Aja Benton is an American aspiring actress from Los Angeles, California who was a contestant on the reality television competition The Amazing Race 13, in 2008.
Her team partner was boyfriend Ty White. She was 25 during filming of the Race.
Amazing Race Team Profile
This long-distance couple is looking for an opportunity to be together for an extended period of time. They’ve been dating long distance for nine months, living in two separate states and the longest time they’ve spent together was last Christmas for two weeks.
They feel that the Race will help them determine if they can truly handle living together on a daily basis.
Having met each other four years ago at the University of Michigan, they quickly became friends, although Aja was dating someone else. When things turned sour, Aja realized Ty was the one for her – the only problem was she was living in Los Angeles and Ty was in Detroit.
Aja is an aspiring actress who also works as a makeup artist. She describes herself as energetic, insightful and compassionate. When asked what her biggest pet peeve about her teammate was, Aja said that Ty is known to have a poor estimation of time.
Ty is no stranger to the gym and he describes himself as ultra-competitive and hates the thought of losing. Currently, he works as a banker out of Detroit.
He has not had the opportunity to travel much outside of the United States and looks forward to the Race as a chance to explore other cultures and compete against the game's best. He hopes they are as hungry to win as he is.
Ty believes that Aja’s biggest weakness is she is easily upset.