Courtney Lapresi
Courtney MasterChef
Home state Pennsylvania
Season 5
Place Winner

Courtney Lapresi is a contestant from MasterChef Season 5. She is an aerial dancer at a gentlemen's club.


In the first episode of MasterChef season 5, Gordon Ramsay explained to the contestants that they will all be tested on their cooking skills to determine whether they will receive a black apron. Not all of them would make it through the hour. Few were immediately banished. Courtney was the first to receive an apron. The several remaining were given a second chance to receive an apron and most of them did. Courtney was immediately a front-runner. Courtney won a challenge and got the advantage to chose the elimination round's dish.

Ahran Cho told Joe Bastianich that she thinks the judges are favoring Courtney. Ahran won the challenge and told the judges that she would like to see Courtney go home because Ahran just got out of high school and dealt with a lot of fake b*tches and she senses that from Courtney. Ahran chose the elimination round's dish which was a box of 12 doughnuts. Courtney forgot the yeast and had to restart it from scratch. She didn't have another package of yeast and went running up and down the aisles asking people for yeast embarrassing herself. Eventually, Francis Legge had an extra package of yeast for her to use. Courtney's doughnuts were still bad, but Kira Novak's lacked passion and Kira went home. 

Christine and Courtney were giving Francis Biondi advice to make a compound butter for his steak during a pressure test because they don't like Leslie Gilliams. Francis L. told them not to help the enemy.

Gordon Ramsay asked Christian Green who would be the last person you would wanna work with. Christian said Courtney because she's fake and not real. The contestants had to work in pairs picked by Courtney because she did the best in the last challenge. The first person Courtney chose was Christian and paired him up with Francis B, another front runner, because Courtney believed that if you pair up two egos together, their personalities will clash and get away from the cooking.  Christian thanked Courtney because Francis is a good cook. Their dish wasn't great and both of them had to face a pressure test with Dan Wu and Cutter Brewer who have also failed the challenge. Their cooking assignment was spring rolls. Francis B's were stringy on the inside. The judges decided to sent home Francis B.

Contestant relationshipsEdit




While the production crew lists Courtney as an "Aerial Dancer", which was her latest job title at a burlesque club. Years earlier she was one of the main attractions at Philly's largest strip club.

She actually won "Delilah's Entertainer of the Year" for two years, 2012 and 2013 under the photos section.


External linksEdit