The Truth About Bianca Bencosme From Worst Cooks In America Season 24

"Worst Cooks in America" — our favorite Food Network show filled with food creations akin to car wrecks that we just can't turn away from — is back for Season 24. This time, mentors include show veteran Anne Burrell for the red team and newbie Cliff Crooks for the blue team (via FoodSided). This season, some contestants arrive on the scene having known each other beforehand, such as husband-and-wife duo Hector Peralta and Bianca Bencosme from York, Pennsylvania. 

Per her LinkedIn profile, Bencosme works as an interpreter in healthcare and has a degree in healthcare administration. However, it's at home in the kitchen where her credentials get a little less extensive. According to NewsBreak, Bencosme credits her lack of cooking skills to the fact that she grew up in a Dominican household where her mother did most of the cooking. Now, as a mother of four children herself, Bencosme has recognized her desire to learn how to cook to feed her children, which is why she and Peralta decided to audition for "Worst Cooks in America."

Bencosme grew up as a picky eater

Before appearing on "Worst Cooks in America," Bencosme was well-versed in kitchen mishaps, such as one in which her meat caught fire. "I was cooking, and the flames were out of control, and I almost burned the house," she told NewsBreak. That's why, when she saw Anne Burrell's call for "Worst Cooks in America" contestants online, she jumped at the chance to try out for the show. "I just said, 'Oh my gosh, this is my time to shine,'" Bencosme shared with ABC27. "We applied and they loved us. I mean, I don't think they loved the food, but they loved us." Bencosme went on to say that another reason she hasn't learned to cook well is because she is a picky eater with aversions to things like seafood and even cheese. "If I don't eat it, there's no interest in me learning how to make it. ... I was stuck, and I just cooked chicken nuggets because that's what kids eat."

Upon first appearing on the show, Bencosme prepared a meat- and rice-based, Dominican-inspired dish for the judges, which landed her a spot on the blue team alongside Crooks. Peralta, on the other hand, competes on the red team with Burrell. Bencosme said she hopes to represent her roots and the York, Pennsylvania, community during her time on the show — although she said she doubts viewers will be impressed by the food she cooks.