MKR NZ Group One Teams revealed
My Kitchen Rules NZ is nearly here, so take a look at the competitors from Group One hoping to sizzle one another to a crisp once the show begins.
Belinda and Neena (Modern Day Hippies):
Belinda and Neena are the Modern Day Hippies, friends and cousins-in-law from Cambridge, and the real deal when it comes to healthy eating. Favouring wholesome and earthy flavours, their goal is to incorporate as many nutrient-dense foods into their meals as possible. Keen foragers and creative foodies, they're a formidable force in the kitchen.
But, with six kids under five between the two of them, they’re also smart cooks, keen on simple and quick combinations and always with a healthy cupcake or two prepared for little hands.
Neena and Belinda entered My Kitchen Rules New Zealand with a mission in mind: to change Kiwis’ attitudes to healthy food, one meal at a time.
Expect to-die-for fresh herbs, surprising edible plants and healthy twists when Neena and Belinda plate up!
Sam and Dan (Social Media Buddies):
Sam and Dan are the Social Media Buddies from Auckland.
Flying the flag for generation Y are Sam and Dan! Self-confessed foodies, they like nothing better than to cook for their friends, and tell the world about their epic meals via Twitter.
Sam and Dan ooze natural confidence, and they’re not afraid to tell the competition if their dishes don’t measure up to expectations.
They talk the talk, and their cutting critiques may have their fellow cooks running scared - but do they have the skills to match?
June and Steph (Bogan Besties):
From Tauranga hail the Bogan Besties June and Steph. Food, family and fast cars - that’s what these best friends are all about!
June owns a Dodge Charger and Stephanie, a 73 Holden Statesman. When these ladies aren’t cooking they’re putting pedal to the metal in Tauranga. June and Steph live and breathe cooking. They’re always whipping up huge meals for a home packed full of family and friends.
But they’re also not afraid to let their hair down - these friends are loud, funny, and the life of the party.
June and Steph are bringing their unique brand of fun to My Kitchen Rules NZ. Their fellow contestants won’t know what’s hit them when they venture to their elaborately themed instant restaurant!
Dan and Christie (Newlyweds):
Newlyweds Dan and Christie hail from Dunedin.
The rock star and the midwife, they're one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet. High school sweethearts and newly married, Dan and Christie are banking on their solid partnership being an asset in My Kitchen Rules NZ.
Dan and Christie are as passionate about food as they are about each other, and they are ready to show just what creative and dynamic cooks they can be.
With kind words to say about their fellow competitors, Dan and Christie might try and fly under the radar unlike other dinner guests. But with a quiet confidence shining through, Dan and Christie will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with.
Tracey and Neil (Beauty and The Beast):
From Orewa, Tracey and Neil make up Beauty and The Beast.
Former model Tracey and photographer Neil have been best friends for more than 25 years.
These creative individuals love the finer things in life and are ready to show off their discerning palates in the Instant Restaurant Rounds.
Tracey and Neil aren’t fans of arrogant cooks and they’re prepared to tell their fellow competitors to check the egos at the door.
They’re upbeat, positive and in to win.