Denmark Flavours Will Meet South African Cuisine on ‘MasterChef Australia’, Thanks to Alex

The 2024 MasterChef Australia contestant Alex

On the 2024 season of MasterChef Australia, the stakes have been dialled up to 11. Not only will the winner of this season win $250,000, a mystery prize is also on offer. A prize that MasterChef Australia is calling the “opportunity of a lifetime.” For Alex, one of MasterChef Australia’s 2024 contestants, these two prizes would improve her life forever.

But Alex isn’t guaranteed a win. In the 2024 season of MasterChef Australia, she’s up against 21 other amazing home cooks. Week after week, they’ll battle in a gauntlet of tough cooking challenges. If Alex were to lose any of these challenges, there’s a chance that she’ll be sent home. After all, there can only be one winner.

Does Alex have what it takes to become a MasterChef? Will she win the mystery prize? Here’s everything we know about MasterChef Australia’s Alex.

Who Is MasterChef Australia’s Alex?

Alex, a first-generation Aussie hailing from Fremantle, was raised in a household filled with diverse culinary influences. Her mother, Britta, is from Denmark, while her father, Gary, is South African. This blend of cultures ignited Alex’s passion for food, as her dinner table was always filled to the brim with unique flavours.

At the age of nine, Alex’s passion for food blossomed into a love of cooking. For her ninth birthday, she wanted a Jamie Oliver cookbook. She has always seen cooking as a chance to honour her grandparents, particularly her Momor (Danish grandmother) and Yoyo (South African grandmother).


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Alex works as a fine food salesperson, specialising in selling gourmet cheeses, smallgoods, and other delicacies. Her time in the food industry has intensified her culinary passion, affirming that cooking isn’t just a hobby and is instead her ultimate life’s calling.

If Alex wins the 2024 season of MasterChef Australia, she’ll use the prize money to open a late-night café. She wants this place to feel perfectly imperfect, a place where guests can feel totally at ease.

To follow Alex on Instagram, click the link here.

MasterChef Australia 2024 will premiere at 7.30pm on Monday, April 22, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand. Miss this episode? Catch up on 10 Play.

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