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Here are their Contestant Bio's from the press release before the season started:
Amber Brauner (Redlands, CA): For single mom Amber, the kitchen is an emotional place because it brings back memories of her late mother. She and her mother had children very young, and Amber often gets mistaken for her daughter’s sister. All of her dishes are either bland or burnt, and her friends have even called her cooking worse than prison food. She is discouraged and would rather ink it up at the tattoo parlor where she works as a tattoo artist than stink it up in the kitchen. Amber has four kids and while they handle the cooking for themselves, they are worried that if Amber doesn’t learn to cook, she will never find a husband and end up alone when the kids move out.Regarding Amber having children young, and article in a local article has Amber being 36 years old, with her children's ages Brianne, 22, Zoi, 18 (she was the one who nominated her for the show and was on the last episode), Ashton, 17, and Avery, 13. That means Amber had her first child at 14 years old.
Jamie Thomas (New York): Jamie has a sophisticated palate and loves good food, but he knows nothing about making it. His career as a flight attendant has exposed him to authentic cuisines from around the world, but Jamie was once turned down for a position because he couldn’t make a simple omelette. His husband and family are skilled home cooks, and Jamie knows he needs to expand his culinary repertoire beyond sticks of butter, cold cereal and the microwave. He looks forward to one day hosting fabulous dinner parties with his husband in their New York apartment.
Amber also models for a group she calls the "Crazy Ladyz" and acts, including some appearances as an extra on Sons of Anarchy. Many of her modeling pictures are on her Instagram account if you are interested. There are a lot of pictures of her without her clothes on to show off tattoos, like this one, so beware if you are looking at work (Instagram is safe for work, but just a warning). Her daughter Zoi, who was on the show last week, also models with her mom, and here is her Instagram account.
There wasn't much more information on Jamie out there, so his bio as a flight attendant looking to improve his cooking skills to someday host dinner parties will suffice.
As of writing this, the Food Network fan vote has 65% of the people rooting for Jamie/Team Anne with 35% rooting for Amber/Team Bobby. There are also people complaining about Amber's nails and Jamie's sexual preference. It's just a reality show for entertainment, so no need to take things so seriously.
I will update this post after the episode airs to reveal the winner of season 5 of Worst Cooks In America.
The winner is now listed after the break: