These Christian brothers from NSW have faith they’ll go far in the competition
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They may not have lots of experience, but Josh and Austin, two brothers from Western Sydney, are keen to give MKR their all - and learn a lot along the way.
“We’re amateur cooks and we’re going in this to learn and get better and better until we win,” says Austin, 21, who works as a videographer.
“Our philosophy is if you decide to commit to something, you better give it everything you’ve got.”
The brothers - who have an American Mum and Australian Dad - were raised devoutly Christian by their missionary parents, and homeschooled.
“One of the perks of being homeschooled is that you’re not raised into the system,” Austin explains.
The brutally honest siblings say they will ruffle a lot of feathers with their no-nonsense ways - but they are determined to remain a united front throughout, and maybe surprise everyone with their ability to play the game - and play it well.
“Every time I open my mouth I’ve got word vomit,” Josh, 25, a barista, admits. “But just because our opinion is somewhat obscene or offensive to you, doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
“And just because I don’t appear sociable doesn’t mean I don’t know how to work people.”
Although Josh has been cooking since he was 12, Austin - well, he admits he’s got slightly less experience.
“I started cooking about a month before we found out we’re going on the show,” he admits. “[I watched] YouTube and [learnt from] my brother.”
So how did they come to be competing in the competition?
“The casting team tracked me down through Instagram, and I accepted the challenge,” says Josh.
Neither brother has any experience on TV, but Austin has come into contact with the bright lights of fame through his job.
“I’ve filmed a few red carpets and I also met Bono from U2,” he says. “Thanks mum for teaching me anything is possible with God.”
Clare RigdenClare Rigden is a freelance journalist, based in Melbourne. When she's not writing for WHO magazine, she can be found roaming the globe with her partner and 4 year-old son, a seasoned traveller who loves nothing more than popping on his yellow ‘bee backpack’ and hitting the road with mum.