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Stars compete in a culinary battle for charity on two-hour special 'MasterChef Celebrity Showdown'


Fri, Dec 18th 2015 03:10 pm

Celebrity competitors include supermodels Gigi Hadid and Devon Windsor; Terry Crews and wife, Rebecca Crews; Boris Kodjoe and wife, Nicole Ari Parker; and Kaitlin Doubleday and Ta'Rhonda Jones; as well as 'MasterChef' winners Luca Manfe, Christine Ha and Claudia Sandoval; and 'MasterChef Junior' season four contestants Addison, Amaya and Zac 

Get ready for the ultimate snack-down when award-winning judge Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi invite celebrities into the "MasterChef" kitchen to battle it out against each other for charity on the first-ever "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown," airing Monday, Jan. 18 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX.

The two-hour special tests the culinary skills of the celebrity competitors, and also pits previous "MasterChef" winners against some of "MasterChef Junior's" season four contestants, as they compete in the following showdowns to win a cash prize for the charities of their choice.

Here are the four battles:

Gigi Hadid vs. Devon Windsor: International supermodels Gigi Hadid (@GigiHadid) and Devon Windsor (@devwindsor) walk from the runway to the kitchen while competing for charities close to their hearts, Global Lyme Alliance (www.globallymealliance.org/) and St. Louis Children's Hospital (www.stlouischildrens.org/), respectively.

Terry Crews and Rebecca Crews vs. Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker: Two cooks are better than one in the couples' battle. "Brooklyn Nine Nine" star and "World's Funniest" host Terry Crews (@terrycrews) and his wife, Rebecca Crews (@rebeccakcrews), represent Polaris Project (https://polarisproject.org/), while "The Last Man On Earth's" Boris Kodjoe (@BorisKodjoe) and wife, Nicole Ari Parker's (@nicolearip), charity of choice is Sophie's Voice Foundation (www.sophiesvoicefoundation. org/).

Kaitlin Doubleday vs. Ta'Rhonda Jones: Find out who reigns in the kitchen when "Empire" actresses Kaitlin Doubleday (@KaitlinDday) and Ta'Rhonda Jones (@TaRhondajay) compete for their charities, Best Friends Animal Society (http://bestfriends.org/) and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (www.bradycampaign.org/), respectively.

'MasterChef' winners vs. 'MasterChef Junior' season four contestants: In their first head-to-head battle ever, it's "MasterChef" vs. "MasterChef Junior." "MasterChef" (@MASTERCHEFonFOX) winners Luca Manfe, Christine Ha and Claudia Sandoval battle it out for Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (www.lafoodbank.org/), while season four "MasterChef Junior" (@MasterChefJrFOX) contestants Addison, Amaya and Zac compete for Food on Foot (www.foodonfoot.org/).

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