A week after its premiere, MasterChef whittled down its top 50 to just 24 who will be cooking off for the title of Australia’s best cook this year. As usual, the show has a diverse range of contestants with inspiring stories in the mix, from a half-Egyptian, half-South Korean Muslim who doesn’t eat pork to a Canadian who plays for Australia’s most successful gay rugby union team. We’ve compiled a few more fun facts about this year’s top 24 — who has trouble cooking recipes that don’t have a picture? Who’s a musical theatre geek? Find out . . .
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