Best MasterChef USA Contestants
The Top Ten
Most talented contestant ever. Deserves to win the competition. Why isn't she 1st in this list?
I think Cate Meade should have been in the finale. She is way more talented than any of the other contestants. Her only problem was that she wasn't as tough as the others. Eboni Henry was also very good because of her confidence and toughness. Her only problem was her attitude. She was very arrogant--unlike Cate, who had the best attitude about everything, as well as Jason Wang. Dino Luciano was very skilled because of his risks.
She showed that even if you difficulties, you can still keep your dreams. - shamrockan
She is a global inspiration to EVERYBODY! She is like the legend in Masterchef!V 5 Comments
I was so sad when he passed :(
Luca was probably the most gentlemanly out of any guest on masterchef so far, shining examples are when he gives ingredients to people who needed them, simply because he wanted to go against people that where trying their best.
Luca was the best in season 4 he should be number 1
I love Luca because if his gentlemanly attitudes.. He has the talent and the quality of a true masterchef!
He was sweet,funny and the most important very creative,in a good way,and most papular and delicate person who believes in his morals,plays fair and well deserved to be masterchefV 1 Comment
He had the amazing technique, he had the wonderful creativity and he had a winning personality. Nailed pretty much every challenge and is easily one of he most deserving winners in Masterchef history.
I love you Dino! Best winner ever!
Dino is extremely good and won MasterChef season 8
Who's putting crap contestants like Derrick or the goody two shoes pastry princess in front of St.Dino, like seriously?V 1 Comment
One of the best Masterchef contestants of all time
He really deserved to win instead of Claudia.
Who put Stephen ahead of DerrickV 1 Comment
Very creative, despite what others said about her memorising recipes, her crab scotch egg was exceptional and her soup and soda bread was very clever. I think she was an intelligent and humble cook as well as an exceptionally charming and nice person.
Almost everyone is biased against her. But she managed to outsmart her competitors.
Quite honestly, I wouldn't put arrogant ass Christian in the top 10.
They actually said he was one of the nicest contestants off camera
Glad she is higher than Courtney on this list.
She is sooo nice and the best
I think Jessie is good enough to be in top 10. She may lose out to Natasha in terms of consistency, but her leadership skills and her ability to handle pressure is without doubt.
"Everybody thinks you're in the show because you look good, but you're in the show because you cook good." - Gordon to Jessie
Why the hell is Max in the top 10? Not only was he not very good, but he was also an arrogant snob!
Why is Nick ahead of Claudia?
Why did they send Terry home? He kicked ass!
Awesome cook. Damn shame he was eliminated so early!
Preferred Dino to him but he's honestly my second favorite contestant of all time, it's both a blessing and a curse that these two wonderfully positive human beings had to be in the same season. - FukboiAyano
Seriously? His excitement and love of food and his ever so bright personality has won my heart. I hope he wins the competition
Absolutely one of my favorite contestants from Season 8! Him, Cate, Dino, and Eoboni are my top 4 favorites
He was my most favorite of season 2. - ndog
This arrogant prick should not be anywhere near this list!
He was also pretty funny
Courtney won because she had more passion and talent than anyone else in season 5.
Courtney dominated her season.
Yes she should she can cook
Oh god. Ahran was so right about what she said about favoritism.V 2 Comments
Seriously why is Derrick the douche Top 4 when Stephen's nowhere near top 20? - FukboiAyano
Stephen is consistent. He beat every challenges and even brought them to a whole new leve with his skill. Even judges were surprised when seeing him in a pressure test. Being one of the oldest contestants he show viewers how to never stop chasing your dreams with his fiery spirit in the kitchen. Even until today I still believe that him not being in the final is part of the show’s politic to favor the other two contentants. Don’t forget he has the most wins for that season.
My favorite contestant. Also, how did she not even make Top 5 while Cutter, who is Jeff before Jeff was on the show, made Top 4? She can cook and show respect, while Cutter has neither.
Good thing she had to call out the judges on playing favorites. I honestly couldn’t stand Courtney winning
Oh come on! Who the hell put Tali on here?! Tali was one of the worst contestants on this show!
I wonder if people keep on voting for Tali and he makes it to number 1, biggest troll in The Top Tens history.
Big Willie immediately became my favorite after the auditions. Good cook with awesome personality. He's funny, his passion is without question, he may not be the best leader but he has the integrity to go down with the ship.
Really?! This guy should be in to 5 because he never thought of himself and had so much integrity that he saved 3 other team members instead of himself from the pressure test!
Definitely one of the best chefs in masterchef history. He should have been in the finale with Whitney. - ndog
He is also the only cook who won a mystery box and elimination challenge in a single episode. - ndog
Eh, he's alright. Had both really good moments, and also really bad moments in the kitchen.
She looks a lot like Marcie from Peanuts
If Olivia's in the top ten, tommy should be
Such a shame that his one poor performance knocked him out of the competition so early. He had been one of the top contenders at first.
Oh hell no! Krissi was one of the worst contestants! Worst personality out of anyone who has been on the show!
She even admitted she was a bully in school
She did have potential, but she did deserve to go home for that dish.
This gal left too soon cause she had potential. She's also gorgeous. - ndog
He would then go on to win Food Network Star. - ndog
I wanted him to win
Here's a drinking game: Take a shot every time he mentions he's a firefighter
I disagree. Her personality was horrible and she was constantly crying. They only kept her around for ratings.
Loved her personality because she always thought her food wasn't good enough.
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