worst cooks in america season 5 winner jamie thomas amber brauner 'Worst Cooks in America' Season 5 winner: Amber Brauner or Jamie Thomas, who won?“Worst Cooks in America” on the Food Network crowned a winner for Season 5, after finalists Amber Brauner and Jamie Thomas faced off in the three-course-meal challenge for the guest food-critic judges. So, who won the $25,000 prize?

The judges had a hard decision on their hands, saying it is a testament to chefs Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell that Brauner’s and Thomas’ six dishes were so excellent. But they three guest judges chose Amber to take home the prize. She says after winning, “Thank you for eating my food — nobody ever did before.”

“I’m just thrilled for Amber,” says Flay, whose team won for the second season in a row. “I think she’s going to utilize her $25,000 in the best way, but even more importantly she’s going to have a skill to utilize for the rest of her life.”

And Jamie says that even though he didn’t win, he feels like a winner because he learned so much by being on the show.

What do you think, fans? Did the right chef win?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."