100 Women We Love: Khristianne Uy

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If you watched any TV in the past year, you’ll recognize America’s newest rising culinary star, accomplished celebrity chef Khristianne Uy. After beating out 8,500 fierce competitors to win season one of ABC’s exciting new cooking competition show The Taste, Chef K appeared on season two of The Real L Word and the Food Network’s Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. Most recently, she was featured on Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker with Patti Stanger as the show’s first lesbian millionaire. And, with more than 12 years of award-winning menu creation and management skills under her belt, she has worked as the personal chef of Charlie Sheen, James Cameron, Simon Fuller and the royal family of Saudi Arabia. “The culinary field is still very male-dominated and being a lesbian chef has had a lot of challenges, which only made me work harder and kept me more focused,” she says. “I believe the kitchen is where the heart of the home is, and being able to share what I love to do most with my clients validates all the hard work it took to get here.” –QW

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