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Young banking staffer named Masterchef Vietnam

Young banking staffer named Masterchef Vietnam

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:12 GMT+7

A 23-year-old girl beat her seasoned expat Vietnamese contender to be named winner of the second local season of the British cooking TV reality show Masterchef on Saturday night.

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Hoang Minh Nhat, from Hanoi, defeated her strong contender, Le Chi, a Vietnamese Canadian, to win the title, a cash award of VND500 million (US$23,534) and an opportunity to publish her own cookery book.

During the 150-minute final challenge, Nhat conquered the jury and TV viewers with her French-styled three-course meal, including sauté goose liver and rabbit confit in juice sauce.

The youngest of the Top 12, the girl faced elimination a few times in the previous rounds.

Nhat graduated with flying colors from Hanoi Foreign Trade University and has a stable job at a foreign-owned bank.

She shared that the much-coveted title will allow her to professionally pursue cooking- her lifelong passion.

Late last month, Vietnam Television (VTV) admitted they made a mistake in not censoring footage of the beheading of a live turtle, so the disturbing image appeared clearly in the 10th episode of the second season of the MasterChef Vietnam cooking show, which was broadcast on September 20.

A male contestant had also accused the show organizer of unfairness and sloppy organization.



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