MasterChef Australia season 8 contestants revealed!

MasterChef Australia season 8 contestants revealed!

MasterChef Australia season 8 contestants revealed

One of the most popular cooking shows, MasterChef Australia returns in its eighth season to Star World and Star World HD with a diverse group of contestants. This season brings a list of brilliant home chefs to showcase new levels of skill, passion and their home cooking talents in the hope of taking home the title of Australia’s next MasterChef. In India, the popular show will air close to the international airing on Star World and Star World HD next month.

With a section of contestants vying for the coveted white apron in the audition rounds, the names of some contestants have already been revealed. The first contender to be a part of the Top 24 and get a step closer to the grand title is the 30 year old, Indian-born home cook who has also impressed the celebrity chef Marco Pierre White on the show – Nidhi Mahajan. Speaking about this opportunity, the 30-year old call-centre worker Nidhi said in an interview with Confidential, “I had tears in my eyes….I had always wanted to cook for Marco. He’s like a God of food for me, I was so overwhelmed at the time, I was not thinking that it was real. He’s been telling me that he wants me to open a restaurant in London near his place and he can come every day to eat my food. That’s the best compliment I have ever got, and from someone like Marco…please hit me over the head I must be dreaming! It was a great moment for me.”


A few other contestants’ names have also been announced but it is unclear if they have made it to the pointy end of the competition. That includes a 31 year old high school teacher, Cecelia Vuong, who withdrew from the show in the 2014 series after sustaining a head injury.

Matt Sinclair, another contestant has already become famous for his ‘MasterChef’s death dish’ that failed to impress the judges. On the other hand Western Australian waitress Karmen Lu is making a big impression on the judging trio with her incredible chocolate dishes.

There are also other contenders who believe in taking risks, such as Michaela Johansson, a 23 year old student from New South Wales who attempted a croquembouche in just one hour and Queensland Park Ranger Miles Pritchett who cooked a pie in a tin.

Rounding out the list of cooking show hopefuls is a pair, the likes of which has not been witnessed on the show before – a brother-sister duo, Jimmy Wong and Theresa Visintin.

With a batch of contestants that appear to be the best group yet, the wait for the show has become more difficult.

Catch MasterChef Australia Season 8 on Star World and Star World HD soon.

About Star World:

STAR World is the first TV channel in India to bring iconic international shows and today is the country’s No.1 destination to consume the best of English entertainment. From all-time favorite comedy series to award-winning reality, action and drama series – STAR World syndicates the best that the international television has to offer.  The channel is also the first in the English Entertainment space to deliver superior viewing with an Alsi HD experience since 2011. Star World is progressive, pioneering and an aspirational brand that is not only shaping an International culture in India but is also influencing the Indian viewers to strive for better and adopt a global lifestyle.

Right from the days of The Bold and the Beautiful, to the days of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and even today with shows like MasterChef Australia, Koffee with Karan, Castle, Modern Family and many others Star World has truly created a legacy in the country.