Claudia Sandoval of La Mesa emerged as the culinary champ of “Masterchef” Season 6, who is the first Latina winner of the show ever. In a neck to neck competition with other two finalists, Claudia Sandoval proved her best and won the title. Read on to find out more about “Masterchef” Season 6.
Sandoval, who is an event manager by profession, walked away with the trophy and whopping prize money of $250,000 along with a cookbook deal. She is a single mother and believes in setting the best example for her 9-year-old daughter as her mother did for her. She maintained a warm relationship with co-participants throughout the show.
According to Heavy, Sandoval gave a tough fight to other finalists Derrick Peltz and Stephen Lee. In the finale episode, the finalists had a face-off with former “Masterchef” contestants of 2015. It was won by Peltz leaving Lee and Sandoval in the bottom two with no immunity. Lee was later eliminated after losing in pressure test to Sandoval.
The 31-year-old winner mentions a special advice she received from mentor Graham Elliot, stating that, stick to your knowledge of food and instincts so that it comes out of what you are in real and not a copy or influence of someone else. She further added that Elliot said, cook a Claudia food and not a Graham Elliot food.
“Masterchef” Season 6 was mentored by culinary experts like Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Graham Elliot. Ramsay and Elliot have been on the previous seasons too.
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