Jessie Lysiak or Jessie Lysaik? Which is it, Masterchef?

Acadia Einstein


Hey!  Did you see the premiere of Masterchef tonight?  Did you see the fish fillet girl  Jessie Lysaik?  Well if you didn’t then check out her tense audition below.  Tense!


Now that you see how she gets grilled on the show, check out after the jump where I expose the fact that she is an IMPOSTER!

OK so maybe Imposter was harsh.  but there is something funny going on.  See, on the fox page she is called Jessie Lysaik.  evidenceWeird name, but whatever.  It’s America.  But she aid her occupation was “yacht stewardess” and that is one of those jobs that you know people don’t think they want to be forever.  They sort of do that until one of the rich guys on the yacht takes them to the Casbah or wherever they go.  but here is where it gets weirder.

Yep – there it is.  She was a runner up for Miss Georgia.  She does modeling shots with photographers (and for at least one site the pics have been TAKEN DOWN!) and there are some other things that imply she might not have wanted her beauty queen past to hurt her in the…cooking…game show?

OK none of this makes any sense.  Would Fox not check her ID to see what her name is?  Are you telling me that I am the one who figured this all out?  Really?  Well then I think I need to make sure I cash in on my detective work.  Let’s all root against her!  Or maybe root for her.  Who wouldn’t root for a tall blonde who was runner up in a beauty pageant who serves drinks on a yacht all day waiting for a billionaire to marry her who (allegedly) faked her way onto a game show so she could win 250k.  That’s a a feel good story if there ever was one.

Then again, she did fillet the hell out of that fish so maybe I’m just bitter.  No.  I’m not bitter.  I’m a detective.  Or I’m both.  Just like Batman!

Watch the show then tell me if you are for her or against her.  Oh and check out these pics of her before I get a cease and desist.

I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. Raven Partida
    May 22, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Mmmm only Wednesday lol

    • Acadia
      May 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Yep – things go a mile a minute around here.

    • Angi
      May 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

      She’s definitely an imposter!! I know this for a fact- she lied to master chef producers and told them she was a yacht stewardess, when she’s actually already a “professional” chef. She’s not a stewardess on the yachts,she works as a chef and I know this for a FACT because I know her personally.

      • Stranger
        January 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

        Lol.. Not any more you don’t

  2. Don Quikaung
    Don QuikaungReply
    May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I don’t care how her name is spelled. If she wants this hombre to root for her, she needs to wear skimpier outfits. Well, technically, I need to watch the show. But I would be more likely to watch the show if she wore skimpier outfits. It’s a vicious circle!

    • Acadia
      May 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      You need to watch tonight. That will make my now regular articles make sense.

  3. ozy
    May 23, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Surely it only matters what her cooking skills are like? Now if she lide and said she was a stripper when actually she was a chef then she shoild be outed

    • Acadia
      May 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Chefs make terrible strippers. Guy Fieri can’t dance for crap.

  4. Charity
    May 23, 2013 at 4:29 am

    In GA it’s expected if you’re good looking (and sometimes even when not) to do parents & miss America etc.. It’s a way of life.. Just because she did those things doesn’t mean she is an impostor.. Obviously she has some skills. Her food tasted okay and she filleted the shit out of those fish. I am excited to see how she does in the competition!

    • Acadia
      May 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      Come back tonight to discuss the eppy. This is a thing now.

  5. Jenn Martinelli
    Jenn MartinelliReply
    May 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I was distraught to learn that I only know this show is on because of your post here! How, in all my crappy TV watching, did I not know this insanity was back on? And yes, I always watch it, every episode, and I usually hate everyone and have nobody left to root for by the end.

  6. JenniferB
    May 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I know her. She’s from my hometown. And she’s definitely legit. She is/was a chef on a yacht for a while. I know her family too. Nothing “fishy” going on here.

    • Acadia
      May 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Well she won this week so your vouching for her just puts it over the top. Very cool.

  7. Mark
    June 15, 2013 at 12:42 am

    At the top of the google search for one of the links it says did you mean Jessie Lysiak. Also does it really matter wether she was a yacht stewardess or a model? They let her on masterchef and she is doing better than a lot of the other contestants.

    • Acadia
      June 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      It says that now….because of me!

  8. Gabriel
    December 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Why does her occupation matter in a cooking competition? So what if she was a yacht stewardess? I don’t get it.. what’s the big deal here?

  9. Chris
    June 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    As part of the application process, it states you cannot be working as a professional chef or used to work as one. It also mentioned you have to be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident of that country. I live in Canada, so they wouldn’t care about me anyways.

  10. Kat
    November 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    the thing is she was a chef on the yacht which makes her non-eligible for the show and she wouldn’t have been on it and the outcome might have been different as someone else would have had a chance to participate.

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