Blind chef Christine Ha - Vietnamese Catfish - MasterChef USA Audition (Season 3 Episode 1)

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  • Chefs rely heavily on their sense of taste and smell to cook -- especially if they're blind like MasterChef contestant Christine Ha. "I have to depend a lot more on the other senses to cook -- taste, smell, how certain ingredients feel," she tells PEOPLE. "I'll know if a piece of meat is close to being done by how it feels against my hand or utensils." Christine, 33, has been diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a condition of the central nervous system that affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. "The very first bout I had was in 1999," she says of the condition. "It only happened in one eye then. It didn't recover completely so I learned to adjust to seeing out of one eye. In 2004, it decreased to the level where I could no longer drive. In 2007, it decreased to where I am now. I have to use a cane to walk around or take somebody's arm and be guided." Christine is ready to prove herself on the show, which premieres Monday (9 p.m. ET) on Fox. "It's hard to see ingredients," she says. "I have to figure out by smell and touch if an ingredient is fresh. Cutting with knives -- fortunately, I'm pretty careful and I have a proper knife technique. Since I've lost my vision, I've cut myself once. And it was minor. I've never had to get stitches. It's really about being organized, careful and using my other senses." And she won't be getting any special help from the judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich. "Joe, Gordon and Graham didn't treat me any differently," she says. "They told me what was wrong and right with my dish. There was constructive criticism. I feel like they judged fairly." Still, nerves were a factor for Christine when she began the competition. "I had never been this nervous in my life -- even on my wedding day," she says. "It was the most anxiety I've felt in a day. It's already scary to be in an environment you can't soak up visually what's happening around you. It was challenging and scary."
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  • Christine Ha Blind Chef MasterChef USA Audition (Season Episode 1) 

Yorum Sayısı: 5195

  • Alexandra Villalobos
    Alexandra Villalobos 3 saat önce

    I'm so proud of this woman <3

  • Xenoz Da Fortnutter
    Xenoz Da Fortnutter 3 saat önce

    Damn and I’m just here eating Oreos and drinking water.

  • Bling-Bling Boy
    Bling-Bling Boy 4 saat önce

    3:43 ummm..

  • Shelley Smith
    Shelley Smith 5 saat önce

    I love her.

  • Aaron Ongley
    Aaron Ongley 7 saat önce

    Just because she is blind doesn’t mean she can’t do things people who can see can do, if they put there heart and soul into what they want to do then a blind person can do anything they want and achieve great things and even become top chefs! A disability does not define you as a person atall, its just something that that person has to deal with and learn to live with but that does not stop that person achieving their dreams and goals in life. Well done to her and what she achieved, she may be blind but she believed on herself and chased her dream and she made it and the judges believed in her and knew she could do it and she proved to everyone that no matter what your disability you can still achieve anything you want!!

  • Reece
    Reece 8 saat önce

    3:43 I think it looks more appealing.
    Kowalski Analysis

  • Edward kenway
    Edward kenway 8 saat önce

    Maybe her perception has transcend to sixth senses!

  • Jiro Yoshino
    Jiro Yoshino 8 saat önce

    Brought a tear to my eye

  • Hulkmutant_HD
    Hulkmutant_HD 9 saat önce

    i would kill 800 people to taste her dish i ever imagine how blind people cook

  • Thotty DaGod
    Thotty DaGod 9 saat önce

    Oh so they just gone not tell you she blind huh

  • Just Bruce
    Just Bruce 10 saat önce

    This got me😭

  • rudy rush
    rudy rush 11 saat önce

    aside from all else that catfish bone in looked FLAME.

  • Jetdot37
    Jetdot37 11 saat önce

    Imagine if he actually gave her a black apron. She would never know!

  • Compa Nacho
    Compa Nacho 12 saat önce

    weird flex , but ok

  • E
    E 12 saat önce

    Fuck that was depressing to digest that struggle of a bright fighting woman

  • Drift N.
    Drift N. 13 saat önce

    5 minutes?!?! 🙀🙀🙀

  • Adventure Donut
    Adventure Donut 13 saat önce

    I'n feeling something in my heart...🙁☹

  • Laura Colafranceschi
    Laura Colafranceschi 13 saat önce

    Am I the only dumbass who thought she was faking the blindness because there was catfish in the title?

  • Honey Comb
    Honey Comb 14 saat önce

    Houston Texas BABY

  • Aiman Anuar
    Aiman Anuar 17 saat önce

    I can't even cook,she is good.

  • ESC Bill
    ESC Bill 17 saat önce

    I love her ! She is great !!!

  • Crusty Burger
    Crusty Burger 17 saat önce

    Is it me or does this seem kinda fake

  • Shynne Balbino
    Shynne Balbino 20 saat önce


  • Jerome Jimenez
    Jerome Jimenez 20 saat önce

    She won not because the judges pitty her but because she knows how to cook. Since she lost her sense of sight, her sense of smell, touch and taste increased which helped her with cooking

  • Angga Pramudya
    Angga Pramudya 22 saat önce

    Why my tears keep falling down when I saw her.
    It's not bout give her some pity.
    But, more bout passion for people with special needs and keep fighting for her passion.
    I need to learn more from her.
    Christine, indeed you're such an amazing great person.

  • ltcajh
    ltcajh 23 saat önce

    She accomplishes more than a lot of lazy people who can see!

  • Hunter Curtis
    Hunter Curtis 1 gün önce

    "I left it as a steak, i think it LOOKS more appealing."
    Haha i SEE what she did there.

  • Sarai Cobos
    Sarai Cobos 1 gün önce

    She and Josh were my favorites. To bad he lost the battle on depression, she is awesome.

  • Zain Naqvi
    Zain Naqvi 1 gün önce

    she is such a beautiful human being. i started to tear up when he was complimenting her!

  • dh3758
    dh3758 1 gün önce

    I love tough chefs. They speak from the truth.

  • dh3758
    dh3758 1 gün önce

    👏👏👏You go, girl!
    So proud to be a Vietnamese.

  • Jaron Mallory
    Jaron Mallory 1 gün önce

    I'm her biggest fan, actually.

  • maxsKi Moose
    maxsKi Moose 1 gün önce

    Extra onions in the kitchen today :'(

  • hmm something is shady about this

    jesus christ. a chef that cant see 0.o
    thats definetly a new one for me lul.
    but amazing she knows how to cut and make the food.
    if i close my eyes and try to walk for 2 seconds i get scared and dont know where i am.
    but she's casually making food like that. amazing

  • Nicole Idelfonso
    Nicole Idelfonso 1 gün önce

    I love Christine, she can’t see but her eyes express so much and can talk to people. She was my favorite since day 1

  • Sammy Gee
    Sammy Gee 1 gün önce

    She brought me to tears😢...such a beautiful lady inside and out, and very humble..Love her❤❤

  • William Akiu
    William Akiu 1 gün önce

    She's amazing ... But every finals act on America got talent has a crazy story but that's ok lol don't talk shit about this skilled chef.

  • Carlo Tacmo
    Carlo Tacmo 1 gün önce

    Iloveyou!! Godbless you

  • Dennis Germa
    Dennis Germa 1 gün önce

    I think she isnt really blind, could be just an elaborate scheme that the shows producer compiled for more views. Could be wrong but you never know.

  • ManWithNoName
    ManWithNoName 1 gün önce

    Think she could get more than 5 minutes?