MASTERCHEF: Season 5 winning contestant Courtney Lapresi in the season finale of MASTERCHEF airing Monday, Sep. 15, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)

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What MasterChef Winner Courtney Lapresi Is Doing Now
The winner of Season 5 of “MasterChef,” Courtney Lapresi, displayed unbelievable confidence and authenticity as she chose to be herself on the show, turning up to cook in dressy outfits and lots of makeup. Lapresi really impressed the judges when she brought out a magnificent three-course meal that helped her win.
Despite winning the show, Lapresi didn't end up chasing a career as a chef, as she switched to sales soon after the show ended and joined Tesla. However, she did write a book called “Everyday Fancy: 65 Easy, Elegant Recipes for Meals, Snacks, Sweets, and Drinks” before moving to the sales industry.
On Reddit, viewers speculated about Lapresi's decision to quit the industry, with one user writing, “It's possible she just didn't like working in a kitchen that serves customers or just got burnt out by the life.” Lapresi is still at Tesla and is also active on Instagram, where she continues to share her love for food and the kitchen through regular posts.