Jan, 2 marks the premiere of Season 2 of the Food Network reality series Worst Cooks in America (9 p.m.).
Matt Crespi, 25, who grew up in Ambler, attended Germantown Academy and Penn, is one of the contestants. He juggled taping with his doctoral studies in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Crespi says he's cooking a lot more -- "a result of both my new skills and my current lack of a Wawa."
Q. Why did you apply to go on the show?
A. To be honest, I never wanted to be on television. All I wanted was free cooking classes from a celebrity chef, and this seemed like the best way to make that happen. Also, a shockingly (and more than a little depressingly) large number of my friends insisted I audition, and it makes for a great story.
Q. Describe your cooking ability before the show and after.