Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about societal pressure placed on women to find a partner, have children and settle down, the MasterChef judge knew exactly what she wanted to say to her younger self.
“Don’t worry about not reaching certain life goals at certain ages,” she began.
“You’re supposed to know what you want to do for the rest of your life at the end of high school, meet the person you will spend the rest of your life with in university, and then as women there’s the added pressure of when will you procreate."
She explains that not everybody wants the same thing in life, and that the ‘ultimate happiness’ for some could be a life of freedom and travel.
“The thing is life never looks like the way you think it should and it certainly never feels the way you think it should, we’re all just making it up as we go along.”
The new season of MasterChef: Foodies vs Favourites starts on Monday night, and she’s extremely excited. While she was nervous for her first appearance on the television show, this will be her third year, noting that it feels ‘familiar’.
Gushing about her time on MasterChef, she sums it up nicely, “A lot of magic has been created and to know that – if you’re lucky – you’ll be part of something magical in that next year to come.”
She wants everybody to know that the food truly is the star of the show, not only the best that MasterChef has ever seen, but the best food that she’s ever tasted full stop.
On Instagram, she describes the new season as ‘special’ and the perfect mix of ‘nostalgia’ and ‘something brand new’.
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