I’ll watch pretty much any reality competition out there, but for some reason cooking-related ones never really grab my attention. I’ve tried watching a few, but all they really do is make me hungry. I find myself eating when I really shouldn’t. Papa’s gotta lose some weight. There is one culinary-themed show, however, that I do love and look forward to every season. I love me some MasterChef.

On last night’s show, the competition kicked into high gear when Gordon Ramsey, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot revealed the Top 19 chefs. Is it time for a man to finally win?

With exception to the recently completed season of American Idol, men have dominated that competition for five seasons. The same can be said with MasterChef but with women holding a strong grip. Since the US version began airing, only ladies have won the title- Whitney Miller (Season 1), Jennifer Behm (Season 2) and Christine Ha (Season 3). With that being said, I think a man will finally rise to the top this year. Check out the Top 19 below, along with my Final Four predictions.

MasterChef Season 4 Cast

Krissi Biasiello

Age: 34
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Paralegal

Jonny Blanchard

Age: 28
Hometown: Marlboro, MA
Occupation: Carpenter

Lynn Chi

Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: IT Systems Administrator

Natasha Crnjac

Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Bime Cruz

Age: 35
Hometown: Taunton, MA
Occupation: Boxing Coach

Sasha Foxx

Age: 42
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
Occupation: Singer

Malcolm Green

Age: 27
Hometown: Cambridge, MA
Occupation: Unemployed

Adriana Guillen

Age: 26
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: College Admissions Rep.

Eddie Jackson

Age: 32
Hometown: Americus, GA
Occupation: Personal Trainer/Former Pro Football Player

Beth Kirby

Age: 29
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Occupation: Writer/Photographer

Bri Kozior

Age: 22
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Occupation: Theatre Assistant

Jessie Lysiak

Age: 27
Hometown: Social Circle, GA
Occupation: Yacht Stewardess

Luca Manfe

Age: 31
Hometown: Astoria, NY
Occupation: Restaurant Manager

James Nelson

Age: 26
Hometown: Victoria, TX
Occupation: Retail Sales

Kathy Prieto

Age: 29
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Office Assistant

Jordan Roots

Age: 29
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Occupation: Delivery Driver

Bethy Rossos

Age: 28
Hometown: Estacada, OR
Occupation: High School P.E. Teacher

Howard Simpson

Age: 26
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Barback

Savannah Sturgess

Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Special Ed. Teacher

MasterChef Season 4 – Predicted Final 4

Luca: IMHO, I think the show desperately wants a chef specializing in Italian cuisine to win. Season 3’s Frank Mirando was a strong contender, but the judges couldn’t resist crowning visually-impaired chef Christine Ha. Such a great backstory. With Luca receiving so much airtime last season and this season already, he’s a shoo-in for the Final 4. Producers are trying really hard to make it seem like Luca is always on the verge of elimination, but I don’t he’s going home anytime soon. Joe Bastianich loves him.

Natasha: Every season needs a villain and this year it’s Natasha. She has the culinary skills to bring her close to the title, but her personality will keep her from winning it. No one wants to buy a cookbook from a not likeable know-it-all. Prime example: Becky Reams from Season 3.

Jessie: I was debating putting Krissi Biasiello here since the show is already pitting her against Natasha, but I chose Jessie instead. Every season, there’s always a quiet confident type that makes it far and Jessie is my pick for it this year.

Bime: As with the ladies, I flipped flopped between several contenders. In the end I picked Bime purely on gut feeling. Hopefully he proves me right. Personally, I would love for man eye candy Howard or Eddie to reach the Final 4, but I just don’t think they have the goods.

Are you watching MasterChef this season? Who do you think will win this season? Will a man finally win? Have you purchased any of the previous winner’s books? Sound off below.