I have only seen the last few episodes so I don't have a complete picture of all the contestants.
Stacey seemed nice and it appears she can cook well but she seemed a bit whiny to me. Rodney has personality but I could not watch more than 1 or 2 episodes of pie making. It's seems to be a fad.
I don't get Russell's thing at all.
I really liked Damaris and loved the idea for her pilot of a guy winning over a woman with his cooking! The Paula Deen angle is a good one!
There is nothing so simple that I can't complicate it.