Actors, models, Masterchef winners, and Masterchef Junior season four contestants will be showing off their culinary skills on a two-hour special, Masterchef Celebrity Showdown. The special will be benefiting charities and will be judged by Masterchef judges Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi. The showdown will air on Fox on January 18, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT.
Among those competing on the Masterchef Celebrity Showdown will be Gigi Hadid, Devon Windsor, Terry and Rebecca Crews, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Ta’Rhonda Jones. According to the network, the competition will be divided up into four separate battles.
Gigi Hadid vs. Devon Windsor – International supermodels Gigi Hadid (@GigiHadid) and Devon Windsor (@devwindsor) walk from the runway to the kitchen while competing for charities close to their hearts, Global Lyme Alliance (www.globallymealliance.org/) and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (www.stlouischildrens.org/), respectively.
Terry Crews and Rebecca Crews vs. Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker – Two cooks are better than one in the couples’ battle. BROOKLYN NINE NINE star and WORLD’S FUNNIEST host Terry Crews (@terrycrews) and his wife, Rebecca Crews (@rebeccakcrews), represent Polaris Project (https://polarisproject.org/), while THE LAST MAN ON EARTH’s Boris Kodjoe (@BorisKodjoe) and wife, Nicole Ari Parker’s (@nicolearip) charity of choice is Sophie’s Voice Foundation (www.sophiesvoicefoundation.org/).
Kaitlin Doubleday vs. Ta’Rhonda Jones – Find out who reigns in the kitchen when EMPIRE actresses Kaitlin Doubleday (@KaitlinDday) and Ta’Rhonda Jones (@TaRhondajay) compete for their charities, Best Friends Animal Society (http://bestfriends.org/) and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (www.bradycampaign.org/), respectively.
MASTERCHEF Winners vs. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Four Contestants – In their first head-to-head battle ever, it’s MASTERCHEF vs. MASTERCHEF JUNIOR. MASTERCHEF (@MASTERCHEFonFOX) winners Luca Manfe, Christine Ha and Claudia Sandoval battle it out for Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (www.lafoodbank.org/), while Season Four MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (@MasterChefJrFOX) contestants Addison, Amaya and Zac compete for Food on Foot (www.foodonfoot.org/).