MasterChef's Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot Bowles: 'Auctioned off like prostitues'

graham-elliot-bowles-gordon-ramsay-masterchef-large.jpgBy now, we know the judges of FOX's "MasterChef," switching to Wednesday (Aug. 18) this week with a two-hour show.

There's Graham Elliot Bowles, the Midwestern nice guy, who hates hurting feelings. Gordon Ramsay, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who makes Ramsay look warm and fuzzy.

But did you know how Bowles and Ramsay first met?

"We met when we got auctioned off like prostitutes," Ramsay tells Zap2it. "We raised money for the Cancer Society and Graham and I were meeting there."

Bowles tells the encounter with a tad more detail.

"We did a charity dinner with other great chefs around the world," he says. "I was prepping and we went out for drinks. There were all these stories because Gordon was very well known."

Bowles admits he was impressed.
 
"At that level, when you are a 20-something-year-old cook, you are not worrying about media empires and cooking shows and cook books," he says.

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