'What's her secret?' MasterChef fans shocked to find out Poh's real age

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MasterChef fans have been gobsmacked to learn Poh Ling Yeow's real age with many unable to believe the chef is nearing 50 years old.

One fan took to Twitter and wrote, "Poh is 47 years old... Who looks like that at 47?"

MasterChef fans on social media have been surprised to learn Poh Ling Yeow's real age. Photo: Ten
MasterChef fans on social media have been surprised to learn Poh Ling Yeow's real age. Photo: Ten

Someone else wrote, "Poh doesn't age. What's her secret?" Another added, "Geez Poh looks [good] for 47."

Poh surprised fans last year when she debuted a pixie haircut with many saying she was "rocking" the new 'do.

Since finishing as the MasterChef runner-up in 2009 against Julie Goodwin, Poh has gone on to forge a successful cooking and media career.

She’s fronted her own ABC cooking show, Poh's Kitchen, as well as SBS series Poh & Co.

Some fans were even expecting her to return to MasterChef this year as a judge after Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan quit due to a salary dispute.

At the time, she told Yahoo Lifestyle, “Of course it would be amazing, hell yeah I’d be keen."

Poh rose to fame in 2009 after coming second in the first ever season of MasterChef Australia. Photo: Ten
Poh rose to fame in 2009 after coming second in the first ever season of MasterChef Australia. Photo: Ten

This, of course, didn't happen and she is instead on the show as a contestant.

However, some viewers aren't so happy as Poh seems to be getting more attention than any other chef on the show.

Fans on Facebook branded the series "The Poh Show" with one person writing, "It always was the Poh show, even when she was with Julie [Goodwin] it was still the Poh show. Just over it."

Someone else wrote, "Oh riveting... The Poh Show keeps on rolling! So staged!"

One fan said, "I can't understand why everyone hates [Poh]! I think she's funny, self [deprecating] and not up herself at all.

But it seems some fans of the show were loving all the attention that Poh was receiving.

"Yes the camera follows her a lot. But I don't blame her for that. I really like her."

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