Two More Contestants Eliminated from Telemundo's TOP CHEF ESTRELLAS
Two more contestants, Cynthia Olavarria and Dr. Nancy Alvarez, were eliminated in last night's episode of "Top Chef Estrellas," in which the celebrity participants were challenged to prepare lobsters and their own twist on macaroni and cheese. The beloved Dr. Nancy's elimination took everyone by surprise, because of her proven culinary skills and her nurturing presence on set. Both Dr. Nancy Alvarez and Cynthia Olavarria will continue on the show as Sous Chefs.
Following "Top Chef Estrellas", The After show hosted by Penelope Menchaca, "Suelta La Sopa Extra," welcomed Cynthia, fellow contestant Fernando Arau and chef judge Lorena Garcia, who shared their experiences and reactions of the episode. Cynthia, whom will now serve as a Sous Chef after being eliminated, was shown a clip from "Suelta La Sopa Extra's hidden camera, where remaining contestant, Lorena Herrera described her creation for the Perfect Mouthful challenge as "horrible." Fernando confessed that he thought he should have been eliminated instead of Cynthia because he was not a good leader in the team challenge. The famous television host admitted he does not know how to delegate. He admitted that cooking the lobster was his responsibility, but he was so busy talking about himself that he overcooked it.
Also on "Suelta La Sopa Extra," Ana Maria Canseco from Telemundo's "Un Nuevo Dia" and "Suelta La Sopa" panelist Juan Manuel Cortes faced off in a blindfolded taste challenge to identify different flavors. Juan Manuel was the winner, but thanks to Arau, he got the pie in the face!
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About "Top Chef Estrellas":
Hosted by telenovela star Aylin Mujica, "Top Chef Estrellas" features Lorena Garcia, the famous Hispanic chef, television host and author, who participated in the fourth season of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." Garcia will judge the competition along with James Beard Award-nominated chefs and television hosts Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, owners of the acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant "La Casita Mexicana." Viewers have the opportunity to get to know the celebrity participants on a more personal level as they compete for the Top Chef crown and $100,000 for the charity of their choice. As part of its adaptation for a Hispanic audience, contestants eliminated from "Top Chef Estrellas" become Sous Chefs instead of being sent home. Produced by Emmy award-winning production house Magical Elves and shot in New Orleans in the same kitchen and with the same crew as the Bravo version, "Top Chef Estrellas" blends the best of Bravo's franchise with a few twists for the Hispanic market.
About "Suelta La Sopa Extra":
"Suelta La Sopa Extra" is a talk show that reviews the evening's developments on "Top Chef Estrellas" with cast members, offering never-before-seen exclusives and a look at the action to come. A blend of cooking and entertainment, "Suelta La Sopa Extra" also brings in two special guests for a face-off in the kitchen, with an unexpected surprise for the losing guest.