MasterChef fans shocked by Poh's age as she celebrates birthday

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

MasterChef fans have once again been left stunned by Poh Ling Yeow's age as the chef celebrated her 47th birthday on Tuesday.

Taking to Instagram, Poh wrote, "47 last Friday. Celebrated with popiah, Mee Siam and ice kachang at the folks’ place. Quiet and small the way I like it."

MasterChef fans were shocked when Poh revealed she'd just celebrated her 47th birthday. Photo: Instagram/pohlingyeow
MasterChef fans were shocked when Poh revealed she'd just celebrated her 47th birthday. Photo: Instagram/pohlingyeow

Fans were quick to share their surprise with one user writing, "No way! If you said 27, I would’ve believed you!"

"Sorry I think you had a typo; you mean 37 right?!" another said.

"You are so eternally youthful Poh," someone else added.

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"Wow! I thought you were at least 10 years younger than that!" another stunned fan wrote.

"WHAAAAT?!?? No you’re not! You look amazing!" one user said.

Others called her an "ageless beauty" while fellow MasterChef stars also wished her a happy birthday.

Fans were left stunned when she shared her real age with one user writing, "No way! If you said 27, I would’ve believed you!" Photo: Ten
Fans were left stunned when she shared her real age with one user writing, "No way! If you said 27, I would’ve believed you!" Photo: Ten

"Happy Birthday you beautiful human inside and out - what a combo! Love you," wrote Tessa Boersma.

"Happy birthday my lovely Poh. Wiser and more beautiful every year," Justine Schofield added.

"Happy birthday beautiful with many more birthdays to come! I’d be chuffed with that menu for my birthday too hehe," Amina Elshafei said.

It comes after the chef was interviewed for Stan Grant's One Plus One on Monday night where she spoke about her heritage and self-identity.

"I’ve never really identified with being female or Asian or anything. I really just want to do interesting things," she explained.

"I think being in the media, it’s something I really fought hard to break down... people will think that they like you and they’re very quick to decide why without really digging deep."

She added that she once felt "cultural guilt" but is now proud to be an immigrant.

"I’m really comfortable with that now, being a product of what my parents have done, they bought me here, I’m a migrant, I love a lot of my [Chinese Malaysian] culture but I don’t feel an impulse to identify hugely with it," she said.

"For me, it’s all about moving forward and about creativity and absorbing what’s around me."

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