Worst Cooks in America, Season 13: Meet the Celebrity Recruits

Get to know the seven culinarily challenged celebrities taking on Boot Camp in Season 13.

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Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Photo By: Scott Gries

Which Stars Will Survive Boot Camp?

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

Catherine Bach

Kicking butt in short-shorts as Daisy Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard was the breakout role that made Catherine Bach a pop icon and sex symbol—and got those shorts into the Smithsonian. It is thanks to Catherine’s own sense of style and imagination that Daisy Dukes are now part of the popular vernacular—her character was initially supposed to wear a poodle skirt, but Catherine asked the producers for a shot at creating the character’s wardrobe, with the idea of a more edgy look for an independent character. Catherine’s famous pin-up poster that she styled has outpaced other contemporary beauties and sold over 5 million copies. Catherine is not afraid of adventure and activism; while portraying the lead in African Skies, the first American show filmed in South Africa after Apartheid, she spearheaded the cause of preserving the endangered Black Rhinoceros and testified before U.S. Congress to protect them. She was instrumental in lobbying for the Black Rhino and Tiger Preservation act, which was passed in 1996. Catherine’s pillars are art, truth and dedication.

Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite and is also the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show. She was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. She voices characters on numerous animated series, including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. Maria recurred as DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot and on the ABC hit, Fresh Off the Boat. Her new special Old Baby is available on Netflix.

Nolan Gould

Nolan Gould is best known as the endearing Luke Dunphy in ABC’s award-winning comedy Modern Family. Nolan’s credits on the big screen include the Civil War drama Field of Lost Shoes, The To-Do List and Friends with Benefits. Most notable is Nolan’s starring role in Logic’s powerful music video 1-800-273-8255. Named after the National Suicide Hotline, the video addresses homophobia and bullying while encouraging people to seek help. He is a member of Oceana and is a certified scuba diver. Nolan starred in and produced his passion project Human Nature, a pilot focused on wildlife conservation. A highlight of working on this program was interviewing the Dalai Lama.

La Toya Jackson

La Toya Jackson is a globally-known entertainer, two-time bestselling author, television and film Producer, Grammy Award- winning song writer, philanthropist, international television personality, actress and entrepreneur. Born into America’s Royal Family of Pop Music, The Jacksons, La Toya was exposed to the world of entertainment at an early age. She made her debut at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, tap dancing and singing with her brothers The Jackson 5. She has performed for fans in more than 90 countries around the world. As a television personality she has appeared on numerous talk and variety shows as well as television series throughout the world including The Jackson Family Variety Show, Celebrity Big Brother UK, Celebrity Apprentice, as well as All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, America’s Next Top Model, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Beverly Hills 90210 just to name a few. She also produced and starred in her own reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), entitled, Life With La Toya.

Oscar Nuñez

Oscar Nuñez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's The Office. Raised in New Jersey, Oscar's acting career started on the East Coast. He studied acting in New York and Washington D.C. before moving to Los Angeles where he performed with the Groundlings as a member of their Sunday Company. Oscar starred alongside The Rock and Zac Efron in the Baywatch movie, with Antonio Banderas in the Chilean mining disaster film The 33 and as the opposing attorney to Rob Lowe in the Lifetime original movie Prosecuting Casey Anthony. He has guested on TV shows like New Girl, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Life in Pieces, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Housewife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Oscar currently stars on the TBS comedy hit, People of Earth.

Bronson Pinchot

Bronson Pinchot is well-known for his appearances on stage and screen, including his starring role in the hit television show Perfect Strangers, and will soon be seen in a key role in the upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot on Netflix. He has recently appeared in Ray Donovan, The Adventures of Laura and NCIS. On the big screen, his films include True Romance and Beverly Hills Cop III and on Broadway, Bronson has starred in Putting It Together and Sly Fox. He also had his own show The Bronson Pinchot Project on DIY, where he renovated neglected old homes and buildings in rural Pennsylvania.

Ian Ziering

Raised in West Orange, New Jersey, Ian Ziering began booking national commercials at the young age of 12, which led to roles in various soap operas and stage plays, most notably Guiding Light. In 1990, Ian landed the role that would change his life – Steve Sanders on the teen drama Beverly Hills 90210. During this time, he appeared in various films and television shows, including Russell Crowe’s No Way Back, What I Like About You and Melrose Place. Since 90210, Ian’s television credits include CSI: NY, JAG and Fran Drescher’s Happily Divorced. In 2007, Ian showed the world that he was a true triple threat when he signed on to the fourth season of the hit ABC series Dancing with the Stars. A fan favorite with his partner Cheryl Burke, the pair danced their way into the show’s semifinals. Ian stars in Syfy’s’ hit global franchise Sharknado, which became a social media and cult classic upon its 2013 airing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Los Angeles.

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