Christine Ha was crowned the Masterchef winner 2012 last night and we have all of her post-win messages from her Twitter account and an exclusive interview Foodbeat did with her earlier this season. If you like what you see here, make sure to check back later today for our full post-win interview with Christine which we’ll be conducting in less than an hour.
After her big win, the blind chef who has earned a whopping $250,000 prize and a cookbook deal, Christine took to her Twitter account to thank her fans and take a break from the social media network.
She tweeted, “Thank you for watching. I’m overwhelmed w/ your love & support. Pleas excuse me as I take a break from social media. I’ll be back soon. xoxo”
Here’s a short snippet from our exclusive interview with Christine earlier on in the season. You can read the full interview here.
“FoodBeat: Would you be comfortable talking to our readers about your disease?
Christine Ha: Of course. I want people to understand what it is and know how to help people who have it. I have an autoimmune condition called NMO, or Neuromyelitis optica. My own immune system has been attacking my spinal cord and my optic nerves. There was a period that I was paralyzed from the neck down but recovered thanks to the help of my doctors and family. I have permanent vision loss and I’m trying to keep it from getting worse. I receive a chemo treatment that is normally used for cancer patients, but it can help slow the progression of my disease. I get it done every 6-12 months and started it in 2008.”
Check back later today for our exclusive post-show interview with Christine – as well as our post-show interview with Hell’s Kitchen 2012 winner Christina!
Do you think Christine deserved to win last night?