The nail-biting grand final on Monday night saw Emelia and Laura Sharrad go head to head for the top cooking title and $250,000 in prize money.
“I just... ..can’t believe it,” said Emelia. “Like, just, like, the most special experience of my life and I owe it all to the three of you. And I owe it to this little lady,” she then said, gesturing towards Laura.
“Being able to reconnect with Laura after so many years has been just magic for me. She’s just incredible. She’s just so amazing.”
Semi-finalist Reynold Poernomo, fan favourites Poh Ling Yeow and Callum Hann, and most of the other 2020 contestants also returned to the ‘MasterChef’ kitchen on Monday night for the final episode.
Ahead of the finale, both Laura and Emelia shared posts to Instagram to count down till the big episode and celebrate an all-female final.
“Girl power in tonight’s @masterchefau grand final.. tonight 7.30pm #masterchefau,” Emelia wrote next to a photo of her and Laura.
Laura shared the same image and wrote: “FINALE HERE WE COME .. yeah the girls”.
Reynold, who finished in third place on Sunday, kept very tight-lipped on the result ahead of the finale, but said both Laura and Emelia were very worthy of the title.
“They’re both such exceptional cooks and very good friends of mine,” he told HuffPost Australia on Monday morning.
Now that ‘MasterChef Australia: Back To Win’ has wrapped up, the judges will return later this year for ‘Junior MasterChef Australia’.