one among the Final Three.
Joel and Garrett thought their game was done when the former failed to get the steps in Riverdance. But, as always even this time as they faced misfortune, they were seen putting on a smile and pushing through. As a result, they left behind Steve and Anna Leigh to squeak through to the final leg.
Joel and Garrett go back a long way. They made friends during deployment while serving in the military and stationed in Iraq and have been inseparable since.
Are Joel And Garrett From The Amazing Race Gay?
Absolutely not. Joel and Garrett are not gay. They are instead married to their respective spouse of opposite s*x.
Garrett has a wife named Danielle Silvis Smith (on IG @bnkmama) and they have been married since 7 June 2003. It seems the two are still married and have been residing in Meridian, Idaho.
Joel’s wife, Lila Strasser is a mom of four, personal trainer, fitness coach, adoption and autism awareness advocate, and “crazy fun-loving gal”. On her Facebook, on 20 December 2020, Lila gushed about having had many ups and downs, and “LOTS AND LOTS” of learning moments in their 17 years since “I Do”.
Joel And Garrett’s Age
Joel K Strasser was born in 1980. So, he turned 43 years old in 2023. Garrett, a year older than him, turned 44 years old the same year.
Joel And Garrett’s Religion
Joel and Garrett have a lot in common, including their religion. On 24 September 2023-dated video on their YouTube channel, they opened up that they grew up in kind of a similar way; they both have a bunch of siblings, and they were “really” raised in a religious household.
You may also want to know that Garrett’s parents are Larry and Dottie Smith of Boise, Idaho. Also, his siblings are —sister Kathryn Wadley Smith, and brothers Shawn Smith, Derek Smith, and Jason Smith.
Speaking of Joel, his parents are Charlie Strasser and Rana Russell Strasser of Meridian, Idaho.
How Tall Are Joel And Garrett?
Both Joel and Garrett stand below 5’11” in height.
Joel And Garrett Job
Joel Strasser and Garrett Smith come from a diverse professional background. Joel’s journey is known to have led him from military service to the insurance industry, while Garrett seems to have found his career path in the world of deliveries.
Joel’s early life is characterized by a commitment to service and leadership. From 2008 to 2017, he served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, ingraining essential values and skills in young scouts. He then graduated from Brigham Young University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Media Studies. Only then did he find some time to make a name for having broken the world record after hanging 710 baubles from his beard during Christmas.
As for Garrett, he has had a career as a delivery driver for as long as he can remember. Garrett loves to tell people that his commitment to his profession has been one of the defining aspects of his life
Where Are Joel And Garrett From?
Joel and Garrett are from Kuna, Idaho, and Meridian, Idaho, respectively.
Are Joel And Garrett On Instagram And Facebook?
Joel and Garrett can be found on Instagram, on their respective accounts, and also on their joint one. As of December 2023, the IG account ‘Joel & Garrett’ (@joelandgarrett) included 79 posts and 639 followers.
Besides, Garrett’s personal account @thepeskymrmustachio included 93 posts and 561 followers and Joel’s @joelnert included 835 posts and 1,781 followers. Both also seemed to enjoy showing glimpses of their life on Twitter and Facebook. Only Joel also entertained over 30.5K subscribers on his YouTube channel.
When Are Joel And Garrett’s Birthdays?
Joel celebrates his birthday in August. On what exactly though was yet to be known.
Garrett, on the other hand, celebrates his on November 27th making him Sagittarius.