Leslie Gilliams
MC5 Leslie
Home state California
Season 5
Place Top 3

Leslie Gilliams competed in the fifth season of MasterChef. He resides in Malibu where he is a stay-at-home dad. Leslie was in the top three along with Courtney Lapresi and Elizabeth Cauvel. Leslie is the only chef from the fifth season who made it through in the redemption challenge in the first episode of the season to remain on the show.

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  • Leslie is currently the only Masterchef contestant so far to survive 6 Pressure Tests in all.
  • Leslie is considered as the best Masterchef home cook among the males from the fifth season.
  • Leslie is actually the stepfather of Melissa Joan Hart, a famous American actress known best for playing Sabrina in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  • Leslie is a very rich man: his net worth is $2 million, and Graham even questioned him if he needed to win the competition.

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