She might have beaten brother Zack, but Melissa couldn’t cut it in the Top 20, and tonight was the first contestant to be voted out of MasterChef Australia.
Shocked to learn last night (Wednesday) that they were going to have to vote out one of their own, the blue team soon put their emotion aside and in a ruthless majority vote, booted a tearful
Melissa from the competition.
Earlier this week, all 20 contestants were split into two teams, red and blue, and charged with running a sushi train restaurant at Sydney’s exclusive Ivy complex.
While the reds prospered, the blues struggled. They underestimated the common sense of their customers by massively overcharging on their dishes, moaned about the rules, and Brent nearly lost his mind when a slab of beef went missing from the blues kitchen.
In the end there were $200 dollars between the two team’s profits and the reds were declared winners.
A betting man would have picked Brent for the chop, but in a twist of fate, his earlier panic went unnoticed by team blue, and the knives were out for Melissa and Michelle.
“We were slow getting food out, and we all know internally why that was,” said Sam.
“She (Melissa) can’t chop,” Poh said in reasoning, “and that’s the most basic job you’d get in a kitchen.”
With a majority of 5 votes, Melissa broke down and said: “It’s a game, I know I’m a good cook, but I’m not used to cooking under pressure. I don’t need to cook for other people. I cook for me.”
“I will never give up – I love to nurture people with food. And I love to share that with my family. I’ll never give that up.”