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Season 9 of the American competitive reality television series MasterChef premiered on FOX on May 30, 2018. Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sánchez returned as judges. Joe Bastianich is back to join the judging panel for this season as a third judge.

Top 24Edit

Contestant Age Hometown Occupation Mentor Status
Gerron Hurt 25 Louisville, Kentucky English Teacher Joe Winner September 19
Ashley Mincey 28 Opa-Locka, Florida Professional Grocery Shopper Gordon Runners Up September 19
Cesar Cano 33 Houston, Texas High School Teacher Aarón
Samantha Daily 20 West Des Moines, Iowa College Student Gordon Eliminated September 12
Bowen Li 24 Tianjin, China Pilot Gordon
Farhan Momin 25 Chicago, Illinois Dental Student Aarón Eliminated September 5
Julia Danno 43 Chicago, Illinois Sales Manager Aarón Eliminated August 29
Shanika Patterson 34 Miami, Florida Event Promoter Joe
Taylor Waltmon 30 Houston, Texas Sales Training Director Gordon Eliminated August 22
Emily Hallock 28 Neenah, Wisconsin Food Research Analyst Joe
Seung Joo "SJ" Yun 21 College Student Los Angeles, California Gordon Eliminated August 15
Chelsea Sargent 28 Houston, Texas Sales Specialist Aarón
Ralph Xavier Degala 29 Houston, Texas Senior Accountant Joe Eliminated August 8
Mark Ingraham 19 Rockport, Maine Dishwasher Joe Eliminated August 1
Ryan Cortez 33 Houston, Texas Drummer Aarón Eliminated July 25
Lindsay Haigh 41 Orange, Massachusetts Trial Attorney Aarón Eliminated July 18
Matt Houck 28 Iowa City, Iowa Optometrist Joe
Juni Cuevas 21 Raleigh, North Carolina Disability Analyst Aarón Eliminated July 11
Alecia Winters 28 Grand Rapids, Michigan Daycare Owner Aarón Eliminated June 27
Darrick Krause 32 Peoria, Arizona Engineer Gordon Eliminated June 20
Stephanie Willis 32 Cherry Hill, New Jersey Bartender Gordon Eliminated June 13
Olusola Ogbomo 29 Columbia, South Carolina Bus Driver Joe
Sid Hoeltzell 63 Miami, Florida Food Photographer Gordon Eliminated June 14
Sal Maida 31 Los Angeles, California Architect Joe

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