Best MasterChef USA Contestants
When I first saw there was a top 10 list for master chef contestants, I knew Christine would be #1. Such a nice person and very talented. She never made excuses when she made mistakes (which she made hardly any to begin with), was always consistent with her dishes, and earned the respect of the other cooks even though they were her competition.
You guys know they rigged the competition for her why would a blind person win and some how she won the crab challenge with a stupid cocktail.
Come on stop saying that she won because she is blind. Gordon and Joe treats her the same as they treat other contestants. she won because she is talented.
Most talented contestant ever. Deserves to win the competition. Why isn't she 1st in this list?
The first winner of the US Masterchef. Of course her name deserves to be up there!
Even though Christian was a very cocky villain, He was my favorite on season 2 (bedsides Derrick Prince) because he had SKILL. Sure, he was cocky, but who wouldn’t be? And he could actually back up his cockiness with great dishes and nailed his spot, being 3rd place after the judges weren’t impressed with his veal dish.
He was the only one to call out the judges' bias and favoritism of Jennifer
They actually said he was one of the nicest contestants off camera
Quite honestly, I wouldn't put arrogant ass Christian in the top 10.
He only came back to alieviate the Paula Deen controversy
I was so sad when he passed :(
Really nice guy, not arrogant like other chefs on this show. People feel he screwed Josh over, but it’s a competition, and he was thinking strategically. I like josh to, but I disagree with his comment of Frank being a jerk. He’s not a jerk, he’s awesome.
Super good cook and learned from his mistakes even though he got called out earlier in the competition he shoulve won season 3
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.
I loved how he started off as a weak competitor any had a late season break-out. After his wife came, he nailed almost every challenge. He was an amazing chef and a good person.
Even though he can be over confident, I still found myself rooting for him. Really because of things like giving Jessie the butter.
Christine was only number 1 because she has disability, but Luca is way more talented, plus he is genuinely a good hearted person.
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.
She was good and funny.
Not only the sexiest (arguably) but also by far the most endeavoring, perseverant, courageous and adventurous (objectively) contestant this show has ever witnessed. There have been many fantastic competitors in the past but not one individual is comparable to Dino.
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.
Strongest character, strongest storyline throughout the season and overall strongest contestant in MCUS history.
By far the most creative chef out of all the seasons!
Why the hell is Max in the top 10? Not only was he not very good, but he was also an arrogant snob!
Shaun is the most heartfelt
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
So hot and nice.. Like princess
She is sooo nice and the best
I wish Derrick won season 6 but he is doing well now and I love his food
One of the best Masterchef contestants of all time
He really deserved to win instead of Claudia.
Who put Stephen ahead of Derrick
This arrogant prick should not be anywhere near this list!
Slightly better than Tali
He was also pretty funny
Leslie was one of the worst cook to ever be on masterchef here are the top 10 worst
10. Jeff Philbin
9. Noah Sims
8. Mark Togni
7. Leslie Gilliams
6. Micah Yaroch
5. Cutter Brewer
4. Bowen Li
3. Jake Gandolfo
1. Tony Scruggs
He can bake and cook savory unlike Malcolm from season 4 who couldn't do either. I just wish he put sugar instead of salt in the semifinals. His attitude is pretty unlikable, but he can back it up like Stephen from season 6.
To be honest Leslie was my favorite contestant ever. Everybody hated him and he feuded with so many people that it was cool to watch. His cooking is up to par with some of the best to ever do it on the show.
He reminds me of James from team Rocket
One of the nicest guys on this show. Wish they would have given him another chance as he really only did poor on one challenge.
Awesome cook. Damn shame he was eliminated so early!
Such a nice guy, I wish he could have gone further
Why did they send Terry home? He kicked ass!
Absolutely hated her
Absolutely hated why is she on this list when she only cooked two good dishes in the entire competition
yeah her only two good dishes were her duck and risotto but every looks at her that she's good because of those two dishes
I underestimated him. I did not think he would claim the first spot in the final 3 over Eboni and Cate! (Well, Cate actually got eliminated in that round, but still.)
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.
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
The fiercest contestant ever, he might not be the winner but he's charisma and talent win us all
If Olivia's in the top ten, tommy should be
They should make a coooking show with Tommy as the host. He's the BEST!
Tommy was like a cartoon character.
He was my most favorite of season 2.
I can't begin to say that I wanted him to go home after Mark, but ultimately he has proved me wrong and got better as the season went along. He made such an amazing comeback and I am so glad that he won it at the very end. You gotta respect this man and his kindness towards others.
What makes him one of the best MasterChef winners in my book is how he is an incredible student. He learned a lot from Joe, and as the competition went on, he evolved, and ultimately that's what won him the competition in the end. Excellent job, Gerron!
Nicest person on masterchef this season and deserved to win
Deserved to win, reminds me of Luca as well
Glad she is higher than Courtney on this list.
So much more talented and consistent than the winner of her season, but she didn’t flirt with the judges enough apparently
I wonder if people keep on voting for Tali and he makes it to number 1, biggest troll in The Top Tens history.
Oh come on! Who the hell put Tali on here?! Tali was one of the worst contestants on this show!
#TeamTali forever. Only contestant who stood up for his cooking beliefs. Him and Ryan saw right through Monti's bs.
Hate to admit it, but I kind of like Courtney. I know she didn't have the most impressive attitude in the kitchen, but she wasn't half as bad as Cutter, or even Dan. Plus she was a very consistent cook. But although I liked her, I still can say Elizabeth, or even Leslie should've won over her.
Lol. people use the fact she needed to work at a gentlemen's club to keep a roof under her head.
What have you done? Oh yeah, stained the internet.
"Favoritism." Oh god. Because she's a good cook means favoritism. Got it.
The theory that she slept with Gordon,Graham,and Joe. False. Proven False. Gordon and Graham have kids. You don't. Shut up.
Courtney won because she had more passion and talent than anyone else in season 5.
Oh god. Ahran was so right about what she said about favoritism.