Iowa Twins Win Reality TV Show For Brilliant Domino Creations
There really is a reality show for everything! And Iowans are winning them often these days.
Two twins from Sioux Center, Iowa just completed their run on a game show called "Domino Masters" by winning the whole thing!
This game isn't won by playing run-of-the-mill domino games. The show has been airing on FOX TV, and according to their website is described as:
"Domino Masters" brings imagination and creativity to life when teams of domino enthusiasts compete to create mind-blowing masterpieces; the top teams face off for a cash prize, the ultimate trophy and the grand title of Domino Masters.
It's been hosted by Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet, and this season's winning team attend Dordt University in Sioux Center when they are not putting together said "domino masterpieces". According to KCRG, Derek and Alex Koops even have their own YouTube channel where they show off what they do.
It's pretty amazing. Known on the show as "Dominerds" you can see the moment below when Derek and Alex were crowned winners.
The "Dominerds" took home $100,000 as the entire Dordt community cheered them on at a "watch party" on Wednesday night. The Koops Brothers have made their domino magic since 2011 when they were 10 years old and saw a "domino master" on another reality show, "America's Got Talent". As soon as they heard about the show, they knew they were going to sign up.
Derek said: "We wanted to do it right away. We thought it looked super cool so we kind of started building this in our garage and stuff and eventually started posting videos on YouTube. And we just kind of grew and grew and started getting better and taking it more seriously, got a following on YouTube, and just grew from there."
There's no word on when or if another season of "Domino Masters" will appear, but for now, Iowa is holding claim to its first, and maybe only winners.