"MasterChef" made cooking-show history last season by crowning blind contestant Christine Ha as the best home cook in America. And now she's back, rocking a chef's jacket and armed with blindfolds to throw 12 of this season's final 13 "MasterChef" wannabes into an unfamiliar situation. That's right: They're going to have to walk a mile, er, cook a meal in her shoes — without sight. And we have an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming challenge, which will surely separate the calm and collected from the basket cases.
"Are you serious? This is not cool," says Jordan Roots. Too bad, Jordan; if you want to continue, you're going to have to suck it up. As judge Graham Elliot puts it, "This is how Christine cooks three times a day. You guys are experiencing it for one hour." Taste and smell have certainly never been more important. Not to mention safety! Hopefully no one lops a finger off. Especially Luca, who's trying to cut a live crab with a big knife.
To find out if the contestants make it through this blind challenge without an injury and with something edible, tune in to "MasterChef" on Wednesday, 6/26 at 8 PM on Fox.
- Christine Ha