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East Texas woman to appear on Fox's 'MasterChef'

Carthage, Texas (Longview News-Journal) - A Carthage native is among 40 cooks from across the nation who will compete on TV's "MasterChef" on Fox.

Reba Billingsley, a stay-at-home mother, will appear on the season eight premiere at 7 p.m., Wednesday, on KFXK FOX 51.

Texas has three competitors on the show: Taylor Waltmon, a digital marketer from Austin; Mike Newton, a ranch owner from Lipan; and Billingsley.

The contestants will vie for a cookbook deal and a grand prize of $250,000.

Billingsley described her tryout for the show in Dallas.

"Whatever you cook, it hopefully tastes good cold or at room temperature. They put you in a room with quite a few people and they taste your food," she said. "If they like it, you go to another level."

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