Juan De La Cruz Wiki, Age, MasterChef Australia, Partner, Heritage

Juan De La Cruz Biography – Juan De La Cruz Wiki

Juan De La Cruz Torales Villarreal is a contestant on MasterChef Australia 2024. The board game designer will bring Latin American flavours to the MasterChef Australia kitchen.

Bad asthma kept Juan indoors as a kid, but he became Mum’s official taster, developing his palette from an early age. His mother Cristina remains a huge inspiration for him in the kitchen, having cooked four meals a day for 11 people for many years. She taught Juan the power of good food not only to nourish, but as a salve for bad situations.

His Dad Alejandro and his uncle then taught him the art of asado. Sadly, his father passed away in 2022, but Juan will be forever grateful that he was able to cook him a final traditional Argentinian dish of humita.

Work on his travel television program saw Juan make the move to New Zealand, before settling in Sydney in 2014. Tapping into his background in marketing, in 2022 Juan poured his creativity into the launch of his very own boardgame, titled Blended. It brings together all the best bits of various games, and takes him back to happy childhood times, playing board games with siblings.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he is the executive director of Blended the Game in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He has stints at Marketing 2000 ltd pty, Kuoco Shoes, Feel my Bamboo Pillow, UVDP, DLCTV Producciones, Canal 7, Destination Manawatu, and Gola South.

Juan De La Cruz Age

MasterChef Australia contestant Juan De La Cruz is 39 years old.

Juan De La Cruz Family

Born in Argentina, Juan is one of nine children and as the seventh son of the family (two sisters followed), is considered special in Argentinian culture. As tradition has it, the seventh son automatically becomes the President’s godson which, in mythology, was to save him from being turned into a werewolf.

Incredibly close to his family, Juan speaks with them every day, despite them all being based in Argentina.

Juan De La Cruz Girlfriend

He lives in Sydney with his girlfriend, Amy.

Juan De La Cruz MasterChef Australia

Argentina-born Juan De La Cruz is a contestant on the 16th season of MasterChef Australia on Channel 10 and 10 Play. He announced the news on Instagram: “I’m so excited, it’s not a secret anymore. Let the games begin. I’m ready to go! MasterChef Australia 2024 here I come!”

With food heroes including Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann and, locally, Miguel Maestre who has inspired him to embrace his culture, Juan can’t wait to showcase his favourite Argentinian dishes for the judges.

Outside the kitchen, music and singing are another huge passion for Juan, and this former Popstars Argentina contender will bring his trademark bright and bubbly energy to MasterChef Australia, ready to let his creativity take over as he shares his unique recipes.


He is of Argentine nationality.


He is of Latin American heritage.


Juan De La Cruz Torales Villarreal’s Instagarm handle is delacruzcooks.