WINNERS of The Amazing Race Australia, Nathan Jolliffe and Tyler Atkins watched the last episode last night with 30 of their closest friends at The Stuffed Beaver in Bondi, Sydney.
The surfer boys were excited to see the faces of their friends when they found out the pair won.
Since the reality show wrapped they were unable to tell their friends and family they had won.
The boys have settled back into their life in Sydney and have been busy readying themselves for the next step in their lives.
But the main thing that has changed for the former Gold Coast boys is being recognised by fans of the show everyday.
Nathan said they had no idea how massive the show was going to be.
“I am shocked by how many people know who we are,” he said.
“It is full-on but great.”
Tyler added he had seen the amount of people who came up to his girlfriend, pay-TV personality Erin McNaught but never knew the reach of free-to-air TV.
Tyler said they had taken acting classes and were prepared for whatever may come from their exposure on the hit Channel Seven show.
But the boys were adamant they had not applied for the show to further their careers but for the money and the life experience.
“Nathan and I had careers before the show,” Tyler said.
“But we won’t waste any opportunities that come from it either.”
With a cheque for $250,000 arriving in the next 30 days the free-spirited mates are not spending up big, yet.
“We don’t want to go spending it before we have it,” Nathan laughed.
“We’ll have some fun with it and invest the rest wisely.”
If the pair do any travelling with the money it will be to return to their favorite place they visited during the race: South Africa.
For Nathan it was delivering the toys to the orphans that made the stop-off special.
But for best mate, Tyler he enjoyed firing a gun, bungee jumping and quad biking in the country.
“It was amazing, the country side, the wildlife and the people were so beautiful,” he said.
Nathan and Tyler thought the show “went by so quick” and they didn’t get to appreciate the experience as much as they had wanted to.
But Tyler thought the hardest thing about the race was there were two people trying to come up with one outcome.
“We were prepared for it,” he said.
“We knew that every time we would write each other off, two seconds later we would be okay and move on.”
“There was no doubt we were going to get through whatever happened in the show.”
The first series has been so successful; a second is already in the works.
Hopeful racers will have until August 19 to enter.
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