Advert

Latest

Man Removed From Hospital After Trying To Discharge Sick Covid-19 Patient

Man Removed From Hospital After Trying To Discharge Sick Covid-19 Patient

published at14 minutes ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
Entertainment

MasterChef Australia's Poh Says She Doesn't 'Really Identify With Being Asian Or Female'

MasterChef Australia's Poh Says She Doesn't 'Really Identify With Being Asian Or Female'

MasterChef Australia's Poh Ling Yeow has explained how she felt about growing in Australia.

The iconic former contestant of the Aussie reality cooking show told the ABC's One Plus One how she moved from Malaysia when she was nine years old.

Speaking to host Stan Grant, Poh said despite her background being Asian, she didn't want that to define her future.

Advert

"I've never really identified with being female or Asian or anything. I really just want to do interesting things," the chef 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."

The 47-year-old explained how people will often come to her with stereotypical requests for food.

She continued: "I'm like, 'You don't understand, I'm not your person for Chinese New Year, I'm like the worst Asian. I don't speak any Asian languages'."

Advert

While it sounds like she has shed her identity before coming to Australia, it's anything but. Poh says she loves to embrace the way she was raised.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

Daughter Says She Doesn't Regret Outing Pro-Trump Mother Who Was Punched At Riots

Credit: Poh Ling Yeow/Instagram
Credit: Poh Ling Yeow/Instagram
Entertainment

Anne Hathaway Really Doesn't Like Being Called Anne

published at13 days ago

"I'm really comfortable with that now, being a product of what my parents have done, they brought 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."

Advert

In an interview six years ago, she admitted she tried hard to soak up Australian culture.

"I felt completely alien," Poh told Business Insider Australia. "I remember lining up at the tuck shop and seeing a blonde girl with freckles and blue eyes eating a Sunny Boy... I remember thinking, 'I will never be that'.

"I did such a great job of shedding everything that made me feel different that in my early thirties I had nothing," Poh said in 2014.

Poh was in the top 20 applicants for the first season of Masterchef Australia all the way back in 2009. Despite being eliminated for not knowing the ingredients in a minestrone soup, she was allowed back and got all the way to the finale against Julie Goodwin.

Advert

She returned to the show in 2019 as a mentor and then came back this year in the all stars version of MasterChef Australia.

Featured Image Credit: Network 10

Topics: Australia

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Britain's Got Talent Set To Be Postponed Until 2022
published at12 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Lee Rigby Killer Michael Adebowale Is 'Fighting For Life' With Coronavirus

published ata day ago

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.