'MasterChef Pinoy Edition' down to 13 finalists


Posted at Dec 07 2012 12:59 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2012 08:59 PM

MasterChef Pinoy Edition.
MANILA, Philippines -- "MasterChef Pinoy Edition" is now down to its Top 13 finalists as home cook Malou Caiña, 41, decided to make a voluntary exit on Thursday and Cons Osorio, 30, was voted out on Friday.

"Actually, since nag-join ako ng audition ng 'MasterChef', nasabi ko sa sarili ko na I'm living my dream, 'yung dream ko naging totoo siya, nakilala ko kayo. Sila chef na pinapanood ko sa TV before naka-chika ko, hindi ba bonggang bongga? 'MasterChef', magpapaalam ako sa inyo, uuwi po ako," said Caiña, who had to leave the competition to attend to her family and her job.

Caiña, a branch supervisor from Cagayan de Oro, said she will never forget her experience in "MasterChef".

"Siyempre sa pag-alis ang dami kong mami-miss, siyempre 'yung 'MasterChef' parang bagong world ang nag-open sa akin. Marami akong bagong kaibigan, kapwa contestant, at dito sa 'MasterChef' nakilala ko lalo ang self ko," she added.

Osorio from San Juan City, meanwhile, was eliminated after she failed to impress the show's chef-judges with her pineapple dish.

With Caiña and Osorio's exit, 13 home cooks are left to compete for the P1-million cash prize.

Below are the remaining contestants in the competition:

1. Carla Marcaida, 40, businesswoman from Bulacan
2. Betty Bais, 43, house helper from Cebu
3. Mac Serrano, 29, ex-seaman from Tarlac
4. Lito Dulva, 34, police officer from Sorsogon
5. Reggie Apolinario, 30, call center agent from Laguna

6. Gian Espadera, 20, Human Resource Management student from Davao
7. Myra Santos, 31, accounting associate from Muntinlupa
8. Maureen Angala, 33, housewife from Muntinlupa
9. Ivory Yat, 26, nurse from Quezon City
10. Ronnel Torres, 30, sari-sari store owner from Pampanga

11. Melissa Gutierrez, 51, marketing director from
Quezon City
12. JR Royol, 29, band vocalist from Benguet
13. Lilibeth Nicolas, 31, house helper from Quezon City

"MasterChef Pinoy Edition" airs on weekdays before the hit daytime soap"Be Careful With My Heart."

Meanwhile, "MasterChef Saturdish Edition" with Melai Cantiveros and former "Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4" housemates Joj and Jai Agpangan airs every Saturday.