It was Bring Your Girlfriend to Work Day for Ryan Seacrest, who invited Shayna Taylor to drop by Live with Kelly and Ryan this week. And it wasn't just for a low-stakes, softball chat either — but rather for a full-on cooking segment that doubled as a contest.
“Today’s contender is a personal chef, a graduate of the Art Institute Culinary School, and in my opinion, the greatest cook in town. [I’m] proud and excited to have her here,” he gushed.
On Tuesday’s episode, the model made a guest appearance on the show for a banana bread bakeoff, competing against executive producer Michael Gelman’s wife, Laurie.
“There’s been a lot of smack-talk around here between Ryan and Gelman regarding whose significant other’s healthy banana bread is best. We’ve decided to put an end to this madness — this two days of madness — and have them battle in a banana bread bakeoff,” said co-host Kelly Ripa.
The model does not work as a professional chef but often shares healthy recipes on her Instagram. As part of the challenge, she made a flourless, sugar-free banana bread, prepared with healthy alternative ingredients, like pumpkin puree and almond butter.
“I believe in homemade everything — homemade everything is kind of my jam since you don’t really know what ingredients are in [store-bought foods],” she said.
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