Kate Bracks emerged as the second contestant to make it to the final of this year's reality cooking competition after Alana Lowes was eliminated in last night's episode. Michael Weldon had already been announced as the first finalist in a previous challenge.
Lowes was sent home after failing to impress the judges with her recreation of celebrity patissier Adriano Zumbo's fairytale gingerbread house. During the task, Lowes and Bracks had to create a roof covered in praline, tiles made from salted caramel, isomalt windows and a garden full of jellies and magic gum mushrooms.
After her elimination, judge George Calombaris told Lowes: "The road hasn't come to an end, trust me," while Gary Mehigan praised her "creative touch".
She replied: "I never thought that I would make it this far. It's been a crazy journey. I've cooked some amazing dishes and learnt from some of the most incredible chefs from around the world."
Lowes later told the Herald Sun of Zumbo's challenge: "I was just thinking, 'Holy crap.' It was the most ridiculous, crazy creation I've ever seen."
She added that she feels proud of her achievements in MasterChef, saying: "Going out at number three - there's definitely no disappointment with that effort."
Dani Venn left MasterChef in fourth position earlier this week after disappointing the judges during a "food biography" challenge.
The grand final takes place on Sunday, August 7.
Watch Alana Lowes's exit interview below (Australian readers only):