Thursday, July 22, 2010

MasterChef Australia - Woo Hoo Callum!!!

Way back on April 25, MasterChef began and this young bloke caught my eye. He was #41 out of the top 50 to be picked. Callum is 20 years old and hails from a place called Nuriootpa (okay, say it with me... Noori (as in nyoori) - oot (like soot)- pa) in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.
I thought here's a young kid who has a lisp, a nervous blink (oh, and don't the ladies just love that!) and a bit of acne, but he's really cute. We've cheered him on each week, sometimes, nay, many times marvelling at his creations, other times cringing as he put up a car-wreck of a dish. But he is so endearing and has been a joy to watch. On reading about him in The Advertiser it was lovely to see that he completed Yr 12 in fine form with a TER of 95 and is a keen sportsman who was on the Basketball, Soccer, Table Tennis, hockey, badminton & tennis teams in his final year. My aim is to order his macaroons in his restaurant someday!!!
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Tonight he has made it through to the Grand Finale and will face off against Adam Liaw, a 31 year old lawyer who also hails from Adelaide, although he is currently residing in Tokyo, Japan. How exciting that it is two South Aussies in the GF?! I seriously don't mind who wins now as both have been on my favourites list from the get go (but Go Callum!) and it's a wonderful achievement just to get down to the final two.
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Joolz :)



5 comments:

  1. We've got another celeb Masterchef starting soon. I always wonder whether the celeb ones are for real and just on merit or whether they'd 'hsndpicked'

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  2. My 7 year old has sat both excited and cringing at Callum....He too wants him to win though he had a thing for Jake and was encouraging him alng too....

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  3. try living in Nuriootpa and having to spell it everytime you give someone your address! :) Go Callum!

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  4. I was so pleased last night that Claire left! I really like Adam and think Callum has grown so much during the show, he really deserved to go through to the final last night.

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  5. Go Callum! Who could resist that sweet face???

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