SHE was crowned this year’s first reality TV villain in the show about home cooks that has delivered champagne ratings for Southern Cross.
Now ‘‘ Princess’’ Jennifer Evans and her bestie, Leigh Sexton, have a real chance of winning the My Kitchen Rules crown.
As one of the final four duos left in the competition, the pair has survived online jibes and attacks, the discovery that Evans fell pregnant while filming, and been succeeded as resident villains by the Gold Coast’s ‘‘ Dr Evil’’ Peter Hamilton and Victoria’s Thomas Carr – the bloke who wouldn’t eat, but certainly could cook, humble pie.
Evans and Sexton will take on Tasmania’s Megan Woodman and Andy Appleby in the first semi- final tonight. A win will see them go into Tuesday night’s grand final cook- off against the winner of tomorrow night’s challenge, which pits South Australians Nic Mazzone and Rocco La Bella against Victoria’s siblings Emily and Carly Cheung.
For Evans and Sexton, it’s been a wild ride. Even if they don’t win the $ 250,000 prize, they have achieved personal victories money can’t buy.
Despite a growing aversion to scallops, Evans is blooming in her pregnancy, while Sexton, a florist, is planning to add a cafe to the business she runs alongside her husband.