07/11/2013 05:47 am ET Updated Jul 11, 2013

'MasterChef': Eva Longoria Surprises The Contestants For The Mystery Box Challenge (VIDEO)

The remaining contestants on "MasterChef" were in for a big surprise on this week's episode. When it came time for the mystery box challenge, they were stunned to see it delivered by none other than Eva Longoria. The actress had hand-picked a collection of Mexican-inspired ingredients for the cooks to work with, and she was very excited to be on the show as she said over and over again!

“I am very excited about my ingredients," she said at one point. To a contestant, she said she was "very excited about your dish.”

She also participated as a guest judge, and was fully immersed in the experience. Entertainment Weekly noted that at one point "she got so stressed that "she switched from delicately petting her hair to gently clasping it.”

Don't think it's just a case of stunt casting, either. Longoria was chosen because she's actually a very successful restaurateur. She opened Hollywood hotspot Beso back in 2008 and recently partnered with Morton's in Las Vegas to open SHe, a classic steakhouse with a feminine twist.

After making it to the Top 10, the journey was cut short for Savannah. The competition continues on "MasterChef" every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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