Laertes and Elaine have known each other for 20 years and are virtually family. Laertes says he entered Ultimate Braai Master because he loves challenges, can hold his own against the best around a fire and was inspired by his daughters to take the leap. Elaine is most scared of encountering spiders on the trip, while Laertes’s fear is doing something silly on camera. They both believe that the title of the first Ultimate Braai Master will reside in Cape Town after the impressive audition rounds.
Elaine has a long list of things she would love to do if they win the title, including buying a new bicycle and getting a yorkie. Laertes wants to build a cottage in the Karoo to share with his family and friends.