They were the first group of talented amateur chefs to compete in the MasterChef Australia kitchen back in 2009.
And ahead of the upcoming tenth season, Daily Mail Australia looks at how the original line-up is doing nine years after the show aired.
From Julie Goodwin's drink-driving arrest to Justine Schofield's failed romance with presenter Matt Doran, the first-round contestants have certainly left their mark.
A drink-driving arrest, celebrity romance and countless TV shows: A look at how Masterchef's season one cooks are faring now... ahead of the hotly-tipped tenth series (pictured, winner Julie Goodwin with runner-up Poh Ling Yeow)
Perhaps the most high-profile contestant is original winner Julie, who surprised fans last month when she was charged with mid-range drink-driving after fleeing the police and getting caught at more than double the legal limit.
She did a U-turn away from a random breath test site and was chased by officers to a nearby side street in North Gosford, on the NSW Central Coast.
Julie had been driving home from a 'celebratory function' that she was catering for when she was stopped by police and failed the test.
In a lengthy statement following her arrest, Julie explained that she felt 'great shame and regret' and claimed her actions were 'completely out of character'.
Oh dear: Perhaps the most high-profile contestant is Julie, who left Masterchef fans shocked last month when she was charged with mid-range drink-driving after fleeing the police and getting caught at more than double the legal limit
She wrote: 'I would like to apologise to everyone that has supported me over many years, I have let you all down.'
The chef has enjoyed enormous success since winning MasterChef, writing six cookbooks, hosting the TV show Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin and opening her own cooking school, Julie's Place.
'MasterChef 100 per cent makes dreams come true,' she said last year.
'I feel so blessed every single day to have gone through that experience, and to be where I am today, living and breathing what I love.'
'I am devastated': Julie said she felt 'great shame and regret' and said her actions were 'completely out of character,' in an emotional statement following the arrest
Poh Ling Yeow
Meanwhile, Poh Ling Yeow has enjoyed single-name fame since placing second in season one of MasterChef.
She fronts the ABC TV show Poh's Kitchen and SBS's Poh and Co., co-owns a cafe and is a writer of cookbooks and a children's book.
The much-loved personality also found love on MasterChef, marrying a man she met on the show.
She made headlines after opening a cafe in Adelaide Central Market in 2015 with her ex-husband of nine years Matt Phipps, who she still describes as her best friend.
Runner-up: Meanwhile, Poh Ling Yeow has enjoyed single-name fame since coming second in season one
Impressive: She fronts an ABC TV show Poh's Kitchen (pictured) and Poh and Co. on SBS, co-owns a cafe, wrote a