Nedra Harris was a contestant on Season 11 on Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 8th place.
Nedra was not afraid to confront her teammates, and to fight back, but on the other side, she was funny and could crack jokes at any time. She had a short-lived running feud with Gina.
Season 11 Edit
When she was waiting for the Hell's Kitchen bus, Nedra declared she would be on top, and when it arrived, she declared that the top must be waiting for her. Then, Ramsay surprisingly told the chefs to meet him in Las Vegas. Arrived there, they were greeted by showgirls, got on a double-decker bus for a tour of the city. During the ride, she got extremely annoyed by Gina's constant screaming and yelling, and said she was ready to throw her ass off the side of the bus. When they went near the Caesar's Palace welcome board, she felt like a superstar when her picture was shown on the big screen. Then, the chefs got tricked in believing they would go on a Las Vegas 4D experience. However, they arrived in front of a live audience, where Ramsay was waiting for them.
During the Signature Dish Challenge, Nedra was the second person from the red team to have her dish judged by Ramsay, and went up against Sebastian. Before Ramsay would taste her dish, she requested a prayer before he would bust her balls. She prayed while holding Sebastian's hand, and when Ramsay asked her what she said in the prayer, she answered that she requested Lord to not let Ramsay bust her balls, which made everybody laugh. After, she presented her double-grilled potatoes with rosemary-glazed lamb, which Ramsay praised for being cooked perfectly. On Sebastian's turn, she was asked to taste his corn dogs, but she found it disgusting and spat it out. She won the round over Sebastian, which she celebrated about.
The red team eventually won the challenge 5-4, and they were rewarded with a night out in Las Vegas, meeting Celine Dion, and get VIP tickets for the latter's show. When she met Celine Dion, Nedra was super excited as she was looking like an angel and so beautiful. When she arrived in Hell's Kitchen, she was ready to get in and start cooking. Later, she got annoyed and disbelieved that Gina brought a puppet in Hell's Kitchen, and gave an ultimatum to Gina, saying that she should get the fuck out of there before she would kick her ass and her puppet's, while reminding her they were not in Sesame Street. She also added that crazy bitch Gina had to be the first person eliminated. During an intervention in the red team, she called Gina a little cuckoo.
The next day, during prep, Nedra was determined to get it together despite Gina missing action. During dinner service, she was on the appetizer station with Jacqueline. On the first ticket, she communicated well with Gina, but later, Gina constantly asked her for a time after she gave her five minutes the first time, annoying her as she knew how long it was taking to cook scallops. When Ramsay asked for a time, Gina continued to ask her that same question, but when she said she needed two minutes on her risotto, she discovered that Gina already fired the scallops without her knowing it, and called her a crazy bitch for doing so. She walked with her risotto, followed by Gina and her scallops, but when Gina's scallops were rejected, she was thrown under the bus by her, angering her as Gina was not having her shit right herself. When she asked Gina for a time, she was told to fuck off, and she acknowledged that Gina could not cook scallops to save her life, while adding that Ramsay was about to find that out. When Gina sent her scallops, she sarcastically wished her luck, before she brought her risotto seconds later. Ramsay told her that the risotto was delicious after Gina was kicked out, and she celebrated by saying it was a big big whoop. After, she managed to serve a lot of appetizers to the dining room, along with Mary, and later, she expressed annoyance when Jessica took more than three minutes to slice her lamb, sarcastically reminding there was only 24 hours in a day. Moments later, when Mary was struggling too keep up, she got annoyed with Jacqueline not doing anything at all. After four of her teammates were kicked out, she helped her remaining teammates rallying to complete all the tickets, and the red team eventually won the service.
While going back to the dorms, Nedra declared that she was going after Gina as the first of the red team eliminated, while adding she would vote with her two hands and counting her breasts, which she called her "hoohas", as four.
