My Kitchen Rules is back on the TV menu tonight with its first openly gay contestant. Jordan is the first person comfortable enough to say publicly that he is gay and it is just part of who he is, prior to going into the competition. #MKR
Jordan Bruno,22, from Wanneroo in Western Australia, will be cooking up a storm on the show with his mum, Anna.
“I am honoured to be representing the gay community on the show,” Jordan told AAA Weekend.
“It’s just a part of who I am and I don’t like to hide any part of that. I hope I can be a role model, that’s one of the things I hope to gain from the show because there hasn’t really been an openly gay contestant before.
“I am very proud to be waving the gay flag.”
In 2014, former MKR contestant, teenager Matt Newell, came out as gay as did lesbian couple Carly and Tresne after appearing in the popular cooking show.
“He’s not really in the limelight, he is very quiet and reserved,” Jordan said.
“He is excited to watch the show as long as it doesn’t affect him.”
The Brunos are among the first contestants to cook on MKR in group one when the show screens at 7.30 tonight on Channel Seven.