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MasterChef – Winner Results – Season 4

The fourth season of MasterChef has come to a dramatic close! Luca and Natasha competed for the MasterChef trophy, a book deal and the $250,000 grand prize. Who was named the victor? Did the right chef win?

Here are the winner results:

Credit: FOX

Credit: FOX

Finalists

Luca Manfe – 31 – Astoria, New York – Restaurant Manager

Natasha Crnjac – 26 – San Diego, California – Stay-At-Home Mom

Dishes:

Appetizer: Natasha served a Seared Scallop dish; Luca served Seared Duck Liver with Brioche and Peaches

Entree: Natasha served Five-spice Monkfish with Jasmine Rice and a Coconut Curry Sauce; Luca served Braised Beef Short Ribs with Chanterelle Mushrooms

Dessert: Natasha served a Coconut Panna Cotta with passion fruit coulis; Luca served a Basil Panna Cotta with honey mascarpone and tomato jam.

Winner

LUCA

Credit: Greg Gayne / FOX

Credit: Greg Gayne / FOX

What do you think? Did the right chef win? Sound off in the comments!

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ArchieSue
ArchieSue

I knew Luca was going to win from the beginning. The whole comeback story and he is just more likeable than the other contestants on the show. I really though Krissi had a chance in winning because she fought hard. No one really cared for Natasha anyway so Luca would be the best choice of the two and it was time for a dude to win. lols

Klope62
Klope62 moderator

I love Luca and all. I mean, I really do ...awesome person.

But based on his performance throughout the competition, I'm really surprised he was warrented the win.


Not that it matters anyway, our version of Masterchef is embarrassing compared to the real one.

burker
burker

Yep, the right chef won.  Very happy. 

JenniferChen
JenniferChen

Luca goes to my church and I could not be any more proud and happy for him! He deserved to win and he won without causing drama and involving himself in any drama and was a humble man. Natasha is a great cook, but it is not about being perfect all the time but about who improved the most and learned the most and used what they learned to excel to be a wonderful Chef and Luca definitely did that and plus he has a lot of fans so his book will def sell better and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person=) I would've wanted Jessie to be 2nd but oh wells lol...

dianezee
dianezee

The right chef won but I also think that the producers wanted him to be the one to win.  His book will sell much easier than anyone else's.


NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@dianezee I think you're right. Looking on Twitter during the show, there were all sorts of people vowing they weren't going to buy Natasha's book if she won.


I kind of figured Luca was going to win simply because they were focusing on him a lot from an editing standpoint. He seemed to get the most confessionals, and a lot of the drama centered more on him, even though Natasha had the more challenging dessert dish (although that was her own fault, trying to do two). 


Ultimately, I do feel the right chef won, in this case. Although it'll be hard to know for sure until they develop Taste-O-Vision for TVs. 

aryehgizbar
aryehgizbar

@NickRoman1 @dianezee plus they haven't had a male winner for the past 4 seasons. I've listened at a radio show with last year's contestant, Mike, discussing Krissi's elimination. when Krissi got eliminated, on a marketing standpoint, Luca was the only contestant who was interesting enough that will make people buy his cookbook compared to the rest of the contestants, no matter how good they were. Just like what they did to Christine last season, which I have to say, I love her, she's very inspiring. 

 and like Krissi, it all boils down to editing. Natasha and Krissi were both portrayed as 'b!tches' of the show. Now who will buy their cook books?

mamashmoi
mamashmoi

@NickRoman1 @dianezee  Unless they do blind tastings, they can never be truly objective. While they obviously have to choose someone who's a great, consistent cook, the whole competition is completely influenced by the producers and the market. But it's fun to 'pretend' while we're watching that ANYONE CAN WIN!