“It reached a point where I wondered why I was putting myself through the stress.”
So she set herself a deadline of six weeks, after which she’d leave the show if things didn’t improve.
“I considered walking away but gave it a go. Thankfully, I was in love with it by week three.”
Unfortunately, the Melbourne marketing assistant ended up placing third, after being eliminated on a whipped chocolate ganache challenge.
But she didn’t walk away entirely empty-handed.
Brent Owens, who ended up winning the season, gave Emelia $50,000 of his $250,000 prize money, after the pair made a pact that whoever won the competition would give the other a cut.
After leaving the MasterChef kitchen, Emelia went on to open her own cake business.
She now spends her days running cooking classes and baking wedding, engagement and birthday cakes at Emelia Jackson Cake Designs.
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