Worst Cooks in America: Here’s why these Season 12 contestants look so familiar


While Worst Cooks in America is supposed to star unskilled home cooks, the Season 12 cast features three D-List celebrities you might have seen in various film and television titles.

If you’ve been doing a double take thus far this season of Worst Cooks in America, unable to shake this feeling that a few of the contestants look oddly familiar you’ve likely seen one of the season’s D-List celebrities pop up on your screen before.

As it turns out Season 12 features three D-Listers with contestants Sylvia Jefferies, Asaf Goren, and Steven Crowley all having backgrounds in the entertainment industry – backgrounds which have gone unspoken of thus far this season. Just where have you seen the trio of D-Listers before?

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Of the Season 12 D-List contestants, Sylvia Jefferies is perhaps the contestant with the most notable titles to her name including a recurring run on country music drama Nashville in which she starred as Jolene Barnes, the mother of Hayden Panettiere’s leading lady Juliette Barnes. Jefferies also had a recurring role in HBO’s Eastbound & Down and, most recently, had a small role in the box office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Then there is contestant Asaf Goren who, as it turns out, is quite the reality TV veteran. Before joining the Worst Cooks in America cast, Goren competed in Season 12 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance before appearing on MTV reality series Are You The One? and Are You The One Second Chance. 

Finally, we have Steven Crowley. While Crowley may now make a living as a real estate broker, he first made a living as an actor with notable roles in films such as Never Back Down and Hollywood Road Trip and booked guest spots on several iconic television series including Victorious, Bones, CSI: NY, 90210 and Without a Trace.

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Worst Cooks in America airs Sundays at 9/8c on Food Network. 

Are you surprised to discover that the reason some of the Season 12 competitors look so familiar is because of their status as D-List celebs who have appeared in various television and film titles? Keep the conversation going in the comments section below.