Worst Cooks in America, Season 14: Meet the Recruits

Meet the 14 culinary misfits entering Boot Camp for Season 14.

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

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Photo By: Jason DeCrow

Which Recruit Will Survive Boot Camp?

Meet the 14 culinary misfits entering Boot Camp for Season 14.

Copan Combs

Copan’s friends call him a “sunshine pumper” for his positive persona, but there’s nothing bright about his cooking. He’s on a mission to not only impress Chef Anne with his dishes, but to one day find the girl of his dreams.

Robbie DeRaffele

Robbie spends his days as a Superman impersonator in Times Square, but the kitchen is his kryptonite. He says he wants to learn to cook in order to be the best version of himself.

Marcus Ellis

Marcus says he knows women find him sexy, but he can’t cook to save his life. His goal is simple: learn to cook and become the total package.

Bradley Garcia

Bradley is used to his mother cooking for him while he washes the dishes. But mom won’t always be around. Bradley’s ultimate goal is to learn kitchen basics in order to make her a meal.

Sarah Harris

The way to a man’s heart—especially a cowboy’s heart—is through his stomach. Sarah knows that in order to get married, she’ll need to learn a few kitchen basics. And while she loves to cook, she admits that her skills are not up to par.

Janese Henry

Janese does not lack confidence when it comes to her cooking and thinks her food is great. Unfortunately, her friends and family don’t share that same love for her dishes. She says her three daughters will go to bed early instead of eating dinner, so she’s on a mission to become a master cook.

Linda Martin

Linda is so afraid of the kitchen, she shut off her stove and oven. But, she’s willing to face her fear and finally become an expert cook.

Jessica Paulson

Growing up, Jessica was never taught to cook and her family ate a lot of takeout meals. As a result, she says the kitchen makes her nervous and she lacks the confidence needed to really succeed. It’s her ultimate dream to become a firefighter and serve as the firehouse cook.

Maryann Rapisarda

Maryann says she knows her dish is done when the smoke detector goes off. But not to worry! She’s entered the competition to enhance her skills and prove to her children that she can cook. (Fun fact: her secret weapon in the kitchen is garlic powder.)

Rudy Rehburg

Rudy loves to eat, but admits he’s never learned to cook because he’s impatient. He’s determined to pick up new skills in the kitchen to impress his mother and to not be a disgrace to his family.

Frank Scuderi

Frank comes from an Italian family but admits he’s a lousy cook, which is a “huge sin.” And his eggplant Parmesan never tastes as good as his mother’s. It’s his goal to learn to cook in order to bring those classic Sunday dinners to his family.

Timmy Thok

Beware: Timmy’s cooking is so bad, it once landed his boyfriend in the hospital. He’s looking to learn from his mistakes to show his partner that he’s husband material.

Carla Waddell

Carla is looking to upgrade her culinary skills in hopes to snag a man. With an older sister who loves to cook and a younger sister who is a chef, she believes she missed out on the cooking gene. She’s determined to learn her way around the kitchen and lock down an eligible bachelor.

Kimberly Worthy

She’s back! Kimberly was previously a competitor on Worst Bakers in America but was sent home in the first week. She’s looking for redemption and is hoping to improve her cooking skills to win over a man.

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