I hadn’t heard of Kelly Choi from her TV show but I found her on Twitter. I’m surprised that I didn’t realize she’s a new foodie host because my kids are obsessed with food shows both the competitions and the cake decorating ones. She’s the new host of Top Chef Masters and some gripe that she’s not a chef nor a cookbook author but was hired because she’s hot, hot, hot. Who can argue with that? She is hot! And kudos to her for that!
Honestly, growing up I NEVER saw Asians on TV so it’s refreshing to have an Asian host hired for her looks though I suspect she brings much more to the table than that! And what I find so amusing is that while some say that she has been hired for her looks — ie.e she’s a bimbo — she happens to have a master’s degree from Columbia! That is an Asian upbringing for you. Even models must get a Master’s degree, no less from an Ivy League university!
Born in Seoul, Korea, Kelly is a former model, and won the Eite Modeling Agency’s “Look of the Year” contest, and has been voted as “One of the Sexiest New Yorkers” by the New York Post, and OK! Magazines’ “50 Sexy Singles.” Kelly’s 5’10” height landed her as a model with Ford Models. Kelly worked as a VJ for MTV Korea, as well as an entertainment reporter on the TV Guide Channel.
Eat Me Daily has an extensive post on her including a gossipy hater snipe attack.