Worst Cooks in America, Season 6: Meet the Recruits

Meet the 14 culinary challenged individuals recruited for Boot Camp in Season 6.

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Christina Oster (Zion, Ill.)

Christina is known for her off-the-wall food combinations, like gummy bear matzo balls and “unemployment” nachos, much to the chagrin of her young adult son. Her dream is to learn grilling techniques, cook a meal for a date and make food that will encourage her son to come visit.

David Eric Rosenberg (Las Vegas)

David is utterly clueless in the kitchen, and he tends to eat canned foods and microwaveable meals. It has affected his weight and health, and he has endured two weight loss surgeries. He realizes if he doesn’t get make better choices, he is going to wind up gaining back the weight he lost.

Genique Freeman (Fayetteville, N.C.)

Genique is dedicated to helping others, but she needs help in the kitchen. As an esthetician Genique never burns her clients, but she burns everything she cooks. Almost every meal she eats is catered or from a restaurant. She wants to change her lifestyle by learning to cook healthy foods.

Jason Dixon (Chicago)

Jason's taste runs a little eccentric and childlike, and for years he ate only blended food because it was easier than cooking. Jason knows he needs to grow up and learn to take care of himself, and he is ready to be whipped into culinary shape

Kortni Montgomery (Houston)

Kortni is terrified of the stovetop and oven, and she uses the microwave so often she calls herself a "microwave queen." Her kitchen issues started in high school, where she started a fire with popcorn in Home Economics class. She's determined to no longer be the only woman in her family unable to cook.

Kristen Redmond (Nashville)

Even though her father is an accomplished chef, Kristen never learned how to cook. The youngest of four siblings, she admits to being spoiled, often eating in Dad’s restaurants instead of cooking herself. Her cooking attempts have even sent her and her boyfriend to the emergency room.

Leopold Nunan (Los Angeles)

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Leopold has a flair for drama, the arts, music and performance. He has dedicated most of his life to his career and has never really learned to cook. But now he wants to impress his family and partner, and he is ready to apply the same energy he has on the stage to the kitchen.

Michael “Six” Muldoon (Queens, N.Y.)

Michael's a professional magician, and his cooking lends itself to over-the-top food to match his personality. He feels guilty not being able to cook for his girlfriend. His brother mocked him mercilessly when they were growing up for not being able to cook, and Michael wants to prove him wrong.

Mike Kennedy (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Mike is a private investigator who has spent years eating junk food, never learning to make a proper meal. He's a hilarious guy who says he takes the path of least resistance and always relies on others to cook for him. Now that he's a single dad, Mike is willing to commit to learning to cook for his daughter.

Norman Wilson (Detroit)

When he was growing up, Norman's mother and sisters always took care of the cooking. His attempts have had comedic results, from a not-so-romantic dinner of shrimp still in the shell to a birthday cake that spurted batter everywhere. Norman now has a granddaughter and wants her to be able to cook for her.

Sarah Bettendorf (Los Angeles)

Sarah thinks she can wing it in the kitchen, but she makes mistakes by ignoring recipes. Although her mother is a culinary graduate and her brother is a professional chef, Sarah did not inherit the family gene. She wants to learn to cook a meal for her significant other and show her brother she can cook.

Sharif Dean (Los Angeles)

Sharif is a personal trainer who needs to improve his culinary skills to help his clients prepare well-balanced meals. Whenever Sharif tries to cook, he sets off the smoke alarm, which constantly annoys his neighbors. He'd like to be able to cook a nice dinner for his dates, instead of always ordering takeout.

Stephanie Streisand (Los Angeles)

Even though Stephanie is 25 years old, she acts like a kid. She knows she needs to expand her diet beyond almonds, spinach and eggs, and learn how to cook a proper meal. Her family is concerned that she's not properly nourished, and she realizes it's time to act like an adult — or at least eat like one.

Susie Babin (Bush, La.)

This Southern grandmother is an adrenaline junkie — she's been a volunteer firefighter and loves extreme sports — but her cooking attempts have been failures. She yearns to cook healthy meals for her husband, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes.

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