Masterchef Australia – Interview With Noelene
Noelene brought her own particular brand of sass to Masterchef Australia. The thrice married contestant had a few hit and misses with her dishes but she gave reality TV particularly as she said what she thought.
Here Noelene talks about the show, her future and who she would marry from the Masterchef house.
Reality Ravings: When you walked into last night’s challenge and you found out it had to be a dish with a Heston wow factor did you think you were gone?
Noelene Marchwiki: No not at all. I felt really comfortable as the type of thing I cooked last night, that’s me, that’s me and I felt really comfortable putting it there. I did not feel comfortable with the liquid nitrogen, but I thought maybe my style of cooking will get me over but it didn’t.
RR: What would you say was your hardest challenge in your Masterchef experience?
NM: Those cakes. The cakes with the love hearts on it. That was quite challenging as there were so many elements to it. I was really good until the custard split and once the custard split I was totally lost. Anything with a recipe with more then one page you count me out, that had five.
RR: Why did you go on the show?
NM: I went on the show because I could, and I wanted to and I was fortunate to be chosen to go on there. My son really encouraged me to do it. I am facing that empty nest and that is a bit daunting. And yes I am still facing that empty nest even on my return. I have come back stimulated and I have come back with so much to offer and I can do so many things. Life you have to takes what’s there and it is time for me to embark on a few things.
RR: What are those new things? What are your plans for the future?
NM: I want to really encourage people to get out of their comfort zones and have a go and it is OK. There is no such thing as failure, sometimes things don’t work out and it is OK as long as you have had a go. I want to tell people, as I really believe you don’t have to be a Masterchef to enjoy cooking. You can just embrace something you really love and chase that dream.
RR: You’re an older person. How did you find living in a shared house after all those years?
NM: I found it bloody noisy and bloody messy. Don’t forget I’ve had five children and now I have two grand children so I guess I handled it better then some others there as it is like having family around. The hardest thing was there was no down time, there was no time to yourself there was always someone in your face.
RR: The editing we saw that you and Kelty had a bit of friction. Is that true?
NM: No – Kelty and I actually got on. The editing was done very very well. I got on with everybody pretty well. They knew where they stood with me as I told them straight. They were very respectful, but that is not to say at times they really annoyed the shit out of me.
RR: You’ve be married three times, if you were to marry a fourth time and it had to be one of the Masterchef contestant’s from this year who would it be?
NM: Holy God I would turn into a nun! [laughs] I am not even going there.
RR: So Rishi and Lynton did not turn your head?
NM: The dish of the day did not do a lot for me. I have sons older then him.
RR: Who are the contenders?
NM: I can only speak from what I believe and what I feel and I think you have to watch Rishi and Samira.
RR: Would you go on another reality show and what would it be regardless of talent?
NM: I would never say never. My experience was bloody hard, it was the hardest thing I had ever done. There were days I thought I thought “what the hell made you think this was going to be a good idea”. Having said that I possibly would go on one. It would have nothing to do with swimming. It would have nothing to do with lots of exercise but anything else I would give a crack.