MasterChef Australia judge Melissa Leong addresses a long-standing rumour going around the internet about herself
She always looks flawless while taking a bite of food on camera.
And now MasterChef Australia judge Melissa Leong has addressed long-standing rumours she practices sensually eating various dishes on the popular show in front of the mirror.
On Tuesday, KIIS FM hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson said the way Melissa ate slowly on TV was ‘very sensual’ and wanted to know if she did it intentionally.
Is it TRUE? MasterChef Australia judge Melissa Leong (pictured) addressed a long-standing rumour that she practiced sensually eating food in front of a mirror for the show while on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show on Tuesday
‘I heard that you practiced in the mirror before going on the show,’ Jackie asked the beauty during an interview on the radio show.
‘It’s the best rumour going around,’ Melissa, 39, replied with a laugh.
‘Did you do it though?’ Jackie prodded, as Melissa responded: ‘I’ve been a professional eater for quite some time, but it never hurts to see what you look like when you’re doing something in front of millions of people.’
‘It never hurts to see what you look like when you’re doing something in front of millions of people’: Melissa appeared to confirm the long-standing rumour during an interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show
‘I’ve trained myself even with food I find tricky’: Melissa also said she’s learnt to maintain a poker face while judging and tasting food, even if it’s not appealing
Melissa also said she’s learnt to maintain a poker face while judging and tasting food, even if it’s not appealing.
‘I’ve trained myself even with food I find tricky to experience it in a more analytic way until it’s at least down the hatchet,’ she said.
The TV judge previously revealed to The Daily Telegraph that during her first season on the show she would need multiple takes to get the eating shots perfect.
‘I think anyone who has to eat on camera learns pretty quickly to not take the bite they wish they could have,’ Melissa said at the time.
‘I worked with some very kind producers’: The TV judge previously said during her first season of MasterChef that she would require multiple takes to get the eating shots perfect
‘I worked with some very kind producers early on that said “you might like to have another go at that”,’ she added.
Melissa added that ‘a montage of that would have been pretty funny’ if the footage ever surfaced.
Last year, she was widely considered the saving grace of the revamped MasterChef franchise.
The new season began on Monday night.
MasterChef Australia continues on Tuesday from 7:30pm on Channel 10
Tune in: MasterChef Australia continues on Tuesday from 7:30pm on Channel 10