Worst Cooks in America, Season 11: Meet the Celebrity Recruits

Get to know the nine culinarily challenged celebrities taking on Boot Camp in Season 11.

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Hollywood Heads to Boot Camp

They're stars of the big screen, the small screen and the internet, but these celebrities are no stars in the kitchen. Keep reading to meet the eight famous faces entering Anne and Rachael's Boot Camp. 

Nora Dunn

Nora was recently seen in the recurring role of Janet Smythe in Disney Channel’s hit Best Friends Whenever.  She also appeared in New Girl as Schmidt’s straight-outta-Long-Island controlling matriarch Louise who is always ready with unsolicited advice or a piece of chocolate; as a high-profile publicist in Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce opposite Lisa Edelstein; as Laura Wolf the snarky Rachel Maddow-esque TV host who recurred on Graves opposite X-POTUS Richard Graves (Nick Nolte) and as Mulaney’s arch-type meddling mother.  Nora was also seen in outstanding guest star roles this year on Life in Pieces and Grace and Frankie.

Carmen Electra

With an impressive body of work that encompasses dance, television, film, comedy and theatre, Carmen Electra has quickly emerged as one of Hollywood's most versatile personalities. Upon moving to Los Angeles from Cincinnati, Carmen caught the eye of legendary singer and songwriter Prince who helped launch her career as a singer and would go on to produce her self-titled album on his Paisley Park record label. Carmen ultimately ventured into acting with regular roles on Baywatch, along with starring roles in massive box office hits including the remake of the 1970s TV show Starsky & Hutch, Scary Movie, Dirty Love, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and Meet the Spartans.

Erik Estrada

Erik Estrada’s career has spanned over four decades. Although he had worked as an actor for years before his first television series, it was for his dynamic portrayal of Officer Francis ‘Frank’ Poncherello affectionately known as “Ponch” in the hit CHiPs, that he became a household name. Erik has been discovered by a whole new generation and culture, who know him as “Johnny” from the number-one international series for Televisa Dos Mujeres, Un Camino. Off-screen, Erik prides himself as a home handyman who is constantly enhancing things around the Hollywood Hills house that he and his wife Nanette reside in with their daughter, Francesca. He is also the father of two grown sons, Anthony and Brandon. 

Vivica A. Fox

Glamorous, vivacious and undeniably beautiful, Vivica A. Fox has positioned herself as a Hollywood screen gem and has triumphantly built an international brand that stands on the strength that women can do anything. In 1996, Vivica’s big break came when she scored a role in the summer blockbuster Independence Day alongside Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. Vivica cemented her status as a bona fide film star working with Oscar winners, including Why Do Fools Fall in Love with Halle Berry, Kingdom Come with Whoopi Goldberg, Boat Trip with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ella Enchanted with Anne Hathaway and Batman and Robin alongside George Clooney, while Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino handpicked Vivica to star alongside Uma Thurman in the international box office sensation Kill Bill, Volumes 1 & 2. 

Perez Hilton

Before there was an Instagram or YouTube, there was Perez Hilton, the original social media influencer. Since creating PerezHilton.com in 2004, he has gone on to many other ventures and achievements. He's published three books, acted in film and television, worked in radio, and recently started his own podcast - the Perez Hilton Podcast, which can be heard at PerezPodcast.com. His proudest accomplishment, though, is his daughter and son - Mia and Mario.

Carson Kressley

Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author are just a few of Carson Kressley credits. Carson started his career as an independent stylist and worked with major designers including Ralph Lauren. A few years later, he took a leap into television in 2003 when he gained great exposure as the fashion savant on Bravo’s Queer Eye, which won a primetime Emmy. When he is not starring on stage or screen, Carson can be found astride one of his American Saddlebred show horses, with which he has achieved World Champion status.

Sean Lowe

Sean Lowe is best known for being The Bachelor in the show’s 17th season, where he met his now-wife Catherine Giudici. He has also appeared on The Bachelorette, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Family Feud, Celebrity Wife Swap, Marriage Boot Camp and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Sean and Catherine are parents to one-year-old Samuel and the family resides in Texas.

Melissa Peterman

Melissa Peterman is best-known for portraying Barbra Jean on the television series Reba and Bonnie Wheeler in the Freeform series Baby Daddy. She hosted CMT’s The Singing Bee and has appeared on Surviving Suburbia, Rita Rocks, Just Shoot Me, Living With Abandon, Working Class, Bet on Your Baby, Dancing Fools and Comedy Stage. She also appeared in the hit Coen brothers film Fargo, the Method Man film How High and the independent comedy Dirty Politics. 

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