In the Media

  • "It just started to spiral." Why Brent Draper chose to leave MasterChef.

    Article in - Monday 15th June 2021 For the first time in MasterChef Australia history, a contestant chose to leave the competition...
  • MasterChef's Brent Draper reveals how Jock Zonfrillo is still supporting him through his mental health journey

    Article in - Monday 14th June 2021 Last night, for the first time in MasterChef's long history, a contested opted to leave the ...
  • MasterChef’s Brent Draper on his emotional exit: ‘We need to ask our workmates if they’re OK’

    Article in The Guardian - Monday 14th June 2021 Sunday night was a first for MasterChef Australia: a contestant of the blockbuster reality show c...
  • MasterChef’s Brent Draper says he ‘thought he was dying’ during his darkest point of anxiety

    Article in - Monday 14th June 2021 In what’s been labelled ‘the most pivotal moment in MasterChef history’, the moving scene where aff...
  • Why I had to walk out on MasterChef

    Article in Gold Coast Bulletin - Monday 14th June 2021 CRIPPLED by anxiety and convinced he was dying, Gold Coast MasterChef contestant Brent Drap...
  • I'd be lost without her

    Brent wouldn't be here without the support of his wife Shonleigh.

    Falling in love with the girl next door might sound like a something out of a romance novel, but for MasterChef Australia contestant Brent, it was his lucky reality.

    After being introduced to his new neighbour Shonleigh by a mate, the pair quickly hit it off.

    "We've been together for 10 years and married for five.", boilermaker Brent, 31, tells TV week proudly. "She was literally the girl next door. We were really good friends for six months and then I just moved in. We've been together ever since."

  • Tradie swaps work boots for bowls

    Tweed Heads tradie Brent Draper has ditched his steel capped boots for a mixing bowl after being handed a MasterChef apron on Tuesday night. The 31 year old ex-Boilermaker is one of 24 aspiring foodies heading into the kitchen with hopes of making it into the final of Season 13.

    "I left school and went straight into a trade and loved it until five years ago. Recently, i've realised I wanted to do more with my life, and then I became a Dad and thought 'Nup, i've got to have a crack at what I love and be a good role model for him'" he said.

  • Humble beginnings

    Brent Draper's MasterChef journey started out of pure survival, living in a share house of tradies with a diet fast food and Pizza...