Back in the dorms, Nedra said she did not want to go to sleep angry, so she decided to solve her problems by saying to Gina that she must not throw her under the bus. That led to a very intense argument between the two of them over the scallops incident, where she thought that Gina said that the reason why the scallops were rejected was because the risotto was not good. When she laughed at Gina, the latter did not appreciate, but she said that she knew Gina was crazy. Then, she said they must cross the line while calling her bitch, which Gina did not appreciate once again. When Gina told her that she was dealing with the wrong person, she was not intimidated, and said she was dealing with a crazy, deranged person.
The next morning, some soldiers from the US army came in Hell's Kitchen, went to the dorms, and gave a very brutal wake up call to the chefs by screaming and yelling to get up. After Gina announced her departure, Nedra was unsympathetic, saying that she must get out of the kitchen if she could not stand the heat, and concluded by saying that she folded like a piece of wet paper towel. When the teams were challenged to climb up the wall, she was not happy about that because of her weight, and declared that it was not happening. However, when the soldiers flipped the wall over revealing a shorter wall divided in blue and red sections, she was reassured. During the challenge, she took responsibility of lifting her teammates over the wall, along with Cyndi. The red team managed to get 31 lobsters in their bucket, compared to the blue team's 37, but fortunately for them, that was only the first part of the challenge.
During the Lobster Cleaning Challenge, Nedra was paired with Danielle. At one point, she was worried because the blue team's bell was ringing a lot, and while she acknowledged that the women needed to push harder to finish strong, she and Danielle scored a point. When the time ran out, she rang the bell for Ja'Nel and Jessica, but Ramsay rejected their attempt as it was too late. Despite that, the red team won the challenge 11-8, and they were rewarded with a day on a 85-foot luxury yacht, a master sushi chef preparing them lunch, and a massage. During the reward, she said they were going down on the yacht, and during lunch with Ramsay, she revealed that she gave name to her breasts, making everybody laugh.
The next day, during prep, Nedra discovered that Danielle completely butchered three racks of lamb, while asking her if she knew how expensive lamb was. She gave a lesson to Danielle, saying how she should make love to the meat instead of butchering it. After, she said that if it would come down to it, she would run over Danielle while driving a bus a couple of times, if she would not get her shit together. She concluded by saying to Danielle that if Ramsay would see that, he would cuss their asses out.
During dinner service, Nedra worked tableside. She was responsible for serving a lobster appetizer. She was not seen much, except at one point when Jean-Philippe warned her to be smooth as she was taking care of Jalen Rose's table. Later, she was called back in the kitchen by Ramsay, immediately before the red team was kicked out of the kitchen after a lot of mistakes. Both teams were named joint-losers, and they were asked to nominate two people each.
She was not nominated for elimination.
- She is the third contestant to be eliminated after their first service with a new team, following Melissa (Season 3), and Melissa (Season 8).
- She is the eighth contestant, and sixth female contestant, who switched teams without making it to the black jackets, following Melissa from Season 3, Lacey from Season 5, Robert from Season 6, Scott from Season 7, Melissa from Season 8, Natalie from Season 9, and Roshni from Season 10.
- She is the sixth contestant who received a retrospective montage of her run after elimination despite not making it to the black jackets, following Rachel (Season 2), Robert, Sabrina (both from Season 6), Carrie, and Natalie (both from Season 9).
- "Chef, can we pray before you bust my balls?"
- (About Gina) "Bitch, who brings a puppet in Hell's Kitchen?"
- (To Gina) "Bitch, you better take you and that puppet and get the fuck out of here before I fucking kick you and that puppet's ass!"
- "This is not Sesame Street!"
- "The first person to go is definitely going to be this crazy bitch Gina!"
- "I'm looking at Jacqueline, she's not doing a damn thing right now!"
- "Oh HELL NO!"
- "Ha Ha! A BIG BIG WHOOP!"
- (After Gina's departure) "If you can't stand the heat, get out the kitchen! That bitch folded like a piece of wet paper towel!"
- "You gotta make LOOOOOOVE to the meat!"
- "If I knew we had to run today, I would've put on three bra to tie these bitches down!"