Perfect Angel Jess Was Eliminated On ‘MasterChef’ & Viewers Are Devastated
Last night’s elimination on MasterChef hit viewers hard, as fan fave and the season’s youngest contestant Jess Liemantara was sent home.
Jess proved herself to be a superstar chef this season and the resident dessert queen, so many assumed she would have made it to the top four. But on Sunday night’s episode, when Jess was tasked with creating a dish that highlighted raspberries and carrots, the judges said that the flavours weren’t dominant enough and that she went too heavy when adding wine, which Jock described as “actually quite unpleasant.”
Out of the bottom five, which included Jess, Brendan, Callum, Simon, and Poh, it was Jess’ dish that missed the mark the most. When it was revealed it was Jess who was going home, the other contestants were stunned and many were reduced to tears.
MasterChef viewers were equally upset with the news that perfect angel Jess was eliminated:
— jackson langford (@jacksonlangford) May 31, 2020
Fuck even I’m crying!!!
— robert. (@FierceRobert) May 31, 2020
— Fiza Zali (@fizawanders) May 31, 2020
Not the ending I wanted tonight. They’re all amazing but Jess is a bright beacon of hope for so many reasons – as crazy talented as she was kind. She was top 4 contender for me, I’m sad I won’t get to see her for the rest of this season #MasterChefAU pic.twitter.com/syqUkKpHYr
— Kris (@aminutewithkris) May 31, 2020
— Steph R (@RosySteph) May 31, 2020
It's telling that we all feel so attached to Jess. She effortlessly won our hearts with her selfless nature & verve to help others, even before her own cooking. She was the first to give a hug – only to go unable to be hugged in return. Boy will #MasterChefAU be empty without her pic.twitter.com/jShT73gZRv
— Sahar Adatia (@sahar_adatia) May 31, 2020
Worst of all because of the COVID-19 restrictions, no one in the room could hug Jess before she had to leave. Instead, they just had to stand there 1.5 metres apart and watch her cry. MY HEART.
Omfg and no one can hug her 😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 #masterchefau
— Dean Nye (@Dean_Nye) May 31, 2020
— Kristen Amiet (@KrissiAmiet) May 31, 2020
Jess crying by herself with nobody being able to hug her is a weirdly devastating portrait of this moment in history. #MasterchefAU
— Dan Hall (@danieljohnhall) May 31, 2020
— MsNobody (@MrsNobody21) May 31, 2020
During her time on the show, Jess made several standout dishes that wowed that judges, like last week’s hazelnut chocolate crack with dark chocolate tia maria mousse.
She is no doubt going to do great things. We love you, Jess. Sending you virtual hugs.