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Lauren Scott advances in cooking competition

Lauren Scott, a Buchanan High School graduate who now lives in Laurel, Miss., was selected Tuesday night to be one of the competitors on the new ABC cooking reality show “The Taste.”

The 24-year-old — who regularly appeared in local community theater productions with Good Company Players at Roger Rocka’s, Children’s Musical Theaterworks, and CenterStage Clovis — was selected by “The Taste” judge Nigela Lawson to be on her team.

Contestants had to create a dish that was served to the judges in a spoon. The one bite item that earned Scott a place on the show was a Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Before she faced the judges, Scott revealed that her wish was to be on Lawson’s team. It’s a perfect fit as Lawson is the champion for home cooks and Scott has never worked as a professional chef.

Once the remaining contestants are selected, Scott will go into the spoon-to-spoon competition starting Feb. 5 as she tries to win the competition.

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