The Vietnamese with Kenneth Nguyen

Ep. #110 English - Christine Ha - The Blind Cook

December 7, 2021

Christine Huyen Tran Ha is an American chef, writer, restauranteur and TV host. She is the first blind contestant of Master Chef and the winner of its third season in 2012. While she has never studied cooking, she has a large following on her food blog. 

In the nineteen episodes where she competed on the third season of MasterChef, Ha won seven times in both individual and team challenges; additionally, she placed three times in the top three group. However, she was also in the bottom group twice.

On September 10, 2012, Hà was announced the winner of the competition and was awarded $250,000, the MasterChef title, the MasterChef trophy, and a cookbook deal. She has traveled around the world to give TED talks about her life experiences as a blind cook and the lessons she has learned along the way.

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