BROTHER and sister duo Blake and Amanda Proud are hoping to live up to their name when they make their debut on the 10th series of My Kitchen Rules.
The hit television-reality show, which returns on Monday January 28 and features ‘three-and-a-half’ WA contestants in two groups.
Amanda (29), said she was looking forward to showing Australia her positive way of life and was excited to work with her brother, with whom she has shared a love of food since childhood.
“When people meet our mum and dad, especially our dad, people see why we are the way we are – he’s just as passionate as we are,” she said.
“I’m the happy person having a laugh and as long as everyone is happy, that’s the main thing.”
Blake (32) originally applied for a place in the show without his sister’s knowledge.
He said audiences would see their zest for life, hard work and love of food play out on screen.
“Our family has always worked hard for what they’ve got and while we’ve never had much, it was awesome,” he said. .
“Food was a massive part of that; every time we celebrated Christmas or a birthday, or every Sunday morning, it would be breakfast and everyone would come down.
“We would have 20 eclectic people sitting around the table and that is where food comes in there for us.”
Having had a love-hate relationship with food in their younger years, the pair said they now live by the motto of everything in moderation.
“I love food and Monday to Friday, I eat clean and make it super tasty,” Amanda said.
“On the weekend, I’ll eat whatever I want whenever I want – find the balance.”
Her brother added weight to the health mantra.
“I’m a little bit different having grown up not really the healthiest of people, but after losing weight I ended up understanding that you really are what you eat,” Blake said.
“Basically I eat healthy and make everything from scratch, this way I know what I’m eating and putting into my body.
“It really is all about finding the balance.”
As for the cattiness seen in the previous series, the duo said while they would not shy away from it, they were there to show off what they could do.
“If someone is going out to hurt someone’s feelings, I will pipe up,” Amanda said.
“There are definitely some spicy episodes, but our agenda is to cook really good food for Pete, Manu and Colin,” Blake said.
“To have them taste my food, that’s what we are there to do.
“We love banter and having a joke, but if there’s anyone that starts any bullying we will jump in and stand up for people to voice our opinions.”
My Kitchen Rules is broadcast on the Seven Network from Monday at 7pm.