Philip Vakos Eliminated But Hoping To Stay On Our TV Screens
There is some controversy surrounding Philip Vakos being eliminated, as news.com.au saying it is Coles fault he was in the elimination challenge in the first place.
News.com.au writes that if the filo, which had been on the shelf at Coles had not been out of date and he and Callum had been able to make the spanokopita then they may not have had one of the two worst dishes of the challenge.
Personally I think it was a bit of bad luck, but something that must happen in kitchens all the time, it is just a pity they could not recover from it.
Anyway Philip who apparently spent the weeks leading up to his appearance on the show dieting, and exercising, which resulted in a 16 kilogram weight loss, would like to have his own travel and cooking show.
The Daily Telegraph writes:
Dubbing himself Australia’s answer to The Naked Chef, the swarthy Greek bachelor is eyeing his own travel and cooking show after being booted from the food contest last night.
“I’ve got my eye on the prize and when I put my mind to something, I know I can achieve it,” Vakos, who lost 16kg before appearing on MasterChef,told Confidential yesterday.
“The thing for me is that there’s nothing more I want to do than a food, cooking, travel show. This is what I really want so I can’t count myself out.
“I give everything 110 per cent so in this case I’m going to do the same thing.”
Channel 10 rep said that while Phil is a “talented cook and he may well have a bright future in TV ahead of him”, “there are no current plans for a solo venture”.
Meanwhile, Coles, a major MasterChef sponsor apologised after Vakos and fellow contestant Callum Hann were sold expired pastry sheets.
“The pastry from last night’s show did not meet our standards, which was very disappointing,” Coles spokesman Jim Cooper said.
Philip is hoping his appearance on this reality show will give him the profile to make a career change, which is one of the reasons people go on these shows. However I think if he had practiced cooking prior to the competition rather then going to the gym for four hours a day he may have lasted longer on the show.