The Truth About Kara Anderson From Worst Cooks In America Season 24

The latest season of the popular Food Network competition show, "Worst Cooks in America," promises to take its viewers on a memorable ride: A dozen contestants compete in pairs to overcome culinary challenges and impress their mentors, chefs Anne Burrell and Cliff Crooks, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. The top prize? $25,000 for those who pass the test with flying colors. What's worth remembering, of course, is that none of the participants on "Worst Cooks in America" are comfortable in the kitchen, so being on the show is definitely out of their comfort zone. After all, they're required to survive a rigorous culinary bootcamp with Burrell and Crooks, preparing impressive dishes under intense pressure.

Two of the contestants on the show, husband and wife Eddie and Kara Anderson, are high school teachers from Leitchfield, Kentucky. They'll be competing against other participants who are close friends, drag artists, cousins, and couples. Kara Anderson confessed to the Louisville Courier Journal that cooking does not come easily to her and her husband. "We eat gas station food. We really, really can't cook," she said, adding that she "nearly caught the house on fire just trying to boil water."

She's glad her students will witness her time on the show

According to Grayson County News, Kara Anderson teaches English and broadcast journalism at a Kentucky high school. She was unfamiliar with "Worst Cooks in America" before deciding to audition for the show with her husband; after hearing about it from her mom, she "binge-watched the series" with Eddie. As it turns out, the audition-in-pairs format made "Worst Cooks in America" the perfect match for the cooking-challenged couple. Anderson told Grayson County News, "I have wanted to be on a show with my husband for a while. ... We're never apart, so being apart would have been hard for me." 

Anderson also made interesting points about her students watching her on the show. "It will be good for them to see their teacher fail and struggle at something," she said. Nevertheless, it sounds like her time on the show was far from a failure, as she said she noticed an improvement in her culinary skills from day one on set. She was also "overjoyed" to have been chosen to compete on Anne Burrell's blue team. Time will tell how she fares in the competition — and if the experience lessens her reliance on restaurant food. As she told WHAS11, her students have grown quite accustomed to seeing her in line for fast food.