Christine Ha: The Blind Cook Who Won MasterChef

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If, like me, you don’t watch much TV, you may have missed the stunning 2012 victory of blind chef Christine Ha on “MasterChef.” With permanently dilated pupils and an inability to discern anything more than a foot from her face, she’s functionally (and legally) blind. And yet, she went on to take the trophy – despite never having studied cooking.

Here’s an article with more on her!

According to many readers, this moment with her is one of the most heart-wrenching points from the entire show’s history:


(thanks to Jeannette for sending this in!)

2 Responses to “Christine Ha”

  1. Andrea

    She was one of the most popular winners in the show, and one judge actually had to apologize to her when he claimed that he “would just trust her with handling coats” when they had a restaurant challenge.

  2. Sofia Odeste

    Also, in one memorable episode, she was forced to kill and cook a live crab. She SLAYED the challenge.