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Masterchef US Contestant Says Her Food Was Not Tasted Before Being Eliminated

Even though it has been some time I have been writing and delving into the world of reality TV I still sometimes get a shock when I read how it is not so real or indeed fair.

I literally just stumbled over this blog post on Krystal Mandap’s 3 Boys And A Chef about her experience on Masterchef US.

It should be noted Krystal was really happy with her experience on the show, considering she made the decision to quit a new job as they would not let her have leave.

After getting through to the top 100 and slipping through to the top 36 with a meal she said was not the best, it was surprising to read her dish in the next challenge was not tasted. She just presumed they already had in mind who they wanted to put through.

She writes:

The judges did not taste my food here nor did they ever on this ground beef challenge. Not sure what that was all about but it was very disappointing. At this point  they must have had an idea in their heads as to who they already thought the front runners were, at least I keep telling myself that to make me feel better about it!

Overall it was a great experience and yes I would do it all over again!

If you are interested in the behind the scenes of reality TV shows this is worth a read.



1 JK { 10.15.12 at 2:17 pm }

Wow Gordon Ramsay has time to do this gig?

2 Reality Raver { 10.15.12 at 4:48 pm }

Yes plus Hell’s Kitchen, plus Gordon Behind Bars. Their season in the US is much shorter than the Australian version.

3 Samantha { 10.15.12 at 5:53 pm }

Masterchef always infuriates me. They should do blind tastes of all the food all the time. However when they do, they still know because last season they made a mistake that showed they knew who cooked what!
Unfortunately we can’t judge the food, unlike singing contests and the like.

4 Culinary Boner { 10.16.12 at 10:13 am }

“The judges did not taste my food here nor did they ever on this ground beef challenge. ”

A resounding endorsement for MasterChef Australia’s policy of only employing fat gluttons as judges.