When it comes to most reality competitions, being cutthroat usually pays off. Rarely do you see genuinely nice people stick around until the end. "MasterChef" is no different. That was evident when Giuseppe was booted from the show in the most recent episode. Giuseppe is arguably the nicest person I have ever seen on the show. He always seemed happy and friendly. I enjoyed watching him and loved listening to him. But I knew Giuseppe wouldn't win. He was simply too nice of a person.
Giuseppe was one of the team captains for the challenge in the episode that aired on July 19. However, his team lost in a competition that saw the mothers of the three judges decide the winning team. It was the apple pie dessert that cost Giuseppe's team. Suzy was responsible for that dish. Once again, she was certain that it was better than actually was. The loss sent the five members of Giuseppe's team to the pressure test. The challenge required them to make Eggs Benedict, a dish that the judges said would create a level playing field. Most people expected Giuseppe to struggle and he did just that. In the end, his time on "MasterChef" was over.
Shows like this always tend to favor not only talented cooks but also people with aggressive personalities who aren't afraid to be selfish. Just like on "Hell's Kitchen" and other similar shows, selfish people always outlast nice people when talent is equal. They know how to manipulate the game and that always works to their advantage. Giuseppe always seemed like a guy who was content on just being there. He was never going to manipulate people and he was never going to burn anyone else. It is clear that would have gotten him eventually. I had a feeling that he was going to be ousted as soon as his team lost the first challenge. It was just his time. He was too nice and too ordinary. That said I would happily visit any restaurant that Giuseppe ever opened.
There are just nine contestants left on "MasterChef." Things are getting very serious now. We know who the favorites are, but it is getting harder to figure out who the next one to go is. My money is on Jennifer, another nice person who knows how to cook but has also been prone to making poor dishes in the eyes of the judges. It would be nice to see a person win that we all like, but the smart money says that one of the more negative personalities will come out on top.
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