MasterChef judge Melissa Leong stuns in black cut-out dress

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong turned a few heads in a stunning black cut-out gown, as she attended the Paypal Melbourne Fashion Festival's Closing Runway show on Saturday.

The 39-year-old food critic, who walked the red carpet with new boyfriend Rob Mason, opted for a figure-hugging black dress, with a daring thigh-high split, and completed the look with strappy pink heels.

MasterChef judge Melissa Leong
MasterChef judge Melissa Leong stunned in a black cut-out dress at a fashion event. Photo: Getty
Melissa Leong arrives at the Melbourne Fashion Festival Closing Runway
She finished her look with a set of strappy pink heels. Photo: Getty

Mel, who split from her husband of almost four years in December 2020, went public with her new romance back in October.

At the time she took to social media to share a gallery of loved up photos, writing: “This is us.”

Rob is the founder of Morris Motley, an artisanal men’s haircare and fragrance company in Melbourne. The tattooed hunk is also the father of three young daughters, who he regularly posts about on his Instagram.


Last month, Melissa also took to her Instagram to share a sweet selfie with her businessman beau and share a gushing tribute.

"Watching you take over the world from a front row seat is nothing short of inspiring," she gushed.

"Thank you for having my back and being present through it all @therobmason."

Melissa Leong and Rob Mason
Melissa Leong attended with her boyfriend Rob Mason. Photo: Getty

Fellow MasterChef alum and recent Survivor Australia contestant Khanh Ong was also in attendance at the Fashion event at the weekend.

He, along with a few other celebrities added some colour to the red carpet arrivals, with singer Vera Blue and Miss Universe Australia Olivia Molly Rogers also opting for bright hues.

masterchef Khanh Ong arrives at the Melbourne Fashion Festival Closing Runway
Fellow MasterChef star Khanh Ong was also at the event. Photo: Getty
Olivia Molly Rogers arrives at the Melbourne Fashion Festival Closing Runwa
Olivia Molly Rogers wore a bright structured blazer and skirt combo. Photo: Getty
Vera Blue arrives at the Melbourne Fashion Festival Closing Runway sho
Vera Blue went for a touch of floral. Photo: Getty


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