One of MasterChef’s most popular contestants, Justine was eliminated from TEN’s reality series tonight, following a pressure test cook-off. She was just defeated by Poh.
It was the second time she was eliminated, which led to a lifeline return to the series.
The remaining contestants faced off in a pressure test that required them to bake an elaborate chocolate mousse cake, layered with several delicious ingredients made by Adriano Zumba. In a chaotic cook-off, the demands unnerved them all.
Guest judge for the night was Bill Granger.
Judges Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan were getting teary at the send-off.
Matt said, “You are very unique in what you can do and I know if I don’t see you in a week, or a month, I’ll see you again and you have a bright future in this industry. Thank you so much for being one of the bright stars.”
Gary added: “You know what’s funny. He (George) wants you in my kitchen, I want you in my kitchen. Matt Moran wants you in his kitchen, Guy Grossi wants you in his kitchen, and Jaques Reymond wants you in his kitchen. Think about that. That is amazing.”
Chef Matt Moran also congratulated her at the end of her run, offering to be her mentor at ARIA.
Tomorrow night either Chris, Poh, Julie will be eliminated before the final two face Sunday’s final.