“MasterChef Australia” Season 7 contender Reynold Poernomo is keeping viewers, particularly the women, glued to their television sets not only because of his mouth-watering dishes but also because of his good looks.
Poernomo is one of the five finalists left battling for the “MasterChef Australia” Season 7 title.
The 20-year old Asian hottie is often seen showcasing his talent in making delectable desserts on the “MasterChef” kitchen, the Franchise Herald wrote.
He recently made a Sour Citrus candied delicacy which he described as “a crystallized candied clementine filled with blood orange and lime sorbet, on a bed of meringue with segment of oranges served with a torched whiskey poured on top.”
In his official Facebook page, he revealed, “My all-time favorite chef and the whole reason for my food dream is Alinea by Grant Achatz. Pliable chocolate dessert captivated me and from there I saw cooking in a different light.”
The Franchise Herald listed Reynold’s delicious desserts including Coconut Pannacota with Passion Fruit Curd, Meringue, Saffron Caramelized Pineapple, Tapioca Pearls, Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Liquid Centre, Chocolate Soil and Raspberry Sorbet.
The Indonesia-born contestant’s profile on the official “MasterChef Australia” Season 7 website stated that he moved to Australia at the age of six. Reynold’s profile also mentioned that he is studying nutrition at the University of Western Sydney and he dreams of having his own dessert bar.
He has been in the center of controversy recently after viewers questioned his eligibility to compete in the reality cooking contest.
The Daily Mail wrote that many have expressed that other contestants might feel cheated considering Reynold comes from a long line of culinary experts.
His mother, Ike, is a successful patisserie and owns “Art Plate” in Sydney. Reynold’s brother, Arnold, is a famous judge on Indonesia’s version of MasterChef.
Mario Montecullo has been eliminated recently after revealing he had significant experience working in a commercial kitchen.