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: 5268

  • Young Ace
    Young Ace 3 gün önce

    Makes me even more proud to be from Texas.

  • Jecile Matsuda
    Jecile Matsuda 3 gün önce

    Fk that made me cry 💔😭

  • TurtleMan8365
    TurtleMan8365 1 hafta önce

    4:29 you must have some titanic sized balls to talk to Joe like that!

  • anusha iyer
    anusha iyer 1 hafta önce

    She is phenomenal 💖💖

  • Carmen K
    Carmen K 1 hafta önce

    I always tear up when watching Christine cook because she's just so wholesome and passionate about cooking

  • Carolina Rogers
    Carolina Rogers 1 hafta önce

    She has such a lovely, positive personality, and I love her determination. Go Christine!

  • JamesTrickington
    JamesTrickington 1 hafta önce

    joe really developed a soft spot for her i think, even in the finals he was defending her dishes to ramsay and graham when they were undecided about them

  • Rison Lu
    Rison Lu 2 hafta önce

    Man she would be great in bird box

  • Masayuki Azul
    Masayuki Azul 2 hafta önce

    fuckin' ninjas cutting onions

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy 2 hafta önce

    4:50 that guy has got the hots for Christine! the way he eyes her up and down at 5:04

  • Whiskey Golf
    Whiskey Golf 2 hafta önce

    the thing to remember about Joe is that he's made of salt and has no patience for bullshit. But with people who're going the distance, he respects that.

  • Zack guccigamer
    Zack guccigamer 4 hafta önce

    Sorry Joe but she has a husband

  • numb
    numb 1 ay önce

    There was no need for that stick when she walked in... That was dump from the producers

  • masey
    masey 1 ay önce

    "I'm gonna be the next Masterchef!" If only she knew!

  • Laura Huynh
    Laura Huynh 1 ay önce

    Clay Pot fish is the best comfort food. Christine is a legend.

  • k11h12
    k11h12 1 ay önce

    she's blind but still very beautiful

  • Lucius Nguyen
    Lucius Nguyen 1 ay önce

    I think 1000 blind people clicked the dislike button ( Copy )

  • Blind Luck
    Blind Luck 1 ay önce

    I am quite offended that she claims to be blind. She is actually visually impaired, there’s quite a difference

  • idsofisoncaoisnc
    idsofisoncaoisnc 1 ay önce

    You are an inspiration to the whole world christina God bless you dear . You prove that talent only needs a heart full of passion . Mind-blowing absolutely phenomenal .

  • surfinmuso
    surfinmuso 1 ay önce

    omg -the bullshit with her walking up with the cane when she was being lead by someone-what do u need the cane for if u are being lead?. What a load of over-dramatized crap. She is pathetic-using her very questionable "disability" to scrape up sympathy points for the food. Funny how she has no problem locating things on her bench, putting stuff in a pot, looking directly at camera etc etc. An actual blind person would have to "feel" for these things to find them.U lot are pathetic suckers.

  • MrTriped
    MrTriped 1 ay önce

    Plot twist: she is not blind and cheated everyone

  • getdrinking
    getdrinking 1 ay önce

    With the best will in the world, she was never going to be able to compete properly on the show given the challenges that we see on a weekly basis, which invariably revolve around fast movement in and around kitchens.

  • Siyathokoza Zulu
    Siyathokoza Zulu 1 ay önce

    i'm so fucking ungrateful

  • David Bourff
    David Bourff 1 ay önce

    It's almost like the tin men got some oil for their rusty ass hearts

  • surfinmuso
    surfinmuso 1 ay önce

    What a croc of shit-that woman is not blind. Way to hype the bullshit guys. u suck

  • Hammerschlägen M
    Hammerschlägen M 1 ay önce

    They all felt sorry for her. She got the sympathy vote. Pure and simple.

  • Billie Omfg
    Billie Omfg 1 ay önce

    All the dislikes were people who had their phone upside down

  • rai apuri
    rai apuri 1 ay önce

    Wow love the attitude gurl keep it up

  • PyroJayxX
    PyroJayxX 1 ay önce

    but u cant see...

  • kokoki tututi
    kokoki tututi 1 ay önce

    Is she blind or can she see something

  • Lam Tran
    Lam Tran 1 ay önce

    đĩ mẹ thằng mập khinh người

  • J O
    J O 1 ay önce

    she is not blind,lol.

  • bill nguyen
    bill nguyen 1 ay önce

    Now thats how you supposed to represent my fuckin flag 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳

  • #Bojio
    #Bojio 1 ay önce

    asians are good in seasoning their food. that is no joke. that's why she can win masterchef. not because her disablity.

  • Robert Hartzell
    Robert Hartzell 1 ay önce

    Let's just hope she washes her hands???

  • Myron Kapetanakis
    Myron Kapetanakis 1 ay önce

    Is that true that she won and then opened a restaurant with NINO???

  • Peter Girgis
    Peter Girgis 1 ay önce

    Wow I. Cried she is so intelligent and absolutely amazing

  • Swaying Palms
    Swaying Palms 1 ay önce

    May God protect her in the kitchen😢

  • Apple Peel
    Apple Peel 1 ay önce

    Idk how can a blind person cook?

  • 20PINKluvr
    20PINKluvr 1 ay önce

    Shes like Daredevil but with cooking and food. Her other senses have been enhanced without her vision sense