Before ‘MasterChef Junior’, A Young Ryan Kate Competed In Another Cooking Contest (Video)

"I didn’t win. But it was a fun experience."

Long before MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, Ryan Kate Brandenburg entered a nationwide cooking contest sponsored by Uncle Ben’s.

“I actually publicized it and got to go on the announcements at school,” she tells me.  “I told everyone to vote for me.  I did pretty well.  I didn’t win.  But it was a fun experience.”

Now, the Coppell, Texas teen — who many think could be the last girl standing in Gordon Ramsay‘s kitchen — is sharing her audition video exclusively with

Check it out and let us know how far you think Ryan Kate will go on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR by leaving a comment below.