Justin Narayan wins MasterChef Australia 2021
After a marathon finale, WA's Justin takes out the 2021 title -by just 1 point.
Perth youth pastor Justin Narayan has won MasterChef Australia 2021 -by just a single point.
He scored 125 to win the 2021 title and the $250,000 prize.
Pete Campbell scored 124 points taking home a $30,000 prize and Kishwar Chowdhury had 114 points, with a $20,000 prize.
It was a marathon Grand Final, not just split across two nights, but concluding in a 2:20hr finale. That involved a Peter Gilmore specialty of 2 x Pressure Test dishes: a delicate Squid Noodle dish and a deluxe Golden Crackle dessert. The cook itself stretched for some 5 hours.
Despite going into Part II with a leading score it was Justin’s impeccable dish that won him the title. Peter Gilmore described his squid noodle dish as “perfect.”
“I am just as surprised as you are right now! This has been the experience of a lifetime,” he said.
“I feel very honoured and humbled to hold this trophy, and I’m the first to admit that I didn’t get here on my own. I owe a lot to God, the crew, the judges, my fellow contestants, my friends, my family and my fiancé.
I’m not going to lie, I feel pretty blessed! I am keen to keep working hard and cooking up some good times, but for now, I’m going to enjoy this moment.”
This year’s season, filmed across various stages of restrictions in Victoria, has not been without some serious competition from Lego Masters, Farmer Wants a Wife, Celebrity Apprentice and Big Brother (3 of which are from the same producers Endemol Shine Australia), but it continues to delight fans with its delicious food and camaraderie.
10 has a Celebrity MasterChef series due later this year and is already calling for contestants for 2022.
This post updates.