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Jasmine Stewart, aged 12, wins MasterChef Jr. trophy and $100,000 grand prize

WINNER: Jasmine Stewart with MasterChef Junior host Gordon Ramsay and Chef Christina Tosi

JASMINE STEWART has been crowned the new MasterChef Junior champion.

The 12-year-old from Atlanta took home the prestigious MasterChef trophy as well as a $100,000 grand prize.
“This is the biggest moment of my entire life. Who would ever think a little girl from Milton, Ga., would ever win MasterChef Junior?” Jasmine said.

Jasmine was among 40 talented kids between 8 and 13 who were selected from a nationwide search for the best junior home cooks across the country.

“Some of the highlights of the show was winning, of course,” Jasmine told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But I did love it when I got an apron. I never thought I would even make it on the show, let alone be getting an apron and get to wear it.”

The host of the show was Gordon Ramsay, British star chef of Hell’s Kitchen and he was joined by renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi.

Together, they coach and encourage the hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.

Surprise guests and diners have included renowned chef Wolfgang Puck and former first lady Michelle Obama.

Jasmine’s winning food creations included a molten lava cake and a rack of lamb over beef and pork, which celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay called “breathtaking”; a scallop-and-white-fish appetizer with a green papaya salad; an entree of lobster tail and coconut curry; and, for dessert, a sticky rum cake with pineapple chips.

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