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Some people call me cocky; I prefer overconfident.

David Miller was a contestant on Season 1 of MasterChef. He ranked as the Runner Up.


David was eccentric from the start, arrogant, and very cringe-y to watch, especially when he would break down in tears. He has a natural gift skills & he always decided to take over the role of leader during team challenge. He was also having a hot temper, especially when he was losing challenges &also when judge criticize his dishes numerous times in a row. His passionate cooking abilities made him participate in the first ever finals of Masterchef USA.

Season 1

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Episode 13

Competition History

Week 4 In/In
Week 5 Pressure Test
Week 6 In/In
Week 7 Win
Week 8 In/In
Week 9 Win
Week 10 In/In
Week 11 Win/Immune
Week 12 Win/Immune
Week 13 Runner-Up

Post MasterChef

  • After his appearance, David got married in Vegas and now has a son. He returned to his previous career in software but still has a passion for cooking, often posting on social media.
  • He was successfully banned from r/mechmarket, a mechanical keyboard community on Reddit, for scamming users.


  • He participated in the first ever different gender finals of Masterchef.
  • He is the first runner-up, and first male runner-up of Masterchef.
  • He is the first runner-up to never rank in the bottom entries in individual challenges.


  • (After being named Runner Up) "I'm beyond proud of myself, even having the opportunity to cook for these guys, to show them that I do have what it takes. But next to that one, she (Whitney) puts me to shame and I know that she's going to build that catering business that she's always wanted."


Season 1

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