‘Masterchef Junior’ Season 2 Contestants

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Masterchef Junior begins the same week that the adult version of the show stars, so Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot are pulling double duty as judges. The show has already been okay'd for a third season, but this cast of kids is for season two. It was reported that production was nervous Ramsay would curse at the child contestants, which isn't the same as cursing at full-grown adults. Reports read: There were concerns that Ramsay's style of cursing at the contestants on his other competition shows (most notably Hell's Kitchen) would carry over to MasterChef Junior, but Ramsay said that he had only cursed twice during the production of the series, and never at the contestants. In the final editing, he cursed once in front of the contestants, but not at them. The winner of the first season of the show was Alexander Weiss, a 13-year-old boy from New York City. Click through our gallery to get some info on each of the Top 16 contestants competing on Masterchef Junior. (Photo Credits: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2014 FOX Broadcasting Co.) Let's start with ...

Oona

Oona is 9 years old, from New Haven, Connecticut. Oona's favorite dish to cook is actually quite complicated. It's egg yolk-filled raviolos in a sage brown butter sauce, where the egg yolk pours out when you cut into it.

